Posted on Dec 16, 2018
SGM Senior Irregular Warfare Analyst Geospatial Senior
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I am specifically looking for ARs or DAPAMs discussing timelines on returning to duty and training-cycle management. When are my Soldiers required to report back to the unit? What has worked for you and what hasn't in regards to getting back to the MUTA calendar? What is the best way to incorporate family into post-deployment drill weekends?
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Return to duty: 90 day exemption from IDT after return to CONUS, NOT 90 days after T10 leave is complete. They are not exempt from orders, however. If they have a school reservation in that 90 day window, they are required to go.
MDAYs can come in prior to the 90 days on a voluntary basis.
The one exception is that Yellow Ribbon 4 must be completed NLT 60 days after return to CONUS. It's not easy to get that Yellow Ribbon done in the first 60 days anyway, in our case it was 104 days after return to CONUS.
The MUTA calendar and drill schedule should be approved and published prior to return from deployment if you are following AR 350-1, e.g. FY20 training dates are approved in FEB of FY19.
If this is an average unit, the next year should be home station drills focused on all individual readiness and vehicle OR rate, with one or two drills and an AT focused on mostly individual training (IWQ).
If the unit is FRU, it's back to business immediately.
The "family" drills are best managed as the Yellow Ribbon 4 and 5 events, and/or a MUTA 2 "FRG" drill with reps to explain the services like FRG, VA, Tricare Reserve Select, Tuition Assistance/CIV ED, and whatever employment assistance program you state has for the Guard, and a pot luck or BBQ. And maximize award presentation/promotions and advancements at this one.
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That is awesome info. Thanks brother. Do you have references?
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SGM G3 Sergeant Major
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SGM (Join to see) - AR 350-1 and everything on the Army Training Network for training management.
The Army Mobilization and Deployment Reference has a little bit about everything:
http://www.armyg1.army.mil/documents/AMDRv9.pdf
The drill exemption was from a pretty old DoDI that I cannot find again, but I do remember it marginally conflicted with a DA memo, the DoDI said 90 days after return CONUS, and the DA memo said 60 days after release from active duty (end of T10 leave). But both generally add up to the same length of exemption.
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Are you talking about post deployment? I don’t know what AR’s would apply, but check these links out... http://www.armyg1.army.mil/documents/AMDRv9.pdf

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-life-cycle/deployment/returning-home-from-deployment/national-guard-and-reserves-reintegration

Hope that helps a bit.
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Not really. I am all over the military one source, suicide prevention, yellow ribbon, etc. looking specifically for the actual “work” stuff.
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I take that back! The AMDRv9 says the following:

9-8. USAR TPU Return to IDT
DoD policy (DODI 1215.19) outlines substitute active duty performed under 10 U.S.C. 12302 for the training requirements of 10 U.S.C. 10147 (Annual Training (AT) and Inactive Duty Training (IDT)) if the duty performed under 10 U.S.C. 12302 is equivalent to the required training that might have been performed or if the active duty combined with the training requirement constitutes undue personal hardship. Members who have served on active duty involuntarily in support of this contingency for more than three consecutive months shall be exempted from involuntarily performing:
1) AT for a minimum of 6 months and
2) IDT for a minimum of 60 days after release from active duty. Services shall emphasize the use of voluntary IDT periods prior to the 60-day limitation to maintain contact with, and provide support to, members and their family.
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