Reserve Organization of America

Reserve Organization of America America's only organization dedicated to supporting all Reservists and National Guard service-members and their critical role in national defense.
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Since 1922, ROA has championed the cause of Reservists at home and on the battlefield. The evolution of that mission over 90 years has helped protect the rights and benefits of millions of individual Reservists while preserving a strong and capable Reserve Force as a component to our national security.

Mission: To be the professional association of choice for reservists.

Operating as usual

U.S. Airmen with the Indiana Air National Guard receive 2020 Outstanding Airmen of the Year awards Dec. 6, 2020, at the ...
01/24/2021

U.S. Airmen with the Indiana Air National Guard receive 2020 Outstanding Airmen of the Year awards Dec. 6, 2020, at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Kathleen LaCorte) - https://bit.ly/3qHJup8.

122nd Fighter Wing

Despite COVID-19 Restrictions, Service Members Played Important Role in Inauguration - https://bit.ly/3qQkE6J
01/23/2021

Despite COVID-19 Restrictions, Service Members Played Important Role in Inauguration - https://bit.ly/3qQkE6J

A Female-Led Training with U.S. Army National Guard Military Police and Kuwaiti Special Forces Prompts an Empowering Exc...
01/23/2021
A Female Led Training with U.S. Army National Guard Military Police and Kuwaiti Special Forces Prompts an Empowering Exchange

A Female-Led Training with U.S. Army National Guard Military Police and Kuwaiti Special Forces Prompts an Empowering Exchange: https://bit.ly/2Y5FkuV

A female led group of military police officers assigned to Area Support Group - Kuwait meet with members of the Kuwait Ministry of Interior, Female VIP Protection Services Unit, in an exchange of tactics and techniques, December 17, 2020 at the KMOI Security training center in Kuwait City. (U.S. Arm...

Dat Tran, one of the Department of Veterans Affairs' top experts in strategic planning and information technology, has b...
01/23/2021

Dat Tran, one of the Department of Veterans Affairs' top experts in strategic planning and information technology, has been named acting head of the department as Denis McDonough, waits for confirmation from the U.S. Senate.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c4Ql7S.

Day One Message to the Force, from the Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III: https://bit.ly/3qNxfqW.
01/23/2021

Day One Message to the Force, from the Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III: https://bit.ly/3qNxfqW.

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, Oldest Living Marine, Dies at 107 - https://bit.ly/2LUQlN5. #SemperFi #RestEasy #ThankYouForYourSe...
01/22/2021

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, Oldest Living Marine, Dies at 107 - https://bit.ly/2LUQlN5.

#SemperFi #RestEasy #ThankYouForYourService

So much is happening in our world, that some may have overlooked the 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War (Operation Desert ...
01/21/2021

So much is happening in our world, that some may have overlooked the 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm).

We'll be sharing the stories of this time, and these incredible veterans over the next couple of weeks, and featuring them on our website in a special section next week.

In this first video, former Army Gen. Colin Powell says veterans did ‘fabulous’ job - https://bit.ly/3sR95xZ.

#DesertStorm30

Forty Army Reserve nurses arrived this month to help at the Yuma hospital for at least a month through a Department of D...
01/19/2021

Forty Army Reserve nurses arrived this month to help at the Yuma hospital for at least a month through a Department of Defense COVID-19 support operation in hard-hit parts of the U.S. West and Midwest, learn more: https://bit.ly/3oWauAU

Today is the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, which is on Jan. 15.  May we take the time to remember wh...
01/18/2021

Today is the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, which is on Jan. 15. May we take the time to remember why we and our families serve, and continue to share our stories with others.

#MLK2021

This message was sent on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The American people have trusted the Armed Forces of the U...
01/12/2021

This message was sent on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

The American people have trusted the Armed Forces of the United States to protect them and our Constitution for almost 250 years. As we have done throughout our history, the U.S. military will obey lawful orders from civilian leadership, support civil authorities to protect lives and property, ensure public safety in accordance with the law, and remain fully committed to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Click the image to read the full memorandum.

Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island
01/12/2021
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

“Many of you probably know I retired from the Navy after 31 years of combined active and reserve service. I am proud of that and want to thank each of you for your dedicated service and the sacrifices you endure to serve our country,” said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. “The nation sends its gratitude to the over 3,000 Reserve Sailors, many who mobilized in less than 48 hours, that deployed in the fight against COVID-19.”

NOSC Newport Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron EIGHT America's Navy Reserve Navy Reserve U.S. Navy

#navyreserve #heroes #sacrifice #service #COVID19 #usnavy #oneteamonefight #navynewport #newportri

01/11/2021
The Michigan National Guard will help vaccinate people in the state in support of community health care organizations an...
01/09/2021

The Michigan National Guard will help vaccinate people in the state in support of community health care organizations and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Read more: https://bit.ly/3hwI4dF.

#COVIDVaccine #NationalGuard #Michigan

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Melody Mount is among 10 military officers who serve as Operation Warp Speed liaisons to Centers ...
01/09/2021

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Melody Mount is among 10 military officers who serve as Operation Warp Speed liaisons to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention regional coordinators, assisting states with their plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines. The Atlanta-based officers are part of a team of about 100 Department of Defense Operation Warp Speed personnel charged with distributing a safe and effective vaccine to the American people. See more: https://bit.ly/38No4zJ.

#ArmyReserve #OperationWarpSpeed #COVID19Vaccine

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had discussions at the European Commission 15 December 2020 about how to further stre...
01/08/2021

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had discussions at the European Commission 15 December 2020 about how to further strengthen NATO’s cooperation with the European Union. While the Secretary General often meets with European Union leaders and EU Commissioners, this is the first time that a NATO Secretary General attended a meeting of the College of Commissioners, a sign of the deepening partnership between NATO and the EU. See more: https://bit.ly/2WXrhXT.

#CollegeOfCommissioners #NATO #EuropeanUnion #Partnership

This month, Representative Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, pinned on a second star and became the highest-ranking currently ...
01/08/2021

This month, Representative Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, pinned on a second star and became the highest-ranking currently serving military member in Congress.

Kelly, a member of the Mississippi National Guard, was promoted Saturday to the rank of major general and named the assistant adjutant general for the state's Army National Guard, the Tupelo Daily Journal reported. Read more: https://bit.ly/38RRSv1.

#MajorGeneral #MemberOfCongress

The Army has soldiers. The Navy has sailors. The United States Space Force now has ‘guardians.’ Learn more here: https:/...
01/07/2021

The Army has soldiers. The Navy has sailors. The United States Space Force now has ‘guardians.’ Learn more here: https://wapo.st/2MnIMyv.

Vice President Mike Pence
The White House
#Army #Navy #SpaceForce #Guardians #VPPence #WhiteHouse #ArmedForces

Female security forces airmen at F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming on Dec. 11 became some of the first to start usi...
01/07/2021

Female security forces airmen at F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming on Dec. 11 became some of the first to start using new body armor designed to fit women.

In a release, the United States Air Force said that the new armor has several different features from the standard tactical vest. It has a curved chest plate, lighter weight and shorter size than the armor distributed to other airmen, the release said, and it also uses a snap buckle instead of velcro. Read more: https://bit.ly/3o5ueBK.

#FemaleBodyArmor #BodyArmor #AirForce #Airmen

Walmart changes military leave policy, agrees to pay up to $14 million for reservists’ claims. ROA's Director of Legisla...
01/07/2021

Walmart changes military leave policy, agrees to pay up to $14 million for reservists’ claims. ROA's Director of Legislation Kevin Hollinger weighed in - https://bit.ly/35iT3Tf.

@MilitaryTimes #USERRA #ReserveLife

Members of the Nebraska National Guard traveled to the Czech Republic in November at the request of the Czech Ministry o...
01/06/2021

Members of the Nebraska National Guard traveled to the Czech Republic in November at the request of the Czech Ministry of Health to assist in an assessment and advisory role in that nation's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nebraska Guard personnel teamed up with members of the Texas National Guard in performing the mission. Read more: https://bit.ly/3rDkxMK.

#COVID19 #CzechRepublic #TexasNationalGuard

COVID-19 caused the cancellation of awards ceremonies for Cape High JROTC cadets in spring 2020, so officials honored st...
01/06/2021

COVID-19 caused the cancellation of awards ceremonies for Cape High JROTC cadets in spring 2020, so officials honored students during the first week of December. See more: https://bit.ly/3oeNI6E.

#JROTC #AwardsCeremony #Cadets #COVID19

More than 80 Air Force Reserve members returned to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station after a four-month assignment to Qa...
01/05/2021

More than 80 Air Force Reserve members returned to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station after a four-month assignment to Qatar.

It was the first overseas deployment for members of the 914th Air Refueling Wing since it converted from C-130 transport planes to KC-135 Stratotankers. Read more: https://bit.ly/2L12Tlo.

#NiagaraFalls #OverseasDeployment #Qatar

01/04/2021

Watch as we discuss USERRA law and Burn Pits 360 Veterans Organization founder Captain Le Roy Torres SCOTUS case, along with remarks from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips on the recently passed NDAA.

Happy New Year! You don’t want to miss this.

The U.S. Army 322 Civil Affairs Brigade, part of the 9th Mission Support Command  (MSC), is currently partnering with th...
01/04/2021

The U.S. Army 322 Civil Affairs Brigade, part of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), is currently partnering with three Soldiers from the Army National Guard to conduct civil-military operations in the Oceania region of the Pacific. Read more: https://bit.ly/3o3ADgz.

#FIJI #Pacific #Oceania #Soldiers #NationalGuard

Navy Seaman Apprentice Hannah Blakely paints a mural aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 8, 2020. ...
01/04/2021

Navy Seaman Apprentice Hannah Blakely paints a mural aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 8, 2020. More information: https://bit.ly/3mYr94X.

U.S. Navy
USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78
#MuralMaster #Artist #NavySeaman #AtlanticOcean #USSGeraldRFord

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s end of the year video message to NATO troops. Watch here: https://bit.ly/3rFjQCz.NA...
01/03/2021

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s end of the year video message to NATO troops. Watch here: https://bit.ly/3rFjQCz.

NATO
#EndOfYear #YearEndMessage #NATO #Troops

Here is a video production depicting three separate reservists serving in Naples simultaneously, and all from Richmond, ...
01/03/2021

Here is a video production depicting three separate reservists serving in Naples simultaneously, and all from Richmond, Va. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2WTHYTV.

U.S. Navy
Navy Reserve
AFN Europe
#KnowYourSailor #Reservists #NaplesItaly #Richmond

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Disque, the senior enlisted advisor at Area Support Group - Kuwait has a conversation with U.S. ...
01/02/2021

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Disque, the senior enlisted advisor at Area Support Group - Kuwait has a conversation with U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Jose Merlos, the executive assistant to the commander at ASG-KU, deployed with the 654th Regional Support Group out of Tacoma, Washington. Disque and Merlos discuss the importance of goal setting and having supportive leadership while accomplishing those goals. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2WJeubi.

#GoalSetting #Leadership #Goals

Governor Gordon signs two proclamations. The first declares Dec. 16 as COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes Day for all Wyoming heal...
01/02/2021

Governor Gordon signs two proclamations. The first declares Dec. 16 as COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes Day for all Wyoming health care professionals, first responders, and caregivers fighting against the COVID pandemic. The second also declares Dec. 16 as Military Health Care Heroes Day for the Wyoming National Guard and Air Force Global Strike Command medical health care professionals. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2JnBAkT.

#COVID19PandemicHeroesDay #MilitaryHealthCareHeroesDay

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben as chaplain of the House of Representatives — th...
01/02/2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben as chaplain of the House of Representatives — the first woman to serve in the role in either chamber, Pelosi's office announced Thursday.

"Kibben brings decades of decorated experience in the military and the ministry, as a retired Rear Admiral who served as the U.S. Navy's Chief Chaplain and the chaplain of the Marine Corps," Pelosi said in a statement. "Her integrity, experience and patriotism will serve the Congress and the Country well, as she ministers to the needs of Members."

A Presbyterian minister who joined the Navy in 1986, per her Navy biography, Kibben has long standing experience as a member of the military clergy, and this isn't her only notable first. In 2014, she was sworn in as the first female and 26th US Navy chief chaplain, directing the department's religious ministry until 2018. Prior to that, she served as the 18th chaplain of the United States Marine Corps starting in 2010 and as the deputy chief of chaplains of the United States Navy, the first woman to serve in each role.

#NDAA veto override supports Reserve and Guard, enacts ROA’s call to change confederate base names: https://bit.ly/3odfJ...
01/02/2021

#NDAA veto override supports Reserve and Guard, enacts ROA’s call to change confederate base names: https://bit.ly/3odfJfe.

01/01/2021
Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year from all of us at ROA. 2020 has proven to be quite challenging for all of us, but especially those serving in our Reserve and Guard forces.

We thank you and your families for your sacrifice and dedicated support to our nation.

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ROA,now doing business as Reserve Organization of America, is the only professional military association that is solely dedicated to representing America's Reserve Components. With some 50,000 members, ROA membership is open to all ranks.

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Since 1922, ROA has championed the cause of America's Reserve and National Guard in peace and war. ROA, whose official congressionally chartered name is Reserve Officers Association of the United States, is now open to all ranks; our dba is Reserve Organization of America to fit that new look. ROA is America’s only national military organization that solely and exclusively supports the Reserve Components. Over nearly a century ROA has helped protect the rights and benefits of millions of individual Reservists while preserving a strong and capable Reserve Force as a component of our national security.

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Check it out! Here is an excellent opportunity to participate in this virtual symposium. Grow your international understanding and hear from Senior Leaders from the US and our NATO partners. We are also looking for Reserve compotent members to present to our Senior Leader Panel on topics related to military medical care or medical support. Register to attend below and contact me for the Call for Papers to become a presenter: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ciomr-us-delegation-symposium-2021-tickets-138022014561
Where are we with planned events for ROA's 100th Anniversary - 22 Oct 2022?
So why did you delete my post?
ALCON: Do NOT under any circumstances buy ROA Life Insurance if you plan to live longer than 70. They will take your money and terminate you at 72 without notification. If you have it look for a way to get out of it. We're out $16K. Stay away at all costs!
October 15th is the announcement for finalists of the Pipeline book contest. This contest is for those books most fitting for film or television adaptation. Of those who have read the CGC Jarvis book "All Present and Accounted For," who would be your choice for Captain Wooley? www.stevenjcraigbooks.com Captain, USCGR (Retired 2012); mustang
The Same Way Police Love Coffee I Wish They Loved Keeping Law Because Of My Wrongful Conviction!!! The same way judge Tracie Hunter did not want to be locked up is the same way I did not want a wrongful conviction CC04-4332! Inaction is complicity! https://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-dragged-courtroom-month-jail-sentence/story?id=64507658.
Help save our historical veteran statues. ANTIFA and BLM have teamed up to destroy and/or remove all confederate veteran statues in the United States. They have begun a campaign of hate against U.S. Civil War history (Confederacy), our historical statues, the Christian religion, and our nationwide police forces. I believe ALL military and veterans will be next! As a Vietnam veteran, I believe history should be saved - not destroyed. You do not have to be a resident of Springfield to sigh the petition. Please sign the petition and forward it to all military, veterans, friends and family for them to sign. Dr. Russ Steuber https://www.change.org/save-the-veterans-statues
God bless you and yours.
Past President of the Department of NJ, Past National Councilman - DONJ, and a great mentor has passed.
ROA onsite at the Chattanooga area Vet Council Fair CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Courtesy Story and Photo Colonels Judi and John Davenport were onsite representing ROA at the Chattanooga area Vet Council Fair. The event thanks all military veterans and their families and helps them learn about benefits, job opportunities and support throughout the community. Some 60 organizations and businesses were on-hand to provide information on veteran benefits, community resources, education opportunities, employment, wellness care, patriotism, veteran service groups. (Below) Major General Bill Raines (ROA Life member and local businessman who owns Raines Groups), William and Daphne Todd (Chattanooga local and ROA Life member), and Staff Sergeant Walker (US Army and National Guard recruiter), who picked up an ROA application.
ROA member CH(CPT) Kevin Compston, USAR Retired son Andrew Michael Compston enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard on 26 June 2019 at the MEPS Center in Columbus, Ohio. A family tradition. ‘Army Strong’.
3 longtime ROA members ... and as BG Doug Cherry stated, "Let's put the old man in the middle!" Congratulations John Rosnow on your well-deserved retirement! It's always special when a lifelong friend like Doug can preside over the ceremony.