Apr. 14, 2010
Did You Know? ROA was integral to passing the Armed Forces Reserve Act establishing the Ready Reserve.
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
Senate Passes Tricare Protections
The Tricare Affirmation Act guarantees Tricare beneficiaries will not be required to buy additional health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not.
Read article on the bill's passage (Navy Times)
Watch Sen. Jim Webb's statement on the bill's passage
Grassroots: Hill Visits
ROA's Washington, DC department, organized by Department President Col. Judi Davenport, USAR, “stormed” Capitol Hill April 14 doing office visits to key Virginia and Maryland elected officials.
DEF to Host Legal Seminar on Targeted Killings
On April 22 in Washington, DC, the Defense Education Forum and the American Bar Association will present a panel focused on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for targeted killings, and the application of military, intelligence, international human rights, and constitutional law to this complex issue.
Learn more about this event
DEF Hosts Successful Medical Seminar in Chicago
On April 9, DEF hosted its seminar "Military Medicine: The State of the Art" for a capacity audience in Chicago. The seminar continued DEF’s focus on some of the most pressing medical issues facing servicemembers today including the evaluation and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, medical training issues, and traumatic response.
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 1025 Union Tries To Make Returning Veterans Pay Back Dues upon Reemployment
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
Petraeus discusses range of topics at think tank event
Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" Newsletter Edition
ROA Academy Scheduled for June 25
This class professional ROA leadership training and motivation for newly elected ROA Department and Chapter officers. It will be held in conjunction with the National Council Meeting June 25 in Las Vegas.
More Info (pdf)
Mail-in registration form
Academy Online Space Reservation Questionnaire
Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship Deadline Approaching
The deadline to apply for Henry J. Reilly Memorial scholarships is May 15.
Spotlight on Serving Officers
ROA is 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:
Sgt. James Taylor of 665th Quartermaster Detachment, 362d Quartermaster Battalion, 207th RSG sends a round down range during weapons qualification. Taylor competed with five other Army Reserve Soldiers in the 143d ESC Best Warrior Competition held at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. (Army Reserve photo)
SIT Summer Semester Registration Open
ROA Affinity Partner, Stevens Institute of Technology's Summer I semester is now open for registration.
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April 14, 1950 - On this day, President Harry S. Truman received National Security Paper Number 68 (NSC-68), which formed the basis for America's Cold War policy for the next two decades. The joint DoD/State Dept./CIA report called on a policy of containment and a significant increase in defense investment to thwart Soviet expansion.