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ReserveVoice: February 15, 2016 (CORRECTED)
CORRECTION TO ARMY BUDGET
We mistakenly reversed the Guard and Reserve reductions;
the summary below has been corrected.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Online Self-Help Resource Center


Interactive Online Resources for Veterans Looking for Tips on
Parenting, Stress Management and More!

 
Are you a Servicemember or Veteran who sometimes finds yourself angry, stressed out or in need of parenting advice? The Online Self-Help Resource Center was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs specifically for Servicemembers and Veterans to help you handle stress, make better decisions, deal with parenting issues unique to the military lifestyle and manage anger effectively.
 
Available completely online with no sign-up or registration required, the Online Self-Help Resource Center does not collect personal information. It can be used by anyone, anywhere and there is no cost. You can work through the modules at the time, pace and place of your choosing.
 
Developed with extensive input from male and female Veterans of all eras, the Online Self-Help Resource Center provides tools to manage the challenges of being a military parent, the transition to life after the military as well as everyday stressful problems and situations. You learn life skills through an interactive online environment featuring videos, exercises and stories from real Veterans.
 
The Online Self-Help Resource Center consists of three different self-help services:
 
Parenting for Servicemembers and Veterans: Designed to help manage everyday parenting challenges as well as those specific to military and Veteran families. It provides practical information on ways to communicate with children, how to discuss deployments and methods to positively discipline children. It even explains how to interpret specific emotions and behaviors that children may show at a variety of ages ranging from age 0 to 18.
 
Moving Forward: Overcoming Life’s Challenges: Provides tools and skills to effectively solve problems, overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. It is especially helpful if you are facing life changes and stressful situations such as transitioning out of the military, moving, financial difficulties or relationship problems. It offers practical tools like developing an action plan to follow when you are feeling overwhelmed to help you reduce stress and negative emotions, increase optimism and find creative solutions.
 
Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS): Teaches you ways to help manage your temper and respond more positively and effectively to difficult people and events. The online therapy can help you reduce or prevent angry reactions, teach you to identify your personal anger triggers and warning signs and help to plan and prepare for instances when you do become angry or stressed. By the end of the course, you will have developed a personalized anger management plan that applies what you have learned to real-life situations.
 
For more information and to take the courses, visit www.VeteranTraining.va.gov.
 
Courses were developed by Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Web Services in collaboration with Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Legislative Update

H.R.1384 - Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act


This Act generates the most ROA member requests for an update on where it stands in Congress.  Here is a summary of what occurred in 2015 and what could occur in 2016. 
 
It was included in the National Defense Authorization Act and then sent to the president, who vetoed the bill.  When Congress sent it back to the president for signature after making multiple changes to the NDAA, they took the provision to “Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees” out of the new version of the NDAA on September 29, 2015.  According to H. Rept. 114-270 (Conference Report):
 
"Honoring certain members of the Reserve components as veterans
 
The House bill contained a provision (sec. 592) that would amend chapter 1 of title 38, United States Code, to require certain members of the reserve components be honored as veterans, provided that such members would not be authorized to receive any benefit administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs solely by reason of honorary veteran status.
 
The Senate amendment contained no similar provision.
 
The House recedes."

 
In 2016 The Military Coalition, to which ROA belongs, will press the Senate to accept the House bill, (as is) and vote it out of committee so it can go before the full Senate for a vote.  However, Congress has been reluctant to pass Veteran status into law for Guard and Reserve members with over 20 years of service -- not because they don't believe in the purpose but because it will set a precedent. 
 
Additionally, after it passes they are concerned veterans will then ask for benefits to be included.  That would change it from a "no cost" to a “cost” piece of legislation.  Since it is an election year, this is the best year to get it passed but Congress has not made this bill a priority for so long it is hard to predict if an election year will change their mind.
 
ROA Call to Action: Go to the local offices of your Senators and ask them to pressure the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to vote it out of committee.
 

Hearing on the Report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army
 

ROA was the only association to submit a statement  to the House Armed Services Committee hearing for the recently completed Commission on the Future of the Army report.  ROA’s statement discussed the impact of recommendations that affect the Guard and Reserve.  Our statement also provided new recommendations for Congress to consider that were not part of the commission report.  ROA recommendations were:
  • Integrate senior RC Army officers and NCOs into the Army Staff and open up more command positions for qualified Army Reserve officers, including three-star deputy AC command roles.
  • Expand ways in which Guard and Reserve officers and NCOs can achieve Joint Qualified Officer status.For example, give them full credit for experience when assigned to the joint staff and create more options to fulfill their schooling requirements.US Army War College non-resident students should be able to augment their normal studies and achieve the Level II accreditation needed for JQO status, which they cannot now do.To ROA, the qualification apparatus of JQO operates as a “priesthood,” excluding with needlessly difficult qualifications the meaningful participation of the Reserve Components.This exclusivity robs reservists of the opportunity to serve and it robs the nation of excellent joint warriors at a time of increasing need. In so doing, this elitism frustrates the intent of the Goldwater-Nichols Act.
  • Increase possibilities for Regular Army officers to do tours with major Guard and Reserve commands, enhancing inter-component understanding and interoperability.
  • Demand proof of full integration of USAR units into disaster response planning.This would ensure accountability and recognize the key role USAR units could provide in Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations.It is a mistake to think that in DSCA the two RC components would be in competition: their strengths are complementary.Undervaluing the considerable benefits that USAR units can supply communities in the event of a disaster means overlooking a valuable resource that can save lives and preserve communities.
  • Create a new category of Reservist to embrace the “super subject matter expert” that may be needed by senior commanders.The notional name is not meant to connote an elite, but to identify the concept of extraordinary expertise not customarily resident in the force – which is not “grown” by the Army Military Operational Specialties and schooling system.Current laws and regulations provide some relief in this area but they should be reviewed and expanded to meet the needs of the Future Force.
FY 2017 President’s Budget Request
DoD is proposing pay increases effective January 1, 2017.
Requested Rate Increase Fiscal Year 2017
Basic Pay
Basic Allowance for Housing
Basic Allowance for subsistence
1.6%
2.9%
3.4%
 
Despite statements that the budget would not continue to cut manning as a way to meet sequestration, those promises were not reflected in the budget that was delivered to Congress on February 9, 2016.  All sectors of manpower were affected with cuts in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request. 

 

Army Budget

 
The Army’s FY 2017 Budget Request provides critical ground force capabilities to defend the Homeland, support the Joint Force, build global security, project power, and win in a complex world.”  Somehow this translated to end strength reductions of 3,000 for the Army Reserve and 7,000 for the Army National Guard.
 
Military Personnel
Funding is increased for the Reserve Component use of man days (10 U.S. Code §12304b).  The will allow them to order Reserve and Guard to active duty for preplanned missions in support of the combatant commands.

Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
The Army National Guard will see an increase in FY17 from $6.6 billion to $6.9 billion with the anticipation of more units remaining in the domestic force pool.  The $270 million increase will achieve unit training readiness, medical care, depot maintenance, facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization (FSRM), base operations support and information technology support services.
 
The Army Reserve did not see an increase in O&M and will stay at $2.7.  Within the account some requirements saw increases and some saw decreases.  In FY 2017 the major adjustments to Army Reserve Operating Force structure are the activation, conversion and reorganization of 31 Civil Affairs, 23 Transportation, 22 Chemical, 21 Engineer, 16 Military Intelligence, and 7 Logistical Headquarters, totaling 19,545 spaces.
 
Part of the funds from the Reserve Component O&M account is coming from the Overseas Contingency Operations fund:  ARNG: $60M; USAR: $15M.  The problem with this approach is that it is not automatically funded next year which could mean a real loss to the Guard and Reserve in future years.
 
Military Construction
The budget focuses on replacement of failing and obsolete training, operations and maintenance facilities, cyber capability facility deficits, footprint consolidation, and construction of new facilities for the National Guard and Reserves.  However, this account remains at historically low spending levels.
  • Army National Guard: 10 projects, $233M
  • Army Reserve: 4 projects, $68M

Navy Budget

 
According to the Navy, “The FY 2017 Reserve Personnel, Navy (RPN) budget request supports 58,000 Selected Reservists and Full Time Support personnel.  Reductions in headquarters activities will be offset by previously planned increases in the cost-effective shipyard surge maintenance workforce and cyber warfare mission team personnel. Investments in operational units will include the full restoral of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Eight Five (HSC-85), an effort to retain combat experience and expand Special Operations Forces (SOF) support training across the Fleet. Additionally, in response to the July 2015 active shooting at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Chattanooga, TN, fully trained and ready anti-terrorism/force protection (ATFP) security personnel will continue to be surged for protection of our off-installation facilities.”
 
The Marine Corps Reserve FY 2017 request reduces drilling positions by -399 for a total end strength of 38,500,
 
There will be increases for both the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Primary Authorized Aircraft (PAA) –
 
  Fy15 Fy16 Fy17
Reserve 259 259 275
Navy 153 136 143
Marine Corps 106 114 132
 
Military Personnel
Both the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve saw increases for a total of $1,936 million and $749 million, respectively.  This includes the pay raises for base pay, housing and separate rations.
 
Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
The Navy Reserve increases Air Operations but does so by absorbing decreases in Combat Operations/Support and Base Support.  Overall O&M decreases from $935 in FY16 to $906 in FY17.  The Marine Corps Reserve stays relatively stable at $271 million.
 
Military Construction
Out of 36 construction projects one is for the Navy Reserve and three for the Marine Corps Reserve. 
 

Air Force Budget

 
According to the USAF, “The Air Force’s FY2017 budget request is submitted at Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) topline funding levels and is designed to preserve Combatant Commanders’ most urgent requirements in support of the defense strategy.”  The Air Force Budget preserves A-10 and EC-130 capabilities; builds F-35A mix force and funds additional contract maintainers
 
Military Personnel
AFR component end strength of 69,000; decreased by 200 from FY 2016; ANG end strength of 105,700; increased by 200 from FY 2016
 
Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
The AFR O& M appropriation provides $3,068B which includes and an increase for a 1.6 percent civilian pay increase and additional support for Space/Other Combat Forces.  The ANG O & M appropriation provides $6,704B which includes and an increase for a 1.6 percent civilian pay increase and additional support for Flying Operations.
 
Military Construction
The Air Force’s FY2017 budget request contains increases for Military Construction for all components. The increases support “. . . new mission beddowns, mitigates risk by increasing current mission MILCON, and provides equitable distribution of $333 million to the Guard and Reserve components.”
 
The Air Force Reserve new mission beddowns include: KC-46A two-bay corrosion/fuel cell hangar construction project ($90M), aerospace ground equipment (AGE)/fuselage training facility ($6M) and squadron operations facility projects ($2M) at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina; and a C-17 two-bay corrosion/fuel cell hangar ($54M), fuel hydrant system ($23M), and taxiway and apron construction/overlay projects ($8M) at Pittsburgh International Airport ARS, Pennsylvania.
 
The Air National Guard request contains 11 projects including vital recapitalization requirements (six projects at $53M) and work to support force structure/mission re-alignments (five projects at $63M). 
  • Six projects for recapitalization are at Jacksonville International Airport, Florida; Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Sioux Gateway, Iowa, Duluth International Airport, Minnesota; McEntire ANGS, South Carolina; and Ellington Field, Texas.
  • Five projects for force structure/mission re-alignments include Bradley ANG Base, Connecticut; Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina; Pease International Tradeport, New Hampshire; and Burlington International Airport, Vermont.

Army Update


A U.S. Soldier of Bandit Troop 1st (Tiger) Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment provides overwatch security while soldiers move up Pride Rock mountain to witness the reenlistment of two U.S. Soldiers in Paktya province, Afghanistan. U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY SPC. STEVEN COPE

ROA representatives Jeff Phillips and Bob Feidler participated in the Army quarterly meeting for MSOs VSOs, receiving briefings from the Chief of Public Affairs, the G-3/5/7, the executive director of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy (a veteran of OIF and an ROA member, who was the MC of our last STARS gala), the Director of the Army Budget, and a Soldier for Life update.  Key takeaways:
  • The size of the Total Army at the end of FY16 will be just over 1 million – 475K in the Regular Army, 342K in the ARNG and 198K in the USAR.(Note: because RC soldiers often serve in an active status, the Army is now asking that, instead of using “active component” to denote the part of the Army that we old timers used to call the regular army, we use the term Regular Army to denote the, well, regular army.That makes sense; we will, for the sake of professional curiosity, ask the Navy if there will be a “Regular Navy,” the Air Force if there will be a “Regular Air Force” and so on.)ROA notes that the emphasis on “one Army” made by Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley is beginning to sink in; Army staffers are making a point of talking in Total Army terms.
    • These force numbers will continue to drop.By the end of FY18 the Total Army will be down to 980K – 450K in the RA; 335K in the ARNG and 195K in the USAR.
    • At this point the RC will represent 54% of the Total Army Force; certainly, the Army’s RC is the largest proportion of reserves in any of the services.
       
  • This is the size of the force expected to defeat an enemy in one theater and contain the enemy in another.(We find the term “contain” problematic, but that’s another issue; we suppose that if you don’t have the budget to win, you declare victory by “containing”. . .)More than 180K soldiers are forward stationed in 36 countries.One-third of brigade combat teams are deemed fully ready – the goal is to have two-thirds fully ready.There are 32 RA BCTs and 28 ARNG BCTs, but these numbers will be coming down and the force mix changing.The RA is trying to limit future cuts to 470K, but both the Chief of Staff of the Army and the NCFA Report have indicated that the minimally acceptable level for the RA is 450K.Former Army Chief of Staff and head of AUSA, retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan argues that that we should not plunge below 475K. (We learned in the briefing by the NCFA that the commission accepts 450K because the Army declared it acceptable, and essentially, who was the commission to question the Army – which is troubling in and of itself.) 
     
  • Communications with the American people and the Army reached a critical point as fewer and fewer families have a serving member of the Army and less at stake as the Army continues to shrink but maintains an extremely high optempo.In fact the Army’s leaders, in a revealing display of concern and candor, flatly state that Regular Army optempo has not slowed, nor will it. They admit that the force is frayed; that soldiers have no prospect for respite.The Army is striving to develop a campaign that will make the Army and service in it resonate with the American people. (ROA’s Phillips observed to the Army’s Soldier for Life official that the Marines have shown how to do it; everyone knows the USMC motto: "Semper Fidelis"; yet even many (most) top Army officers and NCOs can't identify the Army's motto, which has been affirmed by the Center of Military History and has adorned the Army flag for more than two centuries: "This We'll Defend"; instead the Army mistakes for an enduring motto the cascade of recruiting slogans, such as "Army Strong," which change with demographic shifts.A head-scratcher, one Army officer told us, “We don’t have an external motto.” ROA has never heard of “indoor” and “outdoor” mottoes; a motto is a motto.This is muddled thinking.When we see white US Army flags on front lawns as well as the ubiquitous red globe and anchor flags, we’ll know we're getting someplace.)
     
  • Back to the budget: the Army budget for FY17 will be about $1.5B less than the FY16 budget.The big hit will be in the research, development and acquisition (RDA) or modernization accounts as the Army tries to maintain its readiness and personnel levels.Virtually no new equipment programs are being undertaken and modernization research has essentially ceased.This in the face of aggressive new force equipment and maneuver developments by Russia and China.Our Army going back to focusing on combined arms maneuver and while preserving an ability to conducting wide area security ops. The focus on COIN is gone.
     
  • Critical takeaways from NCFA report include:the nation must maintain an All-Volunteer Force; the Army must manage three distinct, essential and interdependent components using a Total Force approach – hopefully, this puts an end to any discussion of merger of the ARNG and the USAR;the current security environment is significantly more dangerous (read Russia and China) than anticipated by past strategy and resourcing; Congress must fund the Army in a timely way and at least at levels equal to the FY16 budget (of course, the proposal as noted above is for $1.5B less); and the projected make-up of the Army Total Force of 980K at the end of FY18 is the minimally sufficient force required to meet current and anticipated missions.The Commission made 63 distinct recommendations that can be found at their website http://www.ncfa.ncr.gov and on the ROA website.

Navy Update

“Kindergarten student Katherine Fike saw the boots on stage Thursday morning at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, but she never suspected who she would see when the curtain opened . . .”
 

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb Fike gets a hug and a kiss from his 6-year-old daughter, Katherine, during a “Power Up” assembly at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Feb. 4 (Decatur Daily photo).
 

 

Four Major Forces

CNO’s “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” validates enduring validity of Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan’s emphasis on necessity of access to overseas market; identifies four major forces now shaping U.S. Navy strategy; and establishes four lines of effort in response.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson identifies four forces that shape our strategic naval environment: (1) traffic on the oceans, seas, and waterways, including the sea floor that represents the maritime shipping so vital to global commerce and U.S. security; (2) the rise of the global information system, a system “more pervasive, enabling an even greater multitude of connections between people [for good or evil] and at a much lower cost of entry . .  that is in turn driving an accelerating rate of change . . .”; (3) increasing rates of technological creation and adoption, with people using these new tools and innovations as quickly as they are introduced – in “new and novel ways”; and finally (4) the force our national budget exerts, with its downward fiscal pressures.
 
Coupled with these forces our competition seeks to exploit the forces: the rise of great power competition: a revanchist Russia and China “engaging in coercion and completion below the traditional thresholds of high-end conflict” that reaches into space, and the cyber and electromagnetic spectra.  The continued belligerence of North Korea and the threat of Iran’s missile technology, its proxy forces, and international terrorist groups add to the complexity of the threat to U.S. military advantage, global prosperity and world order.
 
In response, the CNO’s design establishes four lines of effort: (1) Straighten naval power at and from sea, maintaining a fleet that is trained and ready to operate and fight decisively – from the deep ocean to the littorals, from the sea floor to space and in the information domain, and aligning the organization to best support the generation of operational excellence; (2) Achieve high velocity learning at every level, applying the best concepts, techniques, and technologies to accelerate learning as individuals, teams and organizations; (3) Strengthen the Navy team for the future, building on the Navy’s historical diversity, including its Reserves to create a climate of operational excellence that will keep the Navy ready to prevail in all future challenges; and (4) Expand and strengthen the Navy’s network of partners, deepening operational relationships with other services, agencies, industry, allies and partners which operate with the Navy to support shared interest.

Confessions of a Reserve FRG Leader


Erin Timmermans, MPA
Program Specialist for Got Your 6, Army National Guard & Army Reserve Programming
Give an Hour
 
When I married a Reservist in 2011, the commander chose me to lead the families a month before the unit’s first deployment to Afghanistan. He said, “You are a leader and you have resources in the community that will make a difference for families. Will you help us?” I nodded yes as I humbly thought, “Me?” in the back of my mind. Hours later, with piles of materials to learn about rules and regulations weighing down my arms, I casually listened to hallway conversations between soldiers and couldn’t understand half of the acronyms being used! I wondered, “What’s a DET? What is a DFAC? Who wears BDUs? When you say soldiers go somewhere for AT- what does that mean? Wait, which room is the Drill Hall?” I was immersed in a culture I had no experience in, but knew that I was called to serve.

I quickly set out to find other family members to join our newly founded ‘FRG.’ I immersed myself in the culture, called my father (a Navy Veteran) for advice, and hosted meetings with community organizations that I knew could offer services to my new Reserve family. Most importantly, I listened. I heard stories of fear, unemployment, unmet needs, exciting life changes, arduous life challenges. I heard the questions from community groups that so desperately wanted to help, but had no idea how to serve. Slowly, I began piecing together resources, support, conversations, opportunities, jobs and local trainings for our community organizations, for our soldiers, and for our families.

Deployment came fast; half our unit went overseas. Families experienced a new set of fears and worries. Our rear detachment still attended drill one weekend a month and regular jobs each week. There was a quiet tone of resilience in the detachment overseas, the soldiers serving here at home, and the families that love them. There was another quiet tone, too, one that seemed to be hidden under a veil of work, military responsibility, homelessness, joblessness, financial need and relationship struggles; the need for mental health care for a unit of intelligent, physically capable, and dedicated soldiers and their families.  
Shortly after deployment began, and with a new (large) amount of time on my hands, I was introduced to Give an Hour -- the missing piece of a large puzzle in the need for care in our unit. I shared the good news with the rear detachment commander; Give an Hour could help provide no-cost, anonymous, mental health care for anyone who needs it.  I must admit, it took some coaching, negotiating, and convincing that seeking mental health care is a sign of strength not weakness. I shared with the commander that we all have mental health – just as we all have physical health. Sometimes our mental health is great – but sometimes we struggle, sometimes we suffer. Emotional pain is part of the human condition. Sometimes we are able to heal as a result of the love and support of those close to us, and sometimes we need more than love and support -- information I have learned from Give an Hour’s work with the Campaign to Change Direction.  After three months, I was given the opportunity to share about Give an Hour with families on Family Day and in a short briefing with NCOs and NCOICs.

The calls began to flood in. One story that touched my heart was a male soldier in our unit who was experiencing a rough patch with his wife. Hours of work at his civilian job, extra hours of work for his military commitment, financial burdens, and a new baby on the way had wreaked havoc on his mind and in his relationship. He wasn’t weak, he wasn’t broken. He wasn’t unfit to serve. He was a hurting Father, Husband, Brother, Son, Soldier and Battle Buddy. His partner was a struggling Mother, Army Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend. By connecting with individual Give an Hour mental health professionals, and eventually a couple’s therapist - the civilian life and military career of this soldier and his family, were enhanced. The mental health provider listened, offered sound suggestions for improvement, and connected the soldier and his wife with local resources to help resolve the stressors that were barriers in their relationship. One year later at a small luncheon with unit friends, the soldier proudly introduced me to his new daughter, his beautiful wife, and showed off his happy smile. I couldn’t be more grateful to Give an Hour for what the volunteer providers are able to give to our Reserve community.

These days, I consider myself (mostly) proficient in the military lingo and culture. I have started a local coalition in my community to educate organizations on serving our Reservists, National Guard, and Families. I also founded a nonprofit that sent well over 500 boxes of supplies to our overseas military. Most importantly, I am now a proud staff member of an organization that taught me how truly passionate I am about making a profound difference in the lives of our military and families- Give an Hour.

To find a Give an Hour provider, visit www.giveanhour.org and click on ‘Get Help.’ Give an Hour offers anonymous, no-cost, unlimited mental health treatment for military and loved ones regardless of veteran or discharge status.  To learn more about how you can connect your Reserve community with Give an Hour services, contact etimmermans@giveanhour.org
 
The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change the culture of mental health in America so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve. In order to change our culture, we have to start with a common language. Just as we all know the signs that mean someone may be having a heart attack and needs help, we can all learn the signs that mean someone may be suffering emotionally and needs help.  Visit www.changedirection.org – to learn more, find tools and resources and make a pledge. Together we can Change Direction.

Reunions:


25th Reunion
26-28 February 2016

Registration: Details and Online registration is available at http://25.desertstormvets.org/
You can purchase your banquet tickets, register for your hotel room at the special rate of $99 per night and also see updated schedule of events.
Outfit:



Reunion Date:
Location:
Contacts:
11th Airborne Division Association’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and former members of the 11th Air Assault Division and the
187th Regimental Combat Team
February 21-24, 2016
Myrtle Beach, SC
Artie Heape - (843) 846-4693 or
Herb Shapiro - (410) 827-6410
Outfit:


Reunion Date:
Location:
Contacts:
12th TFW (MacDill AFB and Vietnam),
12th FEW/SFW (Bergstrom AFB and Korea)
and all their supporting units

April 20-24, 2016
Charleston, SC
E.J. Sherwood  ej12tfw@cox.net or 480-396-4681
The USS Ticonderoga (CV/CVA/CVS-14, CG-47) reunion will be in Las Vegas, NV, May 19-23, 2016, at the Gold Coast Hotel.

Contact: Floyd Frank: (702) 361-6660 or papacva14@aol.com
U.S.S. Wilhoite (DE/DER-397)
September 12-15, 2016
Crowne Plaza at the Airport
2829 Williams Boulevard, New Orleans, LA
Website: www.usswilhoite.org
Contact: Elisabeth Kimball
236 Linker Mountain Road, Dover, AR 72837
479-968-1236/479-280-2776
canerday@centurytel.net
The biannual reunion of the USS Turner Joy, DD-951, will take place 21-25 September 2016 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Convention Center.  The hotel is located at 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
Details and registration information can be obtained at the USS Turner Joy website: http://www.ussturnerjoy.com
 

 
Richard D. Haight
USS Turner Joy DD-951
Reunion Coordinator
12359 Cold Stream Guard Ct.
Bristow, Va. 20136
Rickh20136@verizon.net
U.S.S. John R. Craig (DD-885)
September 20-25, 2016
Holiday Inn, Nashville Airport
Nashville, Tenn.
Website: www.ussjohnrcraig.com
Contact: Jerry Chwalek
9307 Louisiana Street, Livonia, MI 48185 jermail@ameritech.net

Law Reviews:

Legal analysis on the issues impacting your life in and out of uniform


Former Service Member’s Law Center director, retired USNR Capt. Sam Wright, provides periodic law review updates.  Please see ROA’s Law Center webpage for more information on service members’ law.
  • No. 16008 Bello v. Village of Skokie—Continued
  • No. 16009 USERRA Rights of Wounded National Guard Technician
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