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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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R3 Introduction

Reintegration is a process, not a single event. It starts from the moment you receive notice you have been selected for an IA assignment. Your CIAC and IDSS (Individual Deployment Support Specialist) will contact you and your family every 30 days unless specified otherwise in the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS).

Within 30 days of the end of your assignment, an email will be sent advising you to contact your CIAC. This will start your respective Command’s execution of planned returned events.

Opportunities to facilitate the IA Sailor’s adjustment back into the Family, Command and Community are promoted by the Commands with their respective planned reunion and reintegration events. Examples of Command events:

As with all reintegration processes, returning IA Sailors may encounter some challenges:

  • Potential feelings of loss or displacement (loss of group cohesiveness and separation; returning as an individual, not as a unit)
  • Acknowledging that roles and relationships may have changed or been reshaped
  • Difficulty communicating needs or sharing experiences

If you find you are experiencing difficulty trying to adjust, do not hesitate to contact any of the following support services:

Echoes Video

Echoes: Combat Stress Video

Safe Harbor

CNO Signs Safe Harbor

Video: New System Streamlines IA Homecomings