December 8, 2010
Members of the Navy Reserve's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18 unload school supplies destined for children in Kandahar City Nov. 28, in support of Operation Seabeelieve. NMCB-18 received supplies from friends, family and employers in the Northwestern United States. The operation has delivered more than 1,500 pounds of supplies pencils, pens and notebooks to orphanages, prisons and schools. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Leif HerrGesell)
Online Registration Deadline is Approaching
The deadline for registering online to attend the National Security Symposium, Reserve Component Expo and/or National Convention is Jan. 7.
NSS/RC Expo/Convention Event Home Page
ROA Meets with Health Net Federal Services Group
ROA met with the Health Net's leaders to discuss access to medical, dental, and mental health care services for Guard and Reserve members, and the challenges with the implementation of TRCIARE Retired Reserve. Health Net was awarded the next generation contract for TRICARE in the North Region.
ROA Attends Primary and Behavioral Health Policy Roundtable
ROA attended a roundtable held by the Altarum Institute to discuss Guard, Reserve and rural veteran health care issues including closing the access gap through the utilization of innovative technologies. For example, the TRICARE Assistance Program or TRIAP allows beneficiaries to talk to a trained counselor via Skype about short-term issues and the VA has a similar program by phone.
The Defense Industrial Base at Risk
ROA and the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted representatives from Congress along with industry and policy experts to discuss the declining defense industrial base Dec. 6.
Podcast: Defending the Defense Industrial Base with Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va., HAC-D) - 14:56
New Law Reviews
No. 1094 Coverage for National Guard Members on State Duty
No. 1093 Great Victory for Military Voting Rights
No. 1092 Military Ballots Crucial to Outcome of Texas Cliffhanger
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