Friday, April 08, 2016

Help FRA "Storm the Hill"

From our good friends at the Fleet Reserve Association:
Help FRA Storm the Hill
FRA’s National Board of Directors (NBOD) and other select members will storm Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 14, to share shipmates’ concerns with lawmakers. Get involved from home by contacting your legislators about the Association’s highest priorities. The issues the NBOD will discuss with lawmakers and their staff include:

  • Opposing the administration's proposed TRICARE fee increases;
  • Supporting legislation to allow “Blue Water Navy” veterans to be compensated for service connected disabilities related to exposure to Agent Orange herbicide;
  • Supporting bills to speed up disability claims and the disability claim appeals process;
  • Expanding concurrent receipt for disabled veterans; and
  • Supporting SBP/DIC offset repeal for military widows.
Please use the FRA 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.
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”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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