UnReserved - ROA's Blog

by Bob Feidler, Army Director

ROA hosted a meeting 28 May with the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve to discuss issues affecting Reservists and their families.

Participants from more than 25 military and veteran service...

Recently Jeff Phillips, ROA Executive Director, testified with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC).

To explain why SVAC should support proposed legislation for the Reserve Components, Jeff began by recognizing Guard and...

Three components that should be considered in judging the MCRMC retirement proposal (MCRMC final report recommendation 1):  20+ years retirement pay, Thrift Savings Pay (TSP), and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). 

20+ Year Retirement Pay:  The...

General Mark Welsh, Air Force Chief of Staff, was enthusiastic and unequivocal in his praise and support of the Air Force Reserve while speaking at “Defense One,” April 22.  The discussion hit topics from budget woes, recapitalization,...

Did you know that under the current military retirement system 83 percent of enlisted servicemembers and 51 percent of officers never receive any retirement funds, unlike their civilian counterparts?  Under the proposed Military Compensation and...

ROA developing TRICARE Reserve Choice to improve RC healthcare

Stop me if you have heard this one before.  A Reservist – let’s call her Tech Sgt. Munoz – is deployed for 90 days.  During that time her son’s healthcare is provided by...

ROA opposes merger of military exchanges and commissaries; supports improving commissary efficiencies

Among its fifteen recommendations, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Committee chartered by Congress to suggest ways...

Among its fifteen recommendations, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Committee chartered by Congress to suggest ways to modernize the uniformed services’ compensation and retirement system, arrived at one recommendation...

Reserve Officers Association Nathan Hale Awards go to Johnson & Johnson and Huntington Ingalls Industries

CEOs to be recognized for serving the nation’s Reserve Components at the Reserve Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16...

In the face of growing threats and a volatile security environment, the army – as a result of budget cuts and sequestration – is dramatically cutting back in personnel and modernization. To cope with these challenges the Army has developed five...

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