May 5, 2010
Did You Know? ROA prevented the Army from conducting individual call-ups during the Korean Conflict that would have decimated the Reserve structure.
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) Update
Legislative Director CAPT Marshall Hanson was recently briefed at a health care meeting that the new TRICARE program for gray-area retirees, TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR), will likely not be available for start until Oct. 1, 2010, with enrollment starting in September if the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allows for an interim final rule.
ADM Gary Roughhead Part of National Security Forum
DEF has partnered with Army Navy Country
Club of Arlington, Virginia in sponsoring the
National Security Forum speaker series. The most recent speaker was Admiral Gary
Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, who spoke and took questions April
Read summary of ADM Roughhead's key points
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 1029 You Can Sue a Political Subdivision Under USERRA
No. 1030 Prior Notice to the Civilian Employer Need Not Be in Writing
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead Addresses Security Forum
Weekly News Clips
Current Intersect Newsletter Edition
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad
Allen meets with Rear Adm. Mary Landry, the federal on-scene
coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon incident, and other local, state
and federal members May 1. He discussed leveraging every available
resource to respond to the BP oil spill and minimize the associated
environmental risks. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class
Michael De Nyse)
Award Process Open for Outstanding WO, JO of the Year
The competition for the CW4 Michael J. Novosel Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year and Major General Strom Thurmond Outstanding Army Junior Officer of the Year Awards is now open.
CW4 Michael J. Novosel Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year Award information
Major General Strom Thurmond Outstanding Army Junior Officer of the Year Award information
LTC Grady Fairbairn Dies After Presenting ROA Medals
LTC Grady Fairbairn, USA (Ret.), 1938-2010, died April 30 after presenting ROA medals to Fort Worth area JROTC cadets. Fairbairn served active duty 1961 to 1963, continued his service in the Army Reserve and retired in 1998 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He then became an active member in the ROA Department of Texas.
View LTC Fairbairn's Obituary
Tentative Agenda for 2010 National Council Meeting Set
The agenda for the 2010 National Council Meeting (tentative as of April 30) is now available.
View the agenda
Visit the registration page
UPORFA Meeting Sept. 8-12 in Argentina
UPORFA's Fall Congress will be held Sept. 8-12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Current speakers committed include MG Cornell Wilson, USMC, and MG Robert Kasulke, USAR. More details to follow.
ROA Academy June 25 in Las Vegas
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
CIOR/CIOMR Congress Aug. 10-14 in Norway
The 2010 CIOR Summer Congress, "NATO's Comprehensive Approach," will be held this Aug. 10-14 in Stavanger, Norway.
UPDATE: Online registration is now available.
View information and registration page
ROA Short Term Recovery Insurance Plan
Are you over age 65 and looking for additional home healthcare benefits? Look no further than the ROA Short Term Recovery Insurance Plan, which covers up to $6,000.00 a year in home healthcare benefits.
ROA Short Term Recovery Insurance Plan
GI Film Festival May 11-16 in Washington
The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military through the medium of film. The four-day festival will be held on May 11-16 in Washington, DC.
Learn more about the GIFF