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Reserve Component: A Critical Partner in Submarine Rescue
January 2010 Navy by CAPT James Mitchell and NDCS (DSW) Michael Bross Prepared to respond at a moment’s notice, the Navy’s submarine rescue team sta...

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AUSN Long Island Chapter Presents Navy Officer’s Sword
At graduation ceremonies this past May aboard the United States Merchant Marine Academy; Kings Point, New York, William C. Kempner, LCDR, NYNM, on beh...

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Bruce Smith Signs an ESGR Statement of Support
Bruce Smith, National Football League Hall of Fame Defensive End, publicly acknowledges his support of National Guard and Reserve members by signing a...

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Hudson Water Landing of Flight 1549
(L to R) RADM J. Ingram, NYNM, Deputy Commander of the New York Naval Militia, and CDR D. Mc Knight, NYNM, OIC Military Emergency Boat Service onboard...

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VADM Debbink's Visit to Afghanistan

Although the winter in Gardez had been snowy, wet, overcast, and just plain gloomy, we were blessed with a beautiful blue sky on 15 March 2009. This was perfect as VADM Debbink, Chief of the Navy Reserve and FORCM Wright were paying the Navy Embedded Training Team (ETT) members a visit.

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Admiral Farragut Book Award

The 2008 award went to JADE ROOSTER, by CAPT Roger Lee Crossland, Jr., USN (Ret) of Fairfield, CT. The novel is set in the 1913 Asiatic Fleet. It is the first work of fiction to receive the Farragut Book Award. The United States Naval Institute Proceedings in its review observed that Crossland “...wields a unique literary sword with minimal feints, within an intricate labyrinth of clues and barrels of fascinating data, naval and cultural.”

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IA Mobilized to Afghanistan
Last week, I joined a mounted combat patrol and traveled around the region over three days. The first day we left FOB Lightning and traveled about 45 miles over a seven hour period.

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Navy Reservists Save Navy $23 Million and Lost Operational Availability

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS-40) suffered a boiler casualty while pier-side in Guam in December 2006. The Cable, equipped with two boilers, was conducting steam testing of boiler safety valves when two steam generating tubes failed in boiler number 1A.

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Saturday, 26 July, found Sailors flying across the country from Norfolk, San Diego, Gulfport, and Port Hueneme after completing NMPS training. Destination, FT Riley, KS, home of training for Transition Teams going to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Members of NR Fleet Industrial Supply Center HQ 119 proudly display NRA GWOT certificates received at a Welcome Event held at the Veteran’s Home of California in Chula Vista. Unit personnel served with the Navy Expeditionary Support Force as part of the Navy Customs Battalion (Oscar) in Kuwait and Iraq. Unit Commanding Officer, CDR Tim Walsh, characterized the event as a big success and deserving recognition for his unit personnel.

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During the Annual Joint Forces Command Reserve Unit Military Ball, 5 November, personnel from the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Army Air Guard, and Coast Guard hosted Brigadier General Matthew E. Broderick, USMC (Ret), Director of the Homeland Security Operations Center.

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Reserve Naval Construction Force personnel kept a close watch on approaching Hurricane Katrina knowing their active duty Seabee counterparts in Gulfport, MS, could be affected themselves - either through potential personal loss and/or by inevitable tasking to support recovery efforts. Once Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the full effect of Katrina was known, Reservists immediately volunteered to help their fellow Seabees, especially once they learned that many Seabees had lost their own homes. Four Reserve Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers were on the ground within a few days, despite hurdles with obtaining orders and travel arrangements due to New Orleans-based systems that had been disabled by the storm.

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Reserve Naval Construction Force personnel kept a close watch on approaching Hurricane Katrina knowing their active duty Seabee counterparts in Gulfport, MS, could be affected themselves - either through potential personal loss and/or by inevitable tasking to support recovery efforts. Once Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the full effect of Katrina was known, Reservists immediately volunteered to help their fellow Seabees, especially once they learned that many Seabees had lost their own homes. Four Reserve Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers were on the ground within a few days, despite hurdles with obtaining orders and travel arrangements due to New Orleans-based systems that had been disabled by the storm.

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Retired Reserve Rear Admiral Frank J. Allston, SC, USN, and NRA Life Member, was presented the Navy Supply Corps Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony on 19 October at the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Athens, GA. Author of Ready for Sea, the definitive history of the Navy Supply Corps, RADM Allston has contributed significantly to the Corps' missions through more than 34 years of active and reserve duty and 51 years of service in the civilian sector.

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NRA News June 2009 Minimize

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June 2009

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Your Headquarters staff continues to work all the issues surrounding making the change of name a reality. As I told the Executive Committee in my communiqué last month,...

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The Value of Information
June 2009 NRA News by CAPT G. Mark Hardy National President Twenty-three years ago, I had the privilege of speaking on the same program as Rear Adm...

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A Look Back
It has been a distinct honor and a privilege to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Reserve Affairs) since July 2001. Over the last eight years, I’ve no...

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While the Post-9/11 GI Bill offers a very generous postservice education benefit, a special provision of the program allows career service members the opportunity to share the...

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As we move towards changes in our Association, we will incorporate future equipment and personnel issues in our new legislative agenda that will focus on the overall needs of ...

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Drawing in the Lifelines
You may wonder what I meant by this month’s title, “Drawing in the Lifelines.” The lifelines of which I speak are of a virtual and printed media nature rathe...

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Mobilization--Are You Ready?
Mobilization Background: Recently I had the pleasure of listening to Rear Adm. John Messerschmidt update our Association with the latest news within Commander, Navy Reserve Fo...

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The Critical Importance of Investing in the Fleet
 We must balance our presence requirements with the missions and threats we are likely to face in a given region. Worldwide presence is necessary for maritime security, w...

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June 2009 NRA News by CAPT Tom McAtee, USN (Ret) TRICARE is a distinct Department of Defense (DoD) health care program. As a Reserve military retire...

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Posted in: TRICARE, June 2009
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Navy Reserve Aviation Is Alive and Well (Also Very Busy)
Many of us may have wondered what has happened to our Reserve Air Programs with the transition to a fully integrated Navy. Well, the short answer is that Navy Reserve aviation...

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Interview with Mr. Fred Smith, The Boeing Company
Editor’s note: We interviewed Mr. Fred Smith at The Boeing Company offices in Rosslyn. This was an unique opportunity for the Association to sit down with a representati...

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Posted in: Feature, June 2009
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"What Am I Going to Do Now?"
In past articles, I’ve discussed all of the things that you should do prior to your retirement and the myriad of forms and servicerelated actions required. What I’...

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Eligibility for the Aid & Attendance Pension
The “Aid and Attendance Pension” (a/k/a “Veterans Disability Pension” or the “Veterans Pension for Veterans 65 or older”) is a little known...

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Got an infection? What to do! Take an antibiotic, of course. The process is an everyday occurrence and so common that we tend to forget when people lived in fear of bacterial...

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Fifth District Report
Shipmates, I’m writing this with the Spring Conference in San Antonio just a few short weeks behind us. Highlights of the conference included insightful “view from...

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VADM Debbink's Visit to Afghanistan
Although the winter in Gardez had been snowy, wet, overcast, and just plain gloomy, we were blessed with a beautiful blue sky on 15 March 2009. This was perfect as VADM Debbin...

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