May 4, 2011
||Write to Congress and Support "Veteran Status" Bills
bills would authorize "veteran status" for Guard and Reserve members
who are entitled to a reserve retirement at age 60 but were never called
to active federal service during their careers.
Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act (S.491)
Veteran Status (HR.1025)
ROA Meets with Senator's Staff to Discuss FY Barrier
ROA met with Sen. John Tester's (D-Mont.) staff to discuss legislation that would remove the Fiscal Year barrier to full accreditation for those Guard and Reserve members who have a 90-day period of service overlapping Oct. 1. A bill, S.866, was introduced Monday.
Countdown to VA Application for Family Caregivers
The VA will open the application process for eligible post-9/11 veterans and service members to designate a family member as primary caregiver May 9. The caregiver would be eligible for a stipend, mental health services, and access to health insurance.
VA Caregiver Support
ROA Briefed by Senior Marine Leadership
joined other veteran and military service organizations at the briefing
at the Pentagon. Topics included Afghanistan, the anticipated role of
the Marines following current overseas contingencies, equipment funding,
and stressors placed on the troops.
||New Law Reviews
No. 1137 Federal Contractor Affirmative Action for Hiring Veterans
No. 1136 Five-Year-Limit Primer: Your job protection is up to you.
||Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship Deadline is May 15, 2011
Reilly Memorial Scholarship Information/Applications
|| May-June 2011 Officer Now Available
May-June 2011 Officer
2012 NSS/Convention Presentation Proposals Due June 1
seeks presentations that will provide our national event attendees with
information that will improve their effectiveness on the job. To learn
more about our event, its attendees, types of sessions, programming, and
how to submit a proposal, please visit www.roa.org/2012.
ROA Enhanced AD&D Plan from Marsh - Accident Benefits Up to $500,000
loved ones can collect up to $500,000 when you are covered by the ROA
Enhanced AD&D Plan. Rates begin at just 18 cents a day and you
cannot be turned down. Download an enrollment form and brochure today or call 1-800-247-7988 for more information.
Represent ROA at the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler
Army Ten-Miler is scheduled for Oct. 9, 2011, in Washington, DC - less
than 160 days away. For more information about joining ROA's team,
please email LTC John Nolan.
Take Commissary Survey, Receive $10 Amazon.com Gift Certificate
Commissary suppliers seek single service members and active duty families from all branches of service to complete their survey. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.
2011 National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET on PBS.
Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host live from the U.S. Capitol with
General Colin Powell, Kris Allen, Dianne West, B.B. King, Hayley
Westenra, Daniel Rodriguez and the National Symphony Orchestra.
National Memorial Day Concert | PBS