Military Transition

5 Special Operations Truths to Drive Your Civilian Career


This article originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. For anyone who’s walked through the dismal halls of their unit’s headquarters, you’ve likely been greeted by pseudo-motivational quotes or warned of the dangers of complacency. It kills, by the way. However, ... more

From Military to UFC: 10 Fighters Who Served


It should come as no surprise that many service members and veterans have gone on to success in martial arts, particularly the UFC. For some, it's become a career, and for others, simply an obsession. For veterans like Marine-turned-UFC fighter Liz Carmouche, training can be both of the above, as well as a useful tool for smoothing out the ... more

6 Financial Tips for Military Transition

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This content is provided courtesy of USAA. The term "life event" often conjures up images of wedding dresses, binkies and diapers or even sailboats that will carry you through the golden years to exotic locales. But here's another life event that may not be as obvious: swapping military boots for civilian shoes. That's a big change no matter wh... more

You May Get Separation Pay

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You may be eligible for additional separation pay. The Finance Office at your demobilization/deactivation installation can compute the actual amount, if any, owed you. </p You may be eligible for Separation Pay if you have finished your first term of enlistment or period of obligated service AND You have at least six years of service AND... more

5 Steps to Building a Winning Network

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More than 70 percent of the jobs in the United States are never advertised or listed with employment agencies.  They are simply announced [and filled] by word-of-mouth.  This is the "hidden" job market.  Following are some steps you can take to tap this market. Step 1.  Make a list: List everyone you know who might have a job lead for you—frien... more

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