Nov. 25, 2009
Fort Hood Victim Honored:
Eva Waddle receives a flag from Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Command and ROA National Surgeon, during the burial service for her daughter Army Lt. Col. Juanita Warman at Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 23. Lt. Col. Warman was serving on active-duty at Ft. Hood when she was shot and killed during a shooting rampage. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
ROA Advocates for Returning Vets' Medical Needs
Injured Citizen Warriors separated from active duty who still need medical treatment are finding that they don’t have protection they need under the current USERRA law. H.R.466, Wounded Veteran Job Security Act, passed by the House, attempts to correct this disparity.
Click here to read more.
Contact CAPT Marshall Hanson if you have examples of this.
ROA Meets With CBO on Early Retirement
ROA met with representatives from the Congressional Budget Office to discuss how the correction to early retirement would cost $2.1 billion over ten years. ROA provided feedback to CBO on how they might improve their calculations.
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Congressional Budget Office
UPDATE: Find Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery guided tour information on the convention page.
JOIN US: President’s Formal Reception: featuring heavy Hors d'œuvres and an open bar will culminate your convention. Attending increases the value of your ticket and adds more fun to the event.
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews:
No. 0960: SCRA Tolls the Running of Statutes of Limitations
No. 0961: Your Civilian Job and USERRA: Beware of Gaps in Your Period of Service, And Maintain a Proper Balance of Military and Civilian Responsibilities
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries:
ROA Congressional Charter Bill Goes to White House for Signature
Returning Injured Vets not Protected by USERRA
ROA Meets with CBO on Early Retirement
ROA's "Intersect" Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" edition
ROA's New Facebook Fan Page:
ROA now has a Facebook Fan Page which it will use to provide information, updates, and other content to members and supporters on Facebook.
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''Meet the Chiefs'' Scheduled for Dec. 1:
"Meet the Chiefs" is an invitation-only, non-attribution, candid discussion among key Reserve Component stakeholders about Reserve Component readiness. ROA's goal is to provide an opportunity for Reserve Component senior leaders, major product and equipment providers, and Reserve Component policy and legislative experts to freely discuss and articulate equipment needs, equipment capabilities, opportunities, and views on policy and legislative matters.
Highlighted On The Web:
Google(TM) Translate is now available on ROA's website.
ROA Jackets from Alpha Industries:
ROA members are now eligible for a 25% discount on all Alpha products, including Alpha's newly created CWU 45/P flight jacket with official ROA embroidered chest patch.
Click here to visit product page.
DD-214's Now Available Online:
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans
to gain access to their DD-214's online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
USAA, one of our valued STARs partners, is making eligible for membership all U.S. military veterans who honorably served and their families. To celebrate, USAA is holding a Army-Navy game sweepstakes with prizes including tickets, airfare, lodging, limo service, cash, and more.
Click here to learn more.
Stevens Institute of Technology Registration Open:
Stevens Institute of Technology's Spring 2010 semester begins the week of January 25, 2010. Registration is now open.
Click here to view available courses.
Click here to view ROA's Educational Resources
No Cost Life Skills and Golf Instruction:
In 2010, The First Tee will offer golf instruction combined with character and life skills education free of cost to children of National Guardsmen and Reservists in communities across the country.
Click here to learn more.
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UGANDA - Spc. Samantha Greeninger, an Army Reserve medic assigned to the 629th Forward Surgical Team, visits with Ugandans at the Pajimo Clinic. USAR Soldiers from the have worked with local providers and U.S. Navy dentists to treat over 700 local residents per day, providing medications, performing dental procedures, and even issuing eyeglasses. (Army Reserve photo)
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