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Though transition is hard on any service member, it can be equally difficult for his or her family. When you have a family, the level of security that you lose when you leave the military doesn’t just impact you as you separate — it affects them too.
When you prepare to transition, it’s important to plan ahead. Keep in mind that honesty goes a long way with family members and unkept promises are dangerous territory when it comes to loved ones. Relocation can also be an issue, as job opportunities may take you elsewhere.
It could also be a while before a new job comes up post-transition. Discuss savings with your family beforehand, so you can be prepared for anything.
Being open with your family is one of the best ways to keep a semblance of calm through this chaotic period.
Watch Hirepurpose Career Coach Will Leineweber explain how to prepare your family for transition:
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Now, 75 years later, 28 Marines and Sailors who fought on Iwo Jima gathered to remember the battle at the 75th and final commemoration sunset ceremony Feb. 15, 2020, at the Pacific Views Event Center on Camp Pendleton, California.
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Most recently, a video was posted on Twitter shows Gabbard evading a question about whether Assad is a war criminal.
Since Gabbard is the only actively serving member of the military who is running for president — she is a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard — Task & Purpose sought to clarify whether she believes Assad has used chlorine gas and chemical weapons to kill his own people.
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