Phase 2: Train and Equip
During the train and equip phase, the IA Sailor process through the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC), formerly known as NMPS, and any other required training. Typically, this involves one of more intermediate stops (I-Stops) for Navy IA combat training at an Army base and completion of online courses. IA training may require changes in locations in order to complete all training.
Below is the process of the train and equip phase:
Begins with departure from your parent command to the ECRC
Ends when you depart the final I-Stop for the theater