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Old 04-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
Welcome to the forum good luck with your new career.


And Thank you Chris for serving our great nation...
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Welcome home and Semper Fi Marine - Good luck on your new career - Arizona is HOT ! - LOL

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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
Thank you for your service!

There are forum members here from AZ, that should be able to aim you the right direction.

Welcome home, and Arizona will be a lot cooler than where you just came from, in more ways than one!
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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
Welcome and you'll find lots of great info here.

Since your out chopping the Corps, don't forget to contact your local VA rep.
Also think about coming back and working for Uncle Sam. Your years of service count greatly.
Take a look at the governments website.
Usajobs.opm.gov
Keep applying and don't give up.
Also if you had a resume in the navy's "chart" web site,, please know that chart is about to go offline permanently. Down load and save anything you have there.

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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
Welcome to the forum and a BIG thank you for serving our country. Not sure how the economy is in AZ. Good Luck and thanks again.
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There are some inactive jarheads on the forum. Good luck with the career change, the adrenaline rush will be hard to give up but on the good side you shouldn't get fired on often.

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Semper Fi bro....When you get to AZ look up 220-221. Hes got a big outfit...not sure what town you are planning on moving to..
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Semper Fi brother! Take CaptKirks comments to heart. Lots of military here brother. I'm an old Seabee myself. Look up 220/221 whatever it takes.
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I doubt 220 is hiring right now. We aren't either, actually I can't think of any contractor I know that is, most are down to just a handful of jw's.
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We're glad that your back, Chris.
See what kind of VA bennies you can get schooling with, more paper =more money.
http://www.militaryhandbooks.com/?page_id=90
Check this out. The Post 9/11 GI Bill went into effect August 1, 2009. It provides funds for military membersí education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of cumulative service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals honorably discharged with a service-related disability after 30 days. Unlike the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill only covers costs at Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) and vocational schools. It can pay for up to 100% of tuition and fee costs. Under the bill, tutorial assistance is also provided as well as money for books and supplies. There is a housing stipend under the Basic Allowance for Housing program that goes along with it. The housing stipend can be about $1,200 a month, but can go as high as $2,800, depending on the veteranís pay grade and dependency status. Read more about the bill at the Veteran Affairs website.
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Again Thanks for your service!

As some others said use you post 911 benefit (I think that is what they are calling The GI bill now) and go to school work toward a controls (PLC and PAC's ect.) and electrical/automation degree of some sort.
If you don't like it you can allways go to the construction end and still apply your knowledge.
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Hey guys. Names chris. Just about to exit the usmc after fighting in afganistan. Headed to az to begin my career. Joined this forum to seek out any info I can get from experienced guys before I get there. Anything helps thanks y'all.
What was your career field in the military?
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