TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

THE TRANSITION-GPS CONCEPT

Transition-GPS is not an end-of-service activity. It is  a full life-cycle model, stressing a continuum of career, financial, educational and personal development techniques throughout the course of a military career. The aim of Transition-GPS is to make transition a well-planned, organized and thoughtful progression that empowers Service members to make informed career decisions, be competitive in a global workforce and become positive contributors to their communities.


VETERANS BENEFIT BRIEFINGS

Briefings from the Department of Veterans Affairs provides important information to retiring or separating on VA benefits and entitlements.


VA ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Individual appointments with a representative of the Department of Veterans Affairs for those individuals that have attended a general VA briefing and still have specific question/concerns to address. Call for an appointment.


TRANSITION – GPS SEMINAR

For those individuals separating from the military in one year, retiring in two or less years and eligible DOD civilians, this seminar guides you through buildings a success and more.


PRE-SEPARATION BRIEFING (DD FORM 2648)

This mandatory briefing provides information about transition benefits and services as well as the completion of the DD Form 2648. This briefing must be accomplished no later than 90 days prior to separation.


The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011

The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 requires the Department of Labor (DoL) to take a hard look at how to translate military skills and training to civilian sector jobs and how to make it easier to get the licenses and certification our Veterans need.

The VOW Act:

* Makes Transition-GPS mandatory for most Service members transitioning to civilian status.
* Upgrades career counseling options and job-hunting skills.
* Ensures the program is tailored to individuals and the 21st century job market.

The Transition-GPS Workshop is a 5-day workshop developed through partnerships with DoD,  Dol, VA, and Homeland Security, and hosted by your A&FRC.

DAY 1:    Intro to Transition-GPS, learn to bridge the gap between your military and civilian career. Participants will assess and develop their financial plans.

Day 2-4: Learn about job searches, career decision-making, current occupational and labor market conditions, resume and cover letter preparation and interviewing techniques.

Day 5:     VA provides the benefits and services briefing. Other base agencies provide important transitional information.

*Call A&FRC at DSN 480-5100 to register.*