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  • 23 Mar 2017 7:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will present a preliminary version of the Pentagon's new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during a meeting of the White House Principals Committee today, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said here this morning.

    The Cabinet-level senior interagency forum, which usually does not include the president, already has received copies of the classified report, which Davis described as a framework for a broader global plan. President Donald J. Trump requested the plan in a Jan. 28 presidential memorandum. Full story click here.

  • 23 Mar 2017 7:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Ken Bredemeier February 27, 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump called Monday for a $54 billion annual increase in defense spending, describing the 10 percent jump as a "landmark event," a message aimed at assuring the world of "American strength, security and resolve."

    Speaking to U.S. governors at the White House, Trump said, "We must ensure that our courageous servicemen and women have the tools they need to deter war and when called upon to fight in our name, only do one thing, win."

    The new president said the United States has to "start winning wars again," recalling that in his youth in the years after World War II, Americans boasted that the country "never lost a war."

    "And now we never win a war, we never win," Trump said. "And we don't fight to win; we don't fight to win. So we're either going to win, or don't fight it at all." FOR FULL STORY CLICK HERE

  • 08 Jan 2017 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The US House & Senate have agreed to an  

    Particular to the Reserve, the Act ensures the long-term viability of the "All-Volunteer" force by sustaining the quality of life of the men and women of the total force (Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserves) and their families, as well as Department of Defense civilian personnel, through fair pay, policies, and comprehensive reform of the military health system.


  • 03 Jan 2017 9:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today, the 115th Congress has been sworn in with the republicans taking control of both the House and Senate. This is the first time in decades since republicans controlled both houses of congress and the White House. 

    More info HERE

  • 09 Aug 2016 12:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then, Ziober says, he was summoned to the human resources office — and fired. Read rest of the story

  • 09 Aug 2016 12:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We urge you to contact your Senators to support the current NDAA that is being debated in Congress.  Some key points you need to be made aware of:

    1. Sen. Reid's amendment to ease compensation inequities for disabled military retirees

    2. Sen. Rubio's amendment to provide service members the same pay raise as the average American's

    3. Sen. Murkowski's and Sen. Collins' amendments to prevent inequitable cuts to housing allowances

    4. Sen. Casey's and Sen. Moran's amendment to help with military spouses' move-related re-licensure or recertification costs.  

    To review full NDAA CLICK HERE

    We recommend you contact your Senator to support the current legislation.

  • 26 Jun 2016 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    LtGen Jack Bergman, USMCR (Ret) enters 1st Michigan Congressional District Race

    Retired LtGen Jack Bergman, former Commander MFR and past National President of the MCRA, has decided to enter politics!  He is pursuing the Republican nomination in northern Michigan’s First Congressional District after securing 2,000 petition signatures to place his name on the August primary ballot. Click here for rest of story. 
  • 12 Jun 2016 10:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On 17 April, ColBrad James was promotedto the rank of Brigadier General by LtGen Rex McMillian, Commander, MFR.

    BGen James' next duty will be to serve as the Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. Congratulations BGen James!

  • 12 Jun 2016 10:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MCRA would like to announce the recentbequest  from the estate of long time MCROA/MCRA life member Col Betty Lee Raymer USMCR (Ret), who peacefully passed away on 24 Feb 2016 in Prescott, CA.


    She was born in Washington, DC and was raised in Cottonwood, ID, where she  graduated of the University of Idaho. Upon graduation she was commissioned in the Marine Corps Reserve and rose to the rank of Colonel.  Although not married, she is survived by many cousins.  Her bequest is a testament to her dedication and commitment in helping ensure the success of this organization.  To that end, the funds from the estate were distributed between the MCRA Life Trust, the MCRA Education Trust and the MCRA.  Semper Fidelis!!!

  • 12 Jun 2016 10:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Bergman, Jack

    Retired LtGen Jack Bergman, former Commander MFR and past National President of the MCRA, has decided to enter politics! He is pursuing the Republican nomination in northern Michigan’s First Congressional District after securing 2,000 petition signatures to place his name on the August primary ballot.


    “I felt it was time for me to step up and put some rudder into this ship known as the United States and put it back on course,” hetoldtheDetroit NewsIn February, hetoldtheDetroit Newsthat he intended to run for the seat as a fiscal conservative “who emphasizes education and using the Constitution as the model for developing “good policies and programs that work. He will likely face challenges from Michigan state Sen. Tom Casperson and former state Sen, Jason Allen. 

    “Marines don’t come to just kind of finish second,” he said. “Marines come to win.”  Bergman is pivoting himself as a political outsider who has dedicated his life to serving the country, vowing in a statement that he would offer an alternative to well-connected politicians embedded in Washington.

    “Hard work and commitment to being exceptional made the United States the envy of the world, but today career politicians run for Congress simply because they want a raise,” he said.

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