Transition Assistance Program

 

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The Transition Assistance Program is a Congressionally-mandated benefits and services program designed to prepare Individual Reservists for a successful transition to civilian life. Any Individual Reservist who has served on continuous Title 10 active-duty orders of 180 days or longer since November 2012 is required to participate in the program. Members must complete TAP during their qualifying tour. Members who fail to complete TAP may be denied future orders until they have completed the program.

To complete the requirement, Airmen must complete the following items:

  1. Pre-Separation Briefing
  2. Transition GPS (Department of Labor Employment Workshop and Veterans Affairs Benefits Briefings)
  3. (Optional) T-GPS Tracks
  4. Capstone

There are virtual and in-person options available to complete TAP. Please select the option below that is right for your situation.

TAP options for Individual Reservists

This is the preferred option for completing the Transition Assistance Program.

Contact the local Airman and Family Readiness Center, or sister-service equivalent, withing 90 days of the end of the qualifying tour to schedule TAP. 

Complete TAP in-person, as directed by the A&FRC, during the qualifying tour.

This option allows the member to opt-out of Department of Labor Employment Workshop. The member must provide employment verification or proof of enrollment at an accredited university or technical school. 

Member will complete the following items:

  • Pre-separation briefing video
    • This briefing will explain the requirements in more detail and members will begin their DD eForm 2648 (through the DOD TAP website) and Career Readiness Standards Checklist (CRS), which are used to track progress through the program.
    • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Career Readiness Standards Checklist - Complete all blocks except 13, 19, 23-26. There are several forms embedded in the CRS which must also be completed. They are: Individual Transition Plan, 12-month budget and the MOC Gap Analysis
  • VA Benefits Briefings on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)
    • VA Benefits I for Reserve/Guard (TGPS-US011) (1 hour)
    • VA Benefits II for Reserve/Guard (TGPS-US012) (3 hours)
  • Submit documentation to TAP counselor via AMRDEC-SAFE
    • Send AMRDEC-SAFE package to HQAFRC.CSC.CommunitySupport@us.af.mil
    • VA Benefits briefing training certificates
    • CRS, ITP, 12-month budget and MOC Gap Analysis
    • Proof of employment/school enrollment
    • Indicate the member reviewed the Pre-separation briefing video
  • Capstone - TAP counselor will forward documentation to the member's HQ RIO Detachment commander for review and signature on the DD eForm 2648. This will complete the member's TAP requirement.
Members must be in a duty status to complete Transition Assistance Program requirements and should work with their servicing HQ RIO Detachment and assigned unit to determine which status is right for them.

Contact Ms. Vernesta Harris, Air Force Reserve Command Force Integration Support Team, to schedule an over-the-phone pre-separation briefing by calling (478) 327-2107.

Member will complete the following items:

  • Pre-separation briefing video
    • This briefing will explain the requirements in more detail and members will begin their DD eForm 2648 (through the DOD TAP website) and Career Readiness Standards Checklist (CRS), which are used to track progress through the program.
    • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Career Readiness Standards Checklist - Complete all blocks. There are several forms embedded in the CRS which must also be completed. They are: Individual Transition Plan, 12-month budget and the MOC Gap Analysis
  • Transition GPS on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)
    • Transition Overview (TGPS-US001) (1.5 hours)
    • MOC Crosswalk, course (TGPS-US002) (1.5 hours)
    • Personal Financial Planning (TGPS-US003) (3 hours)
    • DOL Employment Workshop (TGPS-US004) (15 hours)
    • Federal Employment, course (TGPS-US005) (4 hours)
    • VA Benefits 1 for Reserve/Guard (TGPS-US011) (1 hour)
    • VA Benefits II for Reserve/Guard (TGPS-US012) (3 hours)
  • T-GPS Tracks (optional, choose one)
    • Career Technical Training track (TGPS-US008) (3 hours)
    • Accessing Higher Education track (TGPS-US009) (4 hours)
    • Entrepreneur track (TGPS-US010) (9 hours)
  • Submit documentation to TAP counselor via AMRDEC-SAFE
    • Send AMRDEC-SAFE package to HQAFRC.CSC.CommunitySupport@us.af.mil
    • JKO training certificates
    • CRS, ITP, 12-month budget and MOC Gap Analysis
    • Indicate the member reviewed the Pre-separation briefing video
  • Capstone - TAP counselor will forward documentation to the member's HQ RIO Detachment commander for review and signature on the DD eForm 2648. This will complete the member's TAP requirement.

Members must be in a duty status to complete Transition Assistance Program requirements and should work with their servicing HQ RIO Detachment and assigned unit to determine which status is right for them.

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