I Got a Great Job at the Newport News Shipyards, and My Wife Found Us a Great Apartment

What do you do when you are newly married, have two dogs, just finished your time in the military and your civilian job goes belly up? I was going to reenlist, but my wife preferred I didn’t. I can understand that. We moved three times while I was in. I was an expert welder with all my clearances, so I looked at a shipyard job in Newport News. I got a great offer, and my wife started looking for nice apartments for rent in Newport News, Virginia while I went down and lived in a motel for a couple of months while I worked.

It is not something you want to have to do over and over again, but getting established in a good job as a civilian was not easy for me. Read More »