Ok so today I just decided after my 8 years in the navy ill be getting out. I have decided to try my lucky in school so over this next year until I get out in may of 2014 ill be studying for my SATs and doing school. I have too much stuff for airsoft and I am gonna start selling it off to prepare for my life outside the navy. I’ll post a list if things and pictures of stuff I’m going to sell. Figured I’d let the tumblr airsoft community see if they want anything before I list them on eBay.
You are smart to plan ahead. If you don’t mind, there are a few tips I would like to pass on. Hit up the education center before you leave. If you can CLEP some knucklehead classes ahead of time that will be a good thing. If you know what you want to study you can check to see how many credits your military training and give you. I know a guy that got 35 credits towards his degree because of his job in the Navy. But he is an exception, not the rule.
Also, check GI Jobs for their list of military friendly schools. The University of Washington give 50% off in state tuition to vets for grad or undergrad but not both. If you use the FTA for guard or reserves, that could cover tuition which is a good thing.
Depending on where you are going to settle, consider the guard or reserves. More for having contact with fellow military people. I know some vets feel isolated after they get out and begin around other vets helps. There are some smart tips to joining the guard and reserves that i would be happy to pass on.
Take all the transition training you can to get your resume up to speed before getting out. The military has gotten a lot out of you, now is really your chance to get what it is offering to help you as you get out. This is not working the system, it is taking advantage of the opportunities that they provide.
Good luck to you and anyone else that is thinking of getting out. I hope you have success in your future endeavors. Feel free to hit me up to pick my brain if you have any questions.