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Scott AFB gives back to other vets with 'Boots2Business'

ST. LOUIS - An Air Force veteran is doing his part in helping other veterans make the transition into civilian life through tools to better their future careers.

When Andrey Barshay finished his service in the Air Force, he was not sure where to go or how to start their new lives. So, he attended a 'Boots2Business' class at Scott Air Force Base. The program, given exclusively to service members, helps interested veterans start their own business through franchise opportunities.

He now owns a home inspection business and is helping other veterans find their second act.

Today, Barshay is the owner of his own home inspection business. But when he got out of the military in 2012, he said he felt lost after spending 23 years in the armed forces.

Barshay now shares what he's learned with current service members through the program.

While many veterans retire by the age of 38, Barshay said they have plenty of time to start a second career.

To learn more about 'Boots2Business', click here.