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Protecting Our Mobilized Sailors


USFFC IA Global Force Management (GFM) team's priority is protecting you — our mobilized Sailors — and maintaining our ability to support Navy and joint missions, along with U.S. government efforts. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if I will deploy as originally ordered?

Sailors should expect to report on the timeline detailed in their IA or mobilization orders.

Per DoD guidance travel for global force management activities are exempt from DoD COVID-19 travel restrictions. Any changes to orders will be communicated by orders modifications (ORDMODs) and/or notification by the Sailor’s parent command or NOSC/NRA chain of command. In the event of any time critical changes, IA Sailors may receive a call directly from their USFF mission management action officer (AO) or their Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) AO. All efforts will be made to keep the Sailor chain of command informed, but not at the expense of providing information directly to the Sailor! Note: Orders may change rapidly as the global health environment and/or COVID-19 situation evolves. Please continue to monitor your email and BUPERS Online (BOL) (CAC enabled) and follow this steps:


Note: Orders may change rapidly as the global health environment and/or COVID-19 situation evolves. Please continue to monitor your email and BUPERS Online (BOL)(CAC enabled) and follow this steps:

  1. Navy-Marine Corps Mobilization Processing System (NMCMPS)

  2. View IA/ADSW orders for updates. 

Do I need to request a waiver to travel within the continental U.S. for my orders?

Sailors traveling in support of an IA assignment during the current DoD stop movement do not require a waiver, but will receive an ORDMOD stating that itinerary variations are authorized and permitted for mission essential travel and that travel is in support of Global Force Management (GFM) activities and exempt from travel restrictions. This orders modification (ORDMOD) will allow the parent command and NOSC/NRA to book initial travel.

Follow-on travel will be booked by their ECRC action officer.

What should I do prior to initiating travel for my IA orders?

Prior to travel, Sailors are directed to contact their current command and/or gaining command to receive instructions concerning command health protection screening and reception procedures as well as Restriction of Movement (ROM) requirements as appropriate.

RC Sailors should contact their NOSC/NRA prior to first report. 

For AC Sailors and RC Sailors who have already checked into their NOSC/NRA, their ECRC AO will be able to provide guidance and additional contact information as appropriate. 

The ECRC action officer email is ECRC_NRFK_N33@navy.mil

Sailors shall notify their chain of command of changes to their medical condition, including:

  • Sailors who have had close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • Sailors who feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

  • Sailors should inform their medical department and seek medical advice by phone, before proceeding to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

Will I still be processing through Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC)?

NAVADMIN 099/20 states that SELRES mobilizing in support of CONUS based COVID-19 response will process through their NOSC/NRA. Those SELRES Sailors identified for a possible mobilization in response to COVID-19 should contact their NOSC/NRA, which will provide further directions for screening, activation, and processing.

Sailors who are not mobilizing on orders specific to COVID-19 CONUS response should expect to process through ECRC.

What should I expect at Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC)?

Due to changes to the current HPCON condition IMMUNIZED SAILORS may be exempt from ROM. If you are vaccinated, please forward a copy of your proof of vaccination to the ECRC ROM Distro listed above. If it is decided that you are exempt from ROM, you will be placed in HPCON B liberty until your processing date. This DOES NOT change your processing date. You will receive a call Monday through Friday from the ECRC ROM Team in order to complete a phone muster for accountability. This will continue until you report to ECRC for Processing.

Non-Immunized MOBILIZING Sailors will be required to complete a 14 day ROM period before processing.

Non-Immunized DEMOBILIZING Sailors returning from OCONUS will be required to complete a 10 day ROM period before processing.

In accordance with NAVADMIN 088/21, ensure RC personnel have their COVID vaccination status recorded in MRRS. NOSC personnel will report any change in immunization status for mobilizing members up their chain of command to CNRFC N35 with members name, DoD ID, NE#, and statement confirming member is immunized.

For RC Sailors - CNRFC, USFF and ECRC will coordinate ORDMOD requests in accordance with timelines per DoDI 1235.12 (RLD adjustment of less than 30 days made > 45 days prior to RLD) and within ECRC processing capacity limitations. The goal is to ORDMOD all immunized members to remove ROM period and realign traditional RLD Fridays and ECRC check-in Mondays. If an immunized member has ROM built into their orders they may have an ORDMOD issued for RLD shift. Members should discuss options with their NOSC as guidance is evolving due to timeline constraints per DoDI 1235.12 and the NOSC/RCC will have most up-to-date information.

For AC Sailors - Contact your chain of command for further coordination with USFF.

For additional questions Sailors may contact the ECRC command duty officer (CDO) at 757-763-8640

What is Restriction of Movement (ROM)?

Per NAVADMIN 110/21, restriction of movement (ROM) is a general DoD term for limiting personal interaction to reduce risk to the health, safety and welfare of a broader cohort. Personnel executing a ROM are considered to be in a duty status and ROM periods will not be counted as leave.

Prior to travel, Sailors are directed to contact their current command and/or gaining command to receive instructions concerning command health protection screening and reception procedures as well as ROM requirements as appropriate. For AC Sailors and RC Sailors who have already reported to their NOSC/NRA, the ECRC action officer will be able to provide guidance and contact information as appropriate. The ECRC action officer email is ECRC_NRFK_N33@navy.mil. RC Sailors who have not yet reported for their mobilization should contact their NOSC/NRA. NOSC/NRA should contact ECRC for further coordination.

What are my instructions if an intermediate-stop (I-Stop) is authorized at my Home of Record or Parent Command as part of my training track?

Please read instructions as detailed in your orders.

  • Contact your parent command or NOSC/NRA for further guidance

  • Your NOSC/NRA should contact ECRC for further coordination

Will I attend WTP – TLD in Sembach, Germany?

Warrior Transition Program (WTP) - Third Location Decompression located in Sembach, Germany has begun a phased approach to reopening its doors and is now accepting fully vaccinated Sailors. Regardless of vaccination status, Sailors redeploying from the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command area of responsibilities should contact the Warrior Transition Program (WTP) and ECRC HQ operations departments USN.SEMBACH.WTP.LIST.OPERATIONS@MAIL.MIL and USFF_ECRC_NRFK_N39_TRANSPORTATION@NAVY.MIL) through your local personnel office (N1, J1, PSO, etc.) for class quota confirmation prior to booking redeployment travel. Coordination is required to both ensure proper logistics coordination and proper CONUS force health protection reception procedures.

 
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