Mar. 31, 2010
Did You Know? ROA spearheaded passage of "The Reserve Bill of Rights and Vitalization Act," establishing the reserves as separate components from active forces.
11th Annual Joint Officer Leadership Development and Training Seminar (JOLDTS) Presented by ROA
JOLDTS is for all reserve officers in grades 01-04 and WO1-CW4. This year's JOLDTS will be held July 15-18 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Learn about 2010 JOLDTS
DEF to host military medicine seminar
This seminar on the evaluation and treatment of post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, medical training issues, traumatic response, and more, April 9 in Downers Grove, IL.
ROA Dept. of California 2010 JOPDS
April 7 is the suspense to to sign up for the ROA Dept of Calif. sponsored Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar 23-24 April. Contact Col Obenland for more info.
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 1017 DLA Violates USERRA
No. 1020 Progress on Bill Adding an Additional Exemption from the 5-Year Limit
No. 1021 The Civilian Employer Does Not Get a Veto
No. 1022 USERRA Applies in Determining Career Overtime Average for Pension Purposes
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
Air Force Budget Overview
Secretary Gates implements changes to DADT enforcement
Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" Newsletter Edition
2010 Convention minutes now available
Minutes pending final approval from the Minutes Committee.
2010 Convention minutes (Word)
Spotlight on Serving Officers
ROA will begin spotlighting great deeds of our currently serving officers in the ranks O1-O4. If you have an interesting vignette about your service or deployment, or know of a worthy officer to spotlight, please visit our JO Spotlight survey page and submit a nomination. Thanks!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
President Barack Obama waves to U.S. troops March 28, 2010, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. President Obama delivered a message of praise and thanks to American servicemembers on behalf of the United States, and reiterated that continued military operations against the type of Afghanistan-based terrorism that led to the 9/11 attacks are necessary for American security. (White House photo/Pete Souza)
A tax deduction you should keep in mind
When doing your taxes this year, remember that if you traveled more than 100 miles to attend a drill and spent the night, you can deduct your lodging expenses, half the cost of your meals, and 55 cents per mile for travel, along with tolls and parking fees.
April 1, 1954 - On this day, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill authorizing the establishment of an Air Force Academy. On July 11, 1955, the first class was sworn in at Lowry Air Force Base. The academy moved to a permanent site near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1958.