New mobile app for IMAs is “everywhere you are”

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  • By Master Sgt. Timm Huffman
  • Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization
The Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO) has released a new mobile app for Individual Mobilization Augmentees.

RIO Connect IMA Mobile Wingman demoThe RIO Connect – IMA Mobile Wingman app is available to both Android and Apple users and offers IMAs easy access to the tools and information they need to manage their careers, when and where they need it.

The app allows users to access content from the HQ RIO website on their mobile devices, while also leveraging native mobile features and functions, further enhancing the user experience. RIO Connect was developed based on usage statistics from the HQ RIO website and primary features include a click-to-call and email directory, pay, travel and career resources, how-to videos and an events calendar.

The RIO Connect – IMA Mobile Wingman app builds off the proof-of-concept HQ RIO app developed in 2015.

“This new app builds on the original app and gives our IMAs a 24/7 ability to connect, which I believe will create more enabled, engaged and empowered Airmen,” said Col. Minh-Tri Trinh, the HQ RIO Advancing Technology Office program manager.

The RIO Connect app is available in both the Google Play or Apple App stores by searching RIO Connect, or by following the links below:



Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

The app was developed in conjunction with Straxis Technology, LLC., of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has developed a number of other apps for Air Force organizations, including the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Col. Carolyn Stickell, the HQ RIO commander, said one of her top priorities is ensuring Individual Reservists receive the support they need to be as effective as possible when augmenting their active-component organizations. She sees the app as a platform that will deliver relevant tools and information where people want it – on their mobile devices.

“The RIO Connect – IMA Mobile Wingman will give IMAs instant access to the knowledge base they want and need in a format that’s easy to access and navigate right from their mobile devices,” she said. “And, if they can’t find what they’re looking for on the app, we’ve made it easy to contact the detachments or headquarters by building our contact information right into the app.”