Tag Archives: military family

Vetted: leveraging military experience for private sector success

VETTED transitions Veteran leaders into industry disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow through a Veteran education platform in partnership with top MBA programs. Their vision is to strengthen the private sector with our nation’s military talent. I wanted to share the work of Vetted as part of our Friday Feature: non profit leaders interview series because Dr Melgar-C’De Baca is inspiring in her own right, let alone the work that she is doing with VETTED Foundation! Dr Alba Melgar-C’De Baca finds her own post-transition mission with VETTED Foundation Continue reading →

Mission: Military Spouse Entrepreneur

I began my journey to being a Military Spouse Entrepreneur literally on the opposite of the world. As an Australian trained attorney I found myself living with my active duty military spouse in a US State where there was no path for me to be admitted to the Bar. After serving a District Attorney’s Office writing motions and case notes, and leading a large regional non profit as its Executive Director, we moved to another military base in the same state. Which, if you are Continue reading →

Career Strategy and Success Summit

Join me for the Career Strategy and Success Summit (hosted by Military Transition Network) is coming up in Austin later this month – 22-24 July in Austin, Texas! The theme for this year’s Career Strategy and Success Summit (CS3) is “Driving You to Success”. The purpose of the CS3 conference is to prepare our attendees for their future success, whether it be towards private sector employment, entrepreneurship ventures, or academic advancement. We will be carrying this future-mindedness theme throughout our fun-filled and exciting 2 ½-day conference. Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Abby Norman for Bad Dinner Party Guest Podcast

I am a bad dinner party guest. I just can’t help it. When someone starts talking about immigrants and immigration I can’t stay quiet – an occupational hazard for an immigrant in the US at the moment. So, when Abby Norman asked me what would make me a bad dinner party guest, challenging misconceptions about immigration immediately came to mind. I’ve known Abby for a few years now. We met through a writing group. I enjoy her often irreverant take on life and politics. We’ve Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Dear Millies podcast for a recent episode on being an immigrant Milspouse

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Dear Milfamily podcast for a recent episode on being an immigrant military spouse. Dear MilFamily is a new podcast in the military family community. The hosts describes the podcast as: “We talk about anything and everything related to being in the military life. Grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or whatever your vice and listen to some spouses get real about their lives.” Episode 8: The Foreign Milspouse. Sheila Arting writes in the episode summary: “Many military spouses are Continue reading →

When you don’t want to go: Military Influencer conference 2017

While I was one of the earliest earlybird ticket buyers for Military Influencer Conference 2017 (#milblogging17), I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go. It’s been a long year and I admit I was worried. I’ve been on the road for over four months so far this year and it’s only October. Time away means time I’m not spending communicating with my clients. So what was I worried about? This would be another  dude-bro fest that spoke only to male veterans. It would be a Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe embarks on American Identity Tour

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to embark on American Identity Tour Alamogordo, New Mexico — Have you ever wanted to explore the vastness of the lower 48 by train? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to cross the US on Amtrak? Anna Blanch Rabe has. What started out as a plan B in case her husband was deployed again has ended up becoming a way of seeking to understand what it means to be American. “Military Spouses often look for ways to Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins SpouseWorld 1 to 1 host Dave Etter to talk hitting the ground running

It’s PCS (permanent change of station) season again, and that means lots of new communities and towns and cities to explore. Anna joined Dave Etter to record her second SpouseWorld 1 to 1 interview. This time she talked with Dave about hitting the ground running in terms of community involvement when you arrive in a new location! She gives some of the tips that helped her find herself on a local non profit board, an appointed to a local housing authority by the city Mayor Continue reading →

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos  eneroo 30, 2017 by Anna Blanch Rabe [translation by Janet Sanchez] Las últimas 48 horas han sido abrumadoras. Las cosas se han movido muy rápido. Desde el momento en que el Presidente Trump firmó una Orden Ejecutiva de Inmigración el viernes por la mañana cuando se empezó a poner en práctica a la medianoche del viernes y, después de 48 horas, ha habido una verdadera avalancha de información, anécdotas y declaraciones. Es difícil discernir y dar sentido a Continue reading →

Military Families and US Immigration

The last 48 hours has been overwhelming. Things have moved very fast indeed. From the time that President Trump signed an Immigration Executive Order on Friday morning (full text of order) to when it began to be implemented at midnight on Friday night, and then the 48 hours since, there has been a veritable avalanche of information, anecdotes and statements. It is hard to discern and make sense of it all – and I have a law degree, have studied constitutional law and have been Continue reading →