Britni and her husband, Keith, have been married for 10 years and he is currently serving in the United States Navy. They have called 5 bases home including Pensacola, FL, Corpus Christi, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Whidbey Island, WA, and San Diego, CA. They have been through two deployments and it has only served to strengthen their marriage. Britni is an expert at military spouse networking and we are so excited to feature her as a Woman with Wings!
Advice for finding jobs
Though it is often tough to find jobs as a military spouse, Britni has made the best of her situation. She works remotely as a Marketing Specialist. She is also a fellow military spouse blogger on a site of her own, MilSpouse Resource, where she shares stories and resources for military spouse entrepreneurs as well as remote work opportunities. Additionally, she is a small business owner, running a site called OakTree Network that allows military spouses to network and locate, hire, and support nearby local military spouses who offer services that are location specific.
Her advice for finding jobs is to “network, network, network!” She advises using sites like LinkedIn, joining In Gear Career and MadSkills, and utilizing the various Military spouse networking groups!
Advice on Deployments
“Deployment can be extremely overwhelming. Get involved with the spouses’ club or FRG. You will need friends who know what you’re going through. Get a “Deployment Buddy” – someone to check in with once a day every day to simply make sure you’re ok. Try to take it one day at a time, and try to stay busy by filling up your schedule. Use this time to focus on something you want to do, if you can. Find out your passion – this last deployment I created a new business! (OakTree Network for military spouses launched Oct 1!)”
Favorite part about being a military spouse
“I love moving around and meeting new people – both locals and other military families. I’ve been able to experience life in each of these cities and learn how different the US is in certain areas.”
Most important relationship lessons learned
“Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. Use this time apart to learn more about yourself and what you can do to make your relationship better.”
Thank you for your service, Keith, and thank YOU for yours, Britni!