Digital Works Program Aims to Help Fort Knox Military Spouses Work from Home

by Gilbert Corsey, WDRB News

Students take part in the Digital Works class

Elizabethtown, Ky. (September 4, 2018) – The military life rarely gives families the opportunity to settle down and put down roots. In many cases, families are bounced from base-to-base and post-to-post.

No one knows that better than Adriana Honsinger. Alongside her husband, Master Sgt.Paul Honsinger Jr., she has spent years of her life living in Portugal; Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; Fort Hood, Texas and now, Fort Knox.

“I knew what I was signing up for, but I was not ready for it,” Honsinger said.

She said the word “goodbye,” said to friends after receiving orders to a new post, is just part of the job. But that doesn’t change the fact that moving means a time of sadness and having to re-adapt to new surroundings.

But Col. (R) M. Blaine Hedges, executive director of the KY Commission on Military Affairs, believes a new program will help to make the transition easier for military families.

“That stress takes a toll on the family,” he said. “And to remove that stress, which is what this Digital Works program is doing, is monumental for our spouses.”

Honsinger is part of the first class, designed to help military spouses work from home.

The Digital Works program teaches military spouses and veterans basic IT and customer service skills, and then places them in work-from-home jobs they can keep as “home” bounces from place-to-place.

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