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Individual Reservists (IRs) are Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMA) and Participating Individual Ready Reservists (PIRR). They are assigned to, and support, 53 major commands, combatant commands and defense agencies. IMAs are accountable to the Air Force Reserve Command and assigned to funded, active-component positions. PIRRs participate for points towards retirement only.
Unlike a traditional reservist, serving one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer, an IR works with the active-component unit to which they are assigned to create a training schedule based on the annual needs of that unit. An IR will often complete all of their annual training at once.
In addition to their wartime efforts, the peacetime mission of IRs is to provide backfill for active-component bases. Members also provide support for relief efforts worldwide in the aftermath of disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.
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There are two paths to becoming an IR. Based on your background, review the options below and choose the one that's right for you.
To find vacancies, either contact your local recruiter or visit the Reserve Vacancies section on AFPC Secure (Air Force Portal > AFPC Secure > Reserve Vacancies).
Use the information on the vacancy pages to locate the appropriate point of contact for your desired position. Submit your AF IMT 1288, EPRs/OPRs and personal resumé to the POC listed on the vacancy.
ALREADY AN Individual Reservist? IRs interested in searching for new positions can review vacancies on AFPC Secure (Air Force Portal > AFPC Secure > Reserve Vacancies). Details on the reassignment process are available in this IMA to IMA myPers Article.
To search and apply for a vacancy, visit the Reserve Vacancies page by logging in to AFPC Secure via myPers or contact your local Air Force Reserve recruiter.
To advertise you vacant IMA position, Unit Reserve Coordinators must fill out the form below and send it to the owning Detachment for posting in the Reserve Management Vacancy System.
Ensure any special requirements needed for the position are listed on the form.
Stay connected with HQ RIO through your favorite social media apps.
To download the RIO Connect mobile app for your device, click on the appropriate link below. For more information on the RIO Connect app click here.