Oct. 28, 2009
National Convention & 25th Annual Reserve Component Expo 2010
Registration and Hotel Reservation Link Now Online
C&BL Amendments To Be Offered at National Convention
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LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
President Signs Senate-Approved NDAA
President Obama signed the FY2010 Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 2647) into law today. The bill includes a $560 million funding for an alternative engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.
Read the bill
AMOVR Applauds Congress for Removing Obstacles in Overseas Voting Procedure
The National Defense Authorization Act included the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, providing servicemembers and overseas civilians with enough time to receive, complete, and return their ballots in time to be counted. ROA is an active member of the Alliance for Military & Overseas Voting Rights.
Read the press release (.doc)
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER:
Servicemembers Law Center Director Interviewed on Radio
CAPT Sam Wright, Servicemembers Law Center Director, was interviewed on America's Morning News regarding Military Voting Rights issues Oct. 23. The 10 minute audio interview is available in mp3 format.
Military Voting Rights Interview (MP3)
New Law Reviews
0950 - Military Voting Rights in Virginia UPDATED
0953 - Joint Employment Doctrine Under USERRA-Continued
0954 - Military Service Is Not “Just Like Maternity Leave”
0956 - Bugged: Be cautious about recording conversations with employers for use in USERRA cases
0957 - Veterans' Preference
Making a Difference for Citizen Warriors
Thank you for the continuing generous responses to ROA's Sustaining Member mailing. ROA is gratified by many kind comments and enthusiastic responses to this operational need. Fulfillment packages are on their way to all donors, including the appropriate lapel pin and member card. Many have called in with questions wanting to better understand the purpose of the program. For further information, contact Director of Resource Development, Richard Thralls toll-free at (800) 809-9448 Ext. 721.
If you would like to join the program, visit the Sustaining Member Web page
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter This newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
Current Intersect edition
RECENT ROA BLOG ENTRIES:
The 2010 NDAA Air Force Reserve Analysis
ROA To Review Advocacy Position on Don't Ask, Don't Tell
THE OFFICER November Issue
Busy Days at Headquarters by RADM Paul Kayye, MC, USNR (Ret.)
Last year as president-elect, sitting back and "learning the ropes" without having to vote or make decisions about conflicting ideas, was delightful. My, how things have changed! But we're off to a good start.
Back to the Basics by MG David R. Bockel, USA (Ret.)
If you are a serious student of the Reserve Officers Association, perhaps you have read The ROA Story by John Carlton and John Slinkman. It has more than 600 pages of facts, personalities, and great stories of battles fought and won in the nation's capital over the years. You can get your copy on Amazon.com.
Visit THE OFFICER Online
AKO Blocks E-mail Links
If you are an Army member and have your official AKO e-mail account on file with ROA, you may be frustrated by the Army's practice of blocking all e-mail links, particularly those of ROA in this Weekly e-Newsletter. To get around this problem, you have two options. You can either manually select the URL in the e-mail we send, copy and paste it into a web browser and remove the word "blocked" that the Army inserts before the http, or you can provide ROA with a non-AKO e-mail address.
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Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance for ROA Members
Right now, before winter hits, this is the perfect time to make sure you’re financially prepared with Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance if an accident happens to you. As an ROA Member, you have access to affordable AD&D Insurance through the new ROA-endorsed Enhanced AD&D Insurance.
Special Payment Links for Servicemembers Who Served Under Stop-Loss Orders
The Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay is available to servicemembers who had their enlistment extended or retirement suspended due to Stop-Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009. Visit the links below to find out how to get yours 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 Cure®, Liberty Mutual will donate $5 to the fight against breast cancer for every auto, home, and renters insurance quote completed online.
GovVacation Rewards' Great Escape Sale!
Book your trip today and receive discounts up to 85% on cruises, resorts from $99 a week! Call 1-800-571-4964 to take advantage of this offer.
Shop for Travel Deals
Daylight Savings Time Ends
As a reminder, Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 1. Don't forget to set your clocks back by one hour.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Pfc. William Peiler of Waianae, Hawaii, a mechanic assigned to A Company, 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, replaces the gas regulator to an M240B machine gun during the 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Command Best Warrior at Fort McCoy. The week-long competition brought 28 Soldiers and non-commissioned officers together from all over the nation. (Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell)
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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. 27, 1922 - On this day, Navy League of the United States sponsored the first annual celebration of Navy Day in the United States to focus public attention on the importance of the U.S. Navy. That date was selected because it was Theodore Roosevelt's birthday.