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                        Mobilization FAQs
Q: What can I expect while at RSU PPC?

A: While you are here at PPC you will be going through a mobilization
process to prepare you for active duty. The main goal of this process
is to properly screen for military service, train and then send you to
your gaining force command for service.

Q: Where will I stay while at PPC for mobilization and will I be
provided use of a chow hall?

A: Billeting is not provided at MCAS Miramar unless you are drilling or
under A/T orders. While you are going through the mobilization process,
you are authorized to use the chow hall, which is just a few minutes
away from PPC. Transportation is provided to all Marines for use of the
mess hall from S-3 Training/OPS.

Q: How long is the mobilization process?

A: The mobilization process usually takes between 60-90 working days.
Information on the Mobilization Process is available in a brief form or
you can review it on the PPC Process Outline.

Q: What is the time length of my mobilization orders?

A: Currently, under this partial mobilization, orders will be issued
for 12 consecutive months. The Secretary of the Navy can authorize HQMC
to extend Partial Mobilization orders up to, but not more than 24
consecutive months involuntarily.

MarAdmin 363/03 POLICY GUIDANCE FOR EXTENSION BEYOND 24 MONTHS, OF
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA) RESERVISTS, MOBILIZED IN SUPPORT OF
OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF), NOBLE EAGLE (ONE) AND IRAQI FREEDOM
(OIF

Alternatively you may apply/request for longer extension of orders, or
request an initial voluntary mobilization of 24 moths.

MarAdmin 046/05 OFFER 3-YEAR VOLUNTARY ACTIVE DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK
CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS (ADSW-CO) ORDERS TO RESERVISTS

Q: I have been out of my MOS for over a year. Is this a problem?

A: No. Your unit billet sponsor will give you refresher training as
required. Or you can schedule training via S-T Training/OPS.

Q: How does my spouse/children get an ID card?

A: At the Personnel Processing Center, you will complete NAVMC 10772
necessary to ensure your spouse and/or family members are eligible for
a dependent ID card, medical benefits and Basic Allowance for Housing
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(BAH). Click here to obtain more information concerning ID Cards for
mobilized Reserves. DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Site Locator

Q: How do my spouse and children get health care?

A: They will be eligible for Tricare. Please refer to your orders or
contact the PPC for Family Readiness or Mobilization Medical
Information.

Q: What is the policy for Mobilization of Reservist close to sanctuary?

A: HQ MMFA provides guidance on requests to mobilize Marines close to
reaching their 16 or 18 years of service. MMFA also provides a process
for Marines to apply for orders/sanctuary. The process for each
scenario is outlined in the following link:

https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page?_pageid=278,8843721&_dad=port
al&_schema=PORTAL

                           DEMOBILIZATION FAQs
Q: What will the demobilizing process involve and how long will it
take?

A: Processing normally takes five to ten working days depending on your
specific situation. The process may be shorter or longer depending if
you have any unanticipated problems. Your GFC will conduct your
administrative portion of the Demobilization Process. Some of the
portions of demobilization will change depending on the unit’s checkout
process. Here are some items you will be completing:

  1.   An orders/SRB/Pay/Travel/Gear audit
  2.   completing required briefs/classes
  3.   medical / dental check out
  4.   updating ID card if your EAS has changed since original issue/
       Tricare update in DEERS

Q: Where can my family reach me in an emergency while I am
demobilizing?

A: While at RSU PPC during working hours: (858) 577-4021, 7:30 a.m. -
4:30 p.m. RSU Points of contact are also available on the RSU Homepage.
You are responsible for updating your contact info via MOL or your
Admin; ensuring you and your family has information on how to reach you
via your unit’s chain of command and points of contact.

Q: Where will I be billeted while processing to be demobilized?

A: Billeting is not provided at the RSU, you will have to arrange
billeting via your Unit. If you have trouble getting assistance via
your chain of command, you can contact the RSU S-1 or PPC.

Q: Where will I get my meals while demobilizing?
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A: At 6 a.m. each morning, breakfast is available at the mess hall.
You can utilize your orders to obtain chow. You will be able to travel
to the mess hall on foot, unless you have other transportation
available. However, if messing is not directed or available per your
orders, you will be provided reimbursement for meals via travel claim
and are required to obtain messing at your own convenience/expense.

Q: Now that I am demobilizing, are my spouse/ children still eligible
for an ID card?

A: Yes. They will be eligible for Reserve Dependent ID cards until the
end of your Reserve contract is up (RECC). If this is the case, your
family member(s) may then go to DEERS/RAPIDS Site Locator to locate a
military installation or reserve center to obtain their ID card. MCAS
Miramar has a DEERS/RAPIDS site at the Joint Reception Center.

Q: Can I continue to use the commissary and PX once I am demobilized?

A: While you are demobilizing and in possession of an Active Duty ID
card, you can still utilize commissary and exchange privileges. Once
demobilized, according to MARADMIN 572/03 EXPANSION OF COMMISSARY
BENEFITS FOR RESERVISTS, your Commissary / Exchange privileges will
continue as long as you remain on contract in the SMCR or IRR.


Q: How do I take leave?

A: Leave should be taken at the GFC (if possible) or as terminal leave
as part of your separation process. You should inquire on whether you
rate PDMRA as part of your current Mobilization.

For any other leave requirements you will need to submit a request in
MOL through your chain of command. You will check out on to leave in
accordance with you respective unit’s leave and liberty policy. You
can expect to use MOL in conjunction with, either your chain of command
or a DNCO.

Q: Am I Eligible for PDMRA?

A: Post Deployment Mobilization Respite Assistance Program exist to
provide Marines with additional leave due to increased mobilization.
See the FAQ on PDMRA or PDMRA Power Point Presentation or contact the
RSU PPC.

Q: How do I settle my final travel claim?

A: Upon demobilization you will complete a travel claim with all
orders, endorsements and receipts from your entire mobilization period.
Any missing documents will cause a significant delay in processing your
claim. You will travel home and when you reach your final destination
you will contact the RSU Separations & Travel (858-577-4020) to confirm
final submission of the claim. You should receive a final settlement in
approximately 30 working days. (See Travel Section for detailed
instructions)
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Q: Who do I contact if my final travel settlement does not arrive in a
timely manner?

A: If you need assistance, you can contact the RSU (858) 577-4020 or
your GFC unit’s Travel/Pay Section. At no time should you attempt to
contact the travel section of the finance office. Your travel/ pay
clerk will make any necessary contacts to the finance office on your
behalf.

Q: If I was mobilized and traveled by plane to report in, can I return
home after demobilizing by my POV?

A: You are expected to return to your home of record in the same mode
of travel as where you did when you were mobilized. If during your time
on active duty you made a vehicle purchase or obtained your vehicle,
and would like to drive it to your home of record, you may. However,
you will only be compensated for the same travel time and cost of
transportation as if you were taking the appropriate Government
transportation (GTR).

Q: How long do my health care benefits continue following
demobilization?

A: Following release from active duty, your benefits will stay in
effect based upon your individual entitlements. These benefits are
outlined in paragraph 10 of MARADMIN 257/03. You can pull this
reference online at www.usmc.mil under publications.

Q: Am I, and/or my family, still eligible for TRICARE benefits?

A: Yes. You and your family members are eligible for TRICARE benefits
if you were mobilized for 30 days or more. You can access the
information in these MARADMINs or the links below:

MarAdmin 133/03 NEW TRICARE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES FOR RESERVES AND FAMILY
MEMBERS

MarAdmin 205/04 EXPANDED HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR RESERVISTS

MarAdmin 233/04 UPDATE ON EXPANDED HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR RESERVISTS

MarAdmin 259/04 POLICY GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATED RESERVISTS (IRR/IMA/SMCR)
AND /RETIREES WHO HAVE INCURRED OR AGGRAVATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS WHILE
/ON ACTIVE DUTY

MarAdmin 003/05 PROCESSING OF SERIOUSLY INJURED MARINES IN THE
DISABILITY SYSTEM

MarAdmin 213/05 2005 UPDATE ON EXPANDED HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR
RESERVE /MARINES

Under new legislation, you may also qualify to continue TRICARE
benefits for an annual or monthly premium. TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS)
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You will automatically be eligible for benefits after your EAS for up
to 180 days.

MarAdmin 024/05 PERMANENT HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR RESERVISTS

Additional information is located on the TRICARE web site or you can
call the toll free numbers at TRICARE contacts or dial 1-888-363-2273

Q: Can I continue my life insurance coverage following demobilization?

A: Yes. You can continue your life insurance after demobilization by
transferring from SGLI to VGLI. There is a subsequent cost in this and
you can receive information and or the transfer of this through your
separations clerk located in the RSU or GFC Unit’s admin (IPAC).

Q: What do I need to know when returning to my civilian job and how
long do I have until returning to my employer once I am demobilized and
separated from active duty?

A: The length of your mobilized service will determine when you must
return to your employer by law. See the ESGR FAQ.

Q: Where do I find out if I'm eligible for Veteran's benefits?

A: U.S. service members are eligible for benefits if discharged under
honorable conditions. Check the Veterans Benefits Administration web
site for detailed information. Or Use the TAMP/TAPS class prior to
separating.

Q: How much longer will I have a reserve obligation?

A: Reserve contract obligation is eight years. Your active duty time
will count towards your reserve obligation. When you receive your
reserve ID card upon demobilization it will show your reserve ECC.

Q: Even though I am demobilizing, is there any way I can remain on
orders or extend on active duty?

A: You may request extension on or based on the needs of the Marine
Corps.

MarAdmin 363/03 POLICY GUIDANCE FOR EXTENSION BEYOND 24 MONTHS, OF
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA) RESERVISTS, MOBILIZED IN SUPPORT OF
OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF), NOBLE EAGLE (ONE) AND IRAQI FREEDOM
(OIF

Alternatively you may apply for longer orders.

MarAdmin 046/05 OFFER 3-YEAR VOLUNTARY ACTIVE DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK
CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS (ADSW-CO) ORDERS TO RESERVISTS

You can check for information at the following sites:
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MOBCOM Listing for available orders GWOT Individual Duty Assignments

You can contact a regular recruiter, Career Retention Specialist (CRS)
or Prior Service Retention Specialist (PSR) to inquire about the prior
service enlistment program (PSEP), referencing the following MARADMINS:

MarAdmin 242/05 AUGMENTATION OF MOBILIZED RESERVE MARINES BEFORE
/DEMOBILIZATION

MarAdmin 433/05 AUGMENTATION/REENLISTMENT OF MOBILIZED RESERVE MARINES
BEFORE DEMOBILIZATION W/ CHANGE 1

MarAdmin 597/05 AUGMENTATION REENLISTMENT OF MOBILIZED RESERVE MARINES
BEFORE /DEMOBILIZATION WITH CHANGE 2

Or

Apply to the Active Reserve Program: Contact the RSU or PSR for
information.

Q: Is there a possibility that I might be mobilized again?

A: Yes. Based on the needs and requirements of the Marine Corps and
your Unit Billet Sponsor.

Q: Who can I contact about a fitness report problem, including missing
FITREPs?

A: You can contact either your chain of Command, Billet Sponsor, Admin
section or use the following links:

Fitness Report Submission Requirements for Activated Reserve Members
Manpower and Reserve Affairs Support Branch (MMSB) Fitness Report
Verification page (MMSB)

Q: Can I access my record book via the internet possibly using a
password as many companies do?

A: Unfortunately, no. The military still faces very real security and
"firewall" issues that currently prevent private electronic access and
altering of record books. You may access limited information from your
record book at Marine Online. You can also request a copy of your OMPF,
see the PPC or S-1 section for details.

Q: Who should I contact with promotion and career development
questions?

A: Enlisted Marines should start with their career planners at their
duty station, ask during your DEMOB briefings or you may contact an IRR
Career Planner at MOBCOM at 1-800-255-5082 ext 3376.

Additionally you might contact Reserve Affairs Career Management Team
at HQMC.
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Q: Will I be able to reenlist while in the demobilization process?

A: Approval for reenlistment in the reserve depends on your meeting the
reenlistment criteria (years of service, date of rank, etc.) this
process is easier to accomplish while you are on active duty at your
current unit.

Enlisted Marines should start with their career planners at their Unit
GFC.

You may contact an IRR Career Planner at MOBCOM at 1-800-255-5082 ext
3376. Leave your name, rank, SSN, PMOS, and telephone number. You may
have the opportunity to speak with a Career Planner during
demobilization; however, you will have to submit a reenlistment package
through the MOBCOM Career Retention Specialists.

Q: How do I contact the board for correction of naval records (BCNR)?

A: Write to: Department of the Navy Board for Correction of Naval
Records Washington, D.C. 20370-5100 or visit: Board for Correction of
Naval Records (BCNR): http://www.donhq.navy.mil/bcnr/bcnr.htm

Q: How can I contribute to the Montgomery GI Bill "kicker"?

A: The education officer at your Unit GFC or S-1 is responsible for
processing this request. Only an active duty marine who is already
eligible for chapter 30 and entered the Marine Corps after June 30,
1985 is eligible to receive this benefit. Eligible marines can
contribute in increments of $20 up to $600. A contribution of $600
would increase your monthly benefits by $150. For further information
on this matter go to their website at GI Bill Information Web Site:
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

				
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