June 9, 2010
Did You Know? ROA helped helped reduce TRICARE Reserve Select Premiums by an average of 35%.
USAF Publishes New Policy on Support to Associations
At the bequest of the ROA Air Section, Gen Norton Schwartz, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, published a new policy based on the joint ethics regulations on support to professional military associations.
Click Here to View the Policy
June ROA Membership Breakdown Available
'ROA Today' provides total membership and members by age, grade, type, component, and service section.
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UPORFA Registration Now Open
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.
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 1037 USERRA and Veterans’ Preference Laws Apply to California Court System
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
Update: Gray Area Access to TRICARE
Implementation of TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) still looks good for an October 1 start date.
Update: TRICARE "25"
The House passed a provision to implement TRICARE access for dependents through age 25.
Update: Medicare/TRICARE 21 Percent Doc Fee On Hold
Congress has yet to change the law, with a 21 percent cut to physician fees paid by Medicare and TRICARE still unresolved.
Do you have to pay Taxes on your Health Plan?
The assertion that you will be taxed on your health plan after the national health care reform is false.
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
The Officer Online
The digital edition of the June-July Officer magazine is now available online.
The Officer digital edition, June-July 2010
Recent ROA Blog Entries
Reservist Differential Pay Goes Out to DoD Workers
Weekly News Clips
Current Intersect Newsletter Edition
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Col. John Klink, Provincial Police Mentor Team, officer-in-charge, congratulates one of the top graduates at a recent Afghan National Police Academy graduation ceremony. The P-PMT team is partly responsible for training police forces at the Helmand Police Training Center, along with its 13 districts throughout Helmand province's 23,000 square miles. (Photo credit U.K. 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment Public Affairs Office)
11th Annual Joint Officer Leadership Development and Training Seminar 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
PKSOI Seeking Proposals for Upcoming Conference
The Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) of the US Army War College is hosting "TRANSITIONS: Issues, Challenges and Solutions" to examine "transitions" during recovery from crisis and conflict, Nov. 16-18, 2010. PKSOI invites submissions of proposals for papers and presentations for the three panels offered during the conference.
HIGHLIGHTED ON THE WEB:
ROA Awards and Citations Information
ROA's Awards and Citations webpage has been updated. There, you will find the categories and criteria for various awards and establishing actions necessary to initiate and make appropriate awards.
Visit the Awards and Citations webpage
Career Position Opening at ROA: Magazine Editor
The Reserve Officers Association seeks a full time editor for its bimonthly professional journal and to establish a new online magazine presence.
Details & Position Description
New Merchants Available at ROA Marketplace
ROA Marketplace, a special e-mall for members, has been expanded and now includes special deals from Winery Gift Cards, including 10% off on gifts and gourmet foods.
Visit ROA Marketplace
NMFA Now Accepting Nominations for Family Award
The National Military Family Association is now accepting nominations of outstanding military families for its 2010 Family Award program. Seven finalist families will receive trips to DC and one winning family will be named Family of the Year and receive $1,000.
June 14 is Flag Day
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June 10, 1953 - On this day, in a forceful speech, President Dwight D. Eisenhower rejected calls for U.S. "isolationism." He insisted that the United States was committed to the worldwide battle against communism and that he would maintain a strong U.S. defense. In this speech, Eisenhower established what came to be known as his "New Look" foreign policy.
Learn more about Eisenhower's speech