Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208

Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Next meeting 3 Aug 2021. Please check your email, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FRAbranch208, and our website https://fra208.com for up the latest information.

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 remai

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 remai

Operating as usual

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07/14/2021

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07/13/2021

GATE CLOSURE: MCB Camp Lejeune Main Gate, July 18
The MCB Camp Lejeune Main Gate on Holcomb Blvd., will be closed to all traffic on Sunday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please use an alternate gate to enter and exit the installation during this closure.

For the latest installation advisories, please visit https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/News/Installation-Advisories/.

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07/13/2021

Photos from Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters's post

Did you Know? Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine C...
07/12/2021

Did you Know?
Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine Corps Day.
When this force was first raised during the Revolutionary War, it was part of the Continental Army.
So in 1775, that group was known as the Continental Marines, and it wasn’t yet the United States Marine Corps.
When the Revolution ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Marines, like the Navy, were disbanded.
It wasn’t until 15 years later, on July 11, 1798, that President John Adams signed into law a congressional act which created—or re-created, depending how you look at it—the United States Marine Corps.

Did you Know?

Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine Corps Day.

When this force was first raised during the Revolutionary War, it was part of the Continental Army.
So in 1775, that group was known as the Continental Marines, and it wasn’t yet the United States Marine Corps.

When the Revolution ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Marines, like the Navy, were disbanded.

It wasn’t until 15 years later, on July 11, 1798, that President John Adams signed into law a congressional act which created—or re-created, depending how you look at it—the United States Marine Corps.

Did you Know? Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine C...
07/12/2021

Did you Know?
Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine Corps Day.
When this force was first raised during the Revolutionary War, it was part of the Continental Army.
So in 1775, that group was known as the Continental Marines, and it wasn’t yet the United States Marine Corps.
When the Revolution ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Marines, like the Navy, were disbanded.
It wasn’t until 15 years later, on July 11, 1798, that President John Adams signed into law a congressional act which created—or re-created, depending how you look at it—the United States Marine Corps.

Did you Know?

Prior to 1921, Marines celebrated the creation of the Marine Corps on July 11, otherwise known as Marine Corps Day.

When this force was first raised during the Revolutionary War, it was part of the Continental Army.
So in 1775, that group was known as the Continental Marines, and it wasn’t yet the United States Marine Corps.

When the Revolution ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the Marines, like the Navy, were disbanded.

It wasn’t until 15 years later, on July 11, 1798, that President John Adams signed into law a congressional act which created—or re-created, depending how you look at it—the United States Marine Corps.

Shipmates, please use the Action Center to ask your legislators to support important legislation. The Senate Veterans Af...
07/12/2021

Shipmates, please use the Action Center to ask your legislators to support important legislation.
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) approved the “Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Act.” This legislation, sponsored by SVAC Chairman Jon Tester, and the House has introduced the "Honoring Our PACT Act" sponsored by the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) Chairman Mark Takano (CA). Both bills would allow for the first time all veterans who were at risk of toxic exposure, including 3.5 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, to obtain immediate and lifelong access to health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—one of the largest expansions of health care eligibility in the VA’s history. The still unnumbered bills would provide presumptive care for numerous conditions for veterans sickened by exposure to burn pits and other toxins. Both bills would also establish a new science-based and veteran-focused process for the establishment of new presumptive conditions and would provide benefits to thousands of toxic exposure veterans who have been long-ignored or forgotten, including Agent Orange veterans suffering from hypertension.
The House bill has been assigned to HVAC and the Senate bill now goes to the full Senate for further consideration. Continue reading this and other legislation that we are advocating for!
https://www.fra.org/FRA/Web/Content/VotervoiceFullInfo.aspx
#fra #military #navy #coastguard #marines #usnavy #ussailors #shipmates #marinecorps #usmarines #coasties #uscoastguard #saturday #legislation #congress #saturday #weekend #news #veterans #servicememembers #toxicexposure #toxic #vietnam #iraq #Afghanistan #war

Shipmates, please use the Action Center to ask your legislators to support important legislation.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) approved the “Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Act.” This legislation, sponsored by SVAC Chairman Jon Tester, and the House has introduced the "Honoring Our PACT Act" sponsored by the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) Chairman Mark Takano (CA). Both bills would allow for the first time all veterans who were at risk of toxic exposure, including 3.5 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, to obtain immediate and lifelong access to health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—one of the largest expansions of health care eligibility in the VA’s history. The still unnumbered bills would provide presumptive care for numerous conditions for veterans sickened by exposure to burn pits and other toxins. Both bills would also establish a new science-based and veteran-focused process for the establishment of new presumptive conditions and would provide benefits to thousands of toxic exposure veterans who have been long-ignored or forgotten, including Agent Orange veterans suffering from hypertension.
The House bill has been assigned to HVAC and the Senate bill now goes to the full Senate for further consideration. Continue reading this and other legislation that we are advocating for!

https://www.fra.org/FRA/Web/Content/VotervoiceFullInfo.aspx

#fra #military #navy #coastguard #marines #usnavy #ussailors #shipmates #marinecorps #usmarines #coasties #uscoastguard #saturday #legislation #congress #saturday #weekend #news #veterans #servicememembers #toxicexposure #toxic #vietnam #iraq #Afghanistan #war

07/10/2021

Find out if you can transfer any of your unused Post-9/11 #GIBill benefits to your #spouse or dependent #children.
To see if you're eligible, visit: https://www.va.gov/.../transfer-post-9-11-gi-bill-benefits/

#fra #veterans #militaryfamily #family #weekend #fb #facebook #saturday #saturyay #saturdaymorning #fam #milfam #marines #coastguard #navy

Timeline Photos
07/10/2021

Timeline Photos

The OCO monthly food bank will be on Monday the 12th and distribution should start sometime after 10am. (based on truck arrival and box preparation times) If you know of anyone suffering from food insecurity PLEASE send them our way! 😁❤️ #OCO

Are you a World War II-era Veteran? You may qualify for disability compensation benefits if you were exposed to ionizing...
07/09/2021

Are you a World War II-era Veteran? You may qualify for disability compensation benefits if you were exposed to ionizing radiation during your military service.
More here: https://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-world_war_II.asp

Planning a burial or memorial service for a fallen Veteran or service member? You can apply for a headstone, grave or niche marker, or medallion to honor their brave service.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process: https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/memorial-items/headstones-markers-medallions/

Have a disability that isn’t listed on VA's website as being linked to military service? You may still be able to get di...
07/09/2021

Have a disability that isn’t listed on VA's website as being linked to military service? You may still be able to get disability compensation or other benefits. Review the special claims listed on our website to see if any apply to your case.
Automobile allowance and adaptive equipment
Birth defects linked to Agent Orange
Replacing damaged clothing
Recovery from surgery or an immobilizing disability (convalescence)
Dental care
Time spent in a hospital
Being unable to work (Individual Unemployability)
Title 38 U.S.C. 1151 disabilities
Immediate help for temporary disability needs (prestabilization)
https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/special-claims/

Have a disability that isn’t listed on VA's website as being linked to military service? You may still be able to get disability compensation or other benefits. Review the special claims listed on our website to see if any apply to your case.

Automobile allowance and adaptive equipment
Birth defects linked to Agent Orange
Replacing damaged clothing
Recovery from surgery or an immobilizing disability (convalescence)
Dental care
Time spent in a hospital
Being unable to work (Individual Unemployability)
Title 38 U.S.C. 1151 disabilities
Immediate help for temporary disability needs (prestabilization)

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/special-claims/

07/07/2021

Transforming #HealthCare for #Veterans, Revolutionizing Health Care for All

VA is transitioning to a new electronic health record (EHR) system — the software that stores health information and tracks all aspects of patient care — over a 10-year period scheduled to end in 2028. The new system connects VA medical facilities with the Department of Defense, the U.S. #CoastGuard and participating community care providers, allowing clinicians to easily access a Veteran’s full medical #history in one location. VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) manages deployment of the new system.
https://www.ehrm.va.gov/

#fra #wednesday #military #militaryfamily #news #WednesdayWisdom #WisdomWednesday #marines #navy #coasties #uscoastguard #health

This week, the Military Women’s Memorial was paid a visit by PFC Patricia Morlock Sanderson, who served in the Marine Co...
07/07/2021

This week, the Military Women’s Memorial was paid a visit by PFC Patricia Morlock Sanderson, who served in the Marine Corps from 1954-1955.

07/06/2021
Use Our 100% Free 2021 VA Disability Calculator!
07/04/2021
Use Our 100% Free 2021 VA Disability Calculator!

Use Our 100% Free 2021 VA Disability Calculator!

Veterans can use the VA Claims Insider VA Disability Rating Calculator to calculate their combined VA disability rating in a few simple steps.

Jacksonville USO closes doors due to structural safety issues, leaving community worried
07/04/2021
Jacksonville USO closes doors due to structural safety issues, leaving community worried

Jacksonville USO closes doors due to structural safety issues, leaving community worried

A historical landmark, the Jacksonville USO Center, has closed its doors, leaving community members with many unanswered questions. NewsChannel 12 met with the organization's staff, who said they, along with officials at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, closed the 80-year-old building’s doors for s...

The members of the Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of Ju...
07/03/2021

The members of the Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July.
The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th

The members of the Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208 wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July.
The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th

Suicides are four times higher than combat deaths among military since 9/11, study finds
06/28/2021
Suicides are four times higher than combat deaths among military since 9/11, study finds

Suicides are four times higher than combat deaths among military since 9/11, study finds

More active-duty personnel and veterans of post-9/11 wars have died by su***de at a rate four times higher than service members killed in war operations, according to a new study. Researchers with the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University and Boston University publis...

The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes for 11 May 2021 are posted to our website...
06/22/2021

The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes for 11 May 2021 are posted to our website at http://fra208.com.

The Fleet Reserve Association, Camp Lejeune Branch 208 Monthly Meeting Minutes for 11 May 2021 are posted to our website at http://fra208.com.

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06/19/2021

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CORPSMAN UP! Today is the 123rd Hospital Corpsman Birthday!  This morning, NMCCL leaders and staff attended a special mo...
06/18/2021

CORPSMAN UP!
Today is the 123rd Hospital Corpsman Birthday! This morning, NMCCL leaders and staff attended a special morning colors ceremony to honor the thousands of Navy Hospital Corpsman here and around the world, who selflessly provide outstanding medical support and treatment for our Sailors, Marines, families and retirees.
⚓🇺🇸
Happy 123rd birthday, Docs!
#NavyCorpsman #NMCCL #NAVYMEDICINE #USNAVY

Photos from Fleet Reserve Association Camp Lejeune Branch 208's post
06/18/2021

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A 97-year-old veteran was recognized by her home state Friday for her work with the army's intelligence service decoding...
06/17/2021
97-year-old veteran honored for her work decoding Japanese messages

A 97-year-old veteran was recognized by her home state Friday for her work with the army's intelligence service decoding Japanese messages during World War II.

Martha Flint O'Grady was surrounded by her family as she received certificates and coins for her service in the Women's Army Corps.

PORTLAND, Maine (WKRC/WMTW/CNN Newsource) - A 97-year-old veteran was recognized by her home state Friday for her work with the army's intelligence service decoding Japanese messages during World War II. Martha Flint O'Grady was surrounded by her family as she received certificates and coins for her...

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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.”