Friday, April 10, 2015

FRA leaders to 'Storm Capitol Hill'!!

Our great friends at the Fleet Reserve Association will be storming Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 16th, and as usual they are keeping Blue Water Navy in mind.  Here is their note:

FRA Board of Directors will Storm the Hill
FRA’s National Board of Directors (NBOD) will storm Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 16, to share shipmates’ concerns with lawmakers. Get involved from home today by contacting your legislators about the Association’s highest priorities. The issues the NBOD will discuss with lawmakers and their staffs include:

  • Opposing TRICARE fee increases;
  • Excluding the Defense budget from Sequestration budget cuts;
  • Supporting legislation to allow “Blue Water Navy” veterans to be compensated for service connected disabilities related to exposure to Agent Orange herbicide;
  • Expanding concurrent receipt for certain disabled veterans;
  • Reducing the VA disability claims backlog; and
  • Opposing cuts to stateside commissary benefits.
Please use the Action Center (action.fra.org/action-center) to send a barrage of e-mails to your senators and representative that will re-enforce the messages being delivered in person by your FRA leaders.

Please make sure you visit the action center ASAP to send a message to you Senators and your Representative.  Send two!  One using the Storm the Hill link and the other to send mail/email on behalf of the Blue Water Navy Bill. 

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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