Military couple’s business aims to help veterans make smooth transitions back into civilian life

SAN ANTONIO – Jeffrey Thompson and his wife are both Air Force veterans. They enlisted back in 1994 and after more than 20 years of service, they said it was time to retire.

“I would be lying if I said I was a little bit afraid, right, I mean, that’s normal. A lot of late nights discussing this with my wife and our family, you know, having conversations about what’s next,” Jeffrey Thompson said.

Just like many veterans, they said the transition to civilian life can be a scary experience but not impossible. Michelle Thompson said having a solid plan before separating from the military can help ease the anxiety.

“You have to really take a step back and figure out, OK, what do I want to accomplish in life? Because being in the military and surrounded by the military, you’re focused on one thing and that’s the mission and once that’s taken away, you have to figure out what’s your mission,” Michelle Thompson said.

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