Oct. 14, 2009
National Convention & 25th Annual Reserve Component Expo 2010 Registration now Online
Join us in Washington, D.C., Feb. 7-10, 2010, for the ROA/ROAL National Convention & Expo, 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.
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LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
First Look at 2010 NDAA
The National Defense Authorization Act, H.R.2647, conference report has been released. While there is good news with many provisions that were included, there is also disappointment; the Senate provision, Sec. 660, for the correction on earlier retirement of Reserve Component members was not included.
TMC Presents Merit Awards at ROA
The Military Coalition (an organization in which ROA and REA are members) presented the award of Merit to the Honorable Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and the Honorable Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), on Oct. 6, 2009, for their dedicated service and significant contribution in honoring commitments to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Retired servicemembers.
(Sen. Lincoln speaks to Member Services Director Col. William Holahan, USMCR (Ret.), during the event at the ROA Minuteman Memorial Building.)
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER:
Law Review 0950--Military Voting Rights in Virginia
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Article Released after FPRI event on foreign fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a regular partner in Defense Education Forum events, recently held a discussion on mitigating the impact of foreign fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. In coordination with that event, Michael P. Noonan has written an intriguing article on “Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow”. Mr. Noonan is the managing director of FPRI’s Program on National Security, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow (pdf)
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:
Child Custody and Deployment
First Look at the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act
ROA STARs Get New Partner
ROA is pleased to welcome Bonner & Associates, a premier grassroots organizing firm, into its Industry Standing Together for America’s Reservists (STARs) Program. For over 25 years, Bonner & Associates have successfully built grassroots support for issues like funding for the B-2 stealth bomber, Seawolf submarine, and the National Missile Defense Program. Bonner & Associates is proud to have worked for the VFW and other organizations focused on this country’s national security.
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On ROA's Web Site: ROA Testimony Page
The Reserve Officers Association testifies before Congress as expert witnesses in support of specific national defense issues and as a part of the annual budget authorization and appropriations processes.
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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NPRC Announces Change to OMPF Request Processes
National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) announced a change to the Official Military Personnel Files request processes to ease confusion regarding limited accessibility.
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DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2009
The Department of Defense announced its recruiting and retention statistics for active and reserve components for fiscal 2009. All six Reserve components met or exceeded their goals for Fiscal Year 2009.
Read the press release
Rules for Rendering Hand Salute of U.S. Flag
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed servicemembers, military retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hoisting, lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag.
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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Get Your GovVacation Rewards Today
GovVacation Rewards is announcing its one-day only savings at the World's largest cruise on Oct. 14.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Fire Inspector Lucas Free gives local students from Joshua High School a tour of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7. The students are assigned to the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. (Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley Dawson)
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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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Oct. 13, 1775 - On this day, the Congress established the Continental Navy.