Members of the Armed Forces serve with distinction, and then they return home after their mobilization. When they return home there is a number of different issues that they have to deal with, and there are benefits for support for their service. Those who have been activated with their reserve and National Guard units, transition and return home is a little different. They return to the United States as a rule with their unit. They undergo a number of different assessments, and are provided with post deployment physical and dental exams. During this assessment the soldier is given a dental exam, a physical exam, and an individualized plan of transition.
There is a Transition Assistance seminar that they can partake in. It is voluntary but it offers a number of different advantages for the Servicemember. The law requires that all personnel that are transitioning from Active Duty be provided with some different services and options. It can include different options offered by the Veterans Affairs department, as well as other federal agencies and the Department of Defense. The most important element of Transition is to know what services are available and if you are qualified to receive some or all of these services. If you are leaving the military completely, without going to the Reserves, or the Inactive Ready Reserves, then you will meet with other groups. It?s a good idea for you to prepare for your discharge starting about six months before you leave the service. You will given a copy of DD Form 2648 which is the ?Counseling and Pre Separation Checklist,? form. You can start the process of transition and investigation. You will be able to receive counseling and pre separation assistance at least ninety days prior to discharge from active duty. The Form 2648 is a very important form, and you will not be able to leave Active duty service or depart from the installation that you separate from without completing it.
This form will help you plan your individual transition and come up with a checklist of your own. After you return home from Active Duty deployment you will receive some sort of follow up appointment or assessment from the DoD. There are groups that can assist you in your post separation issues, such as the VA, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.