11 May '18, 10am

For military spouses, the only constant is change

By Jennifer Warnick / Starbucks Newsroom Starbucks has hired more than 15,000 veterans and military spouses in the last five years. Each small, embroidered American flag on the right side of their special aprons is a portal to countless stories of duty and commitment – packing tape and moving boxes; letters and video calls; long absences and joyful reunions; family and chosen family; courage and love. In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11, three Starbucks military spouses shared their own stories of learning to thrive in swirling uncertainty, building a family in every new town and making the most out of every moment. Part One: An Air Mattress in Enid, Oklahoma Uncertainty, resilience, and waking up on an air mattress in a strange, new place called home – these are feelings many military spouses know well. Rachael Bialcak experienced all three one day in J...

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