Apr 11

FRA NewsBytes April 11, 2014

NewsBytes 04/112014

NewsBytes 04/112014

In this issue:

FRA Storms Capitol Hill
FRA Honors South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson
Subcommittee Approves VA and Military Construction Spending for FY 2015

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Apr 04

FRA NewsBytes April 4, 2014

NewsBytes 04/04/2014

NewsBytes 04/04/2014

In this issue:

Help FRA Board Storm the Hill
Doc Fix Extension Approved
FRA Co-Sponsors House Guard and Reserve Caucus
VA Disability Claims Backlog Shrinking

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Apr 02

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

amfilflagMESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS

U.S. Embassy, Manila, The Philippines

March 28, 2014

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. 

VOTING IN 2014

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters.  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.

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Apr 02

FRA Takes Members’ Concerns to Capitol Hill, Presents Pinnacle Award

FRA-TealAlexandria, VA –Members of the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA’s) board of directors will take their shipmates’ concerns directly to Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 10. In one-on-one meetings with their respective elected officials and staff, FRA leaders are calling for adequate funding for Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare programs to preserve the TRICARE benefit, Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (VA) reforms and many other issues that directly affect the quality of life of FRA shipmates and all current and former enlisted sea services personnel.

Apr 02

STOP TRICARE Fee Increases!

Oppose TRICARE Fee Increases

Take Action!

TRICARE Program Merger Just a Pretext to Raise Fees, Co-pays and Deductibles
The Administration’s FY 2015 budget request includes:

  • A complex plan to merge TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra into one program for all retirees under age 65;
  • Raising annual fees for retirees under age 65 and a new co-pay for active duty family members;
  • Dramatically increasing pharmacy co-pays for retirees under age 65; and
  • A new means-tested annual fee for new TIRICARE-for-Life (TFL) beneficiaries.
Shipmates are urged to use the Action Center to ask their legislators to oppose these TRICARE fee increases Today!

Mar 28

FRA NewsBytes March 28, 2014

NewsBytes 03/28/2014

NewsBytes 03/28/2014

In this issue:

FRA Testifies Before Senate Defense Panel
One Year Doc Fix Extension Passes the House
Commissary Funding Legislation Introduced In House and Senate
VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement
PTS Program Locator

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