FRA serves its active duty and reserve members by:
Advocating for increased pay and enhanced benefits.
- FRA works to secure annual pay
increases that are at least .05 percent above the Employer Cost Index
- The Association supports
targeted pay increases for mid-career and senior enlisted personnel to
close the “pay gap” that exists between military and private
- FRA is working to increase PCS
weight limits for enlisted personnel and is a strong advocate for the
Families First program – a program that provides full-replacement
coverage for household goods that are lost or damaged during PCS
Improving health care options for active duty and reserve members
and their families.
- We work to assure access to
health care services at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and through
- FRA strongly advocates
legislation that expands TRICARE access for reservists and their
- We are also working improve
DoD post-deployment physicals and assure a seamless transition from DoD
to VA health care systems.
- Your go-to source for
information and personal assistance with TRICARE concerns.
Providing academic scholarships for members, their spouses, children
- FRA sponsors a scholarship
program that annually presents nearly $90,000 to deserving students
across the nation.
Recognizing excellence among Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard
- FRA has been a sponsor of the
Navy’s Sailor of the Year program since its inception in
- During annual events, FRA pays
tribute to the Marine Corps’ exceptional Marine Security Guards
(MSGs), Drill Instructors (DIs), Security Instructors, School of
Infantry Instructors, and Career Counselors.
- Honor graduates of the Marine
Corps’ Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy are recognized with
FRA’s “Gung-Ho” Award and receive a K-Bar knife and
- The Association also salutes
the Coast Guard’s Honors Program recipients (formerly the Enlisted
Persons of the Year or EPOY) during annual ceremonies that honor the
service’s Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian and Non-Appropriated
Funds Civilian Member of the Year.
- FRA also proudly recognizes
the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard’s outstanding Recruiters of
Keeping shipmates informed on issues that affect them.
- FRA believes an informed
shipmate is a good citizen.
- News Bytes, FRA’s weekly
e-mail update, provides the latest news about legislation and policy
changes that impact shipmates’ quality of life.
- Each edition of FRA’s
quarterly newsletter, OnWatch, highlights a facet of military life
important to active duty and reserve personnel.
- FRA members receive Naval
Affairs, our monthly membership magazine that showcases the
Association’s legislative efforts, reports of FRA events, and
profiles of shipmates who are making a difference in their
Keeps you connected with fellow and former shipmates.
- FRA shipmates gather at branch
meetings around the country to participate in community service
projects, promote patriotism in their local communities, and share the
bonds of the Brotherhood of the Sea.
- FRA’s annual national
and regional conventions are prime opportunities for shipmates to share
fun and fellowship.
- Members are encouraged to list
their ship and organizational reunions in FRA’s monthly membership
magazine, FRA Today, and on our website.
- Looking for a shipmate
you haven't seen in a while? FRA members can post a “Looking
for …” notice in FRA Today and on the website.