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The Orders Writing Cell (OWC) is responsible for processing of AROWS-R orders request for Individual Reservist (IR’s) on various MPA/RPA tour types. The OWC role is to review the request for accuracy, validate if the member requires any waivers, and process orders request appropriately in accordance with the JTR and any other Laws/Regulations/Policies.

Order requests will need to have a detailed explanation for the request along with the supporting documents to assist with processing the request. Per DAFMAN 36-2136 and the IR Guide, orders request must be submitted at least 30 days before the tour start date. However, we understand short notices do occur, submit as early as possible and provide detailed justification to why the request did not meet the AFI requirement.

Additionally, all Annual tour requests must be submitted by 31 May each year. This is to ensure they are published by 30 June each year per DAFMAN 36-2136. If you are in a situation where it is after 1 June and you haven't put your AT orders request into AROWS-R yet, you'll need to complete this MFR and have it signed by your Active Duty CC or Unit Colonel (0-6), Det CC and approved by the HQ RIO/DO prior to participating on the orders.  These requests can be disapproved at any indorsement level due to submission after 31 May or funding constraints.

OWC will review the orders request and respond with an appropriate action or comments within 4 business days. (dependent on the tour start date) Member's overall readiness should be green.

Orders Navigation

Annual Tour Orders
- Deadline for submission
- Annual Tour Special Request Form (ATSRF)
- IDTs in Conjunction

MPA Orders
- Fund Cite Authorization
- M4S Task ID

RPA Orders
- ADT Orders
- ADOS Orders
- School Tours

TDY Orders
- Requesting TDY Orders

PCS Orders
- Household Goods

Verbal Orders of the Commander (VOCO)
- VOCO Process

Telecommuting Orders
- Telecommute Agreement
- How to Request Telecommute Orders
myFSS Orders Request
- Link
- Quick Guide
- Requesting orders

AROWS-R Information
- Tracking your orders
- Printing your orders

Order Modifications
- Reasons for a modification
- How to request a modification or cancellation
- Submitting date change mods to RPO

Routing Information
- How is an order routed?
- When is it routed?
- Online Training
- Sanctuary Waiver
- Fund Cite Authorization Letter
- Modes
- Justification
- Corporate Limits/Commuting
- Travel Days

Per Diem
- Government Lodging
- Government Meals
- Non-Availability

Special Authorizations
- Rental Cars
- In/Around Travel
- Registration/Conference Fees
- Actual Expense Allowable (AEA)
- Variations
- Dual Lodging
Certifying Short Tours
- AROWS-R TODC - member
- AROWS-R TODC - certifier
- Troubleshooting

Certifying Long Tours
- Pre-Certification
- Final Certification
- Submission Instructions
Orders Guidance
- Links
- Contacts for Orders Writers

RIO Connect

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