Military Separation

Separation from the military and transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. The more preparation you do, the more smoothly everything goes. Whether you’re moving on after one tour of duty or you’ve put in 20 years or more, you have a lot to do as you bring your military career to a close. 

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Military Retirement: Do You Have This Covered?

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation. Give yourself plenty of time to complete all the required tasks before you officially retire.

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Veterans Affairs Health Care Benefits

Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system with more than 1,400 care sites, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliary, readjustment counseling centers and various other facilities.

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Military OneSource’s Transitioning Veterans Consultation

Navigate the transition from military to civilian life with ease by using the resources, benefits and programs provided by Military OneSource.

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Re-enlist, Reserves, or Transition? 4 Things to Consider

Maybe you’re just ending your first tour of duty. Maybe you’ve fulfilled your obligation to your country. Now, you’re at a crossroads—re-enlist, reserves, transition out? How do you know you’re making the right call?

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Read This: Must-Dos for Separating

You’ve made the decision. Now it’s time to make the most of it. There’s a list of tasks to accomplish, and most of them come with a due date.

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Deciding Where to Live When You Leave the Military

The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.

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