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Transition Assistance Program
The Military & Family Readiness Center is here to assist Service Members and Spouses 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 Military and Family Readiness Center at 707-424-2486 to ensure requirements are completed, according to established timelines, prior to date of separation. 


If you are a "sister service" member not assigned to Travis Air Force Base, please find your affiliated point of contact on the provided document: 
Step   One:  TAP Initial  Counseling 
For those who are separating/retiring, you MUST make an INITIAL COUNSELING appointment immediately for your transition.
*MANDATORY* You MUST make a Initial Counseling appointment before scheduling all other transition classes. 



  1. Complete the tasks on the Initial Counseling step-by-step Power Point Guide (checklist can be found on the last page of the step by step guide below). Go to the link for the Initial Self-Assessment. Use the "click here to access the TAP Portal" option.  Follow the instructions to register and complete the Initial Assessment.  Take a screenshot of the final page: client dashboard section of the assessment. Fill out the below documents:  Self-Assessment, Statement of Understanding (SOU) & ITP.   Save these items on your desktop. Please do not combine documents into one PDF. *****if downloading from a secured server, please wait for the "download original" option to appear and select that for downloading all fillable items.

  2. Email the TAP Team at   (do not send your documents until a TAP counselor contacts you)

  3. Ask for an INITIAL COUNSELING appointment.  share your professional and personal contact information, DoS, terminal leave date, nature of separation status and Travis AFB Squadron and any other pertinent information) mention that you have completed all the actions and documents (approx 8-9 items) per the Initial Counseling step-by step power point guide (checklist can be found on page 2 & 22 on the step by step guide below). 

  4. You will be assigned a TAP Counselor who will send you an official email address for you to send all the documents/tasks.   If you fail to send the documents within 30 days you may need to request a new counselor due to availability.

  5. Within three business days of receiving your deliverables at his/her official email address, your counselor will offer you an appointment to meet one-on-one.  During your Initial Counseling session, you will discuss the next steps and sign up for the mandated classes.

  6. Call if you have any questions (707) 424-2486


      Initial Counseling step-by-step                  Initial Self-Assessment                   M&FRC SOU                                  ITP                           

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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 and their spouses know about the available resources.  Your TAP Counselor will register you for this briefing.  


      Pre-Separation Agenda 


Step Three: Transition Assistance  Program Workshop---   3+2 (5  Day)

This workshop consists of M&FRC, VA, and Department of Labor. The M&FRC discusses how transitioning service members and their spouses, 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:

  • Managing Your (MY) Transition 

  • Military Occupational Code Crosswalk 

  • Financial Planning for Transition

Transition Day 2 Includes:

  • VA Benefits and Services 

Transition Day 3 Includes:

  • DOL One-Day Employment Fundamentals Workshop


Transition Day 4 & 5 Includes:

  •  DOL 2 day Employment Track

Step Four: Capstone

1. Step-4 must be completed no less than 90-days prior to the final out date at MPF.
2. Prior to registering at, follow the guidelines and requirements. You MUST complete ALL requirements for your TIER (1, 2 or 3) prior to scheduling your appointment.

  • Tier 1 (ITP, VA.GOV (eBenefits) registration, Continuum of Military Service)

  •  Tier 2 (ITP, VA.GOV registration, Budget, Gap Analysis or Verification of Employment & Career Readiness Standard for chosen Two-Day Track)

  • Tier 3 (ITP, VA.GOV registration, Continuum of Military Service, Budget, Gap Analysis or Verification of Employment, resume & Career Readiness Standard for chosen Two-Day Track)

3. Please forward your completed documents to your assigned TAP counselor for review prior to scheduling your appointment. If you have additional questions, please contact your counselor.

If you do NOT have all requirements completed for the CAPSTONE appointment, then you may be rescheduled.

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                                            Gap Analysis Worksheet                             Capstone Projection Budget Excel Spreadsheet               





Capstone deliverables for assigned Track:

     Higher Education Comparison Tool                               Career Exploration Comparison Tool                                Resume Example





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: Department of Labor Employment, Accessing Higher Education, Career Exploration & Planning, and Entrepreneurship Tracks.

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