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: Pre-Separation Counseling

     Pre-separation counseling is the starting point of TAP.  People who are retiring can schedule this counseling up to 24 months prior to retirement, and separating members can attend up to 12 months prior. Those impacted by Force Management programs should attend this counseling as soon as possible.  

      Pre-Separation Counseling is held every Wednesday as a briefing from 8am - 12pm. 
Prior to Pre-Separation Briefing please be sure to initiate at sign your eForm at MilConnect.

                                                                   For Step-by-step instructions for signing your eForm prior to 
                                                                   attending Pre-Separation.

Step Two: Transition GPS --- Goals, Plans, Success 5-Day Workshop

     Transition GPS (Goals Plans Success) is a five day workshop that prepares service members transitioning to civilian life by building skills and assisting members to meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS).  This workshop consists of Medical Records review, Transition Overview, Transition Resiliency, Military Occupational Crosswalk, Financial Resiliency on Monday, VA Benefits Briefing on Tuesday, and Department of Labor Employment Briefing on Wednesday-Friday.


     The DOL Employment portion of 5 Day TAP GPS covers job searching skills, networking, marketing yourself, negotiating salaries and more.  Active-duty members, all branches of service, and DOD civilians who are retiring or separating from service are encouraged to attend. Spouses are also welcome to attend.  DRESS ATTIRE IS BUSINESS CASUAL! INTERVIEW ATTIRE ON FRIDAY.

Step Three: Capstone

     Capstone is the culminating activity to verify career readiness standards -- it is mandated for all personnel and should be accomplished no later than 90 days before retirement/separation or as soon as possible for those people impacted by Force Management. 

Click here for a list of documents you must complete and bring to Capstone.


                                                                     For Step-by-Step instructions for signing your eForm prior to                                                                                     attending Capstone.

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 Entrepreneurship.

SBA "Boots to Business" Entrepreneurship Track

Service members pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sectors will receive information related to the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship and the steps required for business ownership through the SBA "Boots to Business," Entrepreneurship Track. Once Service members have completed the Entrepreneurship Track, they will have developed the initial components of a business feasibility plan. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to enroll in an optional eight-week online entrepreneurship course, which helps them complete a business plan and connects them with a successful business mentor to assist Service members with the business start-up process.

Boots to Business Fact Sheet

Accessing Higher Education Track

The Accessing Higher Education track is for those pursuing higher education. It assists Service members in identifying the education requirements that support their personal goals. This track focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, how to research and compare institutions, and how to finance higher education. After completing the Accessing Higher Education Track, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors, as needed.

Career Exploration and Planning Track

This two-day workshop is centered on career exploration and development.  Service members take two excellent online assessments to discover their career interests and aptitudes (natural skills/talents).  Students then get detailed reports of recommended careers which match both their interests and natural abilities. They also receive guidance on how to interpret their reports and several tools to develop an individual career plan.  

During the workshop, students explore:

  • Individual skills and interests that relate to their career growth

  • Labor market conditions, including high demand occupations

  • Expected salary ranges at each career level

  • Career preparation programs (licensing or certification programs, technical schools, community colleges, apprenticeships, internships, etc.)

  • Available funding options

The workshop facilitator will provide one-on-one career guidance to each student during the workshop.  This is an excellent opportunity for:

  • Those who are unsure what they will do after transition

  • Those who would like to make sure their current career plan is a good fit

  • Anyone who just wants to explore more career options. 

  • Spouses are welcome **as well as dependent high school students (on off-school days).

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 Click here to access TAP Resources and Documentation.


 Robert Nesbitt, TAP Manager at

Suzanne Black, Alternate TAP Manager at

Have any questions?
Contact us at: 


Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday: 7:30am-4:30pm

Thursday: 7:30am-3:00pm

Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm

351 Travis Ave, Bldg 660, Travis AFB, CA 94535


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