MCRA News

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


SECNAV Discusses Woman in Combat at Camp Pendleton

Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

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.


Sharing of Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Rating for IRR

Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

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


House Panel Approves Measure to Require Women to Register for Draft

Sunday, June 12, 2016 / Legislative News

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, proposed the amendment to lift the restriction on women registering for the selective service at a committee-wide mark-up session ofthe proposed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

"Here is why I think this is important; it doesn't matter in this debate whether you think women should be in the infantry or be in special operations," Hunter said during the session on Wednesday night. "I personally don't. If we had that vote in committee today I would vote against women being in infantry and special operations.  To read full story clickhere 


Marine Veteran helping other Veterans cope with PTSD through deep sea fishing

Saturday, April 9, 2016 / VA News

Marine Corps Veteran Brian Barber Sr. knows firsthand how difficult life can be once you take off the uniform and leave the battlefield behind you – he’s been living it for more than 10 years.

“Seeing Veterans like myself, wounded and broken from battle affects your day-to-day living in ways that you can’t imagine,” said Barber, who served from 1995 to 2005 as a radio operator and did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to the National Center for PTSD, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest combat operations since Vietnam. Many stressors face these Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) troops.


VA Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence ("I CARE")

Saturday, April 2, 2016 / VA News

VA Core Values:  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”)

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