Transition

burning bridges

Burning Bridges: How to Leave the Military Like a Real Professional

The prospect of transitioning out of the service can be a serious upheaval. This can manifest in vastly different ways from veteran to veteran as he/she approaches the fateful day: one may fantasize about rendering a one-fingered salute, one may be broken-hearted, and yet another may be terrified by the uncertainty and change that lies ahead.

Solid Start: Helping Veterans Transition

Solid Start: Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

In December 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the Solid Start program aimed at providing “a consistent, caring contact between service members and VA to guide them through understanding and using the benefits and resources available to them.”

VA assistance for transitioning female service members

VA Offers Specialized Assistance for Transitioning Female Service Members

VA Offering Specialized Assistance for Female Service Members Transitioning to Civilian Life There is a long history of underrepresentation for women in the military. Even with the more recent creation of female-driven support and services, there is still a lack of utilization of those benefits. In collaboration with the Department of Defense, the VA has… Read more »

transitioning out of the military during pandemic

Transitioning From Active Duty During Covid-19: What You Need to Know

For most service members, making the decision to get out of the military can be just as daunting as the choice to go in. Add to that the current state of the world due to the coronavirus, and things can seem downright terrifying. The best way to combat those fears, however, is to be informed. Getting solid information from reputable sources about education opportunities, unemployment rates and the impact on jobs, and available resources to help make the transition easier is where to begin.