Reserve Component R3 I-Stops
1. 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.
NMPS is the primary hub for demobilization. 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. AC Sailors accomplishing these requirements are no longer proceeding to NMPS as an I-Stop. RC Sailors, however, must continue to demobilize through NMPS in order to receive RC specific training on continuation of military healthcare and other benefits, complete medical evaluations, and to attend TAP class as legally required by the VOW/VEI act.
- All the NMPS pre-mobilization and demobilization briefs are available here.
- NMPS will operate from only one location (Norfolk, VA) after June, 2014.
RC Sailors can request a "courtesy demobilization" to travel home after NMPS and check-out at the NRA/NOSC closer to their home in lieu of spending more time away traveling to the NRA/NOSC that is not close to their home.
Courtesy demobilizations require the concurrence of the Reservist, losing NRA, and gaining NRA. Courtesy demobilizations are approved by CNRFC N35. Courtesy demobilizations will be approved on a case by case basis, when cost advantageous to the government. All requests must be submitted via the attached form and approved 30 days prior to the event date.
The NOSC PSD is also the location where you will have to make a decision about the disposition of any remaining accrued leave from your activation period. The policy for allowing RC leave carry over is documented in NAVADMIN 163/12.
Finally, the RC IA Sailor arrives at home to reunite and reintigrate with his or her family and parent command.