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4 Paws for Ability

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.

 

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Ohio, Online-Nationwide
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Supporting the collaborative efforts of industry stakeholders toward a veteran-ready workforce ecosystem.

Specializing in active duty military, veteran, veteran employment, DoD SkillBridge, career services, employment, student veterans, employer consulting, and university career services.

 

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A Head for the Future

The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence promotes state-of-the-science traumatic brain injury (TBI) care from point-of-injury to reintegration for active duty service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.

 

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A Soldier's Child Foundation

Our mission is to serve the Children of ALL fallen military personnel, who have lost their lives on active duty, and post service related deaths that were due to a service related injury or illness.

 

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Accenture Training

The Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program is a two-month online training program that will equip veterans with the technical skills they need to position themselves for employment as an Entry Level Software Engineering Associate with Accenture.

 

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Act Now Education

Our Approach:
Reliable Resources
Support & Adding Value
Fostering A Community For Sharing Resources

 

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After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT)

ADAPT strives to support military families after reintegration by providing parenting resources.

 

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Minnesota, Online-Nationwide
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)

AFSA has partnered together with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to provide a sponsored One-Course Scholarship for all Military Veterans/Retirees and AFSA Family Members; plus all Active Duty, Guard & Reserve Spouses and College-Age Dependents. The One-Course Scholarship is worth over $700, as CSU has also waived the application fee, and will provide free loaner book(s).

 

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All Secure Foundation

The All Secure Foundation is an ever-growing resource for addressing challenges that veterans face post-service. Whether it be a fractured marriage, PTSD/TBI, depression, physical challenges, or lack of purpose, the All Secure Foundation offers you the resources to reconstruct a life of purpose, empowerment, and giving back.

 

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Amazon AWS Educate

AWS Educate supports 10,000 United States veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses with access to the cloud resources needed to pursue jobs in high-demand cloud computing space.

 

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Amazon Jobs for Military Spouses and Caregivers

 

Job opportunities for military spouses. Part-time, full-time, and virtual options available. With or without a degree, Amazon has options for you. Technical apprenticeships with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and non-tech fellowships with World Wide Operations are also available.

 

 

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American Corporate Partners (ACP)

 

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American Dream U

Who We Are:
We are dedicated to helping our military members and their spouses in the transition so they can find a successful landing after their service; whether that is higher education, a dream job, or the ability to start their own business.

How We Help:
American Dream U offers two main services for transitioning veterans: Online programs and educational workshop events.
American Dream U’s online programs are catered to helping veterans become successful professionals in the world of business, with breadth in courses; everything from entrepreneurship to the intricacies of setting up a LinkedIn profile.
American Dream U’s workshop events are fueled by the same purpose; offering unique, differentiating benefits when paired with the online courses such as networking and connecting with other veterans, as well as hearing personal success stories of post-service careers.

Who We Help:
Military, Veteran and spouses are our mission and the stats below reflect the need. Here at American Dream U, we believe that a smoother transition will go a long way in improving these stats in the future.

– 2 out of 3 new veterans will find it difficult to transition
– About 400,000 veterans remained unemployed at the end of 2017
– 22 – 28 veterans will commit suicide each day.
– Approximately 245,000 Service men and women will transition out of the military in 2018.

 

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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American Red Cross

Provides disaster relief, military family support, health & safety training, and education, blood drive/donations.

 

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Alaska, Online-Nationwide
AMVETS National Service Foundation

AMVETS National Service Foundation provides Veterans their families and survivors world class counsel and representation before the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs. Your support enables us to provide these professional services at no charge to the veteran or family.

 

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Angel Wings for Veterans

Mission is to ensure that no veteran in need is denied clinical care because of a lack of transportation.

 

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Virginia, Online-Nationwide
Angels of America's Fallen

Angels of America’s Fallen’s mission is to encourage and fund healthy positive activities for the children of fallen firefighters, military and law enforcement. Between grief counseling and scholarships others provide, Angels stands beside the children all year, every year until adulthood.

 

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Colorado, Online-Nationwide
Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

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Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky
Army Wife 101

Army Wife 101 is the official lifestyle community for military spouses. Join them as they share about the latest in base living, deployment, military entertainment, military discounts and travel.

 

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Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)

A digital platform where milspouse entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and cultivate online through high touch peer to peer mentorship, support and opportunities.

 

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Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

AUSA is a non-profit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

 

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Virginia, Online-Nationwide
Athletes of Valor

Athletes of Valor recruits veterans who have what it takes to play college sports. The program will work with you to get recruited by a college sports team.

 

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Battle Buddy Info

An online directory of military resources for active duty, veterans, and their caregivers.

 

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Beyond the Uniform

Free resources to help military Veterans identify, evaluate, pursue and succeed at their ideal civilian career.

 

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Blue Star Families

Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, Blue Star Families empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.

 

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California, Online-Nationwide
Boots to Business

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.

Begin your journey

Introduction to Entrepreneurship: The foundational two-day, in-person course provides you with an introductory understanding of business ownership.

Continue your journey

Optional Follow-on Courses: “B2B: Revenue Readiness” is an online course delivered through a partnership with Mississippi State University. Receive sign-up information once you complete the in-person introductory course. B2B and B2BR participants are also encouraged to take advantage of the many resources offered by the SBA and its partner network.

If you don’t have access to a military installation, read about Boots to Business Reboot (https://sbavets.force.com/s/reboot-course-information).

Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA’s Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of charge at participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.

To learn more information about Boots to Business, please email us at boots-to-business@sba.gov or call 202-205-VET1 (202-205-8381).

For more SBA resources for veterans, visit SBA.gov/vets.

 

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Boots2Books

Providing the most comprehensive, innovative assistance to veterans, transitioning military, and their families to attain competitive education and employment opportunities.

A collective of veterans, professionals, and companies committed to assisting those who have served.

 

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Bradley Morris

The leading military recruiting firm specializing in transitioning military and veteran talent.

 

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Breakline

BreakLine is an immersive educational program for veterans transitioning into new careers.

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California, Colorado, New York, Texas, Washington, Online-Nationwide, District of Columbia
Bridges from School to Work Program

Bridges helps young adults with disabilities prepare for the workplace and find jobs with companies looking for qualified, entry-level applicants.

 

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California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Online-Nationwide, District of Columbia
Bugles Across America

Volunteer buglers will play Taps at military funerals.

 

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Illinois, Online-Nationwide
Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business.

 

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California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, District of Columbia
Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is building a community committed to getting vets back to work.

 

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California, Online-Nationwide
Camaraderie Foundation

Camaraderie Foundation provides access to mental health counseling services, at no expense, to Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their families.

 

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Florida, Online-Nationwide
Candorful

Prepare for job interviews with Candorful – mock interviews prepare you to make a great first impression and get hired into the civilian workforce.

 

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Caregiver Resource Directory

The Caregiver Resource Directory is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children’s needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation, and others.

 

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CBT Nuggets

CBT Nuggets invites U.S. military personnel who are in the process of separating from active service to apply for our Outside the Wire Program. Participants accepted into the program receive a free six-month subscription to CBT Nuggets, including access to all features and services, such as accountability coaching, Kaplan ® IT Training Practice Exams, and access to the CBT Nuggets Learner Community.

 

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans.

 

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Georgia, Online-Nationwide
Centurion Military Alliance (CMA)

CMA provides a robust transition assistance program, and has directly facilitated successful transition of over 7000 service-members, veterans, spouses, dependents, and/or caregivers.

 

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Cisco Veterans Program

The Cisco Veterans Program partners to scale positive, inclusive social and economic impact for U.S. veterans. These initiatives are focused on raising the awareness of the value of hiring a veteran and creating IT training and employment programs that leverage scalable training and technology aligned to their needs.

 

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CIVEASE

To empower and inspire military veterans and family members to find their ideal civilian career through self-development post military service.

Address is not exact.

 

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Pennsylvania, Online-Nationwide
ClearCaptions

Enables anyone with hearing loss to communicate easier with the most advanced call captioning system available.

 

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Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB)

A national initiative that supports the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.

 

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Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes was established to ensure that in return for the sacrifices they made for us, these wounded veterans and their families receive all the support needed to restore their hope and rebuild their lives.

 

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Code of Support Foundation

Code of Support Foundation (COSF) provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veteran and their families (SMVF) who have the most complex needs. We are dedicated to leveraging the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veteran and their families receive the support services they need and through their collective sacrifice have earned.

 

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Companions for Heroes

Our Mission

To champion public awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and challenges confronting our country’s heroes and rally support for shelter animal adoption by connecting heroes and companions.

Our Vision

To help every American Hero and save every shelter or rescue animal from euthanasia.

Founder’s Story

November 2001 I was serving in the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, where I endured several traumatic incidents that, at the time, did not seem to affect my relationships with my family, friends, and colleagues. However, a short time after my first deployment, things began to change; a life-threatening situation occurred during the same period where I lost two friends in my unit due to suicide. All of a sudden, I found myself acting violently towards my family, friends, and myself.

During this period, our family ended up getting a rescued pit bull named Cheyenne, who saw so many of my outbursts. Ultimately things got worse before they got better, and I began contemplating suicide because I just wanted the pain to end. In the end, it was Cheyenne and her presence that took my focus off the pain and made me reconsider living.

Immediately I felt so relieved, like someone had taken a 10,000-pound weight off my chest. My family and friends noticed a significant change in my behavior – a reduced number of outbursts, a better attitude, and my decision not to commit suicide – all because of this little pit bull puppy. Cheyenne gave me a purpose and someone else to live and care for.

Following these incidents, I was diagnosed by the Department of Veterans Affairs with having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression.

In 2009, I set out on a mission to share my personal struggles and how this new companion had helped me overcome them, with fellow military Veterans, active duty military, law enforcement, first responders, Gold Star families, those who have PTSD, TBI (traumatic Brain Injury) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST.) My hope and prayer is that Companions for Heroes (C4H) will aid them in their recovery and, at the same time, save our nation’s shelter and rescue animals. This is two lives served.

Today I live with my son, Dax, and daughter, Mabel, along with our rescued Service Dog Darby.

 

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Concerned Veterans for America

Concerned Veterans for America’s mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The Goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom.

 

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Corporate Gray

The Corporate Gray Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide leads the transitioning service member through each step of the military-to-civilian career transition process, from self-assessment to resume writing to networking to salary negotiation.

 

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Courage Foundation

The Courage Foundations mission is to foster post-traumatic growth restore purpose and transform lives through integrative self-awareness physical health mental toughness emotional resilience and spiritual well-being.

 

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Coursera

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

 

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Cyberskills2Work

About the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program
Educating, training, and employing our nation’s heroes in cybersecurity.

Vision and Mission
The National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program, CyberSkills2Work, unites the efforts of U.S. colleges and universities to groom and diversify the next generation of cyber professionals. The program is dedicated to producing qualified professionals to bolster America’s cyberdefense. Its mission is to provide professional development training and job-seeking support to transitioning military personnel, veterans, first responders, and others pursuing the cybersecurity field. CyberSkills2Work aims to bridge the gap between cybersecurity workforce employers in critical infrastructure sectors and professionals trained in cyberdefense.

Our Team
A nationwide coalition of educational institutions and partnering employers make up the CyberSkills2Work team. Scholars from colleges and universities, designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C), develop and offer the program’s training curricula. The University of West Florida Center of Cybersecurity oversees the program and coalition efforts. The institutions collaborate with 40+ businesses in the National Cybersecurity Employers Network to prepare learners for work roles in the cybersecurity field. Learners develop skills that align with and support the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework standards for work roles. Through this partnership, the team provides career development support to meet current cybersecurity workforce needs.

Our Funding
The National Security Agency’s NCAE-C program funds CyberSkills2Work. The NSA, an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, leads government efforts in cybersecurity intelligence, insight, and combat support. The workforce program, with its NCAE-C designation, spearheads the nation’s charge to advance cybersecurity education as a cyberdefense strategy. Thanks to the NCAE-C program, CyberSkills2Work offers high-caliber education and job resources, free of charge, to accepted program participants.

Our History
12.8.21: UWF receives $3 million NSA grant to expand the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program
10.27.20: UWF awarded $6 million grant to lead national cybersecurity workforce development program

 

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DealAid
Through DealAid charity and business partnerships, DealAid is not only able to raise money for amazing causes but also make online shoppers feel like they are making a difference with access to exclusive coupons and deals from over 4,000 renowned retailers. This process is made extremely simple via algorithm that randomly generates five different causes that users can select from and pick as their charity of choice. They do not favor big charities over small and every cause is given equal opportunity to raise funds and awareness.

 

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Department of Education Veterans Upward Bound Program

Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post-secondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.

 

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Department of Veteran Affairs

To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

 

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

 

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Kentucky, Online-Nationwide, District of Columbia
DoDTAP - Transition Assistance Program

About DoD TAP

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information and training to ensure Service members transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life – whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector or starting their own business.

TAP is a cohesive, modular, outcome-based program that bolsters and standardizes the opportunities, services and training that Service members receive to better prepare them to pursue their post-military career goals.

The TAP curriculum is an outcome-based curriculum that transforms the way the military prepares Service members for transition back to civilian life. The curriculum is designed to provide Service members with the resources, tools, services and skill-building training needed to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS). Shortly before departing the military, Service members demonstrate achievement of these standards to their command through a verification process called Capstone. This process includes an opportunity to connect Service members who may need additional assistance to agency partners who provide them with additional support.

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (FY19 NDAA) authorized many changes to the TAP, to be implemented late 2019. The purpose of the program will remain the same, but the TAP process will be updated to reflect the requirements in the NDAA.

About the Military-Civilian Transition Office

The DoD Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) formed as a result of a merger between two DoD programs under the Defense Human Resources Activity’s Defense Personnel and Family Support Center to provide streamlined services to members of the armed forces and their families.

The Office for Reintegration Programs (ORP) combined with the Department of Defense (DoD) Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO) to efficiently deliver resources to transitioning Service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve, their families and communities worldwide in January 2020.

The DoD Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO) is responsible for designing, overseeing, and evaluating TAP. MCTO provides transition assistance policy and program oversight to promote, advance, and instill a culture of career-ready Service members.

Transition Assistance Curriculum
The TAP curriculum for Service members transitioning to civilian life.

Online Transition Assistance Curriculum
The Transition Assistance Program Curriculum has moved from Joint Knowledge Online.
Service members looking to receive official credit/certification for TAP courses, can take the courses online via the new Transition Training Portal (https://tapevents.org/courses).
Veterans, Family Members, and Caregivers can also access the curriculum online.
Select ‘Get Started’ to start a course. If you want to resume a course you previously started, use the link that was sent in your registration confirmation email, or complete the registration form with the same information.

Transition Services

Managing Your Transition Timeline (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Managing_Your_Transition_Timeline.pdf)
Download your VMET (https://www.dodtap.mil/login.html)
milConnect (https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect)
Veterans Administration Careers and Employment (VEC) (https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/)
Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) (https://www.dol.gov/vets)

The following Resources and Tools provide additional information and planning assistance for transitioning Service members and their spouses.
he following links to external sources provide additional information and resources to transitioning Service members, their spouses, and Veterans.

Service-specific Transition Assistance Program Sites
Army TAP (https://www.sfl-tap.army.mil/)
Navy TAP (https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/work-and-family-life/transition_assistance.html)
Air Force TAP (http://www.afpc.af.mil/Transition-Assistance-Program)
Marines TAP (http://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/career/transition-readiness/)
Coast Guard TAP (http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Transition-Assistance-Program/)

Resources for Veterans
Veterans Education and Training (http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/)
Submit feedback (http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp) on problems with schools when using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the Military Tuition Assistance Program
FedsHireVets.gov (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/)

Partnering Agencies
Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOW/tap.asp)
Department of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/vets)
Office of Personnel Management (https://www.opm.gov/)
Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/veterans-and-military-families)
Small Business Administration, Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Track (http://www.sba.gov/bootstobusiness)

Department of Defense Resources
Department of Reserve Affairs (http://www.people.mil/)
milConnect (https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect)
Military OneSource (http://www.militaryonesource.mil/)
Military Crisis Line (http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ActiveDuty.aspx) (1-800-273-8255, Press 1)
DoD’s Compensation and Benefits Handbook (http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/benefits/compensation-and-benefits/)
DoD SkillBridge (https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/)
TAP Events (https://tapevents.org/)

Resources
Transition Assistance Program Curriculum Overview (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=TAP_Curriculum_Overview.pdf)
Managing Your Transition Timeline (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Managing_Your_Transition_Timeline.pdf)
Statement of Benefits for Military Members (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Statement_of_Benefits.pdf)
Benefits Guide for Reserve Component Military Members (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Benefits_Guide_Reserve_Component.docx)
Career Readiness Standards (CRS) Overview Info Sheet (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=CRS_and_Capstone.pdf)
DoDI 1332.35 (https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/133235p.pdf?ver=2018-11-08-133557-850)
TAP/CRS Compliance (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=VOW-CRS_Compliance_Info_Sheet–DoDTAP_Perf_Meas.pdf)
Financial Planning Worksheet (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Transition_GPS_Financial_Planning_Worksheet.xlsx)
DoD Self-Assessment Worksheet (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=DoD_Self-Assessment_Worksheet.pdf)
TAP Counselor Tool_Locked_Updated Scoring 10_3 (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=TAP_Counselor_Tool_Locked_Updated_Scoring_10_3.xlsx)

Tools
Military Career Fields and Civilian Equivalents – A Primer (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Intangible_Skills_and_Military_Fields_Primer_Handout.pdf)

Transition Forms

The following forms are used by TAP staff to document Service members’ separations.
DD eForm 2648 (https://www.dodtap.mil/rest/docs?filename=Blank_eForm_PDF_Print_Out.pdf)- Service Member Pre-Separation / Transition Counseling and Career Readiness Standards eForm for Service Members Separating, Retiring, Released from Active Duty (REFRAD)

The following forms have been superseded by the above DD eForm 2648, and are no longer utilized to document a Service member’s separation.
DD Form 2648 – Active Duty Pre-Separation Checklist
DD Form 2648-1 – National Guard and Reserve Pre-Separation Checklist
DD Form 2958 – Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Checklist

Partnering Agencies
In addition to the military departments, the Transition Assistance Program is the result of an interagency partnership between the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Education (ED), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

U.S. Department of Labor:
• The DOL conducts a one day employment overview that teaches Service members vital skills such as how to build a resume and prepare for an interview. Their contribution to the curriculum also includes the DOL Employment Track and the DOL Vocational Track. After transition, DOL’s local One-Stop Career Centers located across the nation continue to assist veterans in meeting their employment goals through a range of services including job placement, career counseling, and occupational training.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
• The VA is responsible for educating transitioning Service members on the wide range of veterans’ benefits available to them and assisting with the process of applying for benefits during the transition process. The VA contributions to the TAP curriculum includes the VA Benefits and Services brief. After separation, the VA continues to provide educational and vocational counseling to Service members.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
• OPM provides Service members with an overview of Federal employment, the careers offered within the Federal government and a linkage to the kinds of occupations and competencies transitioning Service members and veterans have. It also acquaints transitioning Service members and veterans with resources to support them in obtaining work with the Federal Government, including the Veterans Employment Program Office, which offers career tools such as a Military Skills Translator, a Resume Builder and a federal job search database.

U.S. Small Business Administration:
• The SBA’s “Boots to Business” is the Entrepreneurship Track that helps Service members understand the dynamics involved in developing and sustaining a business. It includes discussion of the key components of a business plan and has information on identifying required resources. It also provides the opportunity for Service members to learn from other business owners. Service members can continue their education with an eight-week online course covering the principles of accounting, finance, market analysis, planning, business operations, sales, and more. SBA’s support for veteran entrepreneurs continues after TAP, providing veterans with counseling and training services, access to capital and preparing them to compete for government contracts.

U.S. Department of Education:
• The ED promotes the success of TAP for Service members and their families by communicating available information and expertise regarding college access, success, and affordability, financial aid and programs specifically sponsored or overseen by ED for the benefit of Service members.

 

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Dogs on Deployment

Dogs On Deployment is a national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owners service commitments.

 

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 25 countries and has helped more than 1.2 million women work towards self-sufficiency.

Find your local affiliate here and discover how you can donate clothes, support the organization financially, get involved as a volunteer or help in other ways.  If we are not operating in your community yet, learn how to start a Dress for Success in your area!

 

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E-Benefits for Veterans

A gateway to veteran benefit information and VA support.

 

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