ROA Weekly Newsletter for February 4, 2009
MID-WINTER CONFERENCE COVERAGE:
Politico exclusive: Report Urges New Afghanistan Strategy (Politico)
Admiral Says Afghan War is Not Vietnam (AP)
Mullen: Crisis will Squeeze Spending (ArmyTimes.com)
Afghans Need Government More Than U.S. Troops-Mullen (Reuters)
Admiral Mullen Addresses Soldier's Needs (Talk Radio News Service)
Mullen: Afghanistan is No Vietnam (AP)
CJCS Says Reserves Play Key Role in U.S. Military Might (AFPS)
Atlanta Reservist Opens Congress with Prayer
Chaplain (Lieutenant) Vincent Robert Capodanno National Chaplain of the Year for 2008 Chaplain (Maj.) James B. Higgins, USAR, led the prayer before a Congress session this morning.
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New on ROA Web site: Hometown News Release Online
We've made it easier for you to submit all the great things you are doing for ROA via a new online Hometown News Release Form. When you fill out this form, a press release will go to your local media outlets with your story. Your local stories are important to the publicity ROA has the potential to receive, so keep them coming in!
Hometown News Release on ROA Cyber Cafe page
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: ROA Marketplace
Did you know shopping at ROA's marketplace brings revenue to your Association at no cost to you? With the gift-giving season in full swing, consider starting your online shopping through ROA. There are also new deals on gifts from Apple through ROA's affinity partnerships.
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Great American Video of the week
ROA is a participating organization in the Great Americans video archive effort. Tune in to watch this week's video: The most in-depth interview ever granted by "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopfof about Operation Desert Storm.
Watch this week's video on the interview with Stormin' Norman
Upload your videos on the Great Americans Web site
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
AFRC Marks Quarter-Century with F-16s (F-16.net)
Disabled Iraq Vet Tapped for Position in VA (ArmyTimes.com)
USAR & GMACŪ Ink Agreement for Soldiers to Pursue Graduate Management Education (Earthtimes.org)
Above & Beyond Citizen Honors Accepting Nominations
Above & Beyond Citizen Honors is accepting nominations for its 2009 recipients.
Visit the Web site for more information
Join the Military Saves Campaign Today
Military Saves, a non-profit, collaborative campaign, designated to help servicemembers fight for the financial freedom and security, announced its America Saves Week from Feb. 22 - March 1.
Visit to find out how you can participate
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Defense Education Forum
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CIOR Mid-Winter Seminar February 15-18, 2009
CIOR/CIOMR Mid-Winter Meeting
February 18-21, 2009
ROA 2009 National Convention
July 8-11, 2009
Marriott World Center
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:
February 7, 1948: General of the Army Omar N. Bradley succeeds Dwight D. Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff. On August 16, 1949, he became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), and on September 22, 1950, the 81st Congress officially promoted him to General of the Army with five stars. He was the last officer in the American defense establishment to be promoted to that rank, and the only one since World War II.
See Dwight D. Eisenhower's biography on NATO Web site
See Omar N. Bradley's biography on Army Web site
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