April 29, 2009
Upcoming DEF Programs: The Accidental Guerrila
The Heritage Foundation and ROA will host a luncheon discussion with Dr. David Kilcullen to discuss his new book, The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One at Rayburn House in Room B-340 on Friday, May 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
RSVP to Dustin Carmack at (202) 608-6058, or James Freeman at (202) 646-7720.
Russian Defense Policy and Nuclear Weapons: Opportunity or Disaster?
Recent events have again highlighted the enormous role that nuclear weapons will play in the relations between the United States and Russia. Does today's environment create an opportunity to advance nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, or will the role of nuclear weapons be central to the foreign defense policy of Russia? Please join ROA May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Air Force Association Building at 1500 Lee Highway, 4th floor, for what promises to be a thoughtful and lively discussion of the options which will be led by three outstanding faculty members who have devoted years of study to Russia and nuclear weapons issues but who may reach decidedly different conclusions.
E-mail Bob Feidler for more information
ROA Delivers Healthcare Report
The Defense Education Forum (DEF) hosted several Health care programs since 2007, and has delivered a Health care Report, highlighting the major issues and gaps in Total Force Care. The report focuses on the eligibility for healthcare and availability of healthcare access and delivery; and relating to transition, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), how Department of Defense (DoD)/Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Services are reacting, and the hope provided by new forms of treatment.
Click here to see the DEF Health Report
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LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
ROA Cautions Use of Reservists for Non-Military Roles in Afghanistan
ROA is concerned with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's discussion the week of April 23 on the possibility of using Reservists from needed civilian fields for volunteer non-military jobs supporting U.S. programs in Afghanistan.
See the press release (PDF)
Ask ROA about its Top 10 priorities
ROA's 10 Top Priorities include Resetting the Force with Modern Equipment and Facilities; Fully Funding Each Service’s Training Accounts; Wounded Warrior Support especially Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD; Fixing Reserve Retirement; and more.
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Report: JCAs Cut from Army Budget (Army Times)
Army Reserve, CBP Enter Jobs Partnership (CBP.gov)
Top Officer Addresses Air Force's Role in Irregular Warfare (AFPC)
Reform, Readiness Priorities for Navy Nominees (Navy Times)
Lockheed Martin Delivers 50th C-5 AMP Aircraft (Lockheed Martin Press Release)
VA To Accept New GI Bill Applications May 1 (Air Force Times)
NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATES:
Join Us in Orlando, Fla., for ROA's Summer Convention as We Honor the HEROES AMONG US—Our Nation’s Citizen Warriors
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ROA Academy, July 8, at Orlando National Convention
Attention all newly elected Department Presidents, and all other new Department and Chapter leaders! The ROA Academy is designed to prepare you for success in your term of office, and there is no fee to attend. This once-per-year event is not to be missed.
Additional ROA Academy Information (PDF)
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Department Winners of Richardson Membership Retention Award Announced
The Department winners of the Brig Gen John W. Richardson, USAF, Member Retention Award are:
Category 'A' - Departments larger than 2,000 members - Department of Florida - 73%
Category 'B' - Departments between 1,000-1,999 members - Department of Massachusetts - 80%
Category 'C' - Departments less than 999 members - Department of New Hampshire - 84%
The criteria for this award is predicated on the winning Departments having the highest Term Member Retention rate, within their category bracket, for the ROA Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2009. They must also have a Term Member Retention rate equal to, or greater than, the ROA National Term Member rate for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008-2009, which was 68%.
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Member Benefits Overview
Check out your benefits as a ROA Member. Visit the ROA Career Center, Education, Insurance/Finance, and many more!
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ROA's New Reservist Mall
ROA has updated its Reservist Mall with additional brands, and more. Shopping through ROA gives you savings and supports ROA.
Check out the Reservist Mall on ROA Web site, and start shopping!
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: E-News Archive
Have you ever wanted to go back and read an ROA e-Newsletter from last month? You can, with the ROA e-Newsletter archive, found online through either the press room or member benefits page.
Click here to view the archive
Great American Video of the Week
Tune in to watch this week's Great American video: Operation Deep Freeze; Air Force in Antarctica. The Air Force helps to support the National Science Foundation in Antarctica; the documentary by MSgt James Monk, USAF, won the 2009 Honorable Mention Videographer of the Year.
Watch this week's video
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SECDEF names SOCOM as Joint Proponent for Civil Affairs
As joint proponent, Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will be assigned coordinating authority to lead the collaborative development and integration of a joint capability with specific responsibilities designated by the Secretary of Defense.
Click here to see the memorandum (PDF)
NEX Rewards Students With Its A-OK Student Reward Program
The Navy Exchange wants to help its customers pay for their children’s college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. The next drawing will be held at the end of May 2009.
To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services.
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has been offering students a chance to win a savings bond through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1998. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded $460,000 in savings bonds to 152 students with the help of its generous vendor partners.
Visit the NEXCOM Web site
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