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Reserve Component R3 I-Stops

1. Packing Out

For information on packing out surplus personal property that you may 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 

NMPS Norfolk 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 at WTP 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.
  • 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.


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.

PERS-46 processes and adjudicates all courtesy DEMOB requests.  To request a courtesy DEMOB, complete the attached form and submit to  The required form can be found on the CNRFC N35 webpage.   

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.

5. Home

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