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Lisa Parker can still feel her old dread when she remembers listening to career coaches chattering about résumés inside the “transition assistance room” of an Army base in 2006. The class was supposed to help the former first sergeant move into civilian life after a 21-year, full-time career in aviation for the Florida Army National Guard.
Editor’s Note: This article contains updated information on legal issues between the Journal Inquirer and The Harford Courant that were unavailable at press time for the print edition. Guy Santagate had an “eerie feeling” in July as the Claremont, N.H., city manager eyed the vacant spot where The Eagle Times normally occupied his desk.