Hawaii National Guard (HING)
Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)
Work Ph: (808) 672-1250
Cell Ph: (808) 342-4207
FAX: (808) 672-1436
E-Mail: Timothy.H.Fujino.ctr@mail.mil


Veteran Assistance Programs


Veteran Unemployment - Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Are you between the ages of 35-60 and unemployed? You can get financial help for up to 12 months!

In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was passed and signed into law last November. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed 35 to 60 year old Veterans, began July 1, 2012 - applications are being accepted now.

VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to 99,000 unemployed Veterans who are at least 35 years old but no older than 60. Eligible participants will receive up to 12 months of training assistance at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates or applies to the VRAP program. You can learn more about VRAP at http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm

Please visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/vrap_email_signup.html You will be prompted to provide your first name, last name, and email address. Once submitted you can expect to receive six to seven emails about VRAP.

If you have any technical problems with the link or the image please email us at 225D.VBACO@VA.GOV for support. Detailed information on VOW and VRAP is also available at http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOW

Help spread the word by sending this information on to the Veterans in your military community.

Introduction to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Members of the National Guard and Reserves

After serving 180 or more days of continuous active duty, and prior to your release from active duty, you are required to receive transition counseling (same as Pre-Sepertation Counseling For Active Component service members) from a member of a military installation Transition Assistance Staff, Command Career Counselor (Navy), or Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) staff 


 VA Internship Program POC


Program Support Assistant

Transition & Care Management Program

Department of Veteran Affairs

VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

459 Patterson Road 3C03 Honolulu, HI  96819

Phone:  808-433-0838 Fax: 808-433-0836



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UPDATED Calendar of Workshops, Job Fairs, & Recruitments


  • February 25th  -  Kona VA Benefits Workshop / Claims Clinic - 9am to 12pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the West Hawai’i Civic Center - Community Meeting Hale, 75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona Open to: Veterans, Family Members, Widows, and Community Provid
  • March 10th  -  U.S. State Department Jobs Recruitment Briefing - A Recruiter will be visiting Oahu for one day to discuss careers with the United States State Department.  She will discuss U.S. based careers for Veterans & Non-Veterans.  Details to follow. 
  • March 11th  -  Maui VA Benefits Workshop / Claims Clinic - 9am to 12pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Haynes Conference Room One, Cameron Way, Kahului, Maui

Open to: Veterans, Family Members, Widows, and Community Providers

  • March 14th  -  Kauai Women Veterans Workshop - 800 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th at the Kauai Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy, Lihue. 
  •  March 14th  -  Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Recruitment Briefing at KBAY -  10:00 – 12:00 on Tuesday, March 14th at the MCBH Base Theater - Flyer Attached
  • March 29, 2017  -  Career Expo 2017 Job Fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC) - Pre-register at:  www.HawaiiCareerExpo.com
  • May 3rd - Schofield Job Fair - Flyer attached. 

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Nehelani Conference Center

            Meet Employers, On-site Interviews, Dress Professionally, Bring Resumes.  No children please.

  • May 17th – Public Safety Career Fair at Schofield Barracks
  • May 17, 2017  -  JobQuest Job Fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC) -
  • May 2017 – Pearl Harbor Job Fair - Details TBD  
  •  June 13th  -  Camp Smith Job Fair - Details to follow. 
  • June 15th  -  Marine Corp Base Hawaii (KBAY) Job Fair - at the Kahuna’s Enlisted Club.  Details to follow.   
  • August 18, 2017  -  Na Koa Wounded Warrior Job Fair at the Hale Koa Hotel - Friday, August 18, 2017 
  • September 19, 2017  -  JobQuest Job Fair at the Neal Blaisdell Center (NBC)
  • October 11-12th - 2017 DOD Transition Summit & Job Fair at Schofield Barracks