The US House & Senate have agreed to a National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017
Today, the 115th Congress has been sworn in with the republicans taking control of both the House and Senate. This is the first time in decades since republicans controlled both houses of congress and the White House.
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Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then, Ziober says, he was summoned to the human resources office — and fired. Read rest of the story
We urge you to contact your Senators to support the current NDAA that is being debated in Congress. Some key points you need to be made aware of:
LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race
The MCRA would like to announce the recent bequest from the estate of long time MCROA/MCRA life member Col Betty Lee Raymer USMCR (Ret), who peacefully passed away on 24 Feb 2016 in Prescott, CA.
On 17 April, ColBrad James was promotedto the rank of Brigadier General by LtGen Rex McMillian, Commander, MFR
etired LtGen Jack Bergman, former Commander MFR and past National President of the MCRA, has decided to enter politics! He is pursuing the Republican nomination in northern Michigan’s First Congressional District after securing 2,000 petition signatures to place his name on the August primary ballot.
“I felt it was time for me to step up and put some rudder into this ship known as the United States and put it back on course,” hetoldtheDetroit News. In February, hetoldtheDetroit Newsthat he intended to run for the seat as a fiscal conservative “who emphasizes education and using the Constitution as the model for developing “good policies and
On 12 April, SECNAV Ray Mabus addressed an audience at MCB Camp Pendleton. Marine Corps leaders had sought to keep certain infantry and combat jobs closed to women, citing studies showing combined-gender units are not as effective as male-only units. Defense Secretary Ash Carter overruled them in December, ordering all positions open to women. Since then, the military services have put together plans outlining how they will integrate women into male-only units. To read the full story,click here.
Marine Administrative Message 209/16 provides guidance for the use of VA disability ratings for Reserve Marines. The purpose is to provide awareness to commanders of VA disability ratings to ensure military duties are not assigned that may inadvertently impede VA health care efforts of cause health and safety concerns for any Marine.
VA ratings will not be solely used to disqualify Marines from unit affiliation. In addition, units will not be able to request Reserve Marines who are eligible for VA benefits to forego VA health care in order to serve in the Ready Reserve. For More information MARADMIN 209/16.