THe VEt HelP DESK, Is A GRASSROOTS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION who's Mission is to be Advocates first, to educate, re-integrate, & provide supportive services to our Mid-South Service Members, Veterans, & Their Dependents.
Our Vision as a veteran resource center, is to equip our home-town heroes with the tools necessary to reach self-sufficiency by coordinating COMMUNITY resources effectively; allowing our Heroes to successfully transition back into civilIan life.
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HELP STRENGTHEN OUR MILITARY community!
ASK SARGE... How Do I?
"According to Air Force Instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, a First Sergeant is a special senior non-commissioned officer position.
A first sergeant is one who is there to provide a dedicated focal point for all readiness, health, morale, welfare and quality-of-life issues within his or her organization."
Our 1st Sgt. Transitional Care Program is no different, using the Transition To Success Self-Sufficiency Model (TTS), we have implemented an individualized care plan that link our local veterans to local resources and provide exposure and access to their respected local VA system & other veteran service organizations.
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Keys To Successfully Kick Starting Your Civilian Life After Military Service
He Who Fails To Plan, Plans To Fail
Whatever route you take when discharging from the Military; whether it is a medical disablity, retirement, or four & out, you should always do your homework. Plan to plan ahead! Research is key when planning your transition, & one must understand the civilan life that you are preparing to enter. Don't take for granted the tools you have now, that you may not have tomorrow!
Pay It Foward
Get Involved! Join your local Veteran Service Organization. Use this opportunity to network & learn to understand the veteran resources that may be available in your community. Learn the political process of how Veteran rights are fought. There's power in numbers, & in the Greater Memphis Area of West Tennessee, East Arkansas, & Northern Mississippi there are over 90,000 Veterans.
Location, Location, Location
When selecting a "place to call home" we should always consider a safe environment to raise a family or a place to be an active member of your community; furthermore, you should consider relocating to an area where you can harness & grow the skills that you have obtained from your military service. Select a location that allows you to utilize your educational benefits to best fit your career goals.
For The Record
Once it's certain that you are discharging from the Military, it is very important that you begin to keep a Military Records file. This file should consist of a complete history of your Military medical records, DD214, Discharge Papers, Orders (all if posible), & any ribbons, medals, or LOA's that you have received during your career. Be sure to file any leadership or job skill training awards & certificates, as well as any credit hours that you may have completed.
Cover All of Your Bases
Enroll in your local Veterans Affairs Healthcare System admediately! Your health & your family's well-being is a priority. Find out if you are eligable for VA services. Get familiar with other services & programs offered at the VA Hospital, or off-site. Seek advice about your Veteran's benefits, get evaluated if you believe that you qualify to file for a disability rating. Be proactive with entitlements, do not allow a mis-step to catch up with you years from now.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Return home with a detailed plan of how to utilize your VA benefits. Ideally, your Military benefits where designed to help ease the burdens of the transitional process.
Along, with your educational benefits, Veterans qualify for Federal & local government work study.The VA Workstudy program allow Veterans utilizing their GI Bill to work up to 20 hours/wk in a part-time environment to help with some of their expences, and also giving our Veterans additional professional experience to add to their resume.