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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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Navy Mobilization and Processing Sites (NMPS)

Navy IA Sailors (RC Mob, GSA, IAMM and OSA) returning from their assignment out-process through one of the four main Navy Mobilization and Processing Sites (NMPS). Out-processing includes review of medical/pay records, available support services, and entitlement briefings.

Within 30 days of the end of the BOG tour, an email will be sent to the IA Sailor with a link to the Navy IA website’s Re-deployment page with contact information for each NMPS and ECRC.

  • ECRC Norfolk, VA - Staff Duty Officer: (757) 763-8640
  • ECRC San Diego, CA - Staff Duty Officer: (619) 929-4884
  • SATO Navy Travel Desk - (800) 359-9999

Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act & Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI)

The VOW Act, signed by President Obama as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2011, includes the White House's VEI to reduce veteran unemployment.  The VOW Act mandates Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for all separating personnel including Reserve Component (RC) personnel who have served 180 days or more on Title 10 Active Duty (MOB, ADSW & ADT).

DTM 12-007 - "Implementation of Mandatory TAP Participation for Eligible Service Members" establishes the policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures by which the Military Departments administer the mandatory TAP.   

Reserve Component Specific Information:  Effective with the 26 Nov 2012 NMPS class and in accordance with the VOW Act, demobilizing Reservists are required to attend a  5-day TAP class during their out-processing, unless a waiver (exemption) has been granted.  To be waived (exempt) from TAP, you must meet one of the following:   a) confirmed employment or enrollment in an accredited technical training, undergraduate or graduate degree program or b) previously attended TAP class.  If not waived (exempt) from TAP, NMPS becomes a 2-week ISTOP with Week One: demobilization process and Week Two: TAP class.  See the Waivers and Options snapshot for additional guidance.

Sailors will be contacted within 90 days of their redeployment date to coordinate whether waiver requirements have been met for the TAP portion.  For questions, contact USFF Staff Support.

VOW Act & VEI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A number of questions have been asked related to the VOW Act & VEI, the impact to the Sailor with and without waivers (exemptions), TAP, and scheduling at NMPS. To answer some of these questions, we have created an FAQ list.  This list will be updated as required.

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