- July 10, 2013
- Posted by theresa
For Sean Haney, 23, a long day operating a chainsaw is fine work following a deployment as a cavalry scout in Afghanistan. Haney left the Army in April after four years and joined the Montana Conservation Corps’ Veterans Green Corps Wildlands Fuel Management Program. He’s spending 10 weeks this summer on public lands in Montana and Wyoming working on fuels reduction projects. “I didn’t really want to go to school yet,” he said. “I didn’t want to get a super serious job. We’re pretty relaxed.” Plus, Haney has ample time to think about his next step. “You get a lot of time raking and chainsawing to think about it, where you’re not spending money and bumming off your parents,” he said. The Veterans Green Corps program is designed to offer veterans job training and experience that will prepare them for careers with land management agencies. It also offers a transition back to civilian life.
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