Nov. 18, 2009
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
ROA President Meets with Speaker of the House
RADM Paul Kayye, USNR (Ret.) met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and others Nov 4 at the Capitol Building during a veteran service organization roundtable. ROA drew attention to a number of National Guard and Reserve members who complete 20-year careers, but are not considered veterans without extended periods of active duty. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) has introduced H.R. 3787 and Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) indroduced S.1780 in the Senate to correct this issue.
TRICARE Access for Gray Area Retirees Possibly Postponed
A Defense Authorization from Congress regarding Tricare Reserve Select coverage access to gray area retirees may not be made available until next year.
Read ROA's Press release (pdf)
Mental Healthcare Symposium
On Nov. 12 the Defense Education Forum hosted a Mental Healthcare Symposium in Chicago, Illinois.
Click here to read more.
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews:
No. 0958: Military Voting—What About State Elections?
No. 0959: Congress Enacts New Provisions for Military Spouse Voting and Taxation
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries:
ROA Names New Executive Director
Veterans Day for All 'Veterans'
Congressional Military Family Caucus Established
President Signs Military Spouse Residency Relief Act
#2 Army Reserve General Visits Fort Hood Soldiers
ROA's "Intersect" Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" edition
New Executive Director Announced
MG David Bockel, USA (Ret), was named ROA Executive Director by the Executive Committee Nov 7.
Click here for his bio
ROA On Washington Times Radio
MG David Bockel, Executive Director of the ROA, explains our support to Citizen Warriors
to listen to the interview.
eKnowledge Donates SAT/ACT Test Prep Software to Military Families Worldwide
eKnowledge is donating $200 SAT/ACT PowerPrep™ Programs to military servicemembers and family members.
To place an order, visit the website, and enter code: FBEC92774
To place an order by telephone, call (951) 256-4076
ROA Travel Deal of the Week:
This week take advantage of reduced deposits and other extras on Princess Cruise Line. Cunard is also offering $300 onboard credit and reduced deposits. This offer is for this week only!
Editor's note: There will not be an e-Newsletter Thanksgiving week.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Navy Reserve Cmdr. Wesley Bell participates in Storywalk at Osborne Elementary School in Glen Osborne, PA, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The two-hour program invites children to visit different classrooms to hear stories and learn about various professions. This year's theme was "community heroes." (Quaker Valley Schools photo)
Nov. 10, 1775 -
During the American Revolution, a committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. On Nov. 10, 1775, the resolution was approved, officially forming the Continental Marines. Happy 234th Marine Corps!
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