Transition from Active Duty

Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions as you prepare to leave service. Most of us at the Bureau of Veterans' Services are veterans ourselves, and we've been in your shoes. We also have connections to resources across the state that can help you figure out what you'll need to do if you want to pursue: education or certification, find a job, start your own business, or buy a home.

Please visit our Resources page to find information on over 400 veteran resources across Maine. By selecting a specific topic category or selecting an area of the state you're most interested in, you'll find a host of available programs in your area.

Members of Maine's National Guard have a dedicated resource to assist with their transition. The Guard's Transition Assistance Advisor, can help connect you to benefits, assist with enrollment in Tricare, and ensure that you complete all processes required of you while you're still on active duty.


Commissary and Exchange Privileges

Military retirees who need an ID for use at United States commissaries and exchanges can click here for a list of ID card offices across the state of Maine.

Maine Commissary

Since November 2003, members of the Guard and Reserve and their authorized family members have enjoyed unlimited access to commissaries in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. 

Maine's commissary is located at:
101 Maineiac Ave
Bangor, ME  04401

Maine's PX/Exchange Services

The 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor has a PX/Exchange facility. Proceeds from purchases made at the Exchanges support Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services, and Family Programs.

Air Force Base
105 Pesch Circle #425
Bangor, ME  04401