Monday, April 29, 2013

FRA says "Thank you!"

Our good and loyal friends at the Fleet Reserve Association [FRA] have sent you a thank you note:

FRA Storms Capitol Hill

Members of FRA's National Board of Directors and other Association leaders brought the enlisted perspective to Capitol Hill this week as they visited their respective elected officials in Washington, D.C.   These shipmates shared the Association's position on priority legislative issues with their respective senators and representatives, asking them to oppose the Administration's call for drastically higher TRICARE Prime fees and pharmacy co-pays and new enrollment fees for TRICARE Standard and new TRICARE-for-Life (TFL) beneficiaries. They also asked that current TRICARE Prime beneficiaries that live outside TRICARE's Prime Service Areas (PSA) be allowed to continue to have access to Prime coverage (grandfathered) until they re-locate or change their current primary care provider. Shipmates also asked that Congress make adequate physician reimbursements ("doc fix") for Medicare/TRICARE patients permanent. Furthermore, FRA leaders asked lawmakers to take action to reduce the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and extend disability benefits to Blue Water veterans exposed to the Agent Orange herbicide while serving off the coast of Vietnam.

FRA thanks the more than 3,800 shipmates who supported our efforts with email messages sent through the FRA Action Center this week.

If you are not a member of this fine organization, you should be.  Visit them today and join.  Click here for the Main FRA page, and click on the top button at the top right of the page that says, “Join FRA”.

They support you, don’t you think you should support them?


”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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