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48 Days for Military Veterans

Calling all military veterans!! Transitioning out of military service into the civilian world is a stressful event to say the least. This forum is for all veterans who refuse to settle for anything less than living their next dream!

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Comment by Lee Flint on February 24, 2013 at 8:08am

If you're an unemployed veteran between 35 and 60 the government has a job training program that could provide you with the skills you need to begin a new career.

The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:

  • Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Are unemployed on the date of application
  • Received an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program

You can learn more about this and other VA programs at their website, VA.gov.

Comment by R. Gail Sutton on January 26, 2013 at 2:26pm

I have extensive experience assisting veterans to obtain and maintain gainful employment.  My most recent position with the University of Maryland University College has over 50,000 active duty military members, veterans, military spouses and/or military family members.  I'm a Certified Federal Career Coach, Certified Federal Job Search Trainer and a Certified Federal Resume Specialist.  Check out my 48 days blog 'Baby Steps to a Successful Job Search'  If you would like additional information, feel free to contact me.

Comment by Jonathan Casillas on August 1, 2012 at 12:22am

I have an update on my 501 idea please let me know what you guys think
http://www.joncasillas.com/2012/07/31/501c4-concept-overview-work-i...

Comment by Jonathan Casillas on July 13, 2012 at 1:26pm
  • Will be starting a veterans group (ALL BRANCHES and non veteran military welcomed) using a local church building (NO PREACHING JUST GETTING THE SPACE) KENLY NC, please let me know if you know someone that would be interested in helping or just coming along please contact me. Also looking at Networki

  • Also looking at Networking with other veteran Support groups. If you guys know of any good ones that I should check out please contact me with that info as well (VETDOGS has already been contacted)

Comment by Leta Muncie on July 9, 2012 at 6:23pm

This group has interested me.  I am not in the military, nor have I served but I have a heart for the military.  I attended a "Faith-Base Partnership" conference where people of faith got together with representatives of the military to find out how to support our military families and veterans. 

I have a business that can offer a way for our returning veterans some income while they "re-orient" themselves back to civilian life.  Some may be drawn to it and some may not.  When I talk to someone local it costs them a little bit of their time and I buy the coffee.  I also talk remotely to people.  So, it can be for anyone, anywhere.  How do any of you suggest I "market" this to our returning vets?  Just curious to see what some of you might suggest.  I can share it with you so then you can give me some good pointers in marketing and helping vets.  Thanks in advance for any suggestions. 

Comment by Lee Flint on June 24, 2012 at 8:21am
Everyone thinks it's a good idea to hire a vet. Sometimes, though, it seems like they just want someone else to do it. According to Boston.com vets are encountering a difficult reintegration into civilian life, in some cases due to some misconceptions about potential problems in hiring combat vets. The VA and the services are working with service members to help them adapt. Now we're asking small businesses to meet us half way. So, what's holding you back?
Comment by Lee Flint on June 1, 2012 at 5:57am
Many franchises are recruiting veterans. Read "Back to Civilian Life" in Entreprenuer.com for an example of a prior-service military family who traded boots for wingtips. http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223665
Comment by LORENA on April 3, 2012 at 11:45am

Looking to get back overseas. Anyone out there who can help? I'm in the Tampa area. Thanks

Comment by Greg Hull on March 18, 2012 at 3:43pm

Lee, I love 48 Days and the exchange of ideas but I'm not sure about social media and the military in any kind of professional capacity.  I must admit I'm behind the times I retired as a SNCO from the USMC back in 99, before all the social media.  I'm connected to several groups of vets on Linkedin and find that the web service togetherweserved.com is the best I know of for Military.  It's limited access and is 100% military.  As I said, I love 48 days, the program and the group but I'm not sure this page would be the best for professional relationships for military personnel.  Please let me know how things go and if there's anything I can do to help your efforts.

Comment by Lee Flint on March 18, 2012 at 5:34am

I'm wrapping up 10 weeks of Joint Staff Officer Training, focusing on decision making and critical thinking. I've encouraged my teammates to consider social networking sites like 48days.net for professional relationship development. Any other suggestions?

 
 
 

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