June 10, 2009
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
ROA Pushes Legislative Agenda with HASC (June 10)
Today, ROA met with representatives from the House Armed Services Committee. The meeting focused on initiatives dealing with reserve funds in budget resolution that affect provisions in the 2010 NDAA, including changes to early retirement, gray area access to TRICARE Reserve Select, SBP/DIC repeal, and Concurrent Receipt.
Click here for ROA Legislative Agenda
ROA To Testify in Front of SAC-D (June 18)
Col. Will Holahan, USMC (Ret.), ROA’s Member Services Director, will be testifying before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense June 18. ROA will also be the spokesman for the Associations for America’s Defense at the same hearing. The embargoed testimony for each will be available at ROA’s Web site after the all-day hearing.
Air Force Reserve Modernization DEF Program
A Defense Education Forum program solely focused on the Air Force Reserve will discuss the complexities, challenges and successes of modernizing the Air Force Reserve Monday, June 22, at 9:45 a.m. at the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Memorial Building.
Booking a Cruise Benefits DEF
When a ROA members book select Seabourn cruise through Government Vacation Rewards, $400 will be donated to the Defense Education Forum fund on your behalf! Call (866) 871-9181.
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NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATES:
Early Bird Rate Expires June 16
Time is running out to register with the Early Bird rate for the Reserve Officers Association’s last large scale summer convention in Orlando July 8-11. Your last day to register for the Early Bird rate is June 16. Come down and celebrate the Heroes Among Us.
Visit ROA's Orlando Web page
Service Section and Keynote Speakers Announced
Inaugural Banquet Keynote speaker: Marine Corps LtGen John R. Allen, Deputy Commander, United States Central Command.
Opening Session Keynote speaker: The Milkshake Moment author and growth guru Steven S. Little. He'll talk about how to identify and overcome stifling organizational behaviors, leading the way toward substantive change and growth. More about Mr. Little in the June Officer online
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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ROA NEWS: TAPS: ROA Mourns Loss of Medal of Honor Recipent and Member
MAJ George E. Wahlen, AUS (Ret.), an ROA Life Member, passed away June 5. He was honored as a Medal of Honor recipient as a Navy Corpsman in World War II.
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: Updated Social Networking on MyROA
In an effort to provide ROA members with online networking capabilities, ROA has joined several social media services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get involved to be kept up to date and network with your fellow online ROA members.
Social Networking on MyROA
ROA Long Timers Certificate Available Online
The Long Timers Certificate may be awarded to qualifying members after 25 years of membership and then is awardable for recognition again every 5 year period thereafter. It is now available to Departments, Chapters, and individual members to access in a downloadable pdf format. It can be found in the Member Resources area of the ROA Web site. Member Services is available to re-confirm, should members wish to do so, their number of years of qualifying ROA membership. Of course if members know their years of qualified ROA membership it is not necessary for them to contact Member Services. The contact in Member Services is Richard Booth at 800-809-9448 Ext. 731.
Click here to download the certificate (PDF)
Celebrity Cruise Sale! June 12 ONLY!
Book a Celebrity cruise and receive discounts up to 50%, onboard credits and much more - hurry, offer is for June 12 only! Call 800-571-4964 to take advantage of this offer. Government Vacations Rewards is an ROA affinity partner.
To access additional vacation savings, shop Government Vacation Rewards
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