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Eye on Individual Augmentee

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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Individual Augmentee Acronyms List

Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) - directly assists Individual Augmentee (IA) and GSA IA Sailors by ensuring they are properly uniformed and equipped while coordinating with the Army to ensure they get the proper stateside training. Training includes instruction in individual combat skills and specialized mission areas to help IAs succeed in their mission and keep them as safe as possible while deployed.

Navy Reserve Forces Command - The Official Website of the United States Navy Reserve. "Ready Now. Anytime, Anywhere."

Commander Task Force - Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA) - lead by the Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, provides dedicated service component support to IA Sailors Boots on Ground (BOG) in the COMUSCENTCOM Area of Responsibility in order to optimize mission readiness and to manage mission risk during deployment. CTF-IA supports the IA Sailor with access to their Navy operational chain of command when deployed in the COMUSCENTCOM theatre under tactical control of the Commander on the ground. CTF-IA continues to build corporate support for IA Sailors in an effort to make an IA deployment a straight forward endeavor, addressing training, movement in and out of theatre, pay, force employment, leave (emergency and R&R), to name a few. The CTF-IA website provides pertinent information to Sailors getting ready to deploy and to those already in theater.

Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) - Provides essential online training that must be completed before a member can deploy.

Fleet and Family Support Center, Individual Augmentees - The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness for spouses and families.

Family Connection Newsletter - A monthly newsletter in pdf format for military members and their families provided by Navy Installations Command.

Fleet RIDE/Perform To Serve - The new Fleet RIDE/PTS program is a vital tool in supporting our Total Force Strategy and provides a means to retain our best and brightest Sailors in order to meet current and future Fleet manpower requirements.

Navy Awards Database Web Service (NDAWS) - This is the official website of the Chief of Naval Operations for Navy awards. It provides online access to Navy awards information, assistance and contains a wealth of information for active duty personnel, veterans, and those in Administrative Offices responsible for preparing and submitting awards. Specific award instructions, approval process documents, other services awards, updates and FAQs about Awards from IA Sailors are included here.

A First in the Navy... Navy IA iPhone App

The Navy IA iPhone/iPod Touch app allows Sailors to take the entire content of with them on deployment without needing an internet connection. This is another component of U.S. Fleet Forces Command overarching communication strategy/plan. It provides the latest information and resources for U.S. Navy Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors, Families, Commands, and Civilian Employers to support them throughout the IA process. Click here to download the Navy IA app (requires Apple's iTunes software on your computer and iPhone OS 3.0 or later).

With the emergence and popularity of additional software applications and the second phase of our mobile application development, we created the Navy IA Android app to provide for the second platform for IA Sailors. The app can be found in the Android Market by searching on 'Navy IA'. Also, the Navy IA BlackBerry App is now available for download from BlackBerry App World. The app requires a Media/SD card and BlackBerry OS Device Software 5.0 or higher.


The new Deployment Health Assessment (DHA) website provides clear and concise guidance on DHA policy and execution to commands and practical guidance to Sailors on how to complete the process. Be sure to bookmark this website to provide you with the information needed on DHA policy and execution.

TRICARE Prime Remote for Families of Deployed IA Sailors - TRICARE Prime Remote (TPR) and TRICARE Prime Remote for Active Duty Service Members and Families (TPRADSMF) is a managed care option similar to TRICARE Prime for active duty service members and their eligible family members while they are assigned to remote duty stations in the United States.

Pre-Deployment Support:

Mobilization and Demobilization Information and Resources Guide - This Guide is designed to provide Guard and Reserve members with information that will assist them in preparing for their military duties. Topics include: Presidential Executive Orders, DoD Policy Documents, Pay and Allowances, Healthcare Options, Family Support Resources, Financial Assistance, Demobilization, Reemployment Rights, Assistance for Students, Small Business Owners, and more.

Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) - NFAAS allows Navy Personnel to manage the recovery process for personnel affected by a wide-spread catastropic event. It is also helpful in providing commands with information to support IA family members while their sponsors are deployed overseas.

Post-Deployment Support:

Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) Attendance - RWWs are a proven and vital reintegration tool for our IA Sailors. These workshops are conducted at various locations throughout the year and are designed to support up to 150 attendees at each location. For more information see the RWW Attendance (NAVADMIN 331/09) and the RWW schedule.

Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor - Safe Harbor is the Navy's lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. Through proactive leadership, we provide a lifetime of individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of our Shipmates' recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration activities.

After Deployment - The mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families. It focuses on the concerns and problems experienced during the initial months following a deployment.

Post Deployment Health - Designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment healthcare by fostering a trusting partnership between military men and women, veterans, their families, and their healthcare providers to ensure the highest quality care for those who make sacrifices in the world's most hazardous workplace.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center - "Prevention and Protection Starts Here" Provides valuable information for Service Members, Families and Retirees as well as Health Providers and Professionals.

Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control - Straightforward information to understand and treat posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other stress injuries. Provides creative ways for families to build resilience - that mental hardiness that prevents stress illnesses and best prepares you for the many changes demanded by day-to-day military life and deployment.

Vets4Warriors - Encourages service members to seek coping skills through peer support and referrals to community-based services and offers programs to improve awareness and access for support with trained veteran peers representing all branches of the military. Veteran peers' team has immediate access to behavioral health clinicians, local community services, military veteran centers, and military healthcare providers, non-clinical (legal, financial) and referrals for clinical services (substance abuse, behavioral health).

Emergency Support:

Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 - The Military Crisis Line (MCL) is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders. Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, along with their loved ones can call, chat online, or send a text message to receive free, confidential support 24/7/365. U.S. Service members in Europe and supporting OEF (Afghanistan) may now also receive free, confidential support through the European MCL and OEF Crisis Hotline respectively. Whether you’re a Service member or a concerned friend or family member, confidential assistance is only a call, click, or text away. MCL tools availble for download include: MCL Brochure, MCL Poster, MCL Public Fact Sheet, and OEF Crisis Hotline Fact Sheet. Visit Military Crisis Line for more information.

Navy Suicide Prevention Program

American Red Cross - Using the latest in computer and telecommunications technology, the Red Cross sends communications on behalf of family members who are facing emergencies or other important events to members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving all over the world. These communications are delivered around-the-clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, their eligible family members, and survivors. To do this, counseling, loans, grants, various services, and referral to other community resources are available. There are no fees for such help.

Chaplain Care - Navy Chaplain Corps Vision: "Mission ready Sailors and Marines, and their families, demonstrating spiritual, moral and ethical maturity supported by the innovative delivery of religious ministry and compassionate pastoral care." Access a Navy Chaplain in your area region.

Flu & H1N1 Information

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by several types and subtypes of viruses. One or more virus strains cause a surge in flu nearly every year. The viruses undergo continuous genetic changes, so people don't achieve permanent immunity, and vaccines must be updated annually to combat the anticipated predominant strains. Navy Medicine has additional information on H1N1 and Seasonal Flu.

The Flagship Articles on the IA Continuum

Legal Assistance for Sailors

  • Navy Legal Services Website - More detailed information for each Navy legal assistance office including hours, any areas of specific expertise, and links useful local websites for that area.

  • US Armed Forces Legal Assistance Locator - Enter zip code or state to find the legal assistance office located near you.

  • U.S. Armed Forces Legal Assistance Website - Eligibility information, search by legal assistance topic, and other frequently asked questions that apply to all services.

  • Military One Source - Under the Financial & Legal tab there is a link to another legal assistance locator and a link to information about common legal assistance issues.

Other Links: - is the Internet's largest community of military wives and women in uniform. Pronounced 'sink - house', we represent the "Commanders in Chief of the House', including girlfriends, fiancées, moms, sisters, and all other women who live the military lifestyle. CinCHouse's mission is to provide information, resources, and a community of friends to help you survive the toughest times and enjoy the adventures of military life.

National Military Family Association - NMFA, "The Voice for Military Families," is dedicated to providing information to and representing the interests of family members of the uniformed services on which our national security depends. Its website,, provides extensive information for military families and those who service them.

Naval Services FamilyLine - Naval Services FamilyLine is an organization of Navy Family volunteers who believe in sharing their experience, strength, and hope as military spouses. They are available to answer your questions, provide education, and offer free publications.

Military OneSource - Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, our free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, Reserve service members, and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions.

United Through Reading - helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children's books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. This powerful Program is available to all deploying military units and at select USO locations. It provides military personnel a meaningful opportunity to continue bonding with a special child in their life and parent from afar.

National Resource Directory - An online partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

The appearance of hyperlinks on this page does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government, the Department of Defense, or the Defense Information Systems Agency of linked web sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Defense Information Systems Agency does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. External links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.

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