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October 19, 2011

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On Tuesday, October 18, senior leaders of the Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard testified on equipment and budget needs during a HASC subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces hearing.
>Read more on ROA's advocacy to recapitalize the Total Force with modern equipment




DOD Announces New RFPB Members
This week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced new members to the Reserve Forces Policy Board
>Chairman Maj.Gen. Arnold L. Punaro looks ahead
House Passes VOW Act
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act. The act contains some progressive USERRA amendments
ROA Reacts to Iowa GOP's Failure to Act
In August, the Iowa Republican Party, in response to an SMLC Law Review, promised a procedural review to ensure participation for deployed service members, which never occurred.
>Read an update on the situation from Capt. Sam Wright.



ROA Blog

New Blog Posts
>Crisis and Opportunity: ROA's Role for the Future of the Reserve Component
ROA's new executive director, Major General Andrew B. Davis, USMC (Ret.), discusses ROA's role amidst a shifting defense landscape.



Law Center:

New Law Reviews
>No. 1189 Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011 
No. 1188 You Can Sue a City in Federal Court under USERRA
>No. 1187 DOJ Proposes SCRA Amendments
>No. 1186 Whistleblower Suit Against Big Banks
>No. 1185 USERRA and the National Football League
>No. 1184 Military Voters Lose Out as States Race to Be First in Presidential Primaries




Upcoming Events
Friday, November 4
Contested Terrain: China's Periphery and International Relations in Asia




ExCom Meeting Minutes Now Available
October 1, 2011 (pdf)

October 2011 Time on Target is Now Available
October 2011 issue (pdf)



Where is your RC deployed?

Check deployment numbers by service in the Weekly Mobilization Report
2010-Post Election Survey Report
The Federal Voting Assistance Program released its 2010 Post-Election Survey Report of military and overseas voting. Continuing the trend from the 2008 election, the 2010 survey found both military personnel and military spouses were registered to vote and voted at greater rates than the general population.
>Review the key findings

Global Affairs Seminar
In part of Indiana Military Veterans/Retiree Appreciation Day, ROA's Indiana Department will be cohosting this seminar on Saturday, November 12 in Old Fort Harrison, In.
>Find out more
2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference
Sponsored by the Department of the Navy on November 9-10 in Tyson's Corner, Va.
>See the invitation and learn more about this event
Annual Army War College Essay Contest Announced 
The Army War College Foundation is now accepting submissions for their 2012 essay contest.  The topic must relate to the strategic use of land power and must be submitted by February 17, 2012.
> Learn how to participate

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> The Intersect (10/18/11)

October 19, 1781
British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to General George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the Revolutionary War.

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