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HEALTH CARE REFORM _________________________________ 12 The National Defense Authorization Act includes several areas of reform, with military health care as one of the largest endeavors. By Susan Lukas SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER ___________________ 16 CHECK OUT THE LAW REVIEW LIBRARY | CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTION OFFICIAL Most Law Review articles cover some aspect of USERRA law. By Capt. Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.) RESERVE LIFE ____________________________________58 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION ____________________ 58 There's never been a more important year to attend. By Diane Markham PROUD TO SERVE_______________________________________60 ROA revamps and energizes its Industry Partner Program. By Jeanne Kouhestani DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS _____________________ 61 STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS ____________________________ 70 The Standing Together for America's Reservists (STARs) Foundation supports the work of the Reserve Officers Association. By Margaret Cope HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS' CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL __________________________________ 71 The STARs Foundation Reserve Kids School Kit serves as a resource for educators to reach out to Reserve families during a deployment. By Cathy Luke BOOK REVIEWS __________________________________ 67 ADVERTISERS' INDEX ______________________________ 1 STARS INDUSTRY NEWS __________________________ 72 By Jeanne Kouhestani, Associate Editor USAA'S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND __________________ 72 UNITED CONCORDIA'S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION ________________________________ 75 BOEING'S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY ________________________________77 STARS BRIEFS __________________________________________77 SALVO _________________________________________ 84 FLYING DOWN TO RIO By Pat Curry Follow ROA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReserveOfficer RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES Organized in 1922. Incorporated under charter of the Congress by Public Law 81-595. THE OFFICER PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Publisher: Jeffrey Phillips Produced in partnership with The YGS Group, York, Pa. Editor in Chief: Jeffrey E. Phillips  Editorial Director: Annette Gray  Senior Managing Editor: Lori B. Racey Senior Editor: Pat Curry Copy Editor: Steve Kennedy Associate Editor: Drew Bankert Art Director: Jason Deller Advertising Director: Lani Burnett  Circulation Manager: Tracey Ware The Officer (ISSN 0030-0268) is published quarterly by the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, 1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-5618. Telephone 202-479-2200; Fax 202-547-1641. Printed by Quad/Graphics, Inc., East Greenville, Pa. Subscription prices: $70 per year for members, which is included in the dues, $20 for surviving spouses and ROAL members. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID at Washington, D.C., and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Officer, Membership Department, ROA, 1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-5618. DEADLINES: Editorial, letters-45 days preceding month of issue; articles, departments-45 days preceding month of publication. Manuscripts preferred by email to communications@roa.org. This publication is available online at www.roa.org/publications. Copyright ©2016 by the Reserve Officers Association. All rights reserved. ADVERTISING INFORMATION: Deadline: 1st day of month preceding month of publication. ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE: Lani Burnett, Advertising Director, Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002-5618; phone 202-646-7758; email lburnett@ roa.org. Linda R. Cooper, Ad Traffic Manager, One Constitution Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002-5618; phone 202-646-7711; email lcooper@roa.org. Publication of advertising does not constitute endorsement by the ROA Publisher or the Publisher's representatives. Network with ROA on LinkedIn at: www.roa.org/linked http://www.roa.org/publications http://www.facebook.com/ReserveOfficer http://www.roa.org/linked

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
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover1
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover2
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
The Officer - Fall 2016 - OPENING SHOTS
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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 - CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
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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 - NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ARMY RESERVE
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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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SALVO
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