U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Weissman
Imagine you’re about to deploy. You’re saying your goodbyes and taking that last hurried swig of hard liquor before boarding the bus. As you get ready to leave you notice nearly half the unit is missing. When you ask a friend where everyone is, he answers: Dental.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
In June, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was chosen to serve as the first female commander of the Air Force Reserve — a position that makes her one of the highest ranking women in the military. And over the four years she will spend in the post, she intends to leave her mark by making the Air Force Reserve a diverse component of the armed forces, with an important role for anyone who volunteers to join.
If you’re a Guard Member or Reservist, you know that it’s not always easy to live in two different worlds. In one world, you balancing work and family life, and in the other, you’re bound by the needs of the military. Landing a steady job that respects your service commitments can be difficult, so we’ve compiled this list of 10 Hirepurpose partners that are actively recruiting people just like you.
On Nov. 14 in the crowded and dimly lit Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., Marine veteran Michael Garvey calmly took the stage with his service dog, a Black Labrador named Liberty, and launched into a routine about post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are a lot of frustrated service members leaving the active force due to separation boards paying the peace dividend as we shrink across the board. However, there is hope for continued service, and maybe even redemption. Across the Army National Guard right now there is a great need for captains and majors, particularly combat-tested and experienced officers.