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Resources for Families of Deployed IA Sailors

During the Boots on Ground (BOG) phase the IA Sailor performs their designated mission at the ordered ultimate duty station. IA Sailors assigned to the CENTCOM and AFRICOM AOR travel via military airlift to their designated Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSO&I) site to begin the BOG phase. Once integrated, IA Sailors are fully functioning members of the mission and take orders directly from their local Chain of Command.

  • The BOG phase begins with departure from the final I-Stop for the RSO&I site.
  • The purpose of the BOG phase is to perform the mission designated by the Combatant Commander.
  • The BOG phase ends when the IA Sailor departs theater for their first returning I-Stop (typically the Warrior Transition Program (WTP) or ECRC). 

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