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Returning Sailors, Marines and Family Members Find Healing at Southwest Region's Returning Warrior Workshop

Navy WTP Moves to Germany from Kuwait

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership

IA Sailors lead JCCS-ONE to Navy Unit Commendation

A hospital corpsman assigned to 1st squad, 2nd platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2

Yeoman 3rd Class Michael Yates, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sterling Cox, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, check Sailors in at Baltimore Washington International Airport who were returning from overseas duty assignments.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is relieved by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert as the Chief of Naval Operations during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander USFF, talks with Sailors over dinner in the zone two dining facility at the U.S. Army Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

MCPON Rick West addresses more than 150 deployed Sailors during an all-hands call at WTP.

Individual Augmentee receives the Bronze Star.

Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) discuss the location of shipmates serving around the world as individual augmentees.

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The following information is provided to give you a sense of the IA process. Each set of orders will vary, but the process is usually similar for most IAs.
  1. You are notified or have volunteered to fill a Request for Forces billet or a Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment (GSA) PCS orders.

  2. Upon notification, your Command IA Coordinator (CIAC) reviews with you the Expeditionary Screening Checklists (Medical, Dental, and Administrative) and other official requirements posted on the NKO website. Immediately begin to work on these requirements. The Expeditionary Screening Checklist must be submitted electronically to ECRC within 14 days of receipt of orders.

  3. Read your orders carefully and comply with all prerequisites and mandatory requirements before leaving your current command. Your CIAC will track your progress and assist you with any problems you may encounter. In addition, the CIACs will coordinate with the Command Ombudsman to ensure your family has a point of contact.

  4. Next you will report to the Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS). This site is selected by training unit requirements and is designated in your orders. NMPS takes approximately one week to ensure that you are qualified to move forward. Required uniforms are issued at NMPS. Families cannot accompany you to NMPS nor are they allowed to accompany you from this point forward.

  5. Following NMPS you will travel to the Army training site for technical training (when applicable) and/or basic combat skills training. This INCONUS training lasts approximately three to four weeks, depending on mission. Any uniform items or gear that was not issued at NMPS is issued at the training site.

  6. Depending on your orders, additional mission specific training may be necessary. The location/length of the training is stated in your orders.

  7. Following INCONUS training, most Sailors receive additional training when processing through Kuwait. Sailors travel to their assigned mission location after all required training is completed.

  8. Upon completing your mission, you will go through the Warrior Transition Program (WTP). WTP is a one week, in theatre program that begins your reintegration into life in a noncombat environment. This involves a series of briefs and gear turn in. Sailors that do not transition through the WTP in theater return to the United States by the route directed in their orders and begin reintegration at that location.

  9. Redeploying/Demobilizing Sailors return through the NMPS as stated in their orders. As a result of the VOW Act & VEI, all RC IA Sailors departing the Navy, who have served 180 days or more on Active Duty are required to complete TAP requirements. NMPS now becomes a 2 week I-STOP. Review the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act & Veterans Employment Initiative (VOW Act & VEI) webpage for details.

  10. When the redeployment/demobilization process is finish you will return to your parent command or NOSC. The CIAC, in coordination with Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), will ensure that all of your pay, leave requirements, personnel records, evaluations, awards and advancement exam information are updated and correctly reflect your service. CIACs will remain in contact with the Sailor for up to 9 months following redeployment/demobilization and willl assist to ensure all Post-Deployment Health Assessments are completed.

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