April 1, 2009
Obama Administration 'Mindful' of Reservists While Calling for 21,000 More to Afghanistan
The Salt Lake Tribune|by Matthew D. LaPlante (March 27, 2009)
The Obama administration pledged March 27 to be mindful of the strains it places on the nation's military Reservists and their families as the United States increases its force strength in Afghanistan. The promise came after President Barack Obama announced he would be sending 4,000 more military members to train Afghan security forces, in addition to the 17,000 he ordered to Afghanistan in February.
Read the Article on sltrib.com
NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATE:
Join Us in Orlando, Fla., for the Final ROA Summer Convention as We Honor the HEROES AMONG US—Our Nation’s Citizen Warriors
In what is scheduled to be the last large-scale summer annual meeting for the Association—and a new national meeting format in which the convention will move to Mid-Winter and the National Council meeting will move to the summer beginning in 2010—ROA will hold elections and conduct other Association business, along with a slate of national security briefings, armed services and policy updates, and education programs, including the Joint Officer Leadership Training Seminar.
For registration information, visit ROA's Orlando Web page
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
General Officer Assignments on March 30 (Defenselink.mil)
Bill Would Grant Early Retirement after Tours (Stars and Stripes)
Finding Work After the War (Connecticut Law Tribune)
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Reaches Milestone (AFPS)
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: FAQ Page
ROA's FAQ page has been updated. Got questions? Check out the page.
Great American Video of the Week
Tune in to watch this week's Great American video: First Lady Supports Military Families. First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the troops and families serving at Fort Bragg, N.C., (Home of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division) to express support for them, to bring attention to their needs and requirements, and to express the appreciation of a very, very grateful Nation.
Watch this week's video
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Top Of The Hill - On-Site Online Video Interview with NASCAR Points Leader Jeff Gordon
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon made a personal appearance in association with Top Of The Hill client DuPont Company, and was interviewed by The Washington Post in the ROA Executive Suite offices, which served as an informal "green room" for media interviews. The Congressional and media event -- entitled "Investing in Industry, Investing in Jobs" Technology Exposition and News Conference -- also garnered the participation of several U.S. Senators and Members of Congress and their staffs.
An online video of this interview is available on the washingtonpost.com Web site.
Join ROA at the Army 10-Miler
The ROA family is looking for runners and walkers for the 25th annual Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2009. Registration opens today (April 1). The scenic run weaves around the nation’s capital, featuring historical monuments and cheering fans throughout the run. This year ROA will be hosting four teams. ROA members, friends, and family are invited to join teams in a challenging morning of 10 miles running or walking. Register soon: space is filling up at a record pace.
For more information on signing up, visit the Web site.
For more information on joining the ROA team, please e-mail, or select the ROA1, ROA2, ROA3, or ROA4 teams when registering online.
2009 CIOR/CIOMR Congress
The 62nd Congress of the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers and the 63rd Congress of the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers in Sofia, Bulgaria August 4-8.
Advance Planning and online registration are available--REGISTER NOW
ROA Department Conventions Planned
Are you attending your Department Convention? Contact your department leadership to get the details.
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