Wounded Service Members to Explore Federal Law Enforcement Careers

May 13, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of its Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, the Armed Forces Foundation has partnered with US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in hosting an informational facility tour and barbecue this Friday, May 14 for local wounded service members at the CBP’s Tucson Aviation Branch in Arizona.

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The ranks of federal law enforcement agencies are replete with former service members as these ex-soldiers arrive at the job with much of the skills and experience necessary to excel in law enforcement. However, at the same time, choosing which agency to apply for and the application process itself can be overwhelming.

Recognizing this, the Armed Forces Foundation has organized this opportunity for wounded service members to explore post-service employment options. The Tucson based CBP fleet of planes and helicopters provides intelligence, law enforcement and humanitarian services on the US/Mexico border, and the pilots and law enforcement agents of US Customs and Border Patrol are among the best trained federal agents in the country. By providing current wounded service members the opportunity to learn more about CBP and network with agents, this event will ideally help them transition into federal law enforcement careers upon their completion of service.

The barbecue and informal tour of the air branch and its aircraft will take place Friday afternoon. The Armed Forces Foundation hopes to continue such events as part of its ongoing mission to ease service members’ transition from military service to civilian life.

About the Armed Forces Foundation

In 2001 the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was established as a 501(c) 3 organization under the U.S. Department of Defense’s America Supports You program. AFF offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families as they cope with difficult circumstances. Through a multitude of programs the Armed Forces Foundation assists military families with utilities and rent; hotel and travel costs; holiday gifts for military children; and therapeutic recreational activities. The Armed Forces Foundation has been recognized by the President of the United States, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Education and the Department of Energy for its dedication to America’s Service

Members. For more information on our Foundation or to aid us in our mission please visit us at our website www.armedforcesfoundation.org.

SOURCE Armed Forces Foundation

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