ABOUT ROUTE 16

Transitioning from the military can be stressful and scary. A new life, new career, and many new changes are on the horizon to prepare for in the civilian world. This podcast is designed to help you through these changes. The mandatory Transitions Goals Plan Success (T-GPS) class, formally known as Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a good resource, which is normally attended just before leaving the military or in the last 2 years before retirement however; do you remember everything, did they tell you everything you needed to know in such a short time? We are a husband and wife team with over 20 year’s military experience now civilians and continue to educate veteran’s everyday day.

YOUR ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS

WE'RE ON A MISSION

FOCUSED ON THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, EDUCATION AND ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

The military provides a unique reality, while it immerses you in world of like-minded individuals. A family. You have a secure income, a home, and a special bond with your peers as a result of missions and deployments; however, many veterans are uncertain about what comes next. The relationships they have as civilians are different, and hard to compare with those they have in the military. There's a different set of standards, as veterans learn to trust each other on such a profound level. Likewise, families – and spouses – become accustomed to finding ways to adapt and thrive, even though they can experience stress due to frequent moves and deployments. It’s a difficult and admirable position.

Transitioning from the military can be stressful and scary. A new life, new career, and many new changes are on the horizon to prepare for in the civilian world. As Mike Marino remarks, "it may only take a day for an SVM to leave the military, but it can take quite some years for the military to leave that SVM." The military does a great job of giving tools to succeed in the current role; however, soldiers may be left with an identity crisis. All too often, help with the next steps to prepare for retirement or transitioning is an afterthought. Young men and women fail to plan until it’s too late, and those retiring fail to see exactly what it takes to leave a place that has provided for all your needs and translating it to the real world.

"Who am I now that I am not filling this role anymore?"

"Route 16 Veteran Podcast - Your Road Map to Success," is designed to help listeners through these changes. Although there is a mandatory "Transitions Goals Plan Success (T-GPS)" class, it's nearly impossible to remember everything one would need to know in such a short time frame. The hosts, Mike and Tricia Marino, are a husband and wife team with over 20 year’s military experience. Named after Route 16, the beltway around Tokyo which is frequently used to visit nearby installations on the mainland of Japan where Mike and Tricia are currently serving as civilians on a Navy base, the weekly podcast (which runs 59 minutes) and blog aims to educate veterans. They hope to help the military community better understand not only post-service life but the variety of programs and benefits available to them. As well, they hope to translate the needs of veterans in a way that third party service providers understand for the purpose of tailoring resources in a way that better speaks to veterans and their families

"While transitioning from a military life, Veterans go through a range of emotions, but they aren't necessarily prepared to handle them properly. We're here to help." ~ Mike and Tricia

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ROUTE 16 VETERAN PODCAST

CREATED TO HELP VETERANS NAVIGATE SUCCESSFULLY FROM THE MILITARY.  MIKE AND TRICIA KNOW FIRST-HAND WHAT IT TAKES TO TRANSITION VETERAN'S FAMILIES AND CAREERS.

Hosts Mike and Tricia Marino are a military family with three children – two of whom are off to college. They retired from the Navy with just over 20 years of service in 2011 and are currently in Japan serving as civilians on a Navy base. It's the largest Navy base overseas and the only nuclear-powered Aircraft carrier forward deployed. They both note that they can’t imagine not being involved with the military in some facet. They want to build a community of military and veteran families who are informed about – and know to use – resources intended to serve them and help equip them with tools for success.

Their combined experience and backgrounds give them a distinctive perspective that allows them to offer guidance in many aspects of their community. They’re here to help.

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