Resource Guide

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Your one stop shop to find information pertaining to job selection, benefits, interview assistance, VA benefits, news and much more. This collaborative effort is in conjunction with Military.com, the world's largest military member database. The most up to date and relevant information for USAFA graduates and their families can now be found in one location.

Pilot Transition

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This guide is designed for Air Force pilots with a desire to transition from the military to a second flying career as an airline pilot. The process for pilots transitioning to an airline career is unique to that of other officers pursuing fields in the civilian sector. Resumes, logbooks, job fairs, and interviews are just some of the many steps that differentiate a pilot's transition to the civilian world. *

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Pilot Transition Checklist

The following pilot transition checklist is an FL 300 big-picture overview of the process.*






















Off Glide Path

*For more in depth information, Cockpit to Cockpit offers detailed checklists for every chapter in the book and a personalized timeline for accomplishing each checklist item as part of the Cockpit to Cockpit Support Package available at www.cockpit2cockpit.com

**MilKEEP is the only electronic logbook designed specifically for military pilots: www.MilKEEP.com


MilKEEP is the only electronic logbook and data conversion service designed specifically for military pilots. Simply upload a scanned PDF of your Air Force flight records and MilKEEP will convert your Air Force time to civilian equivalents for airline applications. Customize conversion settings, identify discrepancies, have better fidelity of your records, even add civilian sorties- all in one cloud-based platform

If you face the daunting task of manually typing your military flight records into a spreadsheet for your next career and are thinking, "There has to be a better way!"- now there is!

Cockpit to Cockpit gives pilots a detailed guide covering the transition process from A-Z. Author Lt Col (ret) Marc Himelhoch packages proven resume and application techniques with valuable, direct-sourced airline hiring department information, and tips learned through personal experience to increase your chances of scoring interviews with your top airline choices. Each chapter contains a handy end-of-chapter checklist that walks you right through the entire transition process from start to finish. If you're looking for a place to start your transition process, this is it.

SouthWest®

Southwest® has a huge Heart for our military. Our colors may be red, yellow, and blue, but our support is for the red, white, and blue. Our support of our military comes from deep within our Heart, with Employees who have served or are actively serving, Employees who are military spouses, and thousands of Customers who have served or are actively serving. We salute you today, and invite you to consider a career with a nationally-recognized employer for military and the best airline in the sky.

We're glad that you are interested in Southwest Airlines® and encourage you to learn more about opportunities that could take your career to new heights post-graduation.

Employment

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SACC

Whether you are exploring your options, getting ready to transition, or have made the transition and have not yet found the right fit � Service Academy Career Conference is a great place to start. For over 25 years, SACC has connected countless service academy alumni transitioning to new careers with companies across the country. Click here to get started

Self Employment

The transition from the military is difficult. It can be compared to moving to France where you don't speak the language and don't know anyone. Around 25% of veterans leaving the military say they want to start a business but less than 6% actually do. The number 1 reason they give for not launching their own business is a lack of professional networks. Click here to start the journey (spouses included)!

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Recruiter Awareness

Feeling prepared from a mentorship standpoint? Education is not in your line of sight as of now? Employment options that do not include the airlines or entrepreneurship can be found in this section. Be sure to utilize the skill translator to assist you in vectoring towards the proper industry/path.

Entrepeneurship

Service Academy Business Mastermind: https://www.sabmgroup.com/

The Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) is filled with Service Academy graduates on an entrepreneurial-, career- and business-building adventure. We are a community of Academy grads who create exponential value for each other through new learning, collaboration and connections.

Our core purpose is to help Service Academy graduates achieve freedom of time, money, happiness and purpose through entrepreneurship and business ownership. There are lots of programs out there to help Service Academy graduates transition from a military to a civilian career. But how about a program to help Academy grads transition into entrepreneurship?

Social Entrepreneurship

The Ian Helms Award for Social Entrepreneurship aims to assist local philanthropic organizations with creative and inspiring projects to increase self-sustainability while also providing a strong social return. Recognizing that small nonprofits are often constrained by a lack of capital and support, the primary objective of the Ian Helms Award is to help already-active small organizations to establish or grow a source of regular revenue that will both help secure the sustainability of the organization while also providing employment, education, or support to those in need.

The Dakota Foundation was founded by Bart Holaday, a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Ian K. Helms Award is named in memory of Captain Ian K. Helms, a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Captain Helms was a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy and was Wing Commander (the highest-ranking cadet). He received a graduate degree from Oxford University while studying on an Alberta and Sidney Holaday Scholarship (established by the Dakota Foundation) at Exeter College. Captain Helms flew a B-1 bomber in combat, supporting U.S. military efforts in the Middle East. He tragically succumbed to cancer in 2016. In honor of Helms' legacy of leadership, patriotism and devotion to service, the Dakota Foundation created the award in his name.

To learn more: https://www.dakotafoundation.org/

Internship

http://www.vipfellowship.org

The Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellowship is a unique twelve-month program funded and administered by the U.S. Department of State (State) that recruits talented veterans with masters in international affairs and political science degree fields.�

https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/

Looking for your next career step after your military Service? Are you within 180 days of transition? Discover opportunities to participate in training and development with industry and employers who are seeking the high-quality skills that you bring to the table.

SouthWest®

Southwest® has a huge Heart for our military. Our colors may be red, yellow, and blue, but our support is for the red, white, and blue. Our support of our military comes from deep within our Heart, with Employees who have served or are actively serving, Employees who are military spouses, and thousands of Customers who have served or are actively serving. We salute you today, and invite you to consider a career with a nationally-recognized employer for military and the best airline in the sky.

We're glad that you are interested in Southwest Airlines® and encourage you to learn more about opportunities that could take your career to new heights post-graduation.

Alirovets

www.alirovets.com

Welcome to the only employment referral network of the military community. AliroVets, allows you to explore opportunities or refer the people you know and get rewarded.

Sign-up to preview careers and receive job notices based on your preferences from military friendly companies that are specifically targeting Veterans, Military Spouses and Air Force Academy Graduates across various industries. And, if you come across a job that is not a good fit for you, with one click you can refer someone you know to earn a generous referral bonus for your help.

SACC

SACC (Service Academy Career Conference) is administered and supported by the Alumni Associations and Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, this is the only job fair exclusively for service academy alumni.