Thousand Oaks mass shooting raises questions about veterans’ transitions back to civilian life

By Erika I. Ritchie

Most Marines spend months prepping for their combat roles, but just days getting ready to return to civilian life.

For the majority, preparing to leave military service is a five-day process that includes a physical, a mental health screening and exposure to job opportunities and career assistance.

“It’s strict, it’s large and voluminous – and it’s up to the participant to be involved,” retired Col. Willy Buhl said of the Transition Readiness Program.

This 2017 photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a country [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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