LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Day after day, Brian Silva, (Ret.) U.S. Air Force, has been saying goodbye to more than just his friends.
His friends are more like his brothers.
"I'm sad to see them depart. We're all going different places. Yesterday, my closest friend left and I was chocked up when he left," Silva said.
The vets are leaving the facility, where age old pipes flood the building and make it hard to live comfortably. Now, Silva awaits his assignment. It's an order he's nervous about.
"I'm having trouble sleeping, thinking about where I'm going to go. Change is something else," Silva said.
The next phase for the employees is also unknown. That's the reason the Department of Veterans Affairs is holding job fair.
"A lot of the employees have been in the state agency for quite some time," said Kendall Thornton, spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
DHS went by Tuesday to advertise its vacancies that are similar to the jobs leaving the facility.
Silva understands the employees have to go, but he hates to see them leave.
"We got close with them, seeing them everyday and they're very caring," Silva said.