Transition Benefits: Navy Officials Release New Transition Assistance Handbook

Story Number: NNS111108-07Release Date: 11/8/2011 9:15:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrea Perez, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- A new transition assistance handbook was published on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) command website Nov. 4, to provide Sailors a centralized listing of transition services and benefits available to Sailors leaving the Navy.

The transition assistance handbook, announced in NAVADMIN 332/11, outlines existing and new benefits available to all Sailors as part of the Navy's comprehensive transition support strategy.

Sailors can view/download the handbook online in a portable document format (.pdf) on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) ERB Web Page at

The new handbook acts as a resource guide for Sailors not only affected by the ERB, but also those retiring or transitioning to the Selected Reserve (SELRES) or National Guard.

It includes a list of benefits and services available for eligible transitioning service members, useful websites, and information on counseling services, the transition assistance program (TAP) and the transition assistance management program (TAMP).

Key transition benefits for all transitioning Sailors can be found in the new handbook and include:

* Education benefits
* Involuntary separation benefits
* Government opportunities
* Relocation assistance information
* Department of Labor and Veteran's Affairs (VA) employment assistance
* VA health care and life insurance benefits
* Affiliation with the SELRES for those meeting requirements

The handbook also contains a section for Sailors separating as a result of the Enlisted Retention Board.

For more information visit or contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) or email

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Sailors and Marines man-the-rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while entering Pearl Harbor for a port visit.
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