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Train & Equip for the IA Sailor

During the Train & Equip phase the IA Sailor processes through the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) (formerly NMPS) and any other required training. Typically, this involves one or more intermediate stops (I-Stops) for training, including Navy IA Combat Training (NIACT) at an Army installation, and the completion of online courses. IA training may require IA Sailors to change locations one or more times to complete all training.

  • Train & Equip phase begins with departure from the Parent Command or NOSC for ECRC.
  • The purpose of Train & Equip phase activities is to provide general and mission-specific training and gear issue for the IA Sailor.
  • Train & Equip phase ends when the IA Sailor departs his or her final I-Stop for the theater.

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