BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The Individual Reserve Travel Office, formerly IMA Travel, completed a six-month relocation from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, to Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 15.
The IR Travel Office is now co-located with its parent agency, the Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization, inside the Air Reserve Personnel Center. It supports the travel needs of the more than 7,200 Individual Reservists serving around the globe.
Along with the new home, the IR Travel Office also received new contact information. Individual Reservists should use the following phone, fax and email when submitting travel documentation:
The relocation puts all the financial aspects of HQ RIO under one roof, allowing for increased oversight and better organizational integration, said Carlos Oria, the chief of IR Travel.
“Normally, all departments within a finance organization are situated at the same location,” said Oria. For HQ RIO, the travel office was the last piece of the puzzle."
The travel chief also noted the new location offers IR Travel a stronger IT infrastructure, resolving the communications issues that have plagued the office for a number of years.
The move marks the first time the travel office has been co-located with its parent organization since the inactivation of the Readiness Management Group in 2014. The RMG was eliminated that year and recreated as HQ RIO, following an Air Force decision to consolidate manpower actions at centralized locations. The travel pay function was not included in that move from Georgia to Colorado.
“Relocating the IR Travel Office has been a top priority for us,” said Dianne Ferrarini, the HQ RIO director of operations. “Having all of our financial operations centralized here at ARPC gives leadership better oversight, helps us to gain efficiencies and, ultimately, will allow us to provide better service to our Individual Reservists."
For more information on the IR Travel Office, or for IR travel resources, visit www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/HQRIO/TravelPay/.