A new employment resource is available for military spouses at Fort Leonard Wood. The Spouses Employment Lounge, in Bldg. 470, rooms 2226 and 2226A, will act as a one-stop resource for incoming or outgoing military spouses who need assistance gaining employment. Colonel Jeff Paine, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, joined members of the Fort Leonard Wood Transition Assistance Program and the United Service Organizations’ Transitions Pathfinder Program for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23rd, commemorating the opening of the lounge. “This is going to make a significant impact on how Fort Leonard Wood takes care of families and how we put people first,” Paine said. Two laptops are available for resume building or employment searches. Spouses are also welcome to bring their own laptops and use the lounge’s Wi-Fi. In addition to employment assistance, USO transition specialists are located inside the lounge to offer one-on-one financial readiness and Veterans Administration benefits support, as well as general mentorship. The USO partners with organizations to provide resume workshops and training opportunities. The lounge is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Walk-ins and children are welcome. A USO-sponsored coffee connections event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 13th.