Posted on Oct 31, 2018
SGT Jennifer Rixe
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For all of you who have already made the transition out of the military - what would you would have found most beneficial as your days in service were drawing to an end? Was the TAP program useful? What would you have found helpful even after you had gotten out? And if you still struggle, what do you think would help you now? If you don't want to answer for everyone to see, would you mind sending me an email on here? I'd love to hear from you!!
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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It's was an interesting experience that has stood me in good stead.
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TSgt Bruce Davis
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i was lucky enough to be able to attend TAP twice. at my 1 year mark, then again when i was 3 months out. TAP bombards you with so much excellent information, the second time i was able to pick up on some of the things i didn't the first time. i was also able to network and got a job offer before i even retired! i still get to work with military members every day, and if they are nearing the end of their military career, i tell them to start networking! and start on those resumes! another thing many service members are STILL not aware of is the VMET document that should have details of ALL their military training and schools (GREAT for starting a resume!)
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SGT Jennifer Rixe
SGT Jennifer Rixe
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yes, TSgt Bruce Davis I was bombarded with so much information when I was transitioning out that when I did get to the other side, I had no clue what they had told me!!
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SN Keagan Miller
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Spending an entire week learning how to transfer your military skills into civilian seemed way too long. Time would be better spent learning about the various programs available to vets (nationally and locally) when they get out. I didn’t learn most of that until I started working in Social work. Having a real talk about the difficulties of transition in these days, where isolation and alienation are common. Being a veteran it can be hard to find friends when most of the civilian world is underinformed about what goes on in the military and the fact that we are fighting in at least 7 countries. Clear, relevant information that can help people when they get out. Also Veteran owner businesses and ways to find them wherever you move to.
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SGT Jennifer Rixe
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SN Keagan Miller I couldn't have said it better myself! I had no clue either until I started in the field of SW.... it's a shame really... I know that the system is trying to make changes but there are so many things that the system doesn't offer assistance with... I'm hoping to come up with a proposal to change that!
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