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store here, a movie theater there, which accompany artifacts from each era. Audio tours let you explore the museum at your own pace. Reno's MidTown District is lined with shops and restaurants. North of downtown, Animal Ark is a sanctuary for rescued bears, cheetahs and other wildlife. Lake Tahoe, known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of mountains on all sides, is considered the jewel of the High Sierra. An easy day trip from Reno, Lake Tahoe may be famous for its winter activities, but the ski resorts also offer plenty to do when no snow is on the ground. U.S. News & World Report says that September to November is one of the best times of year to visit Lake Tahoe; with fewer tourists then, prices are lower. Do you like to golf? You might play the best game of your life at one of the more than 50 championship courses within 90 minutes of the city. At its elevation, the air is thinner, so golf balls automatically fly 10 percent farther! If you're more into indoor sports, bowling is kind of a big deal in Reno. While most cities have bowling centers, Reno has the National Bowling Stadium, the only facility of its kind in the world. Dubbed the "Taj Mahal of Tenpins" by The Los Angeles Times, the stadium was designed with the tournament bowler in mind, and it has 78 championship lanes. ROA couldn't have picked a better time of year for attendees to be able to enjoy special events in Reno. If your travel plans are flexible, consider staying a few extra days after the convention and attend the National Championship Air Races, ranked by USA Today as one of the 10 best air shows in the world. Order Your Red Hat! Specially designed Operation Red Hat baseball caps are available now. These caps will help ROA members stand out at town hall meetings with elected officials and in media interviews. Cost is $18 or $20, depending on the style. Contact Linda Cooper at lcooper@roa.org to order yours today. A limited number of these hats also will be available for purchase at the convention. Diane's Reno Restaurant Picks ROA Membership Director Diane Markham visited Reno early to do some reconnaissance for the convention. While she was there, she scouted out the local restaurant scene. "Tough duty," Diane said, "but for ROA, it was a privilege!" Here are a few of her favorites, most of which are at the Silver Legacy, headquarters for the convention: Hussong's Cantina-Taqueria at the Silver Legacy Resort. Known for its playful atmosphere, Hussong's Cantina is the birthplace of the "Original Margarita" and serves up a full menu of tasty twists on Baja Mexican cuisine. "I had the fish tacos; they were terrific," Diane said. "This is a nice place to go for casual dining and an Original Margarita." La Strada at the Eldorado Resort. La Strada offers Reno's most authentic northern Italian cuisine, prepared by chefs from Milan, Italy. It offers pastas made fresh daily in the Eldorado pasta shop, meat, seafood entrees and more. In addition to several Best of Reno awards, La Strada has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for seven years. Diane enjoyed the veal osso buco ($32), a slow-braised veal shank with saffron risotto, and a traditional vanilla bean crème brûlée ($7.75). "Both were delicious," she said. "Crème brûlée is one of my favorites, and it did not disappoint. It was creamy and smooth under a perfect crust." Sips Coffee and Tea in the lobby of the Silver Legacy Resort. Diane enjoyed a "delicious hot chocolate!" Flavors! The Buffet at the Silver Legacy. Diane didn't eat at Flavors, but she heard excellent reports about it. Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse at the Silver Legacy Resort. Diane lingered over the Sunday champagne brunch. "Ridiculously good; a huge selection," she wrote in her notes. "I enjoyed eggs Benedict, fruit, orange juice, crab, oysters and so much more. Okay, I didn't really eat all of that, but I could have. What I didn't try looked great!" Recently voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the nation for service by OpenTable and a 16-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, Sterling's is Silver Legacy's ultimate dining experience, featuring steak, veal, poultry and seafood specialties. Reservations recommended. THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 59

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Officer - Fall 2016

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
OPENING SHOTS
FEEDBACK
CAPITOL HILL CONNECTION
HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
HEALTH CARE REFORM
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
ATTEN-SHUN!
SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE
NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (M & RA)
ARMY RESERVE
MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NAVY RESERVE
COAST GUARD RESERVE
AIR FORCE RESERVE
RESERVE LIFE
2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
PROUD TO SERVE
DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
STARS INDUSTRY NEWS
USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
BOEING’S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY
STARS BRIEFS
SALVO
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - FEEDBACK
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEALTH CARE REFORM
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ATTEN-SHUN!
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - MARINE FORCES RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - NAVY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - COAST GUARD RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - AIR FORCE RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PROUD TO SERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - BOOK REVIEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
The Officer - Fall 2016 - USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS BRIEFS
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