Oct. 21, 2009
National Convention & 25th Annual Reserve Component Expo 2010
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LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
TRICARE Gets Lower Prices on Retail Prescription Drugs
DoD will be saving $1.67 billion in Fiscal Year 2010 for TRICARE prescription drugs. This saving more than offsets the $1.2 billion requested in 2007 and 2008 as an offset for retiree health care, which was the reason given to request TRICARE fee increases. Further DoD and beneficiary savings would occur if ROA members who are covered by TRICARE and TRICARE for Life ordered their maintenance prescriptions through the TRICARE Mail Order Program receiving 90 days of drugs for the cost of a 30 day supply through the TRICARE Retail Network. Beneficiaries can call (866) 363-8667.
See the press release on TRICARE Web site
Sen. Lincoln Introduces Bill To Consider Certain Reserves as Active Service for VA Laws
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) introduced S. 1780 to amend title 38, USC, to deem certain service in the Reserve Components as active service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER:
Law Review 0956—Joint Employment Doctrine Under USERRA—Continued
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ROA Partners with CAA for 2nd Annual Civil Affairs Transitions Roundtable
ROA's Defense Education Forum will partner with George Mason University and the Civil Affairs Association (CAA) to present the 2nd annual Civil Affairs Transitions Roundtable Oct. 29-31. This year's meeting will focus on the adapting role of civil affairs in irregular warfare.
Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare
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My medical malpractice claim is "Feres-Barred," What's that?
Fix Early Retirement for the Guard and Reserve as a Force Management Tool
UPORFA 2009 After Action Report
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RADM Reilly Retires
RADM Robert D. Reilly Jr., USN, the great-great nephew of ROA founder BGen. Henry J. Reilly, retired from the Navy at a change of command ceremony Oct. 16 on the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort in Baltimore, Md. Admiral Reilly came from a family with more than a century of service in the Armed Forces. His great-great-uncle, General Reilly, USAR, was the first ROA national president, for whom the ROA scholarship program is named.
Read Admiral Reilly's biography
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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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Updated PenFed Credit Card Information
Congress has been making changes to the laws that affect credit cards and the financial institutions that offer credit cards. In response, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, ROA's affinity partner, has just notified all of their members who carry a PenFed credit card about the changes to their credit card agreement.
PenFed Information Notice (pdf)
History Channel Promotes "Take a Veteran to School"
On Nov. 15, the History Channel will debut a WWII in HD, the first World War II documentary in full, immersive high definition color. Culled from 3,000 hours of lost color footage, WWII in HD features the epic accounts of twelve real soldiers who experienced this defining conflict. The premiere of WWII in HD will shine a light on Take a Veteran to School, the History pro-social initiative to honor veterans of all wars by connecting them with schools and communities across the country.
Visit the History Channel Web site
VA Adds Three New Illnesses to Agent Orange List
The VA announced Vietnam veterans can establish service-connection with B-cell leukemia, Parkinson's disease, and Ischemic heart disease. According to the VA there is not a set date as to when the new policy will go into effect, but they are encouraging any eligible veterans to submit a claim.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Members of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans honor guard render honors to amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit New York (LPD 21) as the ship transits the Mississippi River in New Orleans Oct. 13. The ship, which has 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow, is scheduled to be commissioned in New York Nov. 7, 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis)
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Oct. 21, 1797 - On this day, The U.S.S. Constitution was christened and launched in Boston, Mass. U.S.S. Constitution was a 44-gun frigate for the United States Navy known as "Old Ironsides."