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Posted on Feb 8, 2017
Capt Marshall Carter
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1LT Vance Titus
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Captain Carter, this is a wonderful piece. The challenge is how do we get your message out to a broader cross section of active military about to transition and the population of separated military looking for work...and perhaps, more importantly, how do we get this message out to prospective employers? The value of military experience is real, unfortunately it is still under appreciated.
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SFC George Smith
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Great and informative Piece Thanks for the Share...
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Great Post Captain! When I was discharged, I had a goal of going to work for the Space Program and knew that I needed a degree. I interviewed for a high paying operator job at a chemical plant, with 100 others. I had three interviews and one of the interviewers tried to rattle me by asking me if I was stable after my Vietnam experiences. I answered his questions in a calm manner, but still knew that he did not like the military. The other two interviews went very well, and I was hired. Five and a half years later, I had my degree and started working on the Space Shuttle program, where I stayed until the end of the program. In college, I caught grief for being a Vietnam Veteran, but I stayed the course. Going to school and working helped me because I was too busy to dwell on things that I could not change. Hard work and discipline will work wonders in accomplishing your goals.
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SSgt Robert Marx
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The space shuttle was a fantastic program. The government would have gotten its money's worth with the shuttle if the catastrophic loss of two shuttles had not occurred. The one shuttle that exploded over Texas had lost protective tiles in a critical spot that caused fire to enter the inner workings from the heat of reentry. The Challenger blew up shortly after take off back in April 1986 due to an ice build up in a critical joint in the fuel system. To lose so many brave men & women is so beyond tragic! I understand that the later loss included a torah scroll that had survived the death camp Auschwitz that had been taken by a Jewish astronaut.
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SSgt Robert Marx - After the loss of Space Shuttle's Challenger and Columbia, the Shuttle program was grounded for a combined five years during the investigation, findings, engineering and procedural changes. Return to flight was a lengthy process.
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Sgt (Join to see) - I followed the shuttle diligently in the news and could actually see many launches for I lived 100 miles from the space coast in central Florida for 5 years. Many of us grieved the loss of those two shuttles. I am glad the government took down the program before a third loss occurred but I would have loved to see a few more flights.
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SSgt Robert Marx - Space flight is risky. I wanted the program to continue until a replacement vehicle was built so that we did not have to rely on the Russian spacecraft. I worked in Houston, and went to Florida to see three launches. One was delayed, but I did see two launches, including the last Space Shuttle launch, Atlantis, in July, 2011.
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