Sept. 23, 2009
North Dakota National Security Symposium
On Sept. 24 and 25, DEF will again team up with the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) in presenting a series of panel discussion aimed at maintaining a national dialogue on the science of climate change, the impacts of prospective energy reform, and the effects of nuclear non-proliferation across multiple venues, as the Congress prepares to act on new legislation.
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For times and locations, please contact Keith Weller
Heritage Foundation's The United States Air Force Reserve: Current Challenges and Practical Solutions
The Heritage Foundation will host a public lecture featuring Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, at the Lehrman Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m.
To learn more about this event, click here
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
Section 4311 of USERRA is Not Limited to Reserve Components
Under USERRA, the prohibition of discrimination in employment based on service in the uniformed services applies to anyone who has ever served in or applied to join a uniformed service.
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
ROA Charter Changes
The ROA Technical Corrections bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The bill, H.R. 3581, is to amend title 36, United States Code, to include in the Federal charter of the Reserve Officers Association leadership positions newly added in its constitution and bylaws. The bill, which is identical to S.1599, was introduced by Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), and Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.), was the chief Democrat. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), was also listed as an original cosponsor. The Senate version made it through mark-up, and awaits action on the Senate Floor.
Visit the THOMAS Library of Congress, and type the bill number in search box
ASD/RA's Remarks at National Guard Workshop
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis McCarthy gave remarks at the National Guard Family Program Volunteer Workshop in Dearborn, Mich., July 31, 2009.
Watch the video on the Pentagon Channel Web site
TAPS: ROA Mourns Passing of Former Navy VP
ROA is saddened to announce the passing of Rear Admiral Olin A. "George" Lively, USCGR (Ret.). RADM Lively was ROA Naval Services National Vice President during 1983-84.
See the obituary
ROA Survey Needs You
ROA's national leadership would like non-member's feedback. Please encourage your fellow Reserve officers who are non-members to participate in this survey.
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: President's Biography Read your National President's biography recently posted online here.
Admiral Kayye's biography
Center for Homeland Defense and Security Essay Competition
The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security announced its Annual Essay Competition, designed to stimulate original thought on issues in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense.
Find out how you can participate
Working Together To End Domestic Abuse
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program will be joining other military and civilian organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area for the 4th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
U.S. Marines with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve prepare weapons and equipment before conducting a convoy mission Sept. 13, 2009, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Keith A. Stevenson)
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"Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare: One Profession, One Victory"
Oct. 30-31, 2009
George Mason University’s Arlington, Va., Campus
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Feb. 7-10, 2010
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National Council Meeting
June 25-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev.
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Sept. 24, 1960 - Navy launches U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.