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Individual Augmentee Support

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What is an IA?

  • Individual Augmentees (IAs) are Sailors who support or “augment” another Navy, Marine Corps or Army command.
  • Sailors usually go to their IA assignment on temporary or TAD orders and return to their current or “parent” command once they complete their assignment.
  • Assignments vary in length from a few months to a year or more.

 


STEPS TO BECOMING AN INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA)

Step #1: TAD orders are received to an IA assignment, a mandatory pre-deployment checklist is completed available at Navy Knowledge Online www.nko.navy.mil before detaching from your parent command. The checklist includes medical, dental, financial, administrative and online training requirements.

Step # 2: Travel to a Navy Mobilization Processing Site to ensure readiness for combat training. Currently there are four processing sites:

Norfolk

Telephone: 757-438-3375

San Diego

Telephone: 619-887-8080

Port Hueneme

Gulfport

Telephone: 228-871-3199

Step #3: Attend Combat Skills Training. About half of Navy IAs attends at Fort Jackson , SC.
www.jackson.army.mil/.

The Army has developed a two to three week training program for Sailors. Topics include:

Weapons qualifications
Convoy operations
Urban operations
Code of conduct
First aid
Cultural awareness

Step #4: Sailors may or may not attend follow-on training depending on their assignment.

Step #5: Once training is complete, flights are arranged to the theater of operations where there is further familiarization with the area before being sent to the command to be augmented.

 

 


IA FAMILY DISCUSSION GROUPS

Meet recently returned IAs and spouses of IAs serving various deployment locations. Tap into resources and support to manage the challenges that can occur with IA deployments.

To register, follow this link to the Class Schedule

 


IA DEPLOYMENT READINESS BRIEF

IA Deployment Readiness Briefs cover information about personal, practical, and financial preparation; community resources; communicating with family and coping skills. The uniqueness of an IA deployment will be discussed, as well as how FFSC can assist families with the new challenges of IA deployments.

To register, follow this link to the Class Schedule

 


COMMAND IA COORDINATOR (CIAC) RESOURCE FORUM

These forums provide an opportunity to discuss the roles, responsibilities and resources available for CIACs as they assume this new collateral duty. FFSC staff will explain services, programs, and resources for IA families during these unique deployments.

To register, follow this link to the Class Schedule

 


INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE AND FAMILY RESOURCES

PHONE NUMBERS

FFSC Information and Referral
1-800-FSC-LINE
(757) 444-NAVY

Request an IA Family Packet
1-800-FSC-LINE or (757) 444-NAVY

Navy Hotline To Assist IA Families During Deployments
877-364-4302

LINKS

Navy IA Web Site

Navy Knowledge Online
Savings Deposit Program
Personal Financial Readiness
Chaplains, American Red Cross
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Military OneSource
TRICARE information for deployed families
TRICARE Prime remote for members and their families

 

Combat stress resources:

Dealing with Combat and Operational Stress Within the Navy Environmental Health Center
www-nehc.med.navy.mil

Combat Stress Reactions videos and training's on Lifelines Services Network
www.lifelines.navy.mil

Deployment Health Clinical Center web site
www.pdhealth.mil

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
www.ncptsd.va.gov

 

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