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‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Summit Helps Military Members Transition To Civilian Careers

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Navigating the road from military service to civilian life can be difficult. Among the many challenges is finding a new career in the civilian sector.


This week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Joint Base San Antonio will host a career summit for active duty service members, Guard and reserve, veterans and military spouses. Aimed at providing tools and best practices to transition smoothly into civilian life, the summit will feature networking opportunities, workshops and town hall-style discussions.

What are the biggest challenges and opportunities when it comes to transitioning into civilian careers? What local resources are available?

Click here for more info and to register for the career summit July 25-26 in San Antonio.


  • Col. Samuel Fiol, 502nd Force Support Group commander at Joint Base San Antonio
  • Serafina De Los Santos, executive director of the 502nd Force Support Group and leader of the service member transition programs at Joint Base San Antonio

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*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, July 23.


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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.