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December 8, 2010
Dec 5 Photo of the Week
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



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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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>The Intersect (12/7/10)
ROA Hosts 'Meet the Chiefs' Event
ROA hosted all the chiefs of the seven reserve components today to have frank discussions on the status of the reserve with ROA's industry partners.

Change of Address for Correction of Military Records and Army Discharge Review Board

NOTICE: Mail all applications to the Army Review Boards Agency, 1901 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4508. The Agency support office in St. Louis has been closed due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

Dec. 7, 1941 - On this day, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise military strike against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
>Pearl Harbor Day Attack (YouTube, 8:46)