Dec. 30, 2009
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
TRICARE Program for Gray Area Reservists On Its Way
TRICARE announced it will implement a program to provide health care coverage access to "gray area" reservists.
Read TRICARE's Press Release
Read ROA's Blog Entry on the Subject
2010 Defense Appropriations Act Signed into Law
The 2010 Defense Appropriations Act was signed into law Dec. 19 after passing the Senate by a vote of 88-10. More coverage from ROA's Legislative Director CAPT Marshall Hanson is coming soon.
Read the bill summary
Read ROA Recap
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 0953 Update OSC Settles USERRA Case with DHS
No. 0971 Federal Circuit Reverses the MSPB Yet Again - When Will They Ever Learn?
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
TRICARE Announces Coverage for Gray Area Reservists
ROA Comments on Obama's Campaign Promises
2010 Defense Appropriations Bill Recap
THE OFFICER December 2009 Issue with Annual Reserve Chief State of the Reserve articles
Looking Forward by RADM Paul T. Kayye, MC, USNR (Ret.)
Since its founding, ROA has always been focused on the future, not the past. MORE
Who Is Going to Fill Our Shoes? by MG David R. Bockel USA (Ret.)
We must better demonstrate the value of an ROA membership today if we are to recruit and retain younger members. MORE
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Where's My ROA Calendar?
Because ROA's direct mailing partner, Barton Cotton, went bankrupt, ROA no longer solicits donations using gimmicks such as address labels, cards or the annual calendar. For those members who are calling looking for the calendar, ROA no longer has the capability to produce one without entering into another direct mail agreement: a decision that was decided against at the urging of members. ROA calendars will not be mailed for 2010. ROA's new annual giving program is through the Sustaining Member Program.
Learn About ROA's Sustaining Member Program
Senior Executive Service Job Announcement
Executive Director, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); closing Date January 22, 2010. For questions about this job, contact Ryan Myers:
Hertz Offer: Two Rentals, One Free Day
Now through January 31, 2010, every Hertz rental of a Mid-Size or larger vehicle for two days or more earns you a Free Rental Day.
ROA's Travel & Leisure Benefits Page
Dec. 29, 1940 - On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his famous "Arsenal of Democracy" fireside chat. The speech reflected the decline of the isolationist foreign policy doctrine in the lead up to World War II, and began a period of great increase of U.S. military personnel and equipment.
"No man has a right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere."
~ President Theodore Roosevelt
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Sgt. Alyson Jones of the Air Force Reserve sings holiday favorites during this year's Holiday Notes From Home concert in Nashville, Tenn. The Band of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings participated in the show, paying tribute to military men and women serving around the world. (U.S. Air Force/Ken Hackman)
EVENTS: Full calendar
ROA National Conventions
Feb. 7-10, 2010
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2011
2010 CIOR/CIOMR Mid-Winter Meeting
Feb. 4-6, 2010
NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium
2010 National Council Meeting
June 25-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas
Military.com Job Expos
The Military Coalition (TMC)
National Military and Veterans Alliance (NMVA)
Reserve Enlisted Association (REA)
Reserve Officers Association League (ROAL)
Standing Together for America's Reservists (STARs Partners)
CIOR (NATO's Reserve Officers)
CIOMR (NATO's Reserve Medical Officers)
UPORFA (Pan American Reserve Officers