Every day, America’s service members put their lives on the line to serve their country with pride and courage. But for many, the most formidable mission they’ll face is the transition back into civilian life.
This past April, we joined forces with —as part of their —to send three veterans and transitioning service members on an exploratory cross-country road trip. These three road-trippers, Sam, Bernard, and Helen, traveled across the nation to sit down with veterans who have found fulfilling work in the civilian sector—leaders like businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki, NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji, and beauty-industry entrepreneur Nicole Baldwin.
The goal of the trip was not only to help this team of veterans navigate the next phase of their lives, but also to gather wisdom and inspiration to pass along to the estimated one million men and women who will complete their own transitions out of the military over the next five years.
For Sam, Bernard, and Helen, the next stage of their mission is just beginning. But now that their road trip has ended, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights:
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