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CORRECTIONS: 1/12/10: THE INTERSECT: ROA apologizes to its members for two articles that slipped through our editing review last week. The article on Defense Appropriations spending was too partisan and published by a partisan publication. While factual, it crossed the line of ROA being a non-partisan organization. Second was a column that has been published on a number of blogs regarding TRICARE. This article, which suggest that Congress is threatening TRICARE For Life coverage, uses information from a viral e-mail that is over a year old, and based on some inaccurate assumptions. ROA regrets that its inclusion has aroused new anxieties among members during the closing weeks of the debate on a National Health Care plan, however ROA Headquarters has learned that a promised military and veterans health care exemption is not as extensive as originally promised.


HAITI

Obama order taps reserves to support Haiti relief
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President Barack Obama has issued an order allowing selected members of the military's reserves to be called up to support earthquake relief and recovery operations in Haiti. More

Obama permits Reserve activations for Haiti effort
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President Barack Obama signed an order allowing the Defense Department to call certain military reservists to active duty as a result of humanitarian operations in Haiti. Released by the White House, the executive order permits the Defense Department to activate reserve-component service members such as reserve medical personnel, to backfill for those deployed aboard the USNS Comfort, and authorized the and Homeland Security Department to activate a Coast Guard unit for port security. More


Admiral: 10,000 sailors, Marines ready for 'long haul' in Haiti
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With eight U.S. Navy ships off the coast of Haiti and at least six more en route, sailors and Marines are just starting what is expected to be a "long haul" to help the people of the earthquake ravaged nation, Admiral John C. Harvey said. More


U.S. troops land with aid at presidential site in Haiti
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Helicopters carrying dozens of American troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's destroyed National Palace on, a potent symbol of the United States' escalating military presence in Haiti since the earthquake that struck on Jan. 12. More


U.S. Navy delivers assistance, capabilities to unified response
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As the maritime component of Unified Response, the U.S. Navy is part of a larger U.S. Government effort led by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development in response to the request for assistance from the Government of Haiti after the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12. More


Coast guard crews got an early look at the Haiti quake devastation
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Some of the first Americans dispatched to Haiti left Florida at 3 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 13 with a simple mission: Tell the world how bad it is there. Coast Guard Lt. Comm. Elizabeth Fielder piloted a C-130 and her seven-member crew three hours south. The first thing she remembers seeing is the presidential palace, pancaked by the force of the quake. More


Haiti aid mission uses lessons of war
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This is not war, this overwhelming humanitarian effort. But after eight years of dealing with counterinsurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the lessons learned there — getting into the communities to understand the people's needs — apply here to the job of distributing food and water and providing medical help. More

GENERAL NEWS


Guard was snubbed with NorthCom pick
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The Obama administration’s decision to nominate a career active-duty Navy officer to head the U.S. Northern Command is causing a ripple of discontent among senior National Guard officers who thought the time had come for a reserve component general officer to take that job. More


Despite efforts, troop suicide rate up
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Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's service members, and the U.S. military is losing a battle to stem an epidemic of suicides in its ranks. More


NOAA dispatches high-tech research plane to improve winter storm forecasts
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NOAA's Gulfstream IV aircraft, known for investigating Atlantic hurricanes, will begin flying over the North Pacific Ocean to fill gaps in atmospheric observations, which will enhance forecasts of winter storms for the entire North American continent through improved computer modeling. More


RESERVE & GUARD MOBILIZED


National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of Jan. 12, 2010
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This week the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard announced an increase in activated reservists, while the Marine Corps announced a decrease. The net collective result is 3,915 more reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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