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Veteran mentor foundation seeking volunteers

PHOENIX — A group that helps soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is looking for a little help itself.

The Honor Walk Foundation is looking for volunteers to mentor veterans in adapting to life after the military.

“We’re relying heavily on people who have experience in business, in the trades, in manufacturing and technology, all different walks of life, to come in and work with an individual veteran,” said foundation chair Denis Day. “Help [them] make that transition and launch their career off to a good start.”

It can be tough for a veteran to adjust to life as a civilian.

“When you’ve been in uniform, being told what to do, where to go, what to eat and how to behave for the last several years of your life, coming out and interacting with people in the business community in a networking capacity is a pretty challenging thing to do,” said Day.

The foundation is starting the mentoring program this fall.