Know Before You Go
Transitioning Out
Separation & Retirement

- As of April 2020 -

Whether you and your family have served 4 years or 20+, thank you for raising your hand and serving our country!  According to the Veterans Affairs office, about 200,000 service members transition back into civilian life every year.  Transitioning out of the military can be full of stress and unknowns.  We researched many sources and reached out to recently separated and retired community members to ask them what they wish they knew before and during their transition out.  We hope this helps you as you prepare for the next chapter of your life! 

Our Top 6 Topics

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1. Transition Assistance Program

2. Finances

3. Medical

4. Terminal Leave/PTDY

5. Final PCS

6. Skillbridge Program

Other Resources

The following is an excellent "Retirement Planning 12 Month Countdown" road map created by Kirk Windmueller.  He also provides an excellent first hand account of lessons learned during his transition out.  Read more on his LinkedIn Page Here

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Militar Retiremet Roadmap

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