Hey, congrats and welcome! I got mine about 8 years after I got out. This weekend I met 3 other U.S. vets who had or were working on the same and a non-security-related social gathering. We're here! It's rewarding work.
You can always reach out to me directly. 23 years in the Air Force (1985-2008) and a CISSP since 2009.
I'm going to reach out to you to see if you are willing to help me with a blog for Military/Veterans transitioning into Cybersecurity. You can self-submit for CPE credits for assisting with this.
Thanks so much!