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Oct. 7, 2009
NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATE:
National Convention & 25th Annual Reserve Component Expo 2010 Registration now Online
Join us in Washington, D.C., Feb. 7-10, 2010. The ROA/ROAL National Convention & Expo is the only event in which Reservists from all services come together to exchange ideas on professional development, insights in global security issues, and influence policy on Capitol Hill.
Click here to register online
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
Contents of NDAA Conference Announced
The Senate announced the contents of the FY2010 National Defense Authorization Bill conference report which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and national security programs of the Department of Energy.
Click here to view the press release (pdf)
ROA Voices Concern Over TRICARE Increase
The Reserve Officers Association, concerned about the recent announcement by the Department of Defense of the increase to TRICARE Standard inpatient co-pays, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates voicing their opinion Oct 5. The NDAA may repeal this decision.
Read the press release (pdf)
Congress Urged To Block TRICARE Fee Increases (Navy Times)
Your Help is Needed To Gain Support for Senate Early Retirement Section 660
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is going into Conference. Section 660 of the Senate's version of the NDAA fixes the current early retirement law extending eligibility to Sept. 11, 2001, and would change the current law which only credits these mobilizations in support of a contingency operation that commenced on or after Jan. 28, 2008.
Fact Sheet on Early Retirement
Take Action NOW
Senate Votes for 10 C-17s
Your efforts made a difference! The Senate voted Tuesday night to maintain funding for 10 C-17 Globemaster IIIs in its final version of the FY2010 Defense Appropriations Bill. We expect the House and Senate to quickly conference and resolve differences; the House version of the bill provides funding for only three C-17s.
See ROA Resolution on C-17 Funding
Write to Congress
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
Law Review 0949—Retroactive Seniority Adjustment to Your Civilian Seniority Date
Based on Military Interruption of Your Civilian Career
by CAPT Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
Chiefs of Staff Professional Reading Lists
Click below to visit the following of your Chief of Staff professional reading lists:
Air Force: CSAF Professional Reading Program
Navy: Navy Professional Reading List
Marine Corps: Marine Corps Professional Reading List (pdf)
Coast Guard: Coast Guard Reading List
Army: Chief of Staff of the Army's Professional Reading List
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
ROA NEWS:RECENT BLOG ENTRIES:
Wyatt Argues for Preserving Air National Guard
ROA Voices Concern Over TRICARE Increase
Servicemembers' Law Center accessible through ROA blog
Air Guard Should Use NGREA for C-130 AMP
ROA Teams Run in Army Ten Miler
ROA was represented valiantly in the 2009 Army Tem Miler Oct 4 in Washington, D.C. Team 2 placed third among 28 teams competing in the Reserve Mix category. ROA Team 4 team placed 19th, and Team 3 placed 22nd in the same category. ROA Team 1 placed 30th out of 62 teams in the open mixed category. Congratulations to all who participated in the race; you did ROA proud!
Click here for results
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: Themes and Messages
To Keep ROA communicators on the same message, the 2009-2010 Themes and Messages have been published by the Public Affairs Committee.
Themes and Messages (pdf)
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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$555 Million DoD Homeowners Assistance Program Details Announced
On Sept. 30, the Department of Defense announced details for the temporary expansion of the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP), designed to partially reimburse eligible military personnel, surviving spouses, and federal civilian employees whose service to the nation has required them to relocate and sell their primary residence at a loss.
Click here for details
AMOVR Military and Overseas Voting Rights Survey
The Alliance for Military and Overseas Voting Rights (AMOVR) released a survey designed to gather responses from servicemembers and family members on their experiences with the absentee military vote.
Take Military survey today
Sign Up for Race Against Breast Cancer
As a member of ROA, you’re eligible to participate in the Liberty Mutual Quote for Hope campaign running Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 2009. Partnering with the Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ, Liberty Mutual will donate $5 to the fight against breast cancer for every auto, home, and renters insurance quote completed online.
For more information, visit the Web site
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeff McDowell, with 3rd Force Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, waits before departing on a convoy mission during enhanced Mojave Viper training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009. (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
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. 7, 2001 - On this day, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan started with an air assault and covert operations on the ground. At the time, the total number of Reservists and Guardsmen called to active duty was 27,752 from 202 units, 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and individual augmentees.