Maine program helping veterans transition from active duty to civilian life

Mon May 21 15:49:37 PDT 2018

Maine program helping veterans transition from active duty to civilian life

The transition from active duty to home life for veterans can be very difficult. Senator Angus King says that supporting veterans through that transition is something the military doesn't do well. But he says there is a program in Maine called Boots2Roots that is helping make that transition easier. "They get the names of veterans, they reach out and they help them find jobs, integrate them into the community, they have mentors who are recent veterans themselves, it's a great program and that's something I'm really supportive of," said King. Boots2Roots was started in 2014 by a West Gardiner, Maine, native after he spent 25 years in the air force and returned, only find he was feeling uncomfortably disconnected. He decided to be part of the solution and Boots2Roots was created.

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