Active Component R3 I-Stops

1. Packing Out

For information on packing out surplus personal property that you mau have accumulated during your assignment, please refer to the household goods/personal property page.

2. Warrior Transition Program (in some cases)

The Navy developed the Warrior Transition Program (WTP), located in Sembach, Germany, in an effort to facilitate IA Sailors’ return and ease the reintegration process with Families, Commands and Communities following a war zone deployment (e.g., Afghanistan IAs). Note that IA Sailors returning from AORs besides NAVCENT or from non-combat exposed billets may not be ordered to WTP.

Video survey of how the Navy facilitates R3 for returning IAs.

Warrior Transition Program

3. NMPS (in some cases)

NMPS Norfolk has been the primary hub for demobilizations. It used to include some of the training and gear recovery now offered at WTP, as well as medical screening checks required by law for de-mobilizing IA Sailors. However, with the advent of WTP and the ability to conduct medical checks in some cases at the IA Sailor's mission location, NMPS is being removed from the itinerary of most returning Active Component IA Sailors.

  • Whether or not NMPS is required for demobilizing AC IA Sailors will be indicated on the IA Sailor's orders (either by its inlcusion or absence as an I-Stop).
  • If at NMPS, you will usually be lodged on base, at NAVSTA Little Creek, or with other IAs at a hotel -- in all cases your transportation will be provided by the government. In rare cases where lodging cannot be consolidated and government transportation is not provided, use of a rental car may be approved by the NMPS Norfolk Operations Department.

4. Home

Finally, the AC IA Sailor arrives at home to reunite and reintigrate with his or her family and parent command.