8 tips for veterans transitioning to the civilian world
from Clearance Jobs
Unless you live in a military town, the post-9/11 veteran can't count on day-to-day society to help with the transition from military life to the civilian world. Relative to previous wars, the percentage of Americans who served in combat zones over the last 18 years is simply too small. Which means once they hand you your DD-214 and you get on that plane, you're kind of on your own. That's hard from an adjustment standpoint — it's astounding how ignorant most civilians are of life in uniform. And for things like swapping notes about VA services or how to go back to school with the GI Bill, life is a series of Google searches.
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