Transitioning Off Deployment​

Going back to civilian life can be challenging and even daunting at times. Although your mission may be over, ours has just begun. Our mission is to provide you with the tips and resources needed to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family.
Wheater it be mental health, employment, or education benefits, we've got you covered. These resources are meant to help you reintegrate into your civilian life and also to ensure you're ready for whatever mission may come next.
We thank you for your service.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource  is your 24/7 connection to information, answers, and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars, and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. 
Learn about some of the ways we serve you.

Who We Serve

Service members, their families, survivors, and the entire military community have access to Military OneSource resources anywhere in the world at no cost. We’re ready to assist by phone and online, around the clock.

We serve active-duty service members, National Guard and reserves, recently separated service members, military families, and survivors. Learn more about Military OneSource eligibility.

Connect with Military OneSource at 800-342-9647, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world. OCONUS/International? View calling options.

Personalized, Confidential Support to Help You Be Your Best

Military life is different from civilian life with its unique challenges. To help our military community, Military OneSource will arrange non-medical counseling and support 24/7, wherever you are, worldwide.

  • Private, non-medical counseling. This free, confidential counseling can help you take charge and address issues that can come from stressors such as deployment and reintegration, parenting, marital problems, grief and loss, and financial concerns – without affecting the service member’s career. Counseling is available from experienced counselors trained in military life.
  • Consultations and coaching. Experienced consultants offer special assistance on elder care, family members with special needs, wounded warrior care, adoption, education and more – even a personal health and wellness coach. You can contact us 24/7 to arrange assistance.
  • Live Chat: Trained Military OneSource consultants provide personalized information 24/7/365 via Live Chat. Type in your question and receive a response with the information you need. Live chat makes the existing Military OneSource services even easier to access.
  • Meet the Military OneSource call center team that works to connect you to your best MilLife.

Trustworthy Information and Services

Each person we serve is on a journey through the military life cycle. We’re here to help, with robust online information and resources vetted by the Department of Defense. In addition, Military OneSource connects you to programs, services and products developed for military life. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.

You may request a copy of your Military OneSource records through the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff at For additional information, contact the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center at 866-574-4970.


OPSEC deals with UNCLASSIFIED information​ and is the process of identifying Critical Information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to identify friendly actions that can be observed by the adversary, determine indicators that adversaries may use to obtain/ piece together Critical Information​, and to select and apply OPSEC measures to prevent adversaries from observing information. Use the tips below to practice safe and responsible OPSEC.


Tips for End of Mission

  1. Don’t discuss OLS with people you don’t personally know – you can’t be sure of anyone’s intent. ​

  2. DO NOT SHARE base camp locations or hotels utilized by JTF-OLS .

  3. DO NOT SHARE Locations of security points.

  4. DO NOT SHARE the dates of deployment and redeployment to/from the border.​

  5. DO NOT SHARE the routes, schedules, or convoy contents. ​

  6. DO NOT SHARE the number of troops in any location. ​

  7. DO NOT SHARE key leader locations or travel itineraries/schedules. ​

  8. Do make sure that any photos you share are free of sensitive material (check the background!) .

  9. Do make sure that you leave out specific details when commenting on friends’ social media posts if they are still on OLS. ​

  10. Do remember to share OPSEC basics with friends and family members. It is fine for family members to be proud of you and the things they have done, but you can help them share in a way that protects the mission as it continues. ​

TXARNG State Education Office ​

Want to go to college full-time while serving with the Texas Army National Guard only a few days a month and two weeks each summer? The Guard’s outstanding education benefits serve as an incentive for people who want to serve and study because no other military branch offers more flexibility. With our dual mission – serving both the state of Texas and the federal government – many Texas Army National Guard Soldiers can receive state education funding that isn’t available to other branches of the military. Programs such as Federal Tuition Assistance, State Tuition Assistance Program, Montgomery GI Bill, and ROTC scholarships dedicated to Guard Soldiers make it possible to cover 100% of tuition and bring home a little extra in addition to their monthly Guard pay. To learn more, check out the education benefits below.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Visit our page for a full list of resources! 

Your Education Benefits At A Glance

This handy guide provides you with a list of education benefits offered to the Service Member as well as links for applying for each benefit.

Federal Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance provides financial assistance to Soldiers pursuing an academic certificate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Credentialing Assistance Program

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides funding for sources and/or exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential. Create your account at:

GI Bill

The GI Bill is designed to assist Soldiers and Veterans with education expenses and job training skills.  Unlike other programs, GI Bill pays a check that goes directly to you.

State Tuition Assistance

The State TA program is funded by the State of Texas and intended to help Texas Service Members cover tuition costs at Texas colleges and universities.

Student Loan Repayment

The National Guard values higher education and offers many types of assistance to help you stay on track while you serve.

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemption at Texas state-supported colleges or universities.

Scholarship for Veterans, Spouses, and their Children

Conduct a comprehensive search for scholarships tailored for service members, veterans, and military family

Testing Services: DLPT, DLAB, AFCT, SIFT

Conduct a comprehensive search for scholarships tailored for service members, veterans, and military families. Submit reservation application at:



Park University​

Since 1875, Park University has been transforming lives through accessible, student-centered, quality higher education. Park University Maximizes Your Military Training & Experience By Using Your Joint Service Transcript or equivalent to provide you with Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate Programs.

In-demand Programs Include: ​

Criminal Justice Administration ​
 Information and Computer Science
​Public Administration
 ​Social Psychology
Unmanned Aerial System Drone Certification

Visit us at to learn how you can start taking classes in person or online! 

Texas Military Department Family Support Services​

Texas Military Department Family Support Services Branch is the umbrella organization for programs that provide a continuum of care and support services to Service Members and Families during and after deployment and sustainment operations.

It is the intent of Family Support Services to prepare and empower TMD Service Members and Families to be resilient as future mission requirements will necessitate. Through the various program within Family Support Services and Community Partnerships, we are prepared to execute Resilience, Prevention, Family Readiness, and Reintegration activities to enhance the capabilities and resilience of our TMD Service Members and Families. 

For assistance call: 1-800-252-8032

Behavior Health

The overall mission of the Behavioral Health Program is to support the military readiness of the Texas Army National Guard by caring for the behavioral health needs of service members. We balance the emotional needs of Soldiers with the expectations of military regulation to find an outcome that supports behavioral health recovery and, whenever possible, an ability to return to duty.

These resources are available to ALL guard members regardless of their duty status. 

Additional Behavior Health Resources & Materials

Transitioning Off OLS

Reintegration and Redeployment Readiness

Crucial Conversations

Family Assistance Centers (FAC)​

Soldier & Family Readiness Specialists operate our FAC locations and provide comprehensive and responsive essential services information & referral that support the readiness of Texas Military Department. Additionally, SFRS do outreach and wellness checks to Family Members during deployment, state disasters, and other scenarios, plus unity event support.

FACs Provide Information, Resources, and Referral Assistance in (8) Essential Service Areas, plus Unit Volunteer Support:

Crisis Intervention
ID Cards and DEERS
Community Resources & Family Outreach
Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC)
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

There are currently (22) FAC Locations:

Austin - Camp Mabry (Bldgs. 34, 75, 1001)
Austin - Del Valle AFRC (36 CAB  HQ)
Brownwood Armory - Camp Bowie
Corpus Christi Armory
El Paso AFRC
Fort Worth Armory (56 IBCT HQ) 
Grand Prairie AFRC
Grand Prairie - Lakecrest Armory
Houston - Ellington Field AFRC
Houston - Westheimer Armory (72 IBCT HQ)
Houston - Rankin Rd AFRC
Laredo Armory
Lubbock AFRC
Round Rock AFRC (JTF-136 MEB HQ)
San Antonio (71 EMIB HQ)
San Antonio - Camp Bullis AFRC
Temple Armory (36 Sustainment HQ)
Tyler AFRC
Waco Armory
Weslaco Armory

Contact Us:

Work For Warriors


Work For Warriors is a free resource dedicated to helping you become the prime job candidate by providing you with Resume Assistance, Interview Prep, Workshops, Networking Events, and Job Fairs.  Reach out to one of our talented Program Coordinators to learn how we can help you! 


Dallas/Fort Worth Area​
Lashunna Jimmerson​

San Antonio Area​
John Fannin​



Houston Area​
Tina Pham​​​

Austin Area​
Rosanne Fisher​​​

Texas Army National Guard Surface Maintenance ​

Our mission is to provide the Governor and President with ready forces in support of state and federal authorities at home and abroad. The Surface Maintenance Program provides full-time maintenance support to National Guard units across Texas. Surface Maintenance technicians are DoD civilian employees in support of the National Guard military mission. 

Apply to be a Maintenance Technician at one of our many Texas Shop Locations.


Pay & Benefits as a Title 32 Federal Technician​

Employees are salaried for a 40hr work week.​

Tues-Fri 0630 – 1700. ​

​Mechanics: ​
Avg $48K/annual or $23.09/hour (Low $20.86 High $27.11)​

Production Controllers: ​
Avg $50K annual or $24.33/hour (Low $22.08 High $29.44)​

*Pay varies due to locality pay.  Higher in metropolitan areas and along the coast*​

Benefits Include:

104 hrs. Annual Leave (increases annually), ​120 hrs. Sick, ​120 hrs. Military, and 11 Federal Holidays each year​.

Retirement Pay
Qualify for retirement after 5 years. ​
Thrift Savings Plan 5% government match.​

Many plans are available, with most accepted almost everywhere.​
Health, Dental, Vision
Flexible Spending (nontaxable) Accounts available for healthcare & dependent care.​

Survivor Benefits. 
Dependent(s) receive a % of your income in the event of death.

Things to remember when applying: Ensure your resume is up to date, create a narrative of your experience and skill, and format your resume from your current job. Additionally, If a position requires a certain level of experience, please ensure that the resume reflects the specified experience.


Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Program covers work-related injuries or illnesses that occur within the course and scope of employment for state employees and TMD members on state active-duty status who have not opted out of coverage and sustained a compensable injury. Benefits upon eligibility may include medical, income, death, and burial.

Resources & Downloadable Materials

Workers' Compensation Basics for State Employees 

Workers' Compensation Basics for State Active Duty

State Active Duty Workers' Compensation Pamphlet

Full-Time State Employee Workers' Compensation Pamphlet

Contact Information Sheet

Workers' Compensation FAQ 2022

For questions or issues regarding state workers' compensation claims/issues, please visit our page at