Marine Corps Reserve Association

Lejeune Families finally getting help

It has been two years since Congress passed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act. That act provided health-care coverage for military family members sickened by water pollution aboard Camp Lejeune over a 30-year period.

It has taken two years before the law could be put into effect. The lag time between the passage of the law and approval of rules governing coverage is yet another symptom of the dysfunction within the Veterans Administration, and an apparent lack of urgency on the part of the White House agency that reviews rules before they become final.  

To read the full article click here.

Click here to read the Federal Register rule on Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members

Click here to read the Federal Register rule on Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans

Vietnam Wall

This is a truly amazing web site.  It took someone a great deal of time and effort to create it.  I found it sobering. First select a state, then you can select by city to view a list of those that paid the ultimate price.  Select the name & you will view the details of the person's death, a picture or at lest their bio & medals.  

I hope that everyone who reviews this will appreciate the sacrifices of those who served in this war and the sacrifices they made for this great country. 
Click here to go to the site.

Upcoming events

06 May 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico
24 Jun 2015 6:00 PM • MCB Quantico

 Veterans Crisis HOTLINE

 

MARINES, YOU ARE NOT ALONE !! There are people who are there to talk to you. If you feel you need to talk to someone call:

          1-800-273-8255 

or visit the Veterans Assistance Crisis website 

       www.VeteransCrisisline.net

4th Marine Division gets 

new SgtMaj

“My mission as the 4th Marine Division’s SgtMaj is to keep a pulse on the unit and keep the commander advised of any issues that I become aware of, and provide guidance to the other senior enlisted leaders within the division, both active and reserve,” said Fliegel.

Fliegel is a combat engineer who served in the Persian Gulf War, the liberation of Panama in Operation Promote Liberty and completed four tours in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. This is the first time Fliegel has led Marines in the Reserve component, but he is pleased with current training schedules and requirements.

“There is no need for changes when there’s nothing broken here,” said Fliegel. “The ground combat element is my comfort zone, I served with the 2nd & 1st MarDiv for a combination of well over 20 years of my career and the ground combat element individual training standards and mission essential tasks will remain the same for now.”

Fliegel brings almost 30 years of experience to the 4th MarDiv. He remembers the day he decided to enlist in 1986 when recruiters visited his high school in Northfield, Minnesota.  “When I was a senior in high school, they announced over the speakers that the armed forces were in the guidance counselor’s office and all seniors would be excused from class,” said Fliegel. “The only reason I went down there was to get out of a history test that morning and the only reason I talked to the Marine recruiter was because he was giving away some cheap pocket stuff. For a couple pens, pencils and a keychain I heard his spiel and three days later I was at the MEPS raising my hand saying I would, and that’s coming up on 28 years ago and I don’t regret any of it.”

Fliegel said if there was one thing that he could express to the Marines currently under his charge, it would be to thank them.  “I want to thank everyone for their service,” “It’s no secret at this time in our nation’s history that everyone currently wearing the uniform has either enlisted or re-enlisted in a time of war and that speaks volumes about their moral fiber, character and backbone.”

NEW RESERVE GENERAL OFFICER PROMOTIONS

BGen Burke Whitman, USMCR has been nominated for the rank of MGen. BGen Whitman currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General for II Marine Expeditionary Force (mobilization), Camp Lejeune

Col. Michael Fahey III, USMCR, Commanding Officer, Intelligence Support Battalion, New Orleans, Louisiana, was nominated to the rank of Brigadier General

Donate to the MCRA

Collected: $15,979.57
Goal: $25,000.00
64%
Free Tax Preparation, Advice Available to Military Families 
   
To ease the burden, the Defense Department, through Military OneSource, is teaming again this year with H&R Block to offer no-cost tax preparation to the military community with a promise of guaranteed accuracy, a service that otherwise could cost military families hundreds of dollars or more.
 
Military OneSource offers no-cost tax consultation and no-cost tax preparation and filing to service and family members, as well as to reservists regardless of activation status, survivors, and separated service members until 180 days after their retirement, discharge or end-of-tour date.
 
To learn more & to access this resource click here:  http://www.militaryonesource.mil/taxes
    
TRI-CARE Update
Certificates of credible coverage no longer needed for beneficiaries losing TRICARE coverage. TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer....click here for full story 
 
MARADMIN 676/14 announces opportunities and incentives for Reserve Marine officers who are willing to laterally move and assume critical skill billets as forward air controllers and battalion air officers. Officers who assume the billets mentioned are eligible for a $20,000 bonus. In addition, officers who are currently in receipt of a previous fiscal year officer affiliation bonus in the amount of $10,000, may submit for an additional $10,000 bonus if they are assigned to one of the billets previously listed. 
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...
Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...

Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...

Certificates of Creditable Coverage No Longer Needed for Beneficiaries Losing TRICARE Coverage TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. These certificates are no longer...

Veterans Upward Bound Program

Program Description

Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.  For complete details click here:

J.P. Morgan Military Veteran Internship Program

J.P. Morgan’s Military Veteran Internship Program (U.S.) is a national initiative, supporting the transition of military personnel and veterans into the financial services and corporate sector. Military values complement J.P. Morgan’s business principles - dedication, determination and service; the program allows interns to demonstrate these while cultivating new skills and gaining tangible experience and exposure to the industry. To see the entire opportunity click here.


 

In cooperation with Marine Forces Reserve, click on the magazine and view the latest CONTINENTAL MARINES MAGAZINE news about our Reserve Marines. 



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