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#1 of 10 Old 04-21-2010, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am currently a single mother in the army. Unfortunately the military isnt so accommadting. They are looking to chapter me out, and to be honest, I think it would be much easier for my son and myself. Im currently a police officer, and would like to stay in the criminal justice field, eventually advance, but I dont think thats very ideal for a schedule with a 2 year old at the moment. I get no child support, and to be honest, I cant afford child care on the salary I currently make. Im looking through posts, and see healthcare is the way to go. Possibly an ultrasound tech. Its only to get by until he gets older, and I have established a fine savings account, for success. Any advice will help. Im young, and need some guidance. Thank you!
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Try usajobs.opm.gov

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Your base should have a transition office, most likely through the family support center or readiness flight. Talk to them! Also look into your VA benefits, you probably qualify for the Post 9-11 GI bill. It will pay tuition and housing allowance while you go to school. Many universities have subsidized childcare, and you will no doubt qualift for WIC to help with food expenses.

You CAN have a civilian career

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