A study released last week surveying veterans in Los Angeles County showed service members separating from the military are struggling to transition smoothly to civilian life. The survey of 1,300 veterans, which was conducted by the University of Southern California School of Social Work, found that 80% of participants didn’t have a job lined up when they left the military, and 40% did not have a permanent place to live.
“I believe these findings are applicable across the U.S., and apply equally to all separating service members,” said retired Army Col. Carl Castro, research director of USC's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families.
The study reflects a systemic problem with the Department of Defense’s poor efforts to better prepare service members for civilian life, leaving them with unrealistic expectations about their future outside the military.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.