I Found The Answer To Life After The Military In Helping Vets And Communities

The Long March
U.S. Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano

Here’s number 9 in our contest about finding meaningful work after the military.

Nathan Bond writes:I found a job serving my fellow veterans. Thirty of the States and Territories have County Veteran Service Officers.  Most states require that the position is held by a veteran. Here’s a website.

I also found my way to organizations that help veterans and help their communities. The American Legion, AMVETS, DAV, MOPH, and VFW, along with many other national Veteran Service Organizations can give a young man or woman leaving the service a great sense of meaning and belonging.

These organizations aren’t just about sitting around drinking beer and telling war stories (though much of that does happen). They are dedicated to improving their communities and the nation as a whole. They help veterans, but they also support schools, youth programs, and local emergency services.”

Maj. Matthew Golsteyn in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Philip Stackhouse.)

Army Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn – whom President Donald Trump has called "a U.S. Military hero" – will face an Article 32 hearing in March after being charged with murder for allegedly killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker.

On Dec. 18, the convening authority for Golestyn's case decided to hold the preliminary hearing in connection with the Feb. 28, 2010 incident, Army officials have announced. The proceedings are slated to start on March 14 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Editor's Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

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A Middle Georgia man arrested last spring in an online child-sex sting set up by investigators at Robins Air Force Base will spend at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty in federal court here Tuesday.

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