VA Benefits I and II Briefings are part of VA's portion of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS), which is designed to help transitioning Servicemembers, to include Guard and Reserve members demobilizing after 180 days or more of active service, adjust to life after the military. All transitioning Servicemembers are required to attend Transition GPS.
The briefings consist of two classroom modules: a four-hour VA Benefits I Briefing and a two-hour VA Benefits II Briefing.
Spouses and family members are encouraged to attend both briefings.Optional Two-Day Technical Training Track
VA is leading an optional two-day technical training track. This workshop assists transitioning Servicemembers in identifying civilian occupations, establishing career goals, and beginning applications for credentialing and vocational training.
Additional optional tracks focusing on education and entrepreneurship are also available, and are led by the military services and Small Business Administration.
The video below provides more information about the VA Benefits I Briefing. It also demonstrates how the program has helped other transitioning Servicemembers make the most of civilian life.
Separating from the service is probably the scariest thing I've ever done. But, once I found these tools that were made available to me, I took advantage of them and it made me more confident in my decision... it was all going to be OK.- Erica, Veteran, served seven years
I think the real challenge for me was transitioning from a tactical job into something that could be marketable in the civilian world.- Jose, Veteran, served over 15 years