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Active Component R3 I-Stops

1. Packing Out

For information on packing out surplus personal property that you mau have accumulated during your assignment, please refer to the household goods/personal property page.

2. Warrior Transition Program (WTP) - TLD and Light

The Navy developed the Warrior Transition Program (WTP), located in Sembach, Germany, in an effort to facilitate IA Sailors’ return and ease the reintegration process with Families, Commands and Communities following war zone deployments. Until now, WTP Sembach was a 3-4 day Third Location Decompression (TLD) program to ensure returning Sailors are prepared to transition from the stresses of military deployment in a combat environment. WTP-TLD Sembach is currently mandatory for IAs deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

For all CENTCOM AOR redeployers, WTP-TLD Sembach is now mandatory for all IAs returning from duty in any CENTCOM location and have been issued demobilization orders on or after 01 Dec 2016. As of this date, WTP-TLD will be included as a DEMOB I-stop on all orders.
For all AFRICOM AOR redeployers, WTP-TLD Sembach is also now mandatory for IAs returning from duty in any AFRICOM location and have been issued demobilization orders on or after 01 Jan 2017. As of this date, WTP-TLD will be included as a DEMOB I-stop on all orders.
For all Sailors serving in IA billets and remain in CONUS will participate in a shorter program at ECRC during the redeployment process and this is called WTP-Light.
IAs currently serving an any location in the CENTCOM or AFRICOM AORs that do not have WTP-TLD in their demobilization orders (RC Sailors) or mobilization orders (AC Sailors) are encouraged to volunteer to add WTP-TLD to their orders and submit an email request via their chain of command. Commands should review the ECRC Instruction 1754.2, which outlines the process for adding or removing WTP-TLD to or from their IA's demobilization orders. Their respective chain of command should consolidate requests and forward approved lists to ECRC AOs at to request an ORDMOD.
Upon completion of WTP-TLD, RC Sailors will return to ECRC in Norfolk, Virginia to complete their redeployment and demobilization process before returning to their parent NOSC. AC Sailors will retun to their parent command after completing WTP-TLD. Note that WTP-TLD is a separate training requirement and will not replace any mission BOG days or time at ECRC.
If there are any questions regarding the updated process, contact USFF IA Support at


Video survey of how the Navy facilitates R3 for returning IAs.

Warrior Transition Program


3. ECRC (formerly NMPS) Norfolk

ECRC Norfolk has been the primary hub for demobilizations. It used to include some of the training and gear recovery now offered at WTP, as well as medical screening checks required by law for de-mobilizing IA Sailors. However, with the advent of WTP and the ability to conduct medical checks in some cases at the IA Sailor's mission location, ECRC is being removed from the itinerary of most returning Active Component IA Sailors.

  • Whether or not ECRC is required for demobilizing AC IA Sailors will be indicated on the IA Sailor's orders (either by its inlcusion or absence as an I-Stop).
  • If at ECRC, you will usually be lodged on base, at NAVSTA Little Creek, or with other IAs at a hotel -- in all cases your transportation will be provided by the government. In rare cases where lodging cannot be consolidated and government transportation is not provided, use of a rental car may be approved by the ECRC Norfolk Operations Department.

4. Home

Finally, the AC IA Sailor arrives at home to reunite and reintigrate with his or her family and parent command.