Last Thursday, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld delivered remarks at ROA's Minutemen Headquarters. Watch the video and see more photos.
HASC Releases New Report on Spending Cuts A new congressional report details the potential impact of cuts in defense spending if the supercommittee cannot reach an agreement on deficit reduction by November 23, 2011. Read a summary of the report and how some groups are reacting
New Law Reviews No 1178DOJ Proposes USERRA Amendments No 1177 DOJ Proposes UOCAVA Amendments
ROA Urges TRICARE to Provide Credit Monitoring to Victims of Record Theft Following a recent major data breach, ROA is strongly urging TRICARE to offer free credit monitoring for those affected service members:
"We're encouraging [the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for] Health Affairs to place security and peace of mind ahead of cost savings and its apparent willingness to play the odds that no identity theft will occur."
Suit Alleges Banks & Mortgage Companies Cheated Veterans A new lawsuit claims companies, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan, have defrauded veterans and taxpayers through charging illegal fees tied to home loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read the details of the emerging case
Annual Army War College Essay Contest Announced The Army War College Foundation is now accepting submissions for their 2012 essay contest. The topic must relate to the strategic use of landpower and must be submitted by February 17, 2012. Learn how to participate
American Corporate Partners Offers Career Counseling to Returning Veterans ACP provides a variety of free resources for service members transitioning to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking. Visit their website to learn more about ACP programs
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HISTORY: October 5, 1775 -The 2nd Continental Congress used the word "Marines" on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George
Washington to secure two vessels on "Continental risque and pay," and to
give orders for the "proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen" to
serve on the two armed ships.