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Network much?

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Networking for the mobile spouse class at 9 a.m. July 25 in Building 101.
Marci Pancoast, financial advisor, former Air Force staff sergeant and military spouse of 18 years, is the instructor for the course, which aims to arm spouses with the knowledge they need to network at Schriever and other bases prior to a permanent change of station.

"I created the class as a result of my transition from Germany back to the U.S.," said Pancoast. "It took me a year to get a job because of trial and error in my networking."

Cheryl Jensen, A&FRC work-life consultant, worked with Pancoast to help make the class a reality. Jensen said Pancoast has a special place in her heart for military spouses.

"Her experience gives her passion to help others," said Jensen.

Pancoast hopes to help as many spouses as possible to avoid the difficulties of creating a network.

"It's different for the military member who reports to work immediately upon arrival, whereas, the spouse has to create a network both socially and professionally," said Pancoast.

She said the key is to learn how to network before you arrive at your next assignment.

Jensen added one of the biggest take-away's from the class is confidence.

"If you're confident, you can accomplish anything," she said. "Sometimes you just have to take that first step."

The class is open to spouses of the Schriever military members.

"There is always something to learn," Pancoast said.

The class will be held quarterly and anyone wishing to attend should call the A&FRC at 567-3920.
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