Sept. 30, 2009
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
Senate Updates ROA Charter
The Senate passed the Reserve Officers Association Modernization Act of 2009 (S.1599) Sept. 25 updating ROA’s congressional charter for the 21st century.
See the press release (pdf)
Coast Guard Authorization
On Sept. 24, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a $10 billion Coast Guard Authorization bill (H.R. 3619). The bill authorizes $200 million more in 2010 than requested by President Obama, and includes $6.8 billion for operations and maintenance, $1.6 billion for acquisitions and the authority to increase active duty personnel to 47,000.
Learn more about the bill on Govtrack Web site
Take Action To Support ROA Resolution on C-17s
There are currently 10 C-17s in the Senate version of the Defense Appropriations Bill and an amendment being offered to strike their funding, which will be voted on today. Your support is again urgently needed. You can petition for the C-17 funding at both ROA's and Boeing's sites. Please take action now.
Take Action Now!
North Dakota Host Series of DEF Programs
The Reserve Officers Association, CNA, and the Partnership for a Secure America, coordinated to conduct six programs on the topics of: Climate Change/Energy and National Security; and Nuclear Non Proliferation and National Security in North Dakota Sept. 24-25.
Click here to view a wrap up of the program
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
Law Review 0702 Update 1.0—USERRA Generally
by CAPT Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
When calling or e-mailing, don’t use your employer’s computer or phone.
ROA Sustaining Member Program Launched
All ROA members will receive a personal invitation mid-October to become an ROA Sustaining Member, part of our annual giving program. This new initiative replaces the mailings of the past that featured notepads, labels, and other premiums. You can make a difference for Citizen Warriors by becoming a Sustaining Member today.
Visit the Sustaining Member Program Web page
RECENT BLOG ENTRIES:
Welcome to ROA's new blog: The Reserve Officer
Reserve Components Stand to See Increase in NGREA
U.S. Senate Updates ROA Charter
How will health care reform really affect your TRICARE?
Air Force Reserve Chief Discusses Operational Reserve
THE OFFICER October 2009 Issue
Re-energizing ROA for Those Who Serve by RADM Paul Kayye, MC, USNR (Ret.)
This past year, ROA National President COL Ladd Pattillo, USAR (Ret.), declared his term as "The Year of the Citizen Warrior." We are still engaged in a global war on terrorism, and no end appears in sight. As of the middle of August, there were 143,105 Guard and Reserve Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard members on active duty. When we are finished in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world will still be facing the threat of terrorists, as these extremists blatantly remind us.
'Changes' -- Round 2 by MG David R. Bockel, USA (Ret.)
By now, the word should be out regarding our new winter National Convention at the Hilton Washington in D.C. Feb 7 - 10, 2010, its registration process and fees, and its programs. You probably noticed a couple of significant differences in the usual events, particularly the food events.
Visit THE OFFICER Online
ROA Honored with ESGR's Pro Patria Award
Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve honored the Reserve Officers Association with its second highest award, the Pro Patria Award, which is translated "for our nation." It was presented for exceptionally meritorious service for supporting the National Guard and Reserve at a ceremony Sept 24 at the Washington Navy Yard.
New ROA-Endorsed EA+ Program Web Site launched
We are proud to announce the launch of the new ROA Endorsed Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) Program Web site. Get exclusive benefits at money-saving group rates for ROA Members and their families. It’s all waiting for you here.
Visit the ROA Endorsed EA+ Program Web site
On ROA's Web Site: Online Suggestion Box
ROA has set up a online suggestion box to get your feedback and suggestions. Note: this is only available to ROA Members.
Online Suggestion Box
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
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Shinseki Orders Emergency Funds to Students
The Department of Veterans Affairs has authorized checks to be given to students who have applied for educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment.
Read the press release on VA Department Web site
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Eleventh Annual Veterans Appreciation Event
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants announced it will host its eleventh annual Veterans Appreciation Event nationwide Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Staff Sgt. Dustin Clark performs a pre-flight inspection at the tip of the right wing of a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 27, 2009, on the flightline at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. Sergeant Clark is a crew chief with the Air Force Reserve Command's 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Bowles)
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"Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare: One Profession, One Victory"
Oct. 30-31, 2009
George Mason University’s Arlington, Va., Campus
DEF Programs Web Page
National Conventions &
Reserve Component Expo
Feb. 7-10, 2010
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2011
National Council Meeting
June 25-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev.
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Oct. 2, 1922 - Years following the end of World War I, several hundred officers, many of them combat veterans, gathered with the General of the Armies, John J. "Black Jack" Pershing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on October 2, 1922, to formally recognize the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) as an organization. This week ROA celebrates its 87th anniversary.