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Individual Ready Reserve

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What does IRR mean?

Individual Ready Reserve
The Individual Ready Reserve is a category of the Ready Reserve of the Reserve Component of the Armed Forces of the United States composed of former active duty or reserve military personnel, and is authorized under 10 U.S.C. ch. 1005. As of 22 June 2004, the IRR had approximately 112,000 members composed of enlisted personnel and officers, with more than 200 Military Occupational Specialties are represented, including combat arms, combat support, and combat service support. An individual assigned to the IRR typically receives no pay and is not obligated to drill, conduct annual training, or participate in any military activities until activated by Presidential Reserve Callup Authority or until electing to drill, train, or serve in a "Drill without Pay" or an "Active Duty" role. As there is no such category as "inactive" reserves, IRR personnel are members of the Ready Reserve and they retain their status as uniformed military personnel, their military specialty and rank/pay grade. IRR personnel also receive benefits similar to other members of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces to include: Entitlement to a Military ID Card, ID Cards for their dependents, PX/BX/NEX/MCX/CGX benefits, Commissary benefits, and MWR Benefits. An individual assigned to the IRR may receive pay and full benefits for voluntarily performing specific types of active duty. Because members of the IRR rarely serve on extended active duty and are not retired from military service, most are not eligible for medical care from DoD or VA. Currently, neither DoD nor VA has responsibility for health care of IRR members.

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