Transition Assistance Program
The Airman & Family Readiness Center is here to assist you during your transition from the military to civilian life.
Effective 21 November 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-Separation Counseling, DD 2648/-1. It is mandatory that separating/retiring members contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 707-424-2486 to ensure requirements are completed, according to established timelines, prior to date of separation.
Step One: TAP Initial Counseling
For those who are separating/retiring, you MUST make an INITIAL COUNSELING appointment immediately for
your transition. *MANDATORY* MUST make a Initial Counseling appointment before scheduling all other transition classes.
INITIAL COUNSELING STEPS:
Email the TAP Team at
Ask for INITIAL COUNSELING appointment
Fill out the attached Statement of Understanding (SOU) and the Transition Assistance Self-Assessment Worksheet and bring it with you to the appointment.
You will meet one-on-one with a counselor and discuss the next steps and sign up for the mandated classes.
Call if you have any questions. (707) 424-2486
A&FRC SOU Initial Self-Assessment Initial Counseling step-by-step
Step Two: Pre-Separation Briefing
Like the initial counseling, the pre-separation briefing is also due no less than a year before service members plan to officially leave the military. This is a workshop packed with information about available benefits and transition help. We also have TRICARE, TMO, and SBP briefers attend as well as other agencies that are here to help our transitioning members know their available resources.
2020 Pre-Separation Agenda
Step Three: Transition Assistance Program Workshop--- 3+2 (5 Day)
This workshop consists of A&FRC, VA, and Department of Labor. The A&FRC discusses how transitioning service members shift their lives from being centered on the military to being focused on the civilian world. This day focuses on resilience building, learning how to manage their own transition, translating their military occupational specialty into a civilian career, and the impact on their taxable income and creating a financial plan for post-transition. The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a day full of knowledge of resources and the last day is a 1-day workshop which provides an introduction to the essential tools and resources needed to evaluate career options, gain information for civilian employment, and understand the fundamentals of the employment process.
DOD Transition Day 1 Includes(click each one to learn more):
Transition Day 2 Includes:
VA Benefits and Services
Transition Day 3 Includes:
DOL One-Day Employment Workshop + 2 day
DOL Employment Track Summary
A comprehensive 2- day workshop that covers emerging best practices in career employment, including in-depth training to learn interview skills, build effective resumes, and use emerging technology to network and search for employment.
Step Four: Capstone
After the TAP courses and briefing days, a final TAP capstone appointment with the transition counselor will certify that they have checked all of the transition boxes and met the Pentagon's list of career readiness standards (CRS). The capstone is the final piece of the TAP process and, in most cases, must be completed no less than 90 days before their final out date.
Capstone is held every Tuesday at 1330. Be ready with the following documents:
E-Benefits Account Registration Established
MilConnect DS Logon Created~ eForm Signed
CCAF Unofficial Transcripts Printed (Air Force Only)
LinkedIn Account Created
1-1 Initial Counseling Appointment Completed
Individual Transition Plan
TAP 3+2(5 Day) Workshop
12 Month Budget
Gap Analysis Worksheet
Interest Profiler Assessment (mynextmove.org)
Extra Training Tracks
Transitioning Service members will have the option of selecting one or more two-day individual Training Tracks aligned with their personal goals: Accessing Higher Education, Career Exploration & Planning, and Entrepre
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