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  • HQ RIO Announces 2019 Individual Reservists of the Year

    The Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization announced the 2019 Individual Reservist of the Year award winners.The award program recognizes the accomplishments of the outstanding Reserve Airmen who augment Active Component and government agencies world-wide.“During these challenging times, it’s great to take a step
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • Reserve Airman reenlists at historic World War II Memorial

    Tech. Sgt. Alicia Lofton experienced a special opportunity for her reenlistment Jan. 23, 2020. Lofton, an individual mobilization augmentee, held her ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, west of Honolulu, Hawaii. Col. Amy Boehle, commander of Headquarters Individual Readiness and Integration Organization, was the presiding
  • SAPR/SP training requirement update

    With just over two weeks left in the calendar year to complete the annual SAPR/SP requirement, please contact your assigned Unit Training Manager to inform them if you are unable to accomplish the training and he/she will request the training link from HAF. HQ RIO did not get approved to forward the SAPR/SP link as previously planned.What
  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nominations

    The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.Only six weeks remain to nominate your outstanding employer for the Secretary of Defense
  • New TAP implementation update

    The new FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) requirements became effective on 1 October 2019. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA) was signed into law on 13 August 2018 and called for significant changes to the TAP.  This legislation implemented new
  • HQ RIO; making it easy to serve

    The Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) forces are part of a global organization comprised of the best Airmen our nation has to offer. As commander, Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO), it is an absolute privilege to serve the nearly 8,000 IMAs around the world. My duty is to ensure each IMA is
  • ARCNet individual readiness report modifications

    ARCNet is releasing modifications to the individual readiness report on 11 October 2019. These modifications will streamline the display to what is needed for calculating an individual’s readiness.Fields for Last Decoration, Evaluation, and PME are being removed from the report. Any comments older than a year will also be deleted.A separate report
  • REMINDER: AROWS-R usage mandatory

    All Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMA), are reminded that the use of the Air Force Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS-R), is mandatory for all AF Forms 938, Request and Authorization for Active Duty Training/Active duty Tour and DD Forms 1610, Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel for all active and reserve component
  • AROWS-R orders requests must be submitted by Oct. 17, 2019

    The Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is scheduled to be upgraded to the latest version of Oracle software starting Nov. 4, 2019.Prior to DEAMS going down all AROWS-R orders requests scheduled before, during or shortly after the DEAMS upgrade MUST be created and fully certified prior to 1700 EST Oct. 31, 2019. In order to