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Wilfred Quintong, left, and Timothy Matheus, right, present retired Navy Master Chief Maurice Wilson with a Live Well San Diego proclamation on July 29 in Escondido. Courtesy photo
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County helping veterans make transition back to civilian life

ESCONDIDO — Officials with San Diego County are assisting in the transition for veterans back into civilian life a little easier.

The county declared July 29 as National Veterans Transition Services (NVTSI) Live Well San Diego Day, while deeming NVTSI, also known as Operation Reboot, as an official Live Well San Diego partner.

The San Diego-based nonprofit helps veterans transition back to civilian life.

Additionally, Ashford University donated $12,500 to Operation Reboot, an employer-driven initiative to reboot the lives and careers of transitioning service members and veterans, while Ingram Micro donated $4,000. Both contributions help NVTSI to continue to promote employment in key industry sectors through job training and career matching.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts presented NVTSI’s co-founder and president, retired Navy Master Chief Maurice Wilson, with a Live Well San Diego proclamation during a Reboot workshop graduation of class No. 84 on July 29. Operation Reboot has transitioned 1,508 veterans.

The Live Well San Diego initiative units all sectors — business, schools, military and veterans’ organizations, community and faith-based organizations, and all levels of government — in order to bring about positive change.

“We are proud to be a Live Well partner,” Wilson said. “The National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. has been a part of the county of San Diego’s initiatives to support military and veterans in the region, easing their transition from the military and helping them successfully reintegrate into San Diego’s communities by supporting the County’s Military and Veteran Resource Centers in Escondido and National City. And we look forward to expanding veteran services to Oceanside and East County for the improved well-being of our region’s veteran residents and their families.”