Employers Recruit Veterans to Deliver the Food We Eat

SPONSORED* America loves to take out and eat out, and the inside track on the food service industry comes from two companies that make hiring veterans the main course. US Foods*, with nearly 25,000 employees in over 60 locations, recruits veterans for the values, skills and experience they bring to the table. “US Foods recognizes ...

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The Extensive Guide to Networking With LinkedIn

NETWORKING WITH LINKEDIN Finding a job after leaving the military is almost never an easy task. Unless you’re transferring into a civilian field that directly relates to your military experience, you will need to change fields in order to enter the civilian workforce. For many people exiting the military, the transition is into a new ...

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Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Part 2

I don’t know about you, but when I entered the military (slightly after the earth cooled), I had to learn an entirely new language. I didn’t know what TDY (or TAD for that matter) meant. ASAP was new to me and I certainly hadn’t heard of FIGMO. Well, it’s time to learn another new language ...

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Great Financial Literacy Tools Available to Veterans

As VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, we often write about the VA benefits that Veterans, service members and dependents can take advantage of, and while there are many of those, there are also many financial programs and services and benefits extended to Veterans and their families from our partner agencies outside of VA. Foremost among these is ...

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8 Useful Military Habits Veterans Take With Them

When you’re in the military, every bit of civilian life is broken out of you. When a veteran returns to civilian life, there are plenty of habits that get dropped like a bag of bricks. Slowly, we learn to sleep in a bit more and not get upset if someone in our new office has ...

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Dress For Success: Buying New Clothing as a Civilian

Buying new clothing for your civilian life is a sometimes overlooked cost - but it's necessary. Don’t be the veteran who wears a piece of your dress uniform to an interview. With a little planning and comparison shopping, you can ditch your decades-old clothing without paying more than you should. The first step is determining ...

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A Startup Guide to Freelancing as a Military Veteran

Freelancers are people who sell their work or services to clients rather than being employed by one company. In other words, freelancing is contract work. Most freelancers are paid by the job, though what that means depends on the kind of work they do. Freelancing as a military veteran makes a lot of sense. Freelancing ...

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Separating From The Military Mindset After Retirement

No matter how well a servicemember prepares, the act of transitioning from the military mindset to the civilian world comes with its own set of challenges. Not every event or feeling can be covered by the transition courses offered to almost every separating or retiring service member as part of their outprocessing. For some, the ...

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Fort Drum TAP Leader’s Advice For Transitioning Service Members

There are nearly 300 transitioning service members who separate from the military every month at Fort Drum. The northern New York post, home to the 10th Mountain Division since 1985, includes a Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) Center with 16 professionals to help transitioning soldiers find their next adventure. We asked Lorrie Guler, transition ...

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