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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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4 Summer Safety Tips for Parents

By Angela Caban | 08/04/2017

The summer season is in full swing. Friends and family are gathering around to enjoy beautiful weather, delicious food, outings, and late night bon fires while enjoying the crisp summer air. As parents we have our hands full juggling life during the summer, whether we are planning beach trips, or staycations, there are always things that parents need to keep in mind when young children are involved. 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 A call from his daughter described a frustrated man who had become distant and withdrawn.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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5 Ways to Maximize Military Benefits and Save Money
5 Ways to Maximize Military Benefits and Save Money

| 04/18/2017

(Information Courtesy of USAA) Between basic training, PCSing and deployment, joining the military presents some unique financial challenges in the first few years of service. But there are also great benefits. “There are a range of products and services that can really be used as you move through your military career,” says JJ Montanaro, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at USAA and veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. Read More...

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Army Advantage Eventually Rewards Aviator
Army Advantage Eventually Rewards Aviator

By Paul Koscak | 02/07/2017

Sometimes it takes time to apply those unique military skills in a civilian job. For James Hasburgh, it took more than a decade. Nevertheless, his experience keeping tanks and trucks rolling as an Army fuel and electrical specialist ultimately proved valuable for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations. His benefits, however, began immediately. Hasburgh, an air interdiction agent, is a CBP helicopter instructor and his arrival was a long but adventurous journey. instructor. Read More...

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Ball State Supports Soldier-Students Through Peer Tutoring, Study Sessions
Ball State Supports Soldier-Students Through Peer Tutoring, Study Sessions

| 02/07/2017

During his first year as assistant director of financial aid and scholarships for veterans’ affairs at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Michael Black began to acquaint himself thoroughly with its many student support services. His goal? To help student veterans achieve their goals — “in any way possible.” Black found that for his many online students, these services were available electronically. In this interview, Black and Jim Mills, assistant director of Ball State’s Learning Center, talk about the importance of using peer tutoring, study skills strategies, and supplemental study sessions that are available. Read More...

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