Marine Corps Reserve Association

Lejeune Families finally getting help


It has been two years since Congress passed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act. That act provided health-care coverage for military family members sickened by water pollution aboard Camp Lejeune over a 30-year period.

It has taken two years before the law could be put into effect. The lag time between the passage of the law and approval of rules governing coverage is yet another symptom of the dysfunction within the Veterans Administration, and an apparent lack of urgency on the part of the White House agency that reviews rules before they become final.  

To read the full article click here.

Click here to read the Federal Register rule on Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members

Click here to read the Federal Register rule on Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans

Upcoming events

11 Feb 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico
25 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico
Maj Keith Wells AWARD
Since 1992 the MCRA, in coordination with The Basic School has been recognizing an officer from each class that excells in Land Navigtion.
Major Keith Wells, USMCR, is a NAVY CROSS receipent.  To read the citation click here.  On 16 December, National President presented the award to 2Lt. Scott Sanders.  Scott is from Albuquerque, NM.  He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy.  He will start Naval Aviation training on 5 Jan 2015. 
In cooperation with Marine Forces Reserve, click on the magazine and view the latest CONTINENTAL MARINES MAGAZINE news about our Reserve Marines.                       




Donate to the MCRA

Collected: $11,383.20
Goal: $25,000.00
In 1947 Marine Corps Reservist, Major Bill Hendricks living in Los Angeles, CA saw a need and began a movement that is now recognized around the United States.  The first of 5,000 toys collected that year was a handmade doll. In 1948 the United States Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program and expands it into a nationwide community action project as the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program. Marines at each Reserve Center throughout the nation conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns in the communities surrounding the center.
Since 1947 the program has continued to expand.  Today the program has corporate sponsorships such as ToyRUs - BabiesRUs - Walt Disney - Delta Air Lines - UPS.  To make a donation or to locate a drop off location click here.  

7-Eleven, Inc has begun enlisting U.S. military veterans for Operation: Take Command, the company's first franchise giveaway contest.  The winner will receive a waiver of the franchise fee, values at up to $190,000, to franchise any of 7-Eleven's convenience stores available in the continental U.S. at the contest's culmination.  Interested veterans who are first-time 7-Eleven franchise applicants, can enter online at through 25Jan15.  For full details click here.  

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 is the key mechanism to provide necessary authorities and funding for America’s military. This is the fifty-second consecutive NDAA. The legislation meets Chairman McKeon’s goal of providing for a strong defense in an era of uncertain and declining resources. The total funding authorized reflects the will of the House to provide our troops the resources they need to meet a dangerous world. However, Chairman McKeon also recognizes that, more than ever, the impacts of rapid defense cuts, FY13 sequestration, and the prospect of future sequester cuts in the years to come, will force our warfighters to be not only keen stewards of our national security, but to maximize value for every taxpayer dollar. To that end, this legislation supports and protects our warfighters and their families; addresses ongoing and emerging conflicts with resolve and accountability; protects America today while making wise choices.

To read a summary of the NDAA click here.

To read the entire NDAA ACT click here


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