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Captain Loren V. Heckelman, U. S. Navy (Ret.). 
HRCMOAA Transition Assistance Liaison
Loren can be reached at Loren.Heckelman@cox.net.
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Date:  Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Time:  10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr. 
Hampton, VA 23666
Questions:  For event information, call (757) 727-8311
For Details, Download the Flyer
Career Information Resource Guide
for Transitioning Military and Veterans
This guide lists many resources for military in transition back to the civilian work world. 
  • Education
  • Industry/Technical Training Programs For Veterans
  • Job Search Information / Job Boards / Job Fairs
  • Corporate Veteran Hiring Programs
  • Mentor Programs
  • Women Veteran Programs
  • Government Resources
  • Medical / Health Programs
  • Support Services
Vet Resource Guide
 Fiscal Impact Analysis of Exempting
Military Retiree Pensions from 
State Income Tax
White Paper on Study Recommendations

Should the Commonwealth of Virginia exempt military
retiree pensions from state income tax?

Read the Study and Conclusions

USO Transition Services offer personalized support to help you and your family create a plan for life after military service.  USO Scouts assist you in developing a personalized Action Plan and discovering the resources in your future community that will help make your transition successful. 

Click Here to Find Out More...

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. From their first day to their last, the USO is there to support them as the Force Behind the Forces. In January 2017, RP/6 dissolved as its own 501c3 and became fully integrated/merged into the USO family to form the Transition Services Strategic Business Unit (SBU)/Center for Innovation in Lakewood, WA. USO Transition Services extends the USO experience to service members and their families as they transition from military service and settle into their new civilian communities.

Learn How the USO Can Help You...

USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia – Transition Services, Naval Station Norfolk, 757-395-4270, mgalvez@uso.orgg
Strategies for the Runner-up
MOAA’s Career and Talent Management Team Leader, Jim Carman, offers insights as to what you can learn from an unsuccessful job interview in an article titled “Strategies for the Runner-Up.”

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Negotiating 101
MOAA’s Career and Talent Management Team Leader Jim Carman shares best practices for negotiating in your job search.
Click Here to Read Jim's Tips...
Common Missteps in a Job Search
MOAA’s Career Transition Center offers a list of common missteps many people may make in following up with potential employers.

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Cover Letter Optional? 
MOAA’s Jim Carman discusses cover letters and whether or not they are optional for today’s job search.

Read entire discussion...

Transition and Career
Career Center
The time eventually comes for everyone who serves in uniform to take “the next step.” The transition from military service to civilian employment can be a time of anxiety because it requires knowledge and skills not typically required while on active duty. Fortunately, there is a trusted source you can turn to: MOAA’s Career Transition Center. 

What does the Transition Center offer? A number of comprehensive presentations, tools and events specifically designed to increase your knowledge and preparedness. The Marketing Yourself for a Second Career presentation shows how to develop self-marking techniques, including LinkedIn strategies, effective interview skills, building a resume, and negotiating salary and benefits.

We also offer valuable benefits and financial advice for every stage of your career and life. MOAA’s presentation on the Post-9/11 GI Bill highlights key elements of this widely-used benefit as well as the latest changes to policies and the law. Evaluating Employee Benefits will teach you how to understand and prioritize military and civilian benefits for personal and career transitions. 

The MOAA Transition Center regularly provides career transition webinars to complement the above offerings that are open to the extended military community.  MOAA sponsors a series of both live and virtual career fairs for real time networking opportunities. The Transition Center also holds various events designed to facilitate professional networking and get you in the loop---a critical step since an estimated 75% of employer hires occur through networking. 

Finally, the Military Executive Transition (MET) seminar is a one day deep dive for senior leaders in transition that focuses on culture shift, self-marketing, salary negotiation, working with recruiters, and optimizing your efforts for career success. For more information about all of the services and programs described above, visit

MOAA Career Center.
Want more ideas to help your transition? 

Consider American Corporate Partners (ACP). A nationwide non-profit that connects transitioning veterans with experienced professionals for one-on-one mentorships, ACP career coaches are ready to assist with revising resumes, practicing for interviews, networking, review business plans and exploration of career options. 

America's business leaders want to thank you for your service by providing tools to advance your career. The program is free of charge and open to post-911 veterans and service members of all paygrades. 

To apply, visit http://www.acp-usa.org/mentoring and mention this MOAA referral.

Continue The Mission. 
Continue To Serve.
You’ve served in uniform with utmost distinction. Now take the step and serve your country as part of the nation’s premier intelligence agency. At the CIA, your remarkable skills and ingenuity can help provide critical information to the highest levels of government. Here, you’ll engage in challenging, fulfilling work with a diverse group of individuals dedicated to achieving mission success.

Join an agency of unsung heroes, who like you, believe there is no higher calling than protecting family, friends and country.

Visit cia.gov/careers and explore the many opportunities, which include:

  • Operations officer
  • Military Analyst
  • Science, Technology & Weapons Analyst
  • Security Professional
  • Protective Agent
  • Special Skills Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Technical Security Officer
Applicants must have US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete medical examinations and security procedures, including a polygraph interview. 

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workforce.

Hampton Roads
Click Here to view the VECI Overview Presentation
Presented by John Wrenn
January 15, 2016
Norfolk NAVNET Meeting
How To Get A Civilian Job In The Navy
Click below for a "gouge sheet" assembled by the Naval Acquisition Career Center
Click Here for Navy Job Tips
Veteran Services at Virginia Employment Commission
Job Referral, Job Training and Job Placement Assistance 
Online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
Veteran Training and Education
Job Fairs
Verizon Is Interested In Hiring Former Military
Transitioning Military
Verizon would like to remember all those who served and are now serving our country around the world.  Verizon salutes our military families.
Virginia Values Veterans
Executive Summary
Virginia Values Veterans (V3) is an official Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program
Click Here to read the Executive Summary

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