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"One doesn't become a ‪#‎Soldier‬ in a week--it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest ‪#‎Army‬ in the world is found in the United States." -Daniel Inouye (1948-2006), ‪#‎Veteran‬, ‪#‎MedalOfHonor‬ recipient, United States Senator
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3:19pm · 24 May 2015 June 3 is almost here! Join us on Facebook for #SFLTownhall from 2-3PM EST https://www.facebook.com/StrongSoldierForLife Learn how #SoldierForLife works for yo
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“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
― George S. Patton Jr.
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The U.S. Army Soldier for Life program (SFL) hosts a Facebook Townhall on June 3, 2015 from 2-3 PM EST. This is your opportunity to ask questions about this dynamic Army program!
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Calling all #resume pros! What is the best thing a job searcher can do to improve their resume? #militarytransition
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Together we’re stronger. National Military Family Association has a toolkit for communities supporting ‪#‎Military‬ ‪#‎Families‬: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NatlFamMilAssn_FindingCommonGroundToolkit_2011.pdf
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"In the ‪#‎military‬ you know the steps to get to the next level or rank. Apprenticeships are set up the same way.” Another aspect that appeals to service members: camaraderie. “You’re automatically part of a team. I didn’t realize how much I needed that until I got out of the military,” Ms. Burton added.
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"Know that you will always be a ‪#‎Soldier‬. You will continue to lead in your communities and serve selflessly. Not for the recognition, but because it is the right thing to do," Maj. Gen. Buchanan addressed retiring ‪#‎Soldiers‬, including Soldier For Life's Lt. Col. E. Warner, today at the Retirement Ceremony at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall. Once a Soldier, a ‪#‎SoldierForLife‬!
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Has anyone taken the route of vocational training instead of traditional education? What were some of the benefits you experienced?
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"No matter what, when they're mad or sad at you, they still love you. There's always a fire in his heart, but no matter what, I know there's love.” Army  #Veteran writes a children’s book to explain #PTSD to kids. Via Huffington Post.
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The ability to adapt to #adversity, overcome barriers is critical to a #warrior’s strength. This skill—#resilience—can characterize both physical and psychological strength. Real Warriors [LINK] has tips to help you build resilience.
While every warrior is trained to develop physical resilience, it’s also critical to learn how to develop psychological resilience.
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SFL enables Army, gov’t, & community efforts to facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, Vets, and their Families. (Following and RTs ≠ endorsement) #Soldier4Life
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The first Soldier for Life, General George Washington, eloquently dictates that “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

Our Soldiers come from our communities and upon completion of their noble Service in the defense of this great Nation – they will return.  When they return, they bring skills, experience, and values that can further contribute to their communities.  These Soldiers live under the Army Warrior Ethos forged by blood, sweat, and tears of former Soldiers which not only makes the Army successful on the battlefield, but more importantly can make their communities better.  The Warrior Ethos: I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade will resonate in our Soldiers forever.  They are Soldiers for Life.

The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Odierno created the Soldier for Life effort to ensure our heroes continue as Soldiers after their Army service as leaders and civic assets, advocates of our Army, and a battle-buddy for future transitioning Soldier.