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Any tips for people transitioning in the Colorado Springs area?

Veteran

Tyler Quayle Fountain, CO

My wife and I are moving to Colorado Springs in a couple months to begin our post-military life. Any tips from people who have transitioned out there? While I have a job lined up, we will be starting fresh in most aspects of our lives!

24 September 2020 2 replies Military to Civilian Transition

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Advisor

Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Tyler,
I am sending you Patrick Burbridge's email and I will let him know you are reaching out. Patrick works in supply chain, but retired in Colorado Springs. Tell him you receive the name from Jerry Welsh, his brother's (Gregg) friend from Michigan who assisted him with his resume years ago.
I am also sending you some information on LinkedIn and the transition market in general. . Remember that you are part of the 0.5% of Americans who serve their country. You are very well respected, but the chance civilians have been part of the 0.5% simply means they will not understand your language or experiences-without translation. Thank you for your support and sacrifices. God Bless https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/come-prepared-transition-process-gap-between-civilian-jerry-welsh/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-more-right-jerry-welsh/

Advisor

Dara Kushnir New York, NY

Hi Tyler,

Thank you for your service and question! I would encourage you to reach out to other veterans in our community tab on ACP AdvisorNet (https://acp-advisornet.org/community/veterans). You can sort by location so you would be able to reach out to and connect with other veterans in that area to ask questions about the area.

For more general guidance, I included the Transition Survival Guide from MilitaryTimes (https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans-transition-survival-guide-feature/) and Resources from Military Transition (https://www.military-transition.org/resources.html#tools).

Best of luck,
Dara

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