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


Vietnam Wall

This is a truly amazing web site.  It took someone a great deal of time and effort to create it.  I found it sobering. First select a state, then you can select by city to view a list of those that paid the ultimate price.  Select the name & you will view the details of the person's death, a picture or at lest their bio & medals.  

I hope that everyone who reviews this will appreciate the sacrifices of those who served in this war and the sacrifices they made for this great country. 
Click here to go to the site.


Upcoming events

11 Feb 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico
25 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico
01/16/2015 11:39 AM CST
DoD released its 2013 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members. For Reserves, the rate per 100,00 was 23.4%. For the full story click here. 
 
General Dunford releases plan to shake up the Corps

General Dunford has released a new plan which details his vision for the Corps, emphasizing a realignment of troops to meet demands in the Pacific and Africa, better coordination with Special Operations units, and new psychological testing to assess resiliency in recruits.

The planning guidance “will set the conditions to fight and win against future enemies.” He has outlined broad changes, including a new plan that will provide each four-star geographic combatant commander with a “properly tailored and effective Marine component. This is the link to review & download the document, click here.

The General's office released a Twitter statement: "Marines: my planning guidance is out.  Read it, discuss it, & offer feedback to your leaders." You can provide feed on this link. 


In cooperation with Marine Forces Reserve, click on the magazine and view the latest CONTINENTAL MARINES MAGAZINE news about our Reserve Marines. 

 
TRI-CARE Update
Certificates of credible coverage no longer needed for beneficiaries losing TRICARE coverage. TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer....click here for full story


Donate to the MCRA

Collected: $15,759.57
Goal: $25,000.00
63%
No Traffic in the Extra Mile

CWO5 Schley USMCR (RET) presents the MCRA JROTC award to MCJROTC TOPEKA, KS

 

   It was a cloudy October 20th, afternoon. The winds were blowing as the Topeka High Marine Corps Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps program in Topeka, KS set-up for a Battalion formation. The CO had called everyone to attention with a sharp and precise command. The Marine Corps colors were lowered. The guest speaker had reached out and placed the new Marine Corps Reserve Association battle streamer on the Marine Corps colors. Afterwards the colors were returned to their required position and retired. The 2013-2014 MCJROTC unit had just won the MCRA National Award which placed them in the top six MCJROTC units in the world. It was on that windy afternoon, the unit understood the value of its accomplishments, realized the value of their hard work demonstrated by their predecessors, and the significance of the units forth MCRA award in the program’s 20-year history.

   They had also secured first place in the nation in spite of the program not going to the National Drill Competition. There is not a day when CWO3Kelley, the Senior Marine Instructor, tells the unit that he will set the bar high, and the program will rise to it. When you are the number one program everyone aims for you, the program now has a target on its back. You have the entire country looking up at you waiting to take a shot at you. The program under the success of the student leadership of their Commanding Officer, Cadet Col. Emily Daigler and Executive Officer Cadet Capt. Anthony Harris brought the program a long series of new and shiny trophies as well as winning first place in nearly every single event at the City Drill Competition. The program also took first place in the Kansas Cyberpatriot competition in its first year of competing in that category.

   Though the program wins several awards, many newer cadets in the program wonder what it takes to win the MCRA.  There are several categories, student leadership, community service, club activities, and scholarships to name a few. Last year the program had fifteen cadets elected for Topeka High Student Government positions while amassing a gargantuan amount of community service hours. Not a month goes by where you do not see the Topeka High Marine Corps cadets out working to enhance our community in every way they can. Whether it’s the canned food drives for Harvesters, Poppy Seed Drive, Veterans Association BBQ, Toys for Tots, or shopping for the less fortunate families that are unable to have a Christmas for themselves the cadets continue to look for addition ways to support the families of Northeast Kansas.

   With the great target on their back they have prepared to rise above and beyond the bar set by the cadets of yesteryear in preparation for a possible fifth MCRA and a consecutive MCRA award.

VISIT THE MCRA STORE

MARADMIN 676/14 announces opportunities and incentives for Reserve Marine officers who are willing to laterally move and assume critical skill billets as forward air controllers and battalion air officers. Officers who assume the billets mentioned are eligible for a $20,000 bonus. In addition, officers who are currently in receipt of a previous fiscal year officer affiliation bonus in the amount of $10,000, may submit for an additional $10,000 bonus if they are assigned to one of the billets previously listed. 
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...

Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...

Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...


NEW MCRA BROCHURE

    
Marine Corps Reserve Association
8626 Lee Highway
Suite 205
Fairfax, VA 22031-2135
Phone: (703)289-1204

Site Design:  Site to be Seen
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software