WELCOME TO CHARLES E. SWISHER VFW POST 1924
When transitioning to civilian life, one of the first things a veterans must do is find a job. While military service provides many critical skills that can translate well into civilian jobs, sometimes the transition itself and communicating those skills to a non-military hiring manager is a big challenge to overcome.
In June 1944, members of the U.S. Ninth Air Force returned from supporting the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France. A stunning 49.7 percent of World War II vets went on to own or operate a business, Some 40 percent of Korean War veterans did the same. So far, only 4.5% of the more than 3.6 million people who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001, have launched a company.
Many returning service members worry about choosing a civilian career they'll like — and that will give them the quality of life they deserve. The skilled trades offer a work environment that many veterans like, along with steady, reliable pay.
If so, you earned the right to join our ranks. If not you are eligible to join the American Legion that also meets at the Post.