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

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U.S. Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 5 fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12, embarked aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword 19 in the Philippine Sea Nov. 1, 2018.

U.S. Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EODMU) 5 fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 12, embarked aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen Sword 19 in the Philippine Sea Nov. 1, 2018.

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.”

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