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SHOT LIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRock Spring, Georgia - March 20, 20141. People outside of northwest Georgia Job ExpoAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 20142. Medium shot of "antiques" sign3. Wide shot of us 4314. Medium shot of "alexandria settled in 1833" signAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFort Stewart, Georgia - February 25, 20145. Medium shot of soldiers trainingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 20146. SOUNDBITE: Sgt. 1st class Van Woodruff, U.S. Army (ret.) (transcript below)7. Close up shot of Van Woodruff using mallet8. Close up shot of Van Woodruff's face9. Wide shot of van woodruff working on leatherAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFort Bragg, North Carolina - February 18, 201410. Medium shot of water towerAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 201411. Close up shot of Van Woodruff's hand carving leather12. Medium shot of van woodruff working on leatherVAN WOODRUFF PHOTO - AP CLIENTS ONLYundated13. Photograph, provided by van woodruff, of man holding leather plaqueAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 201414. Close up shot of leather plaqueVAN WOODRUFF PHOTO - AP CLIENTS ONLYundated15. Photograph, provided by van woodruff, of woodruff and service member holding leather plaquesAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 201416. Close up shot of van woodruff's hand wiping leatherAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFort Stewart, Georgia - February 25, 201417. wide shot of soldiers training18. medium shot of soldiers training19. medium shot of soldiers trainingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - March 17, 201420. SOUNDBITE: Mark Butler, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFort Bragg, North Carolina - February 18, 201421. Soldiers training22. Soldiers training23. 82nd Airborne Division headquartersAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - March 13, 201424. Wide shot of Atlanta skylineAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFort Bragg, North Carolina - February 18, 201425. Wide shot of soldiers trainingAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - March 17, 201426. SOUNDBITE: Mark Butler, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner (transcript below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRock Spring, Georgia - March 20, 201427. Various people at northwest Georgia job fairAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 201428. Various Van Woodruff using malletVAN WOODRUFF PHOTOGRAPH - AP CLIENTS ONLYundated29. Photograph, provided by Van Woodruff, of WoodruffAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAlexandria, Alabama - June 23, 201430. SOUNDBITE: Sgt. 1st class Van Woodruff, U.S. Army (ret.) (transcript below)31. Close up shot of "Van's custom leather" sign32. Medium shot of Van Woodruff working on leather33. Close up shot of Van Woodruff's hand carving leather34. medium shot of Van Woodruff working on leatherVOICE OVER SCRIPT:NATFOR VETERANS IN SMALL CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SOUNDBITE: SGT. 1ST CLASS VAN WOODRUFF, U.S. ARMY (RET.):"It's a very scatter shot type of trades around here, you know?"IT'S A SHARED EXPERIENCE.SOUNDBITE: SGT. 1ST CLASS VAN WOODRUFF, U.S. ARMY (RET.):"I know a lot of friends of mine are having a hard time getting out and finding an occupation."VAN WOODRUFF HAD HEARD THE STORIES.HIGH-PAYING JOBS IN HIS HOMETOWN WERE HARD TO FIND.NATTURNS OUT A HOBBY AT FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA -- SOUNDBITE: SGT. 1ST CLASS VAN WOODRUFF, U.S. ARMY (RET.):"You know, it got my mind off of just being stuck in that rut, you know?"SOMETHING HE PICKED UP TO FIGHT ANXIETY -- TURNED TO OPPORTUNITY.SOUNDBITE: SGT. 1ST CLASS VAN WOODRUFF, U.S. ARMY (RET.):"I call them leather biographies where i can tell your history, your career, on a piece of leather."A CANVAS -- THAT, FOR MANY POST-MILITARY -- IS OFTEN BLANK.AT NINE PERCENT, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR VETERANS IS HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.SOUNDBITE: MARK BUTLER, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COMMISSIONER:"You know, these are individuals who were making life and death decisions when they were in the military."NATAS COMBAT OPERATIONS WIND DOWN - AND, THE MILITARY SHRINKS - GEORGIA ALONE IS PREPARING FOR AN INFLUX OF AS MANY AS 80,000 VETERANS.EACH, NEEDING A JOB.SOUNDBITE: MARK BUTLER, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COMMISSIONER:"How do you take that skill that you learned in the Army and make that translate into a civilian job? You know, a lot of our men and women that are coming out of the military don't understand how to do that."NATAT FAIRS LIKE THIS ONE, PEOPLE FAR OUTNUMBER JOBS.THERE'S A RENEWED URGENCY FOR TRAINING, PREPAREDNESS.NATIT'S WHY SOME VETERANS, LIKE VAN WOODRUFF, HAD TO GET CREATIVE.SOUNDBITE: SGT. 1ST CLASS VAN WOODRUFF, U.S. ARMY (RET.):"You know, I might not own a yacht one day or what not but I definitely can make a livelihood off of it."A SELF-MADE CAREER, HOPING TO BEAT THE ODDS.ALEX SANZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, ALEXANDRIA, ALABAMA.