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Return, Reintegration & Re-Deployment (R3)

During the Return, Reunion, and Reintegration (R3) phase, the IA Sailor returns home and transitions back to their Parent Command or NOSC (The term "Re-Deployment" is an Army term that is sometimes used when describing the Sailor's "Return" portion of R3). When AC Sailor's orders end, they can go back to their Parent Command or execute PCS orders to a new duty station. RC Sailors go back to reserve duty at their NOSC. In all cases, IA Sailors are expected to complete a series of briefings and medical checks as part of their R3 phase to ensure a successful reintegration.

  • The R3 phase begins with the first I-Stop after leaving theater (typically the Warrior Transition Program (WTP) or ECRC).
  • The purpose of the R3 phase is to facilitate the return of the IA Sailor and Medical / Family / Unit / Civilian​ Employment reintegration.
  • The R3 phase ends when all medical issues have been resolved, when the IA Sailor re-deploys, and at least nine months have passed since the IA Sailor's return.

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