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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 044-01
January 26, 2001

DOD LAUNCHES WEB SITE FOR TRANSITIONING SERVICEMEMBERS

The Department of Defense announced today a new Internet resource for servicemembers leaving active duty. Dubbed the DoD Transportal and located at http://www.dodtransportal.org , the web site is designed to be the doorway to Internet transition and job assistance information and services for departing servicemembers and their spouses. The online service is intended to complement the existing network of transition assistance offices at more than 212 major military installations worldwide.

The Web site has three main features: "Transition Assistance" provides a brief overview of the DoD Transition Assistance Program, including a general discussion of all benefits and services available to servicemembers and their families. "At Your Service" provides the locations and phone numbers of all transition assistance offices worldwide and links to other transition-related Web sites. The last feature, "Your Next Career," provides mini-courses on conducting a successful job search campaign and creating resumes; information on avoiding Internet scams; and links to job search web sites and corporate recruiting sites. There is also a suggested reading list of books that can be used as job search resources.

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