Apr. 28, 2010
Did You Know? ROA contributed to the extension of the Selective Service Act of 1941.
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
ROA to Brief Supreme Court on USERRA Case
With the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will accept its first ever case dealing with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the Reserve Officers Association’s Servicemembers’ Law Center will file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Staub v. Proctor Hospital.
Read the press release
Read the law reviews about the case: 0922, 0922 Update
New Law Reviews
No. 1031 DOJ Files and Settles on the Same Day, Again
No. 1028 A Case Study of 38 U.S.C. Sections 4311 and 4312: Erickson v. United States Postal Service
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
Senate Reserve Caucus Breakfast Held at ROA
The annual Senate Reserve Caucus Breakfast was held at the Minuteman Memorial building April 22 with about 90 attendees from Senate offices, industry, the Pentagon, and the National Guard Bureau. This breakfast provides an opportunity for Reserve Chiefs and National Guard Directors to talk about their top three issues in an informal gathering.
Read about the event
View event photos (Flickr)
Post 9/11 GI Bill Hearing
ROA attended a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing April 21 on the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Fixes to the bill were discussed, along with inconsistencies in rules, separation of tuition and fees, establishing a national baseline for the Yellow Ribbon Program, and more.
Read about the hearing
HASC Approves Defense Acquisition Spending Overhaul
The House Armed Services Committee approved the IMPROVE Acquisition Act of 2010 to overhaul defense acquisition spending, save taxpayer dollars and expedite the process of getting equipment to warfighters, April 21 by a vote of 56 to 0.
Learn more about the IMPROVE Acquisition Act
House Passes Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act
ROA attended a press conference announcing the passage of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, which creates a caregiver support program, improves health care services for America’s women veterans, and expands the mental health services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), among other things.
Learn more about the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act
Reserve Component Hearings
House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces held
a hearing on the posture of Army and Air Force Reserve Components which
focused on modernized equipment needs, the importance of NGREA funding,
and recapitalization of aircraft. The Subcommittee on Readiness held a
USAR, USARNG and USANG training and operations needs, which include modern
equipment at training centers and separate funding for Reserve
TRICARE Dependent Coverage Act
a recent HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing, the TRICARE
Dependent Coverage Extension Act was announced which extends TRICARE
coverage to certain dependents until age 26 as included in the national
health care plan recently passed. The House bill has 76 cosponsors, and
the related Senate bill has 24 cosponsors.
DEF Hosts Program on Legal Issues Related to Targeted Killings
The Defense Education Forum and American Bar Association Committee on Law and National Security held a program focused on on legal issues related to targeted killings and the use of drones in current Overseas Contingency Operations.
Read a summary of the program
Watch video of the program (90 minutes)
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve, and Commanding General,
United States Army Reserve Command, addresses 60 soldiers
at the U.S. Army Reserve National Capitol Reenlistment ceremony
commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the Army Reserve on Capitol Hill
in Washington. (My Army Reserve photo)
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
The Legality of Drone Warfare
Senate Reserve Caucus Breakfast Held at ROA
ROA Attends Post 9/11 GI Bill Hearing
Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act
Weekly News Clips
Current Intersect Newsletter Edition
ROA's Time on Target Member Matters Newsletter Available Online
ROA's quarterly membership newsletter, Time on Target, is now available for review online in the "Members" section of the website.
Visit the Members section
CIOR/CIOMR Congress August 10-14 in Norway
The 2010 CIOR Summer Congress will be held this August in Stavanger, Norway.
NOTICE: CIOR registration has been temporarily suspended as of April 28 pending possible event pricing changes. Please check back in about 10 days.
Learn more about the 2010 CIOR Summer Congress
ROA Academy Scheduled for June 25
ROA Academy provides 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.
Introducing the New ROA TRICARE Reserve Select Supplement Plan
The new ROA TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) supplement plan can help pay for even more of your healthcare needs. Once your deductible is met, TRS will cover your co-pays and cost-shares for doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries and prescriptions.
Learn more about the ROA TRS supplement plan
eKnowledge, MLB Player Provide Free SAT/ACT Prep Programs to Military Service Members and Families
eKnowledge and patriotic MLB players are donating $200 SAT and ACT College Test Prep Programs to eligible recipients including active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, DoD, civilians performing military support, and relatives and dependents of eligible recipients.
EVENTS: Full calendar
2010 National Council Meeting
June 25-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas
July 15-18, 2010
Colorado Springs, CO
August 10-14, 2010
Military.com Job Expos
The Military Coalition (TMC)
National Military and Veterans Alliance (NMVA)
Reserve Enlisted Association (REA)
Reserve Officers Association League (ROAL)
Standing Together for America's Reservists (STARs)
CIOR (NATO's Reserve Officers)
CIOMR (NATO's Reserve Medical Officers)
UPORFA (Pan American Reserve Officers
"No man has a right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere."
~ President Theodore Roosevelt
April 23, 1908
- On this day, Congress passed Senate Bill 1424 authorizing the Army to
establish a reserve corps of medical officers, the nation's first
federal reserve. Happy 102nd Birthday to the Army Reserve!
Read the birthday message from Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief Army Reserve and Commander Army Reserve Command