What happens when the uniform comes off? U.S. Veterans Magazine works with transitioning service members through TAP programs to help them find gainful, sustained employment as they shift to the civilian sector and, ultimately, find their next purpose.
I invite you to read “Leaving a Purpose Bigger Than You: 3 Steps to Help Make the Military Transition” on page 14 of the current issue, and “Veterans’ Preference Can Help You Secure Your Next Job” on page 26 to help with your own transition.
We all know Chuck Norris as the ultimate “Man of Action” (page 74). After serving in the Air Force, Norris opened a martial arts studio and eventually became one of the most famous martial artists of all time, with a long list of action film credits. Norris is an unwavering supporter of our military and finds continued purpose in his commitment to faith, family and fitness.
When my husband retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of active-duty service, I realized much of my identity was tied to being a milspouse and serving our military and their families. I experienced my own “what now?” moment. Two years ago, as your editor, I connected two aspects of my life—my career and my work with the military, veterans and their families. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and for continuing to give me purpose.
— Danielle Jackola
Senior Editor, U.S. Veterans Magazine
Senior Manager of Veteran Affairs