My name is Steven Maieli, I’m a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Founder of Transitioning Veteran.com. My story begins back in 2003 after honorably separating from the Air Force. I returned home to New York where the transitioning process from military to civilian life would begin.
When I returned home I knew I was on my own with having to look for a job, acquire medical insurance and begin the process of using my education benefits. I returned home with the money I saved while serving and whatever belongings I could take with my on the plane trip back. Thanks to my very supportive parents, I would return home to Long Island, N.Y. with a place to stay, a place that I called home for the first 18 yrs of my life.
Knowing I was going to be receiving unemployment payments for a certain amount of months, I took that time to search the Internet for as much information as possible on where to find work, how to receive insurance, how to begin the process of attending school and use my GI Bill. As I searched the thousands of websites that pertained to veterans benefits and military affairs, I began to take note of the websites I found to be the most useful. Working with my friends who separated with me, we shared websites and information with each other since we both were in the same boat. After bookmarking a list of websites, I realized if I could just organize them in a way that can be easily accessed I could share what I have found with my friends, though quickly realized this would be great for all military members. This is when I took some of my own money and bought the domain name Transitioning Veteran and www.transitioningveteran.com was born.
Today Transitioning Veteran can be found on Facebook, where I update fans of my website, from family, friends and supporters of military members to military members themselves. My site is free and exists to help all military veterans looking for benefits information. It’s often difficult to find the right information from the various sites concerning veteran’s benefits so my goal was to create a centralized resource where it is readily available. Common information that veterans often need is using the GI Bill, medical benefits, and employment opportunities with the federal agencies.
Transitioning Veteran also contains information concerning benefits pertaining to children of the military, spouse, disabled veterans, homeless veterans and retired veterans. Transitioning Veteran is made up of my WIKI page and my Blog. The Wiki containing most of the information in a categorized and easy to search format; the Blog pertains to the latest news in military and veteran affairs as well as my thoughts on various matter concerning life during and after military service.
My goal is to reach out to the military community and to unite the many organizations under one roof, so veterans can go to a centralized location to find all the great information pertaining to veteran’s benefits. My website continues to grow and develop and is reaching out to the Military community, THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS OF TRANSITIONING VETERAN.