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Reserve Officers Association’s Department of Texas recognized the Special Operations Detachment –Africa (Airborne) as the Unit of the Year (small unit category).  This prestigious award selected the SOD-A amongst all Army Reserve Component units...

This past weekend, ROA's Department of Florida, made history when it selected Senior Master Sergeant Shane P. Smith & Master Sergeant Marian C. Smith, USAFR to lead the department's Air Force section.

With Shane serving as Air Force...

ROA testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on “Access to Justice for Those Who Serve”

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager
posted on Thursday, March 27

Speaking before the Senate Judiciary...

ROA Delivered Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Today

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager
Published on Wednesday, March 26

On the heels of the release of the President’s Budget and...

Amid ongoing budget battles and strategy scrutiny the Department of Defense made more waves this week by introducing proposals for dramatic change in the military retirement system. In a white paper submitted to the Military Compensation and...

As DoD's new budget proposal made the rounds on the day of its release, Secretary Hagel met with members of the MSO/VSO community to explain the strategy and field questions on the impacts to various constituencies. As ROA leaders were told first...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

 

The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (NCSAF) released its findings to the public on Jan. 30. The commission took a holistic approach in examining the Air Force -...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (ret.)

On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation to fix the military Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) reduction by a vote of 95 to 3. Without passage, working age retirees would have had their COLA...

In his letter to the President and the ranking members of the Armed Services Committees in Congress, Dennis McCarthy, Chairman of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force praised the "open and inclusive process" that led to his...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

After months of testimony, hearings and studies, the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (NCSAF) has released their report regarding the future force structure of the Air Force....

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