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"When the Continental Congress raised up two battalions of Marines in 1775, it launched the greatest fighting force the world has ever known…"
The IBM 3 will take place at Hilton Hotel Sofia, which situated in the Down-Town area of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dress code: Military Service dress (unless stated otherwise), mess dress not required.
Sunday 29 Nov: all day Arrivals
1900-2100 Icebreaker (drinks + light snacks)
Monday 30 Nov: 0900-1300 Meetings
Tuesday 1 Dec: 0900-1300 Meetings
ROA Leaders Conference
March 13-15, 2016
ROA Minuteman Memorial Building
Registration will open 2 months prior to the event.
Download/view Agenda (pdf)
Louisiana National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery after a lengthy fight with the Army. (Louisiana National Guard, AP)
The inevitable faces Arlington National Cemetery: it is nearing capacity for “below-ground” interments (commonly called “burials”). There is plenty of room for the enshrinement of cremated remains, called “inurnment.”
NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE EQUIPMENT ACCOUNT
The Department of Defense (DoD) never requests funds for the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account. This is not an account that is part of the DoD budget but is added as an account each year by Congress. The House and Senate authorizes additional funds for National Guard and Reserve equipment because of the significant shortages they see as a result of the DoD budget not requesting enough equipment funds for the Reserve Component.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 authorized restoration of procurement, operations and maintenance, and personnel to the A-10 program. The budget will need to appropriate the same amounts or they can reduce or add to these amounts.
The conference report agreed to these changes to what the House and Senate had previously placed in their versions of the NDAA.
Read the full report (pdf)
The Civil Affairs Association
In coordination with the
National Defense University Center for Complex Operations
U.S. Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute
Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point
Foreign Area Officer Association
Reserve Officers Association
and theU.S. Global Leadership Coalition
Friday, November 20th 2015
Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Mission Training Complex
Hood Street, Bldg. # 4014
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
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Civil Affairs has long been a major national strategic capability that helps transi...
ROA submitted a statement to the Commission on Care which is a result of the Choice Act officially titled the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA). The commission charter is “…to examine the access of Veterans to health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and strategically examine how best to organize the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), locate health care resources, and deliver health care to Veterans during the next 20 years.”
The report exploring changes in the future of the military was just delivered to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. If implemented in part or whole, the result could be major changes in the law. The first pieces of legislation are already being drafted for introductions early next year but DoD anticipates implementation would take a decade.
GAO is completing a study on mental health treatment services for members of the Armed Forces and ROA sat down with them to give the Reserve Component perspective. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
They contacted ROA, “Because ROA represents the interests of military servicemembers, GAO is interested in learning about issues related to the availability of, and access to, mental health treatment services within the Military Health System.”