Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208

Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Please check your email, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FRAbranch208, and our website https://fra208.com for up the latest information on the 9 February 2021 meeting.

The Fleet Reserve Association is a congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress, the Association’s membership is comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. FRA was chartered as the Fleet Reserve Association in 1924 and, after more than 80 years, FRA remains dedicated to its primary mission of serving the interests of current and former enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. In addition to its legislative advocacy efforts, FRA assists its members with career problems by maintaining close liaison with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other government agencies. FRA continues to educate members of Congress, many of whom have little or no military experience, on the challenges facing career personnel. FRA presents a strong, unified voice to ensure that enlisted issues are heard by Congress and urges support for legislation to increase pay and benefits.

Mission: The Fleet Reserve Association is a congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress, the Association’s membership is comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. FRA was chartered as the Fleet Reserve Association in 1924 and, after more than 80 years, FRA remains dedicated to its primary mission of serving the interests of current and former enlisted Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. In addition to its legislative advocacy efforts, FRA assists its members with career problems by maintaining close liaison with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other government agencies. FRA continues to educate members of Congress, many of whom have little or no military experience, on the challenges facing career personnel. FRA presents a strong, unified voice to ensure that enlisted issues are heard by Congress and urges support for legislation to increase pay and benefits.

Operating as usual

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
02/28/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Mellor joined the #Navy in 1943 as Fire Controlman was attached to the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Hopewell (DD 681). His #ship was hit by enemy fire and lost 17 #Sailors during the war.

"In combat, you will realize how important it is to respect your leaders," said Mellor. "You become extremely close…even closer than my friends I grew up with."
https://www.radio.com/connectingvets/news/world-war-ii-navy-vet-celebrates-100th-birthday

#military #veterans #usnavy #usnavysailor #history #militaryhistory #fb #saturday #weekend #news #headlines #milestones #birthday #happybirthday

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
02/25/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

As parts of #Texas continue to recover from severe cold and deadly winter storms, a small group of #veterans from #northernVirginia will be delivering needed items to impacted areas this week after raising donations and making the 1,500-mile drive to the state themselves.

#military #fra #tx #wednesday #fb

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
02/23/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

“We are not doing as well reaching rural veterans as we would like to,” Stone said. “This is tough, herculean effort.”

Several lawmakers expressed frustration Friday about the limited supply of vaccines and how far the VA still must go to immunize its patients. Wasserman Schultz encouraged the department to “think creatively” to reach as many veterans in America as possible, despite many not being enrolled in VA health care.

#military #veterans #vaccines #news #covid #virus

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
02/23/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

#WWII Veteran Theodore Eiben turns 102-years-old and the Village made sure to honor him on his special day with a drive-by celebration.

I do appreciate it. I’m looking forward to the next time around. You take care of yourself and be good to yourself. You gotta do that.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/port-byron-wwii-veteran-turns-102-years-old/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign&utm_term&utm_content&fbclid=IwAR0NgDqNFPEt8QJmg4v86b4wVK14tHLXSqF_-OYJCgrCIjS-97NGgg0Z-80

#military #veteran #birthday #monday

United States Marine Corps Women Reserve Anniversary
02/14/2021
United States Marine Corps Women Reserve Anniversary

United States Marine Corps Women Reserve Anniversary

On 13 February 2020, collectively we celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the establishment of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (WR). On this day, the first woman to enlist in the WR was Lucille Ellen…

About Lincoln's BirthdayAbraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12 in 1809. He lived for a time...
02/12/2021
Lincoln's Birthday in USA in 2021 | Office Holidays

About Lincoln's Birthday
Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12 in 1809. He lived for a time in Indiana before moving to Illinois. He worked on a farm, split rails for fences, worked in a store, was a captain in the Black Hawk War, and worked as a lawyer. He married Mary Todd and together they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity.

Lincoln began his political career at the age of 23 in 1832 when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois General Assembly, as a Whig Party member. He joined the newly formed Republican Party in 1854 and was nationally recognized during the 1858 debates with Stephen Douglas despite Douglas’ win in the race for US Senator. Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 and, despite being a Republican, rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union case during the Civil War (1861-65).

Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, the Rail Splitter and Honest Abe. He was the president throughout the American Civil War and is known for his struggle to preserve the Union and the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The assassination occurred less than two weeks after the Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

It has been recorded that Lincoln’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in 1866, one year after his death. Many states have a joint holiday to honor both Lincoln and George Washington, sometimes calling it Presidents’ Day.

Read about Lincoln's Birthday in USA in 2021. Abraham Lincoln, was born on February 12th 1809 in LaRue county, Kentucky. He became the 16th president of the United States in 1860.

The monthly meeting for the Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 was held on 9 February, 2021. The monthly ...
02/11/2021

The monthly meeting for the Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 was held on 9 February, 2021. The monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the DAV Chapter 16, 300 Sherwood Rd, Jacksonville, NC.

FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly MeetingThe Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 will hold their next m...
02/09/2021

FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting
The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 will hold their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. The meeting will start at 1830 (6:30 pm) at the DAV Chapter 16, 300 Sherwood Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Please visit our page or our website at http://fra208.com/ for future updates.

Be sure to check out FRA today February 2021 issue to see the submissions by Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Bran...
02/01/2021

Be sure to check out FRA today February 2021 issue to see the submissions by Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208.

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/28/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

ICYMI: ‘long-decried law dubbed the “widow's tax” that reduced the amount of cash support some surviving #military spouses could receive each month will begin a planned phaseout this month, a change triggered by a 2020 law.’

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/19/after-years-of-fighting-military-has-started-phasing-out-widows-tax.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2001.20.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

#veterans #fra #headlines #widowstax #militaryfamily

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/25/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

The Constitution directs Congress “to provide and maintain a Navy.” This direction is open to many interpretations, but Congress resolved the current policy with direction to build a 355-ship #Navy with 12 carriers and defined other categories of ships. The president signed the law, but the last administration did nothing to implement it. Now is the time to start implementation.

Russia is rebuilding its Navy with emphasis on highly capable #submarines. But the major challenge comes from #China.
https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/01/25/here-are-the-challenges-involved-in-building-the-future-us-navy/

#fra #veterans #usnavy #mondaymotivation

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/25/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRA21

Thank you for participating in our #legislative priority survey. This year promises to be a very challenging year as lawmakers continue to scrutinize military retirement, #veterans' and retired #military pay,
#healthcare, and other quality-of-life programs for budget cuts and 'streamlining.' FRA has advocated for enlisted personnel on Capitol Hill for more than 90 years, and the results from this survey will help FRA represent your best interests over the next 12 months.

#fra #weekend #survey #benefits #MilitaryBenefits

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/25/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

According to the #WhiteHouse, an economic relief executive order signed Friday "will help approximately 2 million #veterans maintain their financial footing by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to consider pausing federal collections on overpayments and debts."

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/22/biden-signs-executive-order-delaying-va-debt-collections.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2001.25.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

#MILITARY #FRA #NEWS #MONDAY

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO NAVAJO CODE TALKER JOHN KINSEL SR.!The 24th Navajo Nation Council wishes Navajo Code Talker John...
01/23/2021

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO NAVAJO CODE TALKER JOHN KINSEL SR.!
The 24th Navajo Nation Council wishes Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel, Sr. a very happy and healthy 100th birthday today, January 22nd, 2021. He is a retired rancher from Lukachukai, Arizona.

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO NAVAJO CODE TALKER JOHN KINSEL SR.!

The 24th Navajo Nation Council wishes Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel, Sr. a very happy and healthy 100th birthday today, January 22nd, 2021. He is a retired rancher from Lukachukai, Arizona.

PHOTO: Kinsel (left) and Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay at the 2019 Code Talker Day Celebration.

https://www.fra.org/.../New.../Web/Content/NewsBytes.aspx...The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the no...
01/22/2021

https://www.fra.org/.../New.../Web/Content/NewsBytes.aspx...
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of retired Army General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense (SecDef). Austin would need a waiver to lead the Defense Department after leaving active duty four years ago, which is short of the seven years delay required by law. Read this and more on this week's edition of #NewsBytes.
#military #veterans #FRA #Biden #news #headlines #weekend #facebook

https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/News___Publications/News_Bytes/Web/Content/NewsBytes.aspx?hkey=20e16051-03c8-43a2-89f1-bf3b24ad4a34

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of retired Army General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense (SecDef). Austin would need a waiver to lead the Defense Department after leaving active duty four years ago, which is short of the seven years delay required by law. Read this and more on this week's edition of #NewsBytes.

#military #veterans #FRA #Biden #news #headlines #weekend #facebook

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/22/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Veterans Affairs’ data and technology expert will serve as acting secretary for the entire department as the Senate considers the nomination of Denis McDonough to serve in the permanent Cabinet post.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/01/20/biden-names-temporary-va-leadership-as-his-secretary-nominee-awaits-senate-debate/

#veterans #military #veteransupport #friday #news #servicemembers

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/21/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRA21

The FRA is conducting a survey to determine which #military and #veteran’s benefits are most important to #activeduty and #Reserve personnel, #retirees, #veterans and their families.

#fra #legislation

Today we mourn the passing of Pat Walker. We send our condolences to her family and her many friends. Pat was a tireless...
01/20/2021
City, county officials remember veterans advocate in wake of her passing

Today we mourn the passing of Pat Walker. We send our condolences to her family and her many friends. Pat was a tireless performer in support of many of the veteran organizations. You could always count on seeing Pat at veteran events near and far. A founder of the Vietnam Memorial Foundation, she was instrumental in the construction of the Vietnam Memorial and organized motorcycle rides, fundraisers, and personally solicited donations. Pat served as the OCCOVO Secretary, President of the Onslow Country Marine Corps League Auxiliary, and Marine Corps League Auxiliary Mideast National Vice President, and numerous other billets in support of veterans. Rest in peace sweet lady, you will truly be missed.

Onslow and Jacksonville officials mourn the passing of local veterans advocate Pat Walker on Wednesday

FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes 12 January 2021.The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 2...
01/20/2021
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FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes 12 January 2021.
The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes for 12 January 2021 are posted to our website at http://fra208.com.

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Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/15/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/News___Publications/News_Bytes/Web/Content/NewsBytes.aspx?hkey=20e16051-03c8-43a2-89f1-bf3b24ad4a34

FRA Staff Meet with President-Elect #Biden’s DoD Transition Team
NED Chris Slawinski and DLP John Davis participated in a Zoom conference with key members of the President-elect’s Department of Defense (DoD) Transition Team to discuss issues of concern. The FRA staff stressed that the DoD must sufficiently investigate and implement other options to make #TRICARE more cost-efficient as alternatives to shifting costs to TRICARE beneficiaries.

Read this and more on this week's edition of #NewsBytes.
#military #veterans #fra #headlines #capitolhill #fra #facebook

Shipmate President Raymond Applewhite Branch 208 presents the FRA membership pin to CMDCM (SS/FMF/SW/AW) Graham P. Luby....
01/14/2021

Shipmate President Raymond Applewhite Branch 208 presents the FRA membership pin to CMDCM (SS/FMF/SW/AW) Graham P. Luby. He submitted his application for Lifetime Membership. CMDCM Luby is stationed on-board USS MESA VERDE and will retire soon after 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the United States Navy.

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/13/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/coronavirus/
Keep your current #mentalhealth appointments. VA offers both video and phone telemental health options that do not require you to go to your closest facility in-person. Learn ways to connect with VA providers using telehealth options

#military #veterans #servicemembers #fra #coronavirus

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/13/2021
Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

About 20 percent of this population, or 174,754 out of 872,886 beneficiaries, haven’t taken action to set up their payments, or to actively opt out, according to data provided by the Defense Health Agency. Payments haven’t yet been set up for 278,497 beneficiaries; but of those, 103,743 have actively opted out of setting up payments, thus effectively discontinuing coverage. Those beneficiary numbers include the retiree sponsor as well the #retiree’s eligible family members enrolled in Tricare Select.

https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2021/01/08/nearly-175000-military-retirees-family-members-may-soon-find-their-tricare-select-coverage-has-been-dropped/?fbclid=IwAR3zUwIMKFbOiaPN8bCo9FIUXaRxdinFNYl2teZkinvnqS3mmglPt4l6LPQ

#veterans #tricare #fra #news #headlines

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/11/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRA21

FRA 2021 Survey on #Military, Veterans Benefits is now available.
As part of our mission to bring the enlisted concerns to #CapitolHill, FRA is conducting an online survey to determine which #military and #veteran benefits are most important to #activeduty and #Reserve personnel, #retirees, #veterans and their #families.

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters
01/11/2021

Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters

https://www.fra.org/fra/Web/News___Publications/News_Bytes/Web/Content/NewsBytes.aspx?hkey=20e16051-03c8-43a2-89f1-bf3b24ad4a34

"FRA Launches 2021 Survey on Military, Veterans Benefits. As part of its mission to bring the enlisted concerns to Capitol Hill, FRA is conducting an online survey to determine which military and veteran benefits are most important to active duty and Reserve personnel, retirees, veterans and their families." Read this and more on this week's edition of #NewsBytes.

#military #veterans #fra #facebook #servicemembers #capitolhill

FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly MeetingThe Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 will hold their next m...
01/11/2021

FRA Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting
The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 will hold their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. The meeting will start at 1830 (6:30 pm) at the DAV Chapter 16, 300 Sherwood Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Please visit our page or our website at http://fra208.com/ for future updates.

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Camp LeJeune Branch 208 was established in 1954 to assist active, reserve, retired and veterans of the Sea Services in and around Onslow County. Besides keeping our members informed of important legislative issues, we also assist our members with veteran issues and benefits.

Branch 208 sponsors area students in the Americanism Essay Contest held annually, provides an annual scholarship award to children or grandchildren of members, and sponsors a local little league ball team.

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The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress. Although the association was originally named for the Navy’s Fleet Reserve program, membership in FRA is open to all current and former sailors, marines, and Coast Guard personnel. The only requirement to join FRA is to have served as an enlisted member in the USN, USMC, or USCG for at least one day. The Association was founded by Navy Chief Yeoman George L. Carlin, and chartered in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FRA was born out of the need for an organization to protect the pay and benefits of enlisted Sea Service members and their families on Capitol Hill. FRA also assists its members with career problems by maintaining close liaison with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other government agencies. In 1998, FRA was the first organization to actively seek repeal of the Military Retirement Reform Act (REDUX) and was successful in urging members of Congress to introduce and/or sponsor legislation to change the law. As a result, REDUX is no longer mandatory, and a bonus was enacted for personnel who accept it. In 2000, the Association led a successful campaign to authorize pay hikes for mid-career enlisted personnel that resulted in pay increases for E-5, E-6 and E-7 personnel on July 1, 2001. And more recently, the Association was instrumental in payday lending reform, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for career personnel and their families, and absentee voting reform. Other major legislative accomplishments include the establishment of the CHAMPUS Health Program and Military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP). FRA is a member of the Veterans Day National Committee (VDNC) and is represented on the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS) National Advisory Committee (NAC). It is also a charter member and leading organization in The Military Coalition (TMC), a group of 33 military and veterans’ organizations which represent five and one half million uniformed services active duty, retired, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans, their families and survivors. TMC works collectively on legislation to enhance the quality of life for military personnel. FRA staff members present legislative seminars to inform Sea Service personnel about actions on Capitol Hill, and the importance of participating in the legislative process to protect their pay and benefits. The Association annually recognizes members of Congress with its prestigious “Pinnacle Award” in recognition of outstanding support for uniformed services’ personnel. FRA also hosts the U.S. Coast Guard Caucus Breakfast on Capitol Hill each year. FRA is a major sponsor of the annual programs recognizing the Navy Sailors and Recruiters of the Year (SOY and ROY), the Marine Corps Recruiters and Drill Instructors of the Year, and the Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of Year (EPOY) and Recruiters of the Year. FRA also sponsors congressional receptions honoring the SOYs, EPOYs and ROYs, and presents the FRA “Gung Ho Award” to one member of each USMC Staff NCO Academy graduating class in Quantico, Va. The Association also sponsors patriotism essay awards and scholarship awards totaling more than $100,000 annually under the auspices of the recently established FRA Education Foundation. FRA is accredited with the Board of Correction for Naval Records, the Physical Evaluation Board, the Physical Review Council, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit FRA on Facebook, follow FRA on Twitter, and share your opinions with FRA through quarterly surveys.
The Captain John Odber Ride for the Fallen is our way of remembering the sacrifices of Maryland Veterans who gave their lives for our country and our freedom. We recognize five Maryland Veterans that have made the ultimate sacrifice. On June 1, 2019, we will host our fifth annual ride with the goal of raising $10,000 or more to support Veteran Charities in Maryland. The Captain John Odber Ride for the Fallen is an IRS 501(c)(19) Veterans Non-Profit LLC dedicated to recognizing Veterans contributions to our nation and continuing our service to fellow Veterans. I would request that you make a donation and forward to businesses that would consider making a corporate donation. Attached below is our giving letter and donations can be made via the link provided. Thanks for your support!
2019 Calendar “Fix-It” The December FRAtoday will mail out in a polybag containing a sheet of paper that has a Fix-It strip included. Just fold and tear off the new January 13th through January 19th week along the perforation and affix it over the top of the incorrect dates and you can “Fix-It.”