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Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet
Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet

My military job was Water Purification and Distribution during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Not much call for that in the civilian sector. The stress of my deployment ended my marriage leaving me with four children to support and jobs were scarce. Being 40% disabled and a female combat veteran didn't improve my employability with so many veterans returning home and looking for work.

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I am a service connected veteran in the Navy, I'm most recently in the Navy Reserves as a Master At Arms 3rd Class Petty Officer. I've been searching on USAJOBS.gov for the last 2 years and I finally landed a job at the Federal Bureau of Prison in Los Angeles.  One of the main factors that helped me get this job was studying all the resources on Fedshirevets.gov and knowing what my hiring authorities were.


I served 8 years in the US Navy. I served in the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska as well as Iceland. Afterwards, I worked in the private sector for technology companies as a computer systems engineer. When I was caught in the bursting of the "Tech Bubble" in 2000, I was allowed to serve America again by becoming a civil servant with the US Dept. of State.


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After retiring from the Army in January of 2012, I leaned heavily on the old way of getting a job. I got a company to help me write my resume, got some expensive paper and an even more expensive printer so that I could print my resumes and cover letters at home.


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I joined the United States Air Force in 1983 serving in many overseas locations. I left active duty in 1989 and joined the New York Air National Guard, finished my bachelors degree in Accounting and I was hired by the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Contracting Officer Representative.


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I joined the Air Force in 1978 and was trained at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado before departing for Offutt Air Force Base in February of 1979. I perfected my skills as a Graphics Specialist there. After 14 years of service my wife and kids asked me to take an early separation incentive and settle in the Omaha, NE area.

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I am a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1981 to 1990. Other than a few bad managers, I truly enjoyed military life and wish I could have continued. After I left the service, good jobs were just not there and I bounced around, basically making a lot of money for other people. In 1997 I purchased my first home using my VA home loan benefit, which the salesman had to tell me about, I didn't even know I had that benefit.


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I am an Air Force Veteran of ten and a half years. After having deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations throughout the middle east I was discharged honorably from service. I bounced around from job to job hating each job I took. Then, I started volunteering with the National Park Service while I was working and attending school.


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While serving in the Marine Corps Reserves back in 1999, I sustained an injury that forced me out of the service and crushed my dreams of becoming a Commissioned Marine Corps Officer. The depression and hopelessness that followed was something that I had never felt before.


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I joined the U.S. Air Force straight out of High School and immediately took an assignment overseas. After 24 years, I gave it up, retired from the Air Force and decided to settle down in New Mexico. However, it was not long before I longed to go back overseas. Not as a tourist, but to actually live and work there again.


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