TAP VA Office
VIRTUAL OPERATIONS NOTICE
- To begin the TAP process, please register at https://portal.sfl-tap.army.mil/, then send an e-mail to schedule an Initial Appointment (IIC).
- To Out-Process or “clear” Bavaria TAP, you will need to have completed all TAP requirements including the Capstone appointment. Please send an e-mail or call DSN 599-4450 /CIV 09641-70-599-4450.
- If you need immediate assistance, or if your e-mail request has not received a response within two business days, please send another e-mail or call DSN 599-4455 / CIV 09641-70-599-4455.
The Transition Assistance Program helps Soldiers prepare for their post-military career, whether they are seeking employment, starting a business, or pursuing higher education or technical training. In partnership with the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and Small Business Administration, TAP provides benefits counseling, job search training, and career planning and employment assistance, and connects Soldiers with resources needed to achieve their career goals. Family members of transitioning Soldiers are also eligible for and encouraged to use TAP services.
In accordance with AR 600-81, Soldiers are eligible to start using TAP services 18 months from their ETS date or 24 months from their retirement date, and are required to start no later than 12 months from their separation date. To get started, Soldiers should contact the TAP Center to schedule their initial counseling. Click here for an overview of the TAP process.
For information about VA benefits, transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members can contact the TAP Center’s VA office. For assistance with claims and status appeals, click here for dates when the Overseas Military Services Coordinator will be in USAG Bavaria.