Navy's IA BlackBerry Smartphone Application


Story Number: NNS111004-13Release Date: 10/4/2011 4:11:00 PM
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From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Navy's new BlackBerry smartphone application, which allows more Sailors to deploy with the vital information they need from the Navy Individual Augmentee (IA) website, recently reached a milestone of more than 2,000 downloads.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), the executive agent for the Individual Augmentee Continuum, launched the Navy's third IA smartphone application June 7 to give Sailors the ability to access the Navy IA website at their fingertips through use of their mobile devices.

The new Navy IA app uses BlackBerry smartphone technology and joins the Navy IA mobile app for the iPhone/iPod Touch and Android, which have been downloaded more than 11,000 times since they were launched during the past year.

Using the smartphone apps, IA Sailors have access to 95 percent of the Navy IA website content without the need for an internet connection. The Navy IA website provides information covering the entire IA process, from receipt of orders to redeployment/demobilization. It also includes IA-specific questions and answers, instructions, NAVADMINS, resources, and frequently asked questions.

The Navy IA website is the centerpiece of USFF's overarching communication strategy. Adding Navy IA mobile apps, Navy IA Facebook and Twitter sites is an integral extension of the strategy and provides the latest information and resources to this generation's IA Sailors, families, commands, and civilian employers.

The Navy IA apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry based smartphones are free of charge.

For more information about the Navy IA mobile apps, visit www.ia.navy.mil. Follow IA news and updates by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/navyIA and a follower at twitter.com/Navy_IA .

For more information from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.cffc.navy.mil .

For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/clf/ .

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