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STEP 1. Individualized Initial Counseling (IC)
Effective 1 Oct 19, IAW Section 552 Public Law 115-232, John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, members will receive Individualized Initial Counseling (IC) with a transition counselor NLT 365 days prior to separation/retirement from military service.
Prior to this session, members will complete a Service Member Self-Assessment – the results will determine each member’s readiness/preparedness for transition, identify any unique needs and establish post-transition goals. At the conclusion of this appointment members will have an established transition plan to include scheduled appointments for the required corresponding components.
IC is conducted by individual appointment at the Scott AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) every Tuesday & Thursday with one hour appointment blocks available from 0800 – 1100. Register at www.scottafrc.com thru Appointment Plus.
STEP 2. Preseparation Counseling - Initiate DD Form 2648 eForm (Preseparation Counseling Phase).
IAW Section 552 Public Law 115-232, John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, members will receive Preseparation Counseling with a transition counselor NLT 365 days prior to separation/retirement from military service.
During the briefing service members (SM) will learn about veteran benefits, entitlements and resources available to assist throughout the transition process. This briefing is held every other Wednesday from 0730 – 1230 at the Scott AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC).
**Briefings are designated based on post separation status (i.e. separatee/retiree).
STEP 3. 5-Day TAP Curriculum Workshop
This is multi-day course provides members with information and skills needed for a successful transition. This workshop is broken down as follows:
Day 1: DOD Day (Managing Your Transition, Military Occupational Crosswalk, Financial Planning)
Day 2: VA Benefits and Services
Days 3-5: Department of Labor Employment Workshop (Exemptions apply)
This workshop is facilitated by briefers from the A&FRC, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor.
STEP 4. CAPSTONE - Complete DD Form 2648 eForm (Capstone Phase)
Capstone - Required for all separating/retiring personnel and must be complted NLT 90 days prior to anticipated date of separation/retirement. During this appointment A&FRC consultants will verify completion of required Career Readiness Standards (deliverables) as determined during members Initial Counseling appointment.
Capstone is conducted by indivual appointment at the Scott AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) every Monday & Wednesday with one hour appointment blocks available from 1200 - 1500. Register
**Preseparation Counseling & TAP Curriculum workshop will be scheduled during members Initial Counseling appointment.
** Individualized Initial Counseling, Preseparation Counseling & CAPSTONE REQUIRED FOR ALL SERVICE MEMBERS, NO EXEMPTIONS.