The Pentagon estimates 300,000 members of the U.S. military will retire this year alone. Kerry Sanders reports on one woman, Army captain Heatherann Bozeman, who'll leave the service behind to raise her daughter and begin her new life as a civilian.
But she's not without trepidation: "It's a fearful time in America," she said on TODAY Tuesday. "I see it on the news all the time...And I have to do a lot of self-talk to say, you know what, I'm employable. And I bring something to the table."
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