5 DAY TAP GPS AND PATHWAY CLASSES ARE COMPUTER BASED: NEED TO BRING LAPTOP, TABLET OR IPAD WITH YOU
The following services are available for transitioning members and veterans of all service branches through the Travis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center. Do not wait for separation or retirement approval. Begin far enough in advance to complete all courses prior to terminal leave dates.
The TAP class does not start any transactions, if you change your mind all documents are good for 2 years only. You can repeat when you decide to transition at later dates.
DODI 1332.35, Transition Assistance for Military Personnel:
SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS:
Release eligible service members during duty hours to complete the DOLEW and the VA Benefits Briefings I and II, and all TAP classes exempting them from normal duty for the full 24-hour period of each workshop/briefing day and the 12 hours immediately preceding and following each workshop/briefing.
Installation leadership should be following these guidelines, in the current Force Management environment, strongly recommend that personnel be given adequate time for attendance/recovery.
Permissive TDY Authorizations impacting members due to Force Management
For questions and concerns for any TAP class requirements and attendance problems. Please email Maria McIntosh directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternate TAP Manager is Bonnie Morrow email@example.com. PLEASE only email one of us if you need assistance.
You can find all materials, handouts and guides to print out under TRANSITION: Transition Handouts and Guides Page.
1st class to sign up for:
TAP Retiree Pre-separation Briefing (Wednesdays) 0730-1200, 1st class to attend before any other TAP Classes. Mandatory for all no exemptions. Completion of DD Form 2648, Tri-care Medical Briefing and Survivor Benefits Plan Briefing.
TAP Separatee Pre-separation Briefing (Wednesdays) 1300-1600, 1st class to attend before any other TAP Classes. Mandatory for all members no exemptions. Completion of DD Form 2648.
2nd Class to sign up for: COMPUTER BASED, BRING LAPTOP, TABLET OR IPAD
TAP Transition Assistance Program GPS (5 DAY) Workshop (Monday - Friday) 0730-1630 - Mandatory for all members, Wednesday - Friday optional for Retirees over 20 years (All Services). DRESS ATTIRE IS BUSINESS ATTIRE! INTERVIEW DRESS ON FRIDAY) BRING LAPTOP COMPUTER IF YOU HAVE ONE. You will have homework the final 3 days! This is a 5 Day workshop that will consist of Medical Records review on MONDAY (Request copy of records at least 3 weeks in advance), Transition Overview, Transition Resiliency, Military Occupational Crosswalk, Financial Resiliency, VA Benefits Briefing on Tuesday and Department of Labor Employment Wednesday thru Friday covering employment in the 21st Century, job search skills, networking, marketing yourself, negotiating salaries and much more.
TAP CAPSTONE Provided on Tuesday after the VA briefing for members waiving DoL portion of 5 Day TAP GPS, and on Friday after DoL is completed on all 5 Day TAP GPS classes.
TAP class attendance order:
1st Class must be the Pre-separation briefing...separating or retiring (all members; No waivers or exceptions).
Held every Wednesday (no classes on holidays)
Retirees over 20 years or medical board retired 0730-1200
Separating members with less than 20 years 1300-1500
Spouses may attend
2nd Class is the 5 Day TAP GPS or alternative (1 Day TAP Waived Workshop if retiring over 20 years, or you have proof of employment/college acceptance letter from company). Email or bring to TAP Manager before signing up for class.
Offered 3 times a month - 0730-1630, business attire. Friday dress will be Interview attire.
Waived days consist of Day 1 and 3-5 DoL portion may be waived for reasons stated above.
All members must attend 5 Day TAP GPS or 1Day waived TAP GPS, to include retirees over 20 years.
Spouses may attend
CAPSTONE complete after the 5 Day TAP GPS.2
WAIVERED CAPSTONE LIST
Optional Classes: COMPUTER BASED, BRING LAPTOP, TABLET OR IPAD to attend is one or all of the pathways - Education, Entrepreneur or Vocational/Technical (if applicaple to your future planned agenda or path). 0800-1630, business casual attire. Education Pathway call Education Center at 424-3444 to sign up and get information about class.
Spouses may attend with member or without if this is their path after separation or retirement.
Offered monthly or quarterly, see TAP Workshop schedule for dates.
TAP WORKSHOPS CALENDAR YEAR 2014 SCHEDULE
TAP WORKSHOPS CALENDAR YEAR 2015 SCHEDULE
Materials to bring to TAP GPS 5 Day Workshop
TAP Financial Planning Worksheet Electronic Excel version
Education Pathway Guide
Beale AFB TAP Schedule 2014 Beale AFB TAP Schedule 2015
Lemore Naval Station FY2014 TAP Schedule
VA Vocational Rehab Counselor Jeffrey Young Information
2014 Benefits Fact Sheet
Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP) flyer
TurboTap - a great website; good refresher after TAP, or for those who cannot get to TAP
Air Force vMPF Applying for Retirement - PowerPoint slide tutorial
Survivor's Benefit Plan Air Force's SBP website, The goal of this website is to provide important, accurate information about the SBP to future military retirees, current retirees, SBP Counselors, and others interested in the SBP.
For Army personnel, Army Career and Alumni Program - ACAP website; Army Retirement Services Office
Marine for Life website - an excellent website for any veteran.
State Benefits website -Select a state or territory for that location's Department of Veterans Affairs website and offices.
Transition-focused publications, such as G.I. Jobs, Civilian Job News, and Decision Times, are available FREE each month at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Please stop by monthly to pick up the most recent issues.