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50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects
50 Heroes, $50,000: Tractor Supply, Farmer Veteran Coalition Award Grants to 50 Veterans for Farm Projects

| 05/09/2018

Veterans beginning careers in agriculture to spend grant money on May 19 Armed Forces Day   B RENTWOOD, Tenn., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company will honor 50 veteran farmers nationwide during an Armed Forces Day shopping event Saturday, May 19 in partnership with Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). The rural retailer will donate $50,000 in awards through FVC’s Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, a grant program that offers assistance to veterans in the early stages of their farming operations, culminating in a one-day shopping event across the country. Read More...

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29 Steps to Get Through Transition

Written by David A. Lee | 05/05/2018

Going through transition myself as well as working with other transitioning service members I have had an opportunity to see what works and doesn’t work and heard and experienced the frustration associated with leaving the military and finding civilian employment. The following are a list of tips I have developed over the years and will continue to refine as I learn more. Read More...

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30 Military Transition Tips, brought to you by CVS Health
30 Military Transition Tips, brought to you by CVS Health

David A. Lee | 02/19/2018

Written by David A. Lee, Director of Military Programs at CVS Health  and originally posted on the Thoughts Over Coffee blog.  Going through transition myself as well as working with other transitioning service members I have had an opportunity to see what works and doesn’t work and heard and experienced the frustration associated with leaving the military and finding civilian employment. The following are a list of tips I have developed over the years and will continue to refine as I learn more. Read More...

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Homeschooling as a Blessing Stability Amidst Change
Homeschooling as a Blessing Stability Amidst Change

By the Bridgway Homeschool Academy | 10/23/2017

You scan your new living room as you watch the movers bringing box after box in the door. “This one is so much smaller than my last,” you think silently. You walk towards the kids’ new rooms, dodging boxes and bubble wrap as you go. You find them dutifully setting up their beds, making this new space as familiar as possible. And you breathe a sigh of gratitude and of concern knowing that this new duty station will bring with it much of the same, despite it being so new to you.  Read More...

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What’s Your Next Mission?

| 08/04/2017

If you’re transitioning from military service and have an interest in the freight transportation industry, you should consider a career at Estes Express Lines — especially if you have driver or mechanic experience. Estes is the largest privately-owned less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in North America. We’ve been around for over 85 years, and a big part of that is because we hire and retain the best people. Read More...

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A Civilian’s Challenge to Veteran and Active Duty Military

By Sharon Danitschek | 08/04/2017

Sitting around the banquet table in 2012, a veteran told me the story of his son-in-law. It seems he had a bit of trouble adjusting to civilian life. A call from his daughter described a frustrated man who had become distant and withdrawn. It was not the man she married. “Dad, would you talk to him.” Over a beer, her father shared stories and his experiences during his military life. Until this discussion many had been held secret for many years. They shared tales of combat, chow, and what it was like to miss home. Although 20 years separated their time served, the stories were close to identical. As the evening wore on, they both felt bette... Read More...

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Top Tips To Succeed At A Career Fair

By Chad Storlie | 08/04/2017

This content provided courtesy of USAA Planning for an effective military to civilian transition is one of the most vital things to do for an effective career, family, and financial transition. A job fair also known as a career fair is one of those steps. Here are some tips how to have an effective and rewarding career fair. Read More...

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13 Tips for Your Next Move or PCS
13 Tips for Your Next Move or PCS

| 04/18/2017

(Information Courtesy of USAA) Moving is a lot more than getting your stuff from point A to point B — it’s a major life event. USAA provides an extensive PCS Guide to help your relocation go as smoothly as possible. Here are some highlights: Start saving.  Even if the military or another employer covers some of the costs, moving can set you back thousands of dollars. Shipping charges, temporary housing and startup fees at your new residence add up. As soon as you receive your orders, set aside cash each month to cover out-of-pocket costs. Read More...

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