Auxiliary of the FRA
WHO WE ARE
Organized in 1930, as the Ladies Auxiliary if the FRA, The Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve
Association is chartered to aid, assist and promote all matters
pertaining to welfare, social, and patriotic works of the Fleet Reserve
Association, its members and their families. AFRA Units are located
throughout the United States and overseas.
There is also a Membership-at-Large (MAL) roll administered by the
Auxiliary National Offices, for those who do not have access to, or do
not desire to join a Unit. The Auxiliary is proud of the heritage and
traditions of this great nation and we recognize the sacrifices, past
and present, needed to keep us strong and free.
Auxiliary plays an active role in the local community by promoting
youth activities, Americanism, and charitable causes. At the national
level, Auxiliary funds four annual scholarships and was a major
contributor to the building of our nation's Navy Memorial, located in
Auxiliary Units sponsor and assist local communities with their
memorial ceremonies and patriotic events. They also participate in
social events such as dances, luncheons, picnics and fund-raising
activities. Annual regional and national conventions, caucuses,
workshops, convention tours, shows and dinner/dances round out many
exciting activities available to Auxiliary members.
Each year, members of the
Auxiliary undertake a pilgrimage to Arlington National Cemetery in
Arlington, Virginia. The 2022 Pilgrimage information will be updated once it is available.