Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 9.25.20 AM
Career
Microsoft Is Training Service Members For Civilian Careers In The IT Industry
The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy taps into the discipline and problem-solving skills that the tech industry needs and it’s opening two new locations at Fort Benning and Fort Bragg.
Members of the 341st Engineer Company based out of Fort Chaffee, Ark., attach pieces of an improved ribbon bridge during the 2011 Warrior Exercise held here. The 2011 WAREX is one of several major exercises conducted by the U.S. Army Reserve.
Transition
New Veterans Initiative Aims To Shed Light On Long-Term Transition Trends
A new survey breaks down military transition data from outgoing service members and vets.
Helmets, rucksacks and rifles belonging to U.S. Army Soldiers from the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) are arranged in line at a training site in Ft. Benning, Ga. March 9, 2012.
Humor
8 Things In The Back Of Every Veteran’s Closet
There are just certain things that veterans never get rid of.
A combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, signals to a crane operator during a bridge building exercise at Camp Pendleton
Transition
Burning Bridges Works In War, But Not In The Workplace
Building and maintaining a network of connections while you’re in the military will pay dividends when you get out.
Yeoman 2nd class Mark Mitchell, back reviews the requirements for and format of an enlisted evaluation with Yeoman Seaman Justin Mileski aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40).
Career
4 Qualities Every Vet Should Highlight In A Job Interview
Veterans have unique backgrounds that can stand out to employers during interviews.
Mark Sier, training and development specialist for the Job Connection Employment Program, coaches Spc. Andrew Plummer, a medic with 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, during a rÈsumÈ and interview workshop at Camp Bondsteel, June 14, 2012.
Career
How To Play Up Military Strength In A Civilian Job Interview
Military skills can provide a big advantage in the civilian job market if you know how to leverage them.
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, speaks to Marines assigned to Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North aboard Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, La., Jan. 20, 2016.
Leadership
How Leaders Can Better Support Troops Separating From The Military
Leaders owe it to those they lead to create the best circumstances possible for their post-military success.
MARSOC approved to create Special Operations Officer 0370 Primary MOS
Career
It’s Time To Think Beyond Your MOS
When you transition, keep an open mind about your future civilian career beyond your MOS.
Community reaches out to mentor vets from Boots to Shoes
Career
5 Ways A Civilian Mentor Can Propel Your Military Transition
A civilian mentor relationship can do wonders for your professional career.
A Soldier and Mother embraces her daughter during the 125th Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment's Motorpool Olympics as part of Suicide Stand Down Day on Sept. 27, 2012. U.S.
Family & Relationships
The Challenges Of Transitioning From Soldier To Full-Time Mom
A former Army captain reflects on learning to connect with civilian parents.
Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones, former command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserves and guest speaker, explains an exercise intended to teach service members the importance of transitioning during a seminar at Fort Eusits, March 28, 2014.
Career
How Servicewomen Can Better Prepare For Their Transition Out Of The Military
Too often, servicewomen are not understanding the civilian workplace terrain and where they might fit.
17986536575_56d6800d6b_k
Support
Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs’ Office: Do These 5 Things When Transitioning To Civilian Life
The Chairman's Office of Reintegration has developed five steps that will lead service members through a successful military transition.
9726856252_419b3c3dd6_o
Transition
Forget These 4 Myths About Civilian Life Before You Get Out Of The Military
Take your transition seriously and forget these myths so you can actually enjoy all those freedoms that everyone loves to talk about.
14789290273_282546f2de_b
Career
5 Ways Self-Doubt Makes Success After The Military More Difficult
You can end up being your own worst enemy; don’t let these insecurities hold you back.
A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), helps a fellow soldier onto the rooftop of an old, destroyed building to provide protective over watch for another element of their patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan. The soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army , 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)
Transition
10 Ways To Get Ready For Life After The Military
Here are 10 points that will help you or someone you know prepare for life after the military, whether it's after five years or 20 years.