June 24, 2009
MILITARY AND LEGISLATION POLICY UPDATES:
ROA Legislative Efforts See Progress in the form of 2009 Supplemental Bill (June 24, 2009)
ROA saw good progress this week in its advocacy mission to fully fund, reset and equip the Reserve Components. The 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu that was passed this week includes language for $500 million to fund National Guard and Reserve equipment.
Click here to read ROA's full statement (PDF)
Summary: 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Bill (PDF)
GAO Releases Report on Military Pay
The Government Accountability Office released a report on "Military Personnel: Reserve Component Servicemembers on Average Earn More Income while Activated" June 23.
Click here to read the report (PDF)
Live Simulcast of Energy and National Security Policy Forum
ROA's partner in this event, The Center for Security Policy, will help host a live simulcast of the June 25 DEF event discussing how America's Energy and National Security policies affect each other.
Click here to tune in live beginning at 8:30 a.m. (This page will not go live until that time)
Click here for the published schedule
Click here for more information on the event
Defense Education Forum Holds Successful Event on Air Force Reserve Modernization
Maj Gen "Dallas" Thompson, deputy chief of the Air Force Reserve, briefed a room of 80 attendees including Congressional Staffers, reporters, industry partners, policy makers and members about the strategic plans to modernize the Air Force Reserve June 22. He was followed by two panels that discussed specific modernization issues including irregular warfare, Unmanned systems and precision and defensive systems. A report of the event will be distributed later.
(STARs Partners Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman discuss Air Force Reserve Modernization)
NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATES:
Click here to get your program (PDF)
Cut-Off Date for National Convention Extended
Cut-off dates for hotel reservations have been extended to July 4. Please don't hurt ROA by finding alternative lodging.
Visit ROA's Orlando Web page
ROA has partnered with Mears Transportation to extend a $4.00 discount off of ROUND TRIP shuttle service to/from the Orlando World Center Marriott.
Click here to download your coupon (PDF)
Click here to make your reservations online
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors. Previous editions of the "Intersect" can be found in the News Section on the ROA Web site.
Click here for this week's headlines
Click here for archived editions
ROA NEWS: ROA Audit Report
A report of the recently completed audit from by the Association’s independent auditors, will be available in The OFFICER September issue. The summarized financial data are provided here.
See the summary (PDF)
Participate in an online discussion with members about changing the C&BL to reflect direct voting by the membership.
Click here for details
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: e-Newsletter 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
In the June 17 e-Newsletter, ROA incorrectly identified Capt. Robert H. Carey Jr. as a former Naval Services Vice President.
EVENTS: Click here to view ROA's full calendar
Forum on Energy and National Security
June 25, 2009
2009 National Convention
July 8-11, 2009 Marriott World Center, Orlando, Fla.
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National Conventions & Reserve Comp. Expo
Feb. 7-10, 2010 Washington, D.C.
Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2011 Washington, D.C.
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