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The mission of the MCRA is to serve members of the Marine Corps Reserve through promotion of professional development, advocacy for the Marine Corps Reserve, furthering the relevance and value of the Marine Corps Reserve and its individual members, and advancing the interests of the total United States Marine Corps in order to preserve the security of the United States.

CALLING ALL MARINES - HELP REBUILD THE TUN TAVERN 

Tun Tavern Update

WE GOT THE LAND!!! That is correct, The Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation has secured the land. This was the biggest hurdle we were facing but that has been overcome and we are now finalizing the designs, and completing the zoning paperwork. All intentions are to break ground on 10 November 2024, with the grand opening on 10 November 2025! There is still much fund raising remaining to rebuild our beloved Tun Tavern. None of the previous attempts did this, they all failed. Read our latest update. We are now in a full court press to raise the last funds needed to purchase the land. This is where we need the help of EVERY Marine! We are requesting every Marine to make a one time $10 donation. Scan the QR code and you will be taken directly to The Tun CONTRIBUTION page. $10 is all we are asking. If every Marine donates $10, we can pay cash for the entire project. Please make that $10 donation!
 
Contact tavernkeeper@tuntavernphila.org or Ken.Hopper@usmcra.org with any questions.
 

2024 MFR/MCRA CWO4 VERN LEUBECKER ESSAY CONTEST HAS CLOSED

The Board of Directors is now reviewing all submissions with the winners being announced by the end of June. Our thanks for all those who submitted. 

Serving servicemembers, veterans, and military families

CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by servicemembers.

Combat-Injured Veterans Need Our Help NOW - Here's How

Bipartisan legislation designed to end an unfair pay offset for tens of thousands of combat-injured veterans has earned overwhelming support in the last two sessions of Congress. But for the 118th Congress to include the Major Richard Star Act (H.R. 1282/S. 344) in the next National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – a move which would send a clear message of support to the all-volunteer force – advocates must overcome cost concerns. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

USMCRA Benefactors

The Association would like to acknowledge those who have committed to supporting The Association at the Benefactor level. Their support will fulfill our promise to the men and women who sacrifice for our freedom - Today - Tomorrow. Become a Benefactor Today!

The Association would like to introduce our new Executive Director

The Association is honored to introduce our new Executive Director, Timothy Dunn, Colonel, USMCR (Ret). Tim began his Marine Corps career in 1986, when he attended and graduated from Officer Candidates’ School, and accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve. He thereafter returned to and completed his last year of law school. Tim began his active-duty career in January 1988, attending The Basic School. Read his full bio, here.

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The deadline for filing a legal claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is August 10th. If you are looking for assistance, contact MCRA’s entrusted law firm Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico. Read this educational and informative article for answers to questions you may still have. To learn more click here.

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MARADMINS OF NOTE

1. MARADMIN 247/24. Subj: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2024 FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM click here.

2. MARADMIN 246/24. SUBJ: TOTAL FORCE RETENTION SYSTEM 2.0 USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING FOR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION click here.

3. MARADMIN 240/24. SUBJ: OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR JUNE 2024 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR JULY 2024  click here

4. MARADMIN 239/24. SUBJ:  JUNE 2024 PROMOTIONS FOR STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS (SNCOS) AND JULY 2024 PLANNED PROMOTIONS FOR SNCOS . click here

MCRA LATEST PODCAST 

The MCRA latest PODCAST focuses on the career ofCol David Leighton, USMCR (Ret). In this PODCAST we will hear why Dave joined the Marine Corps; his training to become a Marine and a Naval Aviator. Listen to what Vietnam was like during the Corps' first "Advisory" mission in 1961. We hear about the Corps build-up and flying combat missions in 1966. Dave will also discuss the Association from the 1970s to today. This is a PODCAST you do not want to miss, from an American warrior who has served his country for over 60 years. Col David Leighton PODCAST

       

We now have 11 new PODCASTS for your enjoyment. Please listen and leave a comment to improve our content. Best, we would appreciate it if you were to share. 
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