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Congressional Budget Office Recommends Trimming a Trillion from Defense

After 12 years of war, Pentagon leadership, think tanks and military analysts and perhaps even Congress look to serving personnel, veterans, and retirees to continue their...

ROA Director of Strategic Education Mr. Bob Feidler sits down with Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr. of the Strategic Studies Institute following Dr. Lovelace's talk during the DEF Event: New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

The National Defense Authorization (NDAA) is back on track with the Senate version of the bill going to the floor before Nov. 18.  The Senate Rules committee has shared that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D...

ROA urges MCRMC to consider the cost benefits of the Reserve Component

By Jenny Swigoda

As members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission are conducting a review of our military’s pay and retirement...

Defense Education Forum Director Bob Feidler sits down with Major General Dennis Laich, US Army (Ret.) to discuss the All-Volunteer Force and its future. Maj.Gen. Laich has a new book that tackles the subject entitled, "Skin in the Game: Poor...

The guns may have gone silent on 11 November, 1918, to signal the end of the war to end all wars, but clearly they have not been silent for the intervening 95 years. Throughout that long history, citizen soldiers have shed their civilian clothes...

Reservists Close in on Overdue Recognition

By CAPT Marshall A. Hanson, USNR (Ret.)

On Monday, Oct. 28, the House passed the Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act, H.R. 1405, which gives all those Reserve Force members with...

Richard O. Wightman, Jr. urges commission to consider unique role of the Reserve Component during the last decade of war

By Jenny Swigoda

  In a hearing before the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force,...
Today in front of the national World War II memorial, ROA demanded an end to the government shutdown, emphasizing the disproportionate impact on Reserve service members and their families.   Participating in a nationally televised press...

Fallen Heroes and Families Assistance Act will ensure appropriations through a government shutdown

By Jenny Swigoda

ROA Content Manager

After an egregious oversight and widespread outrage from service members, their...

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