Transition Assistance Program
The Airman and Family Readiness Center is here to assist you during your transition from the military to civilian life. Effective Nov. 21, 2012, Public Law 101-510, H.R. 2433 and Executive Order 13518 mandates all separating or retiring service members complete newly established components of the Transition Assistance Program in addition to Pre-separating Counseling, DD 2648/-1. It is mandatory that separating/retiring members contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 567-3920 to ensure requirements are completed, according to established timelines, prior to date of separation.
Mandatory Pre-Separation Briefings
Active-duty members are required to attend this briefing more than 90 days from separation or retirement (Public Law 101-510 & DoDD 1332.35). Attending this briefing does not obligate you to separate or retire; however, it is required prior to attending the TAP Seminar. Spouses are welcome to attend.
TAP GPS (Seminar)
This monthly four-day seminar provides information on job searches, VA benefits, résumé writing, interviewing skills, salary negotiation and much more. Active-duty members, all branches of service and spouses and DOD civilians who are retiring or separating from service are encouraged to attend. Spouses are welcome to attend.
Mandatory Veteran Affairs Briefing (VA)
During this briefing you will learn about veteran’s benefits, entitlements and services you have as veteran. Spouses are welcome to attend.
Medical Records Review for DA Disability Claim
If you are 180 days from separation or retirement, now is the time to start your disability claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Disabled Veterans of America offer an initial medical records review at the Airman and Family Readiness Center monthly. If you are leaving the military and have service-related medical issues, you may qualify for additional entitlements and services with the VA. Records reviews are by appointment only.
VA Benefits Briefing
Mandatory briefing for all separating/retiring military Information about the many benefits transitioning military members may be entitled to as they leave the military such as VA home loans, Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and Post 9-11 MGIB, disability benefits, and so much more. This class is mandatory for separatees and retirees as part of the Transition GPS program. Call 567-3920 to sign up for the class. The class will be held at the A&FRC Building 101.
Separating/retiring members completing pre-separating counseling on/after 1 September 13 must complete DD Form 2958. Members must attend the Capstone preliminary review to have their form verified and then have the form verified and signed by their unit commander or designee. The completed form must be returned to the A&FRC. Form must be completed NLT 90 days before your separation/retirement
This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory. This briefing will cover registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and learning about the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of DD 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.
Boots to Business
A two-day Boots to Business Workshop is offered from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Discover if starting a business is right for you, if your business idea is feasible and much more.
How to Tailor Your Résumé
Tips covers the now, the new, and the next in résumé formats and processes. Learn how to best present yourself in a résumé, whether or not to use a cover letter, and how to use your résumé to change career directions.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with millions of members. Whether you are just learning how to use LinkedIn or you already are on LinkedIn this class covers information for the beginner to the advance LinkedIn user. Learn how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account.
Federal Employment Workshop
Learn about the steps in your process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with www.usajobs.gov before coming to the class.