FRA is first and foremost a community of the Sea Services; U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel. Your enlisted service in any of these branches—past or present, for a short time or for the long haul—is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family on Capitol Hill and in your local community. FRA’s guiding principles are Loyalty, Protection and Service to our shipmates. Watch our short FRA videos to the right produced by FRA Shipmates. Our mission is to protect and enhance your military pay and benefits. It is our way of saying: Thank you for your military service!
FRA Protects Your Pay and Benefits
Legitimate and very serious threats to active duty, veteran, retiree, and reserve pay and benefits are being considered by Congress. FRA has always been at the forefront of defending military and veterans’ health care, compensation and benefits, and other quality-of-life programs. We need your help to get the message to Congress! The threats to your pay and benefits have never been greater.
Examples of success stories resulting from FRA-led initiatives include:
Pay increases for career enlisted personnel,
Protection of military retirement benefits,
Establishment of TRICARE,
Predatory lending protections, and
Protection of military pay and benefits from budget cuts.
This short list of FRA’s legislative victories is just the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about FRA’s achievements, current legislative agenda, and most importantly, how you can participate, visit the FRA Action Center. Beyond keeping you up-to-date on today’s important issues and FRA’s responses, the Action Center allows you to convey your concerns directly to your elected officials. Use the pre-written letters provided or craft your own to urge your elected officials to halt potentially harmful legislation or support legislation that will help. You will be kept apprised of changes and can see first-hand how adding your voice to FRA’s makes the message stronger. Congressional leaders respond to numbers and lobbying pressure—join us and make your voice heard.