Navy IAs Benefit from Returning Warrior Workshops


Story Number: NNS111004-09Release Date: 10/4/2011 2:45:00 PM
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From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the executive agent for the Navy's Individual Augmentee (IA) program, encourages all commands ensure those Sailors who have returned from serving as an individual augmentee attend a Returning Warrior Workshop.

These workshops, initiated by the Reserve force, inform Sailors about the valuable resources available to assist with their transition from deployment.

RWWs are facilitated by experts in various fields to address: warrior transitions, telling one's story, warrior's spirituality, couples reconnecting, debt management, combat and operational stress management, considering redeployment, and a variety of other classes to ease the transition back to everyday life.

Confidential sessions with certified counselors are made available for those who wish to speak about issues in a private setting.

During the "Improving the Process" workshop, Sailors and family members provide feedback about their experiences during deployment and the redeployment/demobilization process.

Funded by the Department of Defense's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and hosted throughout the country by Navy Reserve component commands, RWWs have three key focus areas: inform, empower and thank.

While the workshop is no-cost funding to support active duty Sailors and their guests, parent commands are expected to support travel; however, if parent commands are unable to fund, Sailors can submit a request to U.S. Fleet Forces Command for travel funding.

Sailors can review the fiscal year 2012 RWW schedule and reserve a seat at one of the next RWWs in their region at www.ia.navy.mil and contact the regional coordinator.

For more information about IAs, visit www.ia.navy.mil/.

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

For more information from Commander, Navy Reserve Force, visit www.navy.mil/local/nrf/ .


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

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