MCRA News

TYFYS? Lawmaker files bill to thank troops ‘for our freedom’ instead

LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) Continues to lead

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 / BlogLegislative News

TYFYS? Lawmaker files bill to thank troops ‘for our freedom’ instead

By Davis Winkie and Jon Simkins


US Marines warn against Navy’s FY24 decommission scheme

By Megan Eckstein

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has spent more than four years repairing one of its amphibious ships, blowing past its budget by at least $99 million. Yet, the ship is still not ready to deploy. After pouring nearly $300 million into its repairs, the service says it would prefer to simply decommission the ship and move on.


Changes to Burn Pit Registry

By Stephanie Eber

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / BlogVA News

Since 2014, VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry has been an important tool for recent Veterans and service members to record their airborne hazard exposures and related health conditions, with an optional examination with a health care provider to learn more.

NEW VA PROGRAM: Train for a New Job!

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program


Honor Captain Ross A. Reynolds

State of MA

Saturday, April 2, 2022 / BlogMarine Corps/DoD News

State of MA to honor the service & sacrific of Captain Ross A. Reynolds, USMC


Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans

By Greta Bjornson

Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans
Sunday, September 19, 2021 / BlogNews

Lawrence Brooks, the nation's oldest living WWII veteran, marked his 112th birthday with a celebration outside his Louisiana home

Temporary hike in BAH imminent for some troops, families caught in housing crunch

By Karen Jowers and Davis Winkie

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / BlogLegislative News

Military members and families affected by surging housing costs in 56 areas around the country may soon get relief through a temporary hike in their Basic Allowance for Housing.

DoD officials had not officially confirmed the initiative to Military Times by publication time, but the start is imminent, according to a Pentagon source with knowledge of the discussions. The temporary BAH hike has been approved by DoD personnel officials and is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, the source said.


OPEN OFFICER & BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS

Thursday, September 9, 2021 / News

MCRA LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD LEADERS!

If you have found yourself looking at the current situation impacting Veterans, Marines & the defense of this country, here is your opportunity. The #MCRA is looking for a "Few Good Marines" who wish to continue to serve.

This year, the following #OFFICERS & #BOARDOFDIRECTORS positions will expire & we are now accepting applications:



Corps to fire ship-sinking missile in Pacific as ‘demonstration of force’

Philip Athey

Corps to fire ship-sinking missile in Pacific as ‘demonstration of force’
Sunday, August 15, 2021 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

The Marine Corps will launch a Naval Strike Missile at a scrapped U.S. Navy hull Sunday as a demonstration of the force that future Marine artillery units may be able to bring to the fight.

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