The mechanics are difficult enough to figure out along with the big picture understanding of how an IMA is different than an traditional reservist. Here are some of the confusions I had to come to terms with:
* What is the difference between the reserve and the guard? Why do both exist?
* Do you get paid or not?
* Can I be deployed?
* How do I get an assignment?
* How do I transfer an assignment?
* How do I see my different categories in the vMPF?
* What are points? How does the system ‘work’?