“Re-engineered Transition Program”:
Soldiers transitioning to civilian life recently got a boost when the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act went into effect. The act requires every Soldier to attend transition assistance classes. The Army already was working to make transitioning easier. When the “re-engineered” Transition Assistance Program (TAP) also took effect recently, the Army already had 700 transition counselors and support staff in the field at 80 locations. Under TAP, Soldiers can now reach a transition counselor by telephone at 800-325-4715. Also, the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), is a transition and job-assistance program that goes beyond TAP in offering detailed job-assistance training. Visit the ACAP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArmyCareerandAlumniProgram. For more on military transition options, you can also visit the Military.com Transition Center.
New VA Career Center:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Career Center helps servicemembers in transition and veterans with opportunities to translate their military skills into careers, create and post resumes, obtain free copies of their DD 214 (Report of Separation), and search for jobs. For more information, visit the Career Center.