Sarah Maples

Sarah Maples is a former Air Force Intelligence officer (2000-2007) and an Afghanistan veteran. She is the creator of the veterans resource blog, After the DD-214, and currently serves as the Director, National Security and Foreign Affairs, for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master's in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University, and a B.A. in German and Russian from Tulane University.

Recent articles from Sarah Maples

Ed Rykard (left), chief of tactical gaming for the Joint Multinational Simulations Center trains Staff Sgt. Ely Chagoya (right) on gaming simulations administration. Chagoya is the first participant of the Career and Education Readiness partnership between the JMSC and the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, Bravo Company.
Career
Here’s Why You Should Consider An Internship As Part Of Your Post-Military Career Plan
You might think internships are terrible because they don't always pay, but here are five reasons why you should consider them as a viable path to your next career.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced partnerships with more than 700 institutions of higher learning across the U.S. as part of the Yellow Ribbon Program - a provision under the Post-9/11 GI Bill that aims to help cover additional costs associated with pursuing some types of a college-level education.
Education
How To Get The Most Out Of Your College Experience
Compared to the military, a college or university can seem like the most foreign and chaotic of places.
Sgt. Raymond A. Acevedo navigates the Incline Wall, April 9, 2014.
Support
5 Mistakes Troops Make When They Transition
Your transition to civilian life isn't going to be as easy as simply taking off your uniform.