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Ft. Bliss program helps soldiers transition after deployment

Ft. Bliss program helps soldiers transition after deployment
Military News

POSTED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:16pm

Fort Bliss is celebrating the success of a program on post that helps soldiers transition home from deployment.

A new federal law requires Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers to attend the Veteran's Opportunity to Work/Transition Assistance Program, VOW/TAP.  It is a five day transition program that is part of the 14-day demobilization process. 

Soldiers receive information about continuing education, Veteran's Affairs and also receive training on how to build a strong resume. 

Since the training started at Fort Bliss, 294 soldiers have received the training and 246 are employed.

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