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Local News Features a Thomas Nelson Student Veteran

November 29, 2018
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David Beck, an Air Force veteran, is using military incentives to help pay for his degree in the dental hygiene program at Thomas Nelson Community College. (WYDaily Photo)

When service members finish their time in the military, they have to learn how to adjust to civilian life.

And for some that means hitting the books and tightening the backpack straps.

“Every veteran has a different experience or ability adjusting back to civilian life,” said Air Force veteran David Beck. “One thing that is often overlooked is just how different the two lifestyles are between military and civilian life.”

Money matters
Beck is one of the millions of veterans who have taken advantage of military educational incentives, like the G.I. Bill, to continue their education. The G.I. Bill is a military program that helps veterans to pay for tuition, books, and housing for their education, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran affairs ... In the dental hygiene program at Thomas Nelson Community College, Beck said he has been able to use those incentives to build greater opportunities for success that he might not have had otherwise. 

Click here to read more of the article published by Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.