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Veterans in Maine

James Webster

US Army, UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot, retired

Meet James Webster, former Blackhawk pilot and Maine resident since 2018. After coming off active duty he struggled to find meaningful employment. He wasn’t sure how or if the skills he acquired in the military would transfer to civilian life. With a resume tailored to Blackhawk pilot jobs, James wasn’t sure if he could find a job here in Maine. Watch his story to find out James overcame these challenges with the help of Boots2Roots, a unique program offered exclusively in Maine.

Kevin Morse

US Army, Ammunition Safety Specialist, retired

When Kevin Morse’s active service came to an end he knew where he wanted to go - Maine. Being from Maine he knew how great life could be up here but getting back was a challenge. He wasn’t sure if there jobs for veterans back home. He also needed help with his resume and connecting with people already here. Watch Kevin’s video to learn more about his transition from active military to full time employment here in Maine!

Jason Grower

US Navy, Commander, retired

After serving the US Navy for 24 years, Commander Jason Grower wasn’t sure where the next chapter of his life and career would begin. Then he remembered his first duty station in Brunswick, Maine. At the time he was station 6,000 miles away in Hawaii. He had little to no contacts in Maine but that all changed when he engaged with Boots2Roots. Watch his video to find out how he made it to Maine and what he recommends for other Veterans following his footsteps.

Veteran Employers in Maine

John Mason

Bath Iron Works, Directory of Human Resources

Bath Iron Works is a major United States shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. BIW has built private, commercial, and military vessels, most of which have been ordered by the United States Navy. They have a preference for hiring Veterans because of their strong work ethic, military training and commitment to excellence. Watch John’s video to learn about BIW and the job opportunities they provide!

Deanna Sherman

Dead River Company, President & CEO

Deanna Sherman talks the opportunities for Veterans to Live and Work in Maine! Dead River Company has been so committed to hiring vets that in 2019 they were awarded a Hire Vets Gold Medallion! The opportunities for Veterans aren’t limited to just Dead River Company. They’ve partnered with Boots2Roots to help all Veterans find a home and employment in Maine! Watch Deanna’s video to learn more.

7 Reasons Veterans Should Consider Maine

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice. Maine has stepped up to make it an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees.

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