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AUG 2018

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10 G.I. JOBS | AUGUST 2018 | GIJOBS.COM IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE we've reached the 200th issue of G.I. Jobs! It's taken nearly 17 years and a whole lot of the proverbial blood, sweat and tears to get here. But along the way, G.I. Jobs and the Military Friendly ® program it spawned have helped countless veterans connect with career, education and business ownership opportunities in the civilian sector. "I am so proud of what the people who work for this iconic brand have done to create civilian career opportunities for our fellow veterans," says Chris Hale, one of three Navy veterans who launched G.I. Jobs in 2001. "Thanks to all of our employees, suppliers, writers and the TAP community who have worked so hard throughout the years to produce, distribute and support such a first-class product." The impact of G.I. Jobs extends beyond connecting the military community with opportunity. The hundreds of success stories highlighting the triumphant transitions of post-9/11 veterans that have been published on the pages of G.I. Jobs and on its website have inspired thousands of other veterans, showing them that they, too, can find meaningful careers after the military. The advice veterans have given to those following in their footsteps is more precious than gold for service members anxious about their own looming transition. To help celebrate the 200th issue, we're revisiting seven of those veterans whose stories were told on the pages of G.I. Jobs over the years. Be sure to check out the Where Are They Now? section beginning on page 28 to discover how these veterans' careers have continued on an upward trajectory, as the civilian careers of so many veterans do. "I couldn't be more proud to help transitioning service members, veterans From left: G.I. Jobs founders Chris Hale, Scott Shaw and Rich McCormack and their families navigate the military-to-civilian transition. I am honored to tell the success stories of America's post-9/11 veterans. Here's to another 200!" says Dan Fazio, managing editor. HUMBLE START G.I. Jobs was born in a basement in the suburbs of Pittsburgh shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Three Navy veterans – Hale, Rich McCormack and Scott Shaw – realized the scant aid they got when they transitioned from the military in the late 1990s was inadequate. As the nation ramped up for war, they determined to start a magazine and website that would supplement what transitioning service members learned in the government's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). O F H E L P I N G Y O U GE T H I RE D Celebrating I SSU E S

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