MCRA News

115th Congress takes office

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Legislative News

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. 

More info HERE


Legal loophole allows companies to fire military reservists who go to war

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Legislative News

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


An Army Buddy's Call For Help Sends A Scientist On A Brain Injury Quest

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / VA News

The first time Kit Parker's phone rang, everything seemed fine. It was January 2006, and Parker's old Army buddy Chris Moroski was calling to say hi.

Parker and Moroski had jumped out of airplanes together in the 1990s when they were paratroopers in the National Guard. But after the attacks on Sept. 11, Parker had been deployed to Afghanistan, his friend to Iraq. They'd lost touch.

"Somehow I realized he's asking for help," Parker says. "It's not being verbalized, but that's why he's calling." Click here to find out how this scientist discovered how a blast effects the brain...click


'Shell Shock'—The 100-Year Mystery May Now Be Solved

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / VA News

A landmark study sheds new light on the damage caused by “blast shock”—the signature injury of wars for more than a century.

A research team in the United States may have solved a mystery that has haunted soldiers and veterans for more than a century: how blast force from battlefield explosions injures the human brain.

The findings, published Thursday in the medical journal the Lancet Neurology, reveal a unique and consistent pattern of damage in the autopsied brains of eight military service members who had served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East.  Full story,click here


NDAA 2017 Support Needed!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Legislative News

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:


Latest VA reform pitch would put medical facilities under a nonprofit

Latest VA reform pitch would put medical facilities under a nonprofit
Monday, July 4, 2016 / VA News

A Washington state lawmaker has proposed placing all Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities under a nonprofit entity and giving all new veterans access to private health care.


LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race

LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race
Sunday, June 26, 2016 / Legislative News

LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race


SUPPORT TO THE MCRA!

SUPPORT TO THE MCRA!
Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

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.


CONGRATULATIONS BGEN BRAD JAMES

CONGRATULATIONS BGEN BRAD JAMES
Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

On 17 April, ColBrad James was promotedto the rank of Brigadier General by LtGen Rex McMillian, Commander, MFR


LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race

LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race
Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

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


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