Mar 27

FRA NewsBytes March 27 2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/27/2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/27/2015

In this issue:
House Passes Permanent Doc Fix
VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility
Budget Resolution
Bill to Expand the VA Caregiver Program is Introduced

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Mar 27

Unit/Branch Transitions – March 2015

We have good news and bads news for the Northwest Region in this quarter’s status of NW Branches and Units.

First the good news. LAFRA National President Doris Fri (Mo-Kan Unit #161) and LAFRA RPNW Lauren Wynn will be re-establishing Everett Unit #170 on April 3rd. Installation of officers and initiation of news members of the unit will happen starting at 1600 in the Branch #170 home.

All Shipmates and Auxiliary members are cordially invited to attend. The Branch #170 home is located at 6802 Beverly Blvd, Everett, WA 98203.

Here is a copy of the NORTHWEST REGION – UNIT 170 PRESS RELEASE

And now for the bad news, RPNW Mike Archer accepted the surrender of Lower Columbia Branch and Unit #363, Longview, WA at the beginning of March. The NBOD voted and accepted the surrender in NBR 21-15. Members of the branch were given until March 31st to either transfer their membership to another branch or the MAL list.

With the surrender of Branch #363’s charter, the number of branches left in the region is now 29 spread over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, Guam, and the Philippines.

Mar 20

FRA NewsBytes March 20 2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/20/2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/20/2015

In this issue:
FRA Testifies on Capitol Hill
“Doc Fix” Deadline Looms Closer
Budget Battle could have Substantial Impact on National Security and Benefits
Debt Ceiling Limit Reached

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Mar 13

FRA NewsBytes March 13 2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/13/2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/13/2015

In this issue:
Senate Agent Orange/Blue Water Navy Bill Introduced
Comprehensive Concurrent Receipt Bill Introduced in Senate
President Visits Phoenix VA Medical Center
VA Updating VASRD

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Mar 12

FRA Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

FRAEFIt’s not too late to apply for FRA Education Foundation scholarships—the deadline is April 15. All college-bound students who have an affiliation with the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard are encouraged to apply. Eligible candidates are invited to submit applications for academic awards of up to $5,000 before April 15, 2015. Applications and eligibility criteria are available online at www.fra.org/foundation.

Mar 06

FRA NewsBytes March 6 2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/06/2015

FRA Newsbytes 03/06/2015

In this issue:
Move to Take Defense out of Sequestration
The FRA Member Album
Stop Reductions to Commissary Budget
House Panel Reviews CG Budget
Navy Reserve Celebrates 100th Birthday

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