Guidance Updates

  • UPDATE: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for IMAs/PIRR

    (updated 6 Oct 2021)IR Team, Thank you for your service and for continually asking the right questions.  As you know, reaching 7,500+ IRs is not always easy, but getting information out about the mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination is vitally important.  Please continue to stay informed and work with us and your Active Component
  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for IMAs/PIRR

    As you may have heard already, the DoD has now mandated COVID-19 vaccines for service members.  You can read the entire letter from the Secretary of Defense directing this action HERE.  As an IMA or PIRR, this mandate applies to you, and I’d like to use it as an opportunity to show how amazing our IR force is.  There is not a published timeline
  • New orders request system now in use for all IRs

    We constantly strive to make it easier for IRs to serve, so we created a myPers-based orders request system.  The system is currently being used by IRs assigned to Detachments 2 and 3 and now it’s time to launch RIO-wide. Beginning 28 June all orders requests (AT, TDY, IDT Travel, RPA, MPA, etc.) must be submitted via this new myPers system.  If
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • PHA guidance changes to no longer require in-person PHAs for IRs

    Individual Reservists no longer have a requirement for an in-person Physical Health Assessment (PHA) every three years, with the exception of a few career fields and rated positions. Click this memo to read the full guidance change.
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • New Rental Car Request Worksheet

    As of 20 Oct 2020, the old Rental Car Request Worksheet is no longer required.  Instead this new, simpler worksheet will be used. You can find it in the TRAVEL section under the TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS tab.