Soldier Life
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Employment Readiness Program

Just because you change locations, doesn’t mean you’ve decided to stop working. For that reason, the Army has set up the Employment Readiness Program to provide information and referral services in the areas of employment, education, training and transition opportunities to give family members the competitive edge needed to gain employment. Services include career and employment counseling, an employer resource file (for positions on and off Post), assistance with résumé/job application preparation and computer-related skills. The Army also has established a partnership with several large corporations that have agreed to provide employment opportunities to Army families.

Education Centers

While your soldier is going through all of his or her various schools and training programs, you can do the same. The Education Center provides counseling services, testing services, the Army Learning Center and education programs. There you can obtain counseling and advice about finishing high school or earning an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from accredited colleges and universities. Many colleges offer their courses right on Post and are very favorably priced compared with what you might pay out in the civilian community. You can also get information concerning vocational and technical education programs.

Want to experience life on an actual Army base? Take the goarmy.com virtual tour, which will give you a first-person view of the locations you will visit every day as a Soldier on post.