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Old 12-03-2006, 20:15   #1
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Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program (IMA)

I am looking into the IMA program and was wondering if anyone had any details about it. Our unit got BRAC'd last year and I need to find something to go to.

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Old 12-04-2006, 17:03   #2
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Hi John,
You're going to need to check with your in-service Reserve recruiter. He or she will be able to help you out regarding an IMA position better than any of us could. If your base isn't serviced by an in-service recruiter, you'll need to get ahold of the local Reserve recruiter. The reason I say this is that IMA slots are a finite resource, and they will be able to tell you what, if any, slots are available to you.

I can tell you that the IMA program seems to be a hot commodity right now due to both the BRAC and the overall "reshaping" of the Air Force. In the meantime, you may want to check out both the AFRC and ARPC webpages, even though they contain a very limited amount of info about the IMA program.

Sorry I couldn't help you out more on this one.
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Old 12-13-2006, 18:10   #3
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I've been part of the IMA program for almost a year now and it's a great deal. If you live outside the local area from the base you'll be stationed at you get per diem, BAH, base pay, and whatever bonuses your last unit promised you. I was assigned to Security Forces and really like it.

It's regular old active duty and you'll be absorbed into it just like you're one of the team.
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Old 12-28-2006, 21:56   #4
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I have been in the IMA program for nearly 12 years, it is a great program but is facing some very serious cuts due to PBD720 (the current AF reshaping program). I managed the PACAF SF IMAs while I was TDY at Hickam so let me know if you have any specific questions.
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Old 12-28-2006, 23:20   #5
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Could you elaborate on that bill and what impact it's going to have on the program?
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Old 12-29-2006, 13:16   #6
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Sure. PBD720 is the current AF reshaping plan; a plan that reduces reduces active duty forces by nearly 40,000 airmen by FY11. Included in that plan is a transfer of current Cat B IMA positions to Cat E positions. The major difference between Cat B and Cat E is funding; Cat B are funded positions, Cat E are not. A Cat B IMA is paid for two weeks of annual training (AT), in addition to their 2+ weeks of inactive duty training (IDTs). They receive travel pay to get to their duty station plus lodging while there. Cat E IMAs have a 35 day training requirement each year but there are no funds to support it. The IMA must find an active duty tour (mandays)to complete those requirements, and there is normally no travel or lodging included since mandays are normally unit funded. In addition, under current regulations an IMA can only remain in a Cat E position for 2 or 3 years (I forget the exact number), after that they must either be moved into a Cat B position (if availible), move to a new assignment or get out of the program. I know the MAJCOMS had to identify 60-75 percent of their current Cat B IMA positions for unfunding. Things are not looking good for the IMA program.

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