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Army veteran credits vet program for successful Cedars-Sinai nursing career

Los Angeles (KABC) –Peng Vang has had a successful nursing career at Cedars-Sinai, but in the middle of his post-military life, veterans were at a loss.

“We patroled Iraq in January 2009 and returned to the United States in February, so there is no transition period,” Vang said.

I didn’t have time to relax and adapt to the lives of the citizens. Van was always looking for a threat.

“They tell us how to go to war, but not how to get back into society,” Van said.

At the age of 22, Mr. Van conducted combat patrols as a sergeant, encrypted radio, and used a sophisticated weapons system to keep his troops alive, but thought it would make no sense to return home.

“If you come back here after being in charge of men and equipment, you can’t get a car wash job because I don’t have a bachelor’s degree,” Vang said.

Today, Vang realized that the problem was that he didn’t understand how to reflect his military skills and achievements in his resume.

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The US Vets Career Network has helped.

“Many of these important skills needed to return to the private world were very helpful and helpful because they weren’t really accessible when we left the military,” Vang said.

Vang helped me create my resume and apply for a job. We hope that sharing his experience will shed light on such programs.

Currently enrolled nurses are encouraged to take advantage of resources available to other veterinarians.

“Because we know that there is always something like pride and arrogance in using and using those resources. Everyone needs help, even if it’s not a big deal. “I think it is,” said Vang.

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