Posted on Sep 14, 2016
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PO2 Kristy Williams
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Choose carefully what to use your MGI Bill or post 911 on. And use it fully.
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PO2 Kristy Williams
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SFC (Join to see) - I know and my heart broke for those people. Researching the school is very important. Don't skip that step.
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PO2 Kristy Williams
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Also did you know you can work certain work study jobs and the VA will pay you while you're in school.
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PO2 Kristy Williams
PO2 Kristy Williams
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Did not know that thank you PO1 John Crafton
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CPL Eric Escasio
CPL Eric Escasio
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thank you for sharing this advice this is very helpful
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COL David Turk
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When making the transition, most of us are (were) finding our way into a new culture. The ability to "flex" is a necessity. Therefore, I would preclude any long term commitments until you are settled into the civilian side. For example, rent versus own a home. Don't buy/lease an expensive car/truck on a long term contract. Don't go on a spending spree for furniture, clothing. You don't have to stop cold, just keep it light in case the dream position/location pops up six or seven months after your exit from the military.
You'll know when you feel comfortable in your civilian life to turn on the long term spending.
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COL David Turk Great advice sir.
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SGT Morrison  (Mike) Hogwood
SGT Morrison (Mike) Hogwood
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I also second your advice,it took me roughly a 1 1/2 - 2 years to settle back into civ. life,i had redirect my energies to keep me sane,early morning were a drag as i was up early,did not have to to work until 9:00 am,started exercising early just like in the military, went through several jobs until I could get back into chosen career ,20+ years retired now and adjusted.
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ENS Naval Officer   Ip Student
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Remember where you came from and the professionalism you've learned. Stay humble and positive. Like anything, take it one step at a time. You will have so many opportunities awaiting you. Take what you've learned in the military and run with it!
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