Military Transitions

Military, Veterans & Recent Graduates

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to engaging the skills, talents and experience of our nation’s veterans. This is being done through efforts to increase veteran employment opportunities, expand contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses, and enhance veteran engagement.


Going Back to School After the Military

You’ve spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you’re looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter.
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Veterans’ Guide to Careers After the Military

After transitioning out of the military, many veterans choose to start on their path to a college degree or continue the post-secondary education they began before enlisting.
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Online College for Military Spouses & Dependents

Due to many factors, including the number of times military families are expected to relocate, many of these students take full advantage of online learning opportunities. With so many service members and their families taking advantage of military education benefits...
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Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success

Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service.
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Attending College While in the Military

Today’s military branches know the value of education and as a result have taken steps to assist with getting and paying for a post-secondary education while still serving one’s country.
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Military Online Colleges & Universities

The virtual classroom is a great option for active service members, veterans, and their dependents since online programs can typically accommodate their demanding lifestyles. Many schools now offer military-friendly incentives and services...
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Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families

Veterans going to college for the first time face a wide range of challenges. Before classes begin, there’s pressure to find the right school, navigating the new GI Bill, and making sure all necessary materials have been organized and submitted.
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College Benefits for Military Dependents

College Benefits for Military Dependents Transferring GI Bill Benefits to a Spouse or Children A GI Bill transfer is transfer of ownership of GI Bill education benefits from a servicemember to another eligible family member. Read on to learn about qualification requirements and the ac
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Maximizing GI Bill Benefits & Transfer of Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits right now are the most generous in the history of the GI Bill. With a maximum of 36 months of benefits that pays tuition, a book stipend and a monthly housing allowance, one would think it is enough to pay for a four-year college degree.
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College Without Debt – Tapping Financial Resources

College students in the U.S. are struggling to cover the rising costs of tuition, fees room and board as prices hover at $16,188 for public institutions and more than $40,000 at private schools.
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Washington Career Pathways – VIE 25

VIE 25 is a joint project under direction of the governor’s office between the State Board of Community and Technical colleges and the Garrison Command to support pathways to employment for transitioning service members.
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Working to Support the Military Student in Higher Education

Veteran and active military students can be leaders on campus and in their community if they have the necessary support from their colleges. That support can also be crucial on the pathway to degree attainment for this particular student group.
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Veteran and Transitioning Service Member Apprenticeship Resource Guide

A Registered Apprenticeship is a formalized, structured training program. It combines on-the-job training (OJT) and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training. Industry determines the essential skills...
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Opportunities for Veterans in Cyber Security

Using the post 9/11 GI Bill, you can get up to 36 months of financial support for education and training for graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs...
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Vets 4 HIRE Fellowship Program

The Vets 4 HIRE Fellowship Program to support military service personnel and veterans in making a successful transition from military to civilian employment and to provide a pipeline of skilled veteran talent for positions within King County.
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I am a Veteran – What You Need to Know (SBCTC)

Veterans, you served our country. Now let us serve you. Our colleges offer small class sizes, flexible hours, veterans services and real-world education and training so you can hit the ground running. Every college has a veterans resource center to help...
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Military Fort Steilacoom

WA Military Department Jobs Portal

Use the WA State Military Department Jobs page to find all the current WA state job opportunities.
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McChord Military Class

Pierce College at JBLM

Pierce College provides education programs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. These programs are specifically designed to serve the needs of active-duty military personnel, their family members, VA benefit recipients, and civilians in the community.
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The Continuity Excellence Series

The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of Continuity programs. You can earn a certificate as either a Professional Continuity Practitioner (Level I) or Master Continuity Practitioner (Level II).
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Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).
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