Nov 20

RPNW Holloway tours Portland Sea Scout Base

JrPRPNW Daniel Holloway Gem State Br#382 2013-14

JrPRPNW Daniel Holloway
Gem State Br#382
2013-14

Back in May, RPNW Dan Holloway got a chance to tour the Portland Sea Scout Base with members of City of Roses Branch #55, Portland, Oregon.

Branch #55 has been a long term sponsor of the base and Ship Crew #601.

Nov 14

FRA NewsBytes November 14, 2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/14/2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/14/2014

In this issue:
Lame Ducks Work on NDAA
Tune in to FRA On the Radio – the “Welcome Home Show,” Saturday, November 15
FRA Attends Marine Corps Birthday and Marine Corps Ball
Retiree Appreciation Day
FRA Building Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Members of Congress with Military Experience

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Nov 08

Bicol Region Branch #127 Celebrates 65 years of service

 

PI Branch News

PI Branch News

Oct 18, 2014 – From Unit 127 Secretary Jane Barachina
Branch 127 Bicol Region was chartered October 19, 1949 by 15 shipmates who were all survivors of World War II. We celebrated the 65th foundation anniversary together with the 224th Coast Guard Birthday and 239th Navy & Marines Birthday last October 18, 2014. This time we look for a bigger and cozy place to celebrate it. As a starter, we invited a VA representative, the Assistant Regional Director in the name of Nicholas Pamperin, he assured us his presence for a Forum at 2pm, but unfortunately his flight was cancelled. So no forum happened, the affair opened up with the two-bell ceremony, afterwards, the awarding of certificate for 40 years continuous membership to SM ULPIANO M. FULGUERAS who was accompanied by his wife. Holy Mass fallowed at 5pm and a sumptuous dinner afterwards. Program started at around 8pm and followed by a dance dance night all night to the tune of a 15-man live band.

 

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The Shipmates and Ladies of Bicol Region Branch/Unit #127 celebrate their Branch's 65th anniversary on October 18th.

Nov 07

FRA NewsBytes November 7, 2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/07/2014

FRA Newsbytes 11/07/2014

In this issue:
Senate to Consider NDAA and Floor Amendments
VA Advanced Funding
Veterans’ Day, USMC Birthday, and FRA’s 90th Anniversary
Senate Majority Shift
VA Implements Choice Program
Veterans’ Day Holiday

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Nov 07

Help Support Key Senate Amendments Impacting Pay and Benefits!

Legislative Announcements

Legislative Announcements

Support Amendments to Senate NDAA (S. 2410)
Support Key Amendments to Improve Pay & Benefits
The Senate version National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-S. 2410) has been approved by committee and is awaiting action on the Senate floor. Hundreds of Senate floor amendments have been filed, but only a few impact pay and benefits. Please use the FRA Action Center to urge your Senators to support key amendments that include:
>> Eliminating TRICARE pharmacy co-pay increase;
>>Restoring active duty/reserve pay increase from 1% to 1.8% ;
>>Expanding concurrent receipt for disabled service members; and
>>Eliminating BAH cut for active duty.
These amendments may not be approved without your support.

Nov 03

Support Advanced Funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Legislative Announcements

Legislative Announcements

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (Fla.) has introduced the “Putting Veterans Funding First Act” (H.R. 813) and Senator Mark Begich (Alaska) has introduced an idential bill in the Senate (S. 932). These bills may be called for a vote as soon as next week, and  would require Congress to fully fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget a year ahead of schedule by providing two-fiscal year budget authority. This would ensure that all VA services will have timely, predictable funding in an era where continuing resolutions and threats of government shutdowns are all too frequent.  Members are urged to use the Action Center to ask their Representative and Senators to support these bills.

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