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Preparing for Transition
Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions as you prepare to leave service. Not only are most of us veterans ourselves and we've been in your shoes, but we also have many connections to resources all over the state who 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.
You can also visit our Resources page to find information on all kinds of programs and organizations that support veterans in Maine. Choose the topic category or area of the state you're most interested in to locate programs that can help you enjoy Maine's outdoors, find other veterans to connect with, or volunteer in your community.
Members of Maine's National Guard have a dedicated resource to assist with their transition. Wendy Moody, 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.
Retiring from Service
The Guard's Transition Assistance Advisor can also assist if you are retiring from military service.
Please contact Wendy Moody at 430-5778 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Camp Keyes Joint Force Headquarters in Augusta and 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor both have PX/Exchange facilities. Proceeds from purchases made at the Exchanges support Morale, Welfare and Recreation services and Family Programs.
194 Winthrop Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Air Force Base
105 Pesch Cir #425
Bangor, ME 04401