Our objective is to protect the pay, benefits, and compensation of sea service members.
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Shipmate George Carlin, then a Chief Yeoman, Founded the Fleet Reserve Association in 1924. He conceived the concept of Enlisted personnel banding together for mutual Loyalty, Protection, and Service. He rightfully is the Founding Father of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA).
Shipmate Carlin's concept became the Fleet Reserve Association's primary mission to protect the pay, benefits, and compensation of Sea Service enlisted personnel (active duty, reservist, veterans, and retired) members and their families through direct representation in the U.S. Congress.
The FRA also assists with individual career problems by maintaining a close liaison with Department of Defense and Veteran's Affairs and other government agencies. We support military policy that provides for an adequate national defense, guarantees the realness of our forces, and safeguards the personnel interests of the sea service community.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE FRA?
Membership in the Fleet Reserve Association is open to all enlisted personnel (active duty, reservist, veterans, and retired) members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Commissioned Officers of the Sea Services, who have at least one day of prior enlisted service are eligible. Personnel of other branches of the United States Armed Forces who have prior honorable enlisted service in one of the Sea Services are also eligible for membership.
Members may join one of the FRA's 300 plus Branches worldwide or elect Membership-at-Large status. To join you must certify that you meet the eligibility requirements of being a current or former enlisted member of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, and that you can produce a copy of your military identification card or a DD-214 upon request.
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Virginia Beach Br-166
Virginia Beach Branch 166 of Fleet Reserve Association
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2nd Monday BOD Meeting at 7pm/ 3rd Monday General Assembly at 7pm