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U.S. partially bases choice of sites for military bases on states’ success in improving reciprocity

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) confirms that decisions on where to site military bases and allocate other defense spending are being affected by the relative strictness of state policies for reciprocal licensing. The message came through clearly in a report the DOD delivered to Congress February 18 on state best practices and strategies for improving reciprocity for military spouses.

The military wants immediate action by states to assure that military spouses who relocate with occupational licenses from elsewhere get reciprocal licensing in 30 days . . .

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