Dec. 2, 2009
Afghanistan Plan Resources
Click here to read full text of President Obama's speech
Click here to read the U.S. Army Talking points on a troop increase for Operation Enduring Freedom
Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan (New York Times)
President Obama announced Tuesday that he would speed 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in coming months, but he vowed to start bringing American forces home in the middle of 2011, saying the United States could not afford and should not have to shoulder an open-ended commitment.
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The Puzzle For Congress: How To Pay For The Plan (Washington Post)
President Obama's decision to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan ensures what was already inevitable: The cost of the wars in that country and Iraq is about to exceed $1 trillion. Less certain for Congress is how to pay for it.
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Discusses Afghan Strategy with Jim Lehrer on The NewsHour:
Defense Secretary Robert Gates will discuss President Obama’s Afghan strategy with Jim Lehrer tonight (Dec 2), check local listings.
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
Health Care Bill considers Selected Reserve for PHS
ROA staff met with the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week to discuss the need for a Selected Reserve for the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).
Click here to read ROA’s position paper on this topic
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries:
A Selected Reserve for the Public Health Service?
Retirees Still Concerned Over Health Care Debate Effects on TRICARE
ROA's "Intersect" Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" edition
'Meet the Chiefs' event a success
ROA hosted all of the Reserve Chiefs from each component at the Minuteman Memorial Building to have a frank, open and non-attributable discussion with ROA's STARs partners Dec. 1. Thank you to all of our attendees for making this event a success.
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Little-Known Benefit Available to War Veterans:
Aid and Attendance benefit for at home, assisted living, or nursing
home care is available to many more veterans than are current recepients.
Click here to learn more about this benefit
DD-214 Application Process Now Available Online:
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans
to apply for their DD-214's online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
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
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Feb. 7-10, 2010
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2011
2010 National Council Meeting
June 25-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas
CIOR/CIOMR 2010 Summer Congress
August 10 - 14, 2010
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Master Sgt. Linda Adams blogs about her experiences to her students online. Adams, who departed on a four month deployment to Southwest Asia with her Air Force Reserve unit from Keesler AFB, Miss., is an elementary school teacher at Kate Shepart Elementary in Mobile, Ala. She not only helps her students with academic questions, but also educates them about the Air Force and its mission. (Photo emilitary.org)
Nov. 29, 1890 - On this day, the first Army-Navy football game was played on The Plain at West Point. Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0.
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