Orders Writing Cell
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The Orders Writing Cell (OWC) is responsible for processing of AROWS-R orders request for Individual Reservist (IR’s) on various MPA/RPA tour types. The OWC role is to review the request for accuracy, validate if the member requires any waivers, and process orders request appropriately in accordance with the JTR and any other Laws/Regulations/Policies.
Order requests will need to have a detailed explanation for the request along with the supporting documents to assist with processing the request. Per AFMAN 36-2136 and the IR Guide, orders request must be submitted at least 30 days before the tour start date. However, We understand short notices do occur, submit as early as possible and provide detailed justification to why the request did not meet the AFI requirement.
Additionally, all Annual tour requests must be submitted by 1 Jun each year. This is to ensure they are published by 30 June each year per AFMAN 36-2136.
OWC will review the orders request and respond with an appropriate action or comments within 4 business days. (dependent on the tour start date) Member's overall readiness should be green.
Providing the following items will assist/ensure your orders getting processed.
IDT Reimbursement Guide
The Guide for Individual Reservists
The Travel Companion for Individual Reservists
AFRC AROWS IR User Guide
IR Orders Guide
How to Build IDT Scheduling in UTAPS
AFMAN 36-2136 Reserve Personnel Participation
AFMAN 34-102, Directory of Government Quarters and Dining Facilities (CONUS)
AFMAN 34-102, Directory of Government Quarters and Dining Facilities (OCONUS)
AFMAN 65-604, Appropriation Symbols and Budget Codes
AFI 36-2254, V3, Reserve Personnel Telecommuting/Advanded Distributed Learning (ADL) Guidelines
AFI 36-2619, Military Personnel Approriation Manday Program
AFI 65-601, Budget guidance and procedures
AFI 65-103, Temporary Duty Orders
AFI 65-109, Preparation of AF Form 938
AFI 65-114, Travel - Policy and Procedures for Financial Services Offices and Finance Offices - Reserve Component
Defense Travel Site - Per Diem Calc
Travel Regulations website
DOD Travel Allowance Guidance TDY’s
DoD FMR website
Mandatory Use of Individual Government Travel Card for Official Government Travel, SAF/FM memo dated Nov. 8, 2017
VOCO Letter Template
Annual Tour Special Request Form
TDY Fund Site Authorization (FCAL) – Updated one coming soon
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