Benefits of FRA Membership
The Fleet Reserve Association represents and serves all current and prior enlisted U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard service members and their families. Here are just a few of the benefits our members enjoy.
Advocacy | Community | Publications | Insurance & Discounts | Education | Shipmate Programs |
Advocacy: The FRA’s highly respected legislative team ensures that your voice is heard and understood on Capitol Hill. We fight for the pay and benefits of active duty, reserve, veteran and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Check out ActionCenter to review the current issues and lend your voice to our shared mission. Our Moto is Your Mission Your Voice. The FRA also has veteran service officers who assist veterans with filing their claims and appeals to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Branch Affiliation: Almost every state in the U.S. has at least one FRA branch, and several branches are located overseas. The FRA branches foster camaraderie among fellow sea service members and strive to keep Shipmates informed about changes in local policy as well as to support other local veteran and youth activities. Search for a Branch near you or elect to be a Member At Large. FRA Headquarters and several branches are on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. FRA members participate in reunion across the century and encouraged to submit announcements for the website and to be published in FRAtoday.
Publications: The FRA produces, FRAtoday a monthly magazine; NewBytes: a weekly email newsletter with updates on legislative initiatives that impact your earned benefits; Making Waves: a call-to-action email; and OnWatch, a quarterly e-newsletter for active-duty members. Some Branches offer a branch newsletter. Affiliated members should contact your Branch Secretary for more information. The FRA App and mobile enabled website are designed to provide reliable access to Sea Service news and events as well as our FRA Action Center.
NEW Discounts: FRA has partnered with Sparkfly Perks™ to offer unique discounts on things like travel, restaurants, electronics, movie and event tickets, shopping and more! Discounts are accessible through your myFRA membership profile on www.fra.org or by calling Sparkfly Perks Customer Care: 1-800-687-2359 and providing your FRA member ID number. Be sure to sign up for the Sparkfly Perks™ newsletter. FRA_SparkflyPerksOverview
Insurance Programs: As an FRA member, you are eligible for excellent coverage at affordable group rates by participating in the FRA-endorsed insurance programs. You can request information by calling 800-424-1120, or click the image below for Life & Health or other insurance options.
Education Foundation: The FRA Education Foundation provides more than $90,000 in scholarship funds each year to sea service personnel, FRA members and their dependents. The funds are applicable toward tuition at trade schools, community colleges and four-year universities Call 1-800-FRA-1924 for information and eligibility or visit the Education Foundation Page.
Disaster Relief Program: The FRA facilitates relief to fellow Shipmates during their times of need. Shipmates who have suffered losses due to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, have received more than $100,000 in aid.
VA Volunteer Service:
FRA members volunteer thousands of hours at Veterans Affairs hospitals through the VAVS network, bringing assistance and companionship to veterans and service members who are in VA medical centers. For more information, call 800-FRA-1924.
USAA Visa Rewards Program:
Members can apply for the only credit card that supports FRA. With a low APR, no annual fees and some great rewards programs, you will see why a credit card from a bank built on military values is better. Apply today at www.usaa.com/fra
or call 1 877 372 8722
USAA Financial Services:
The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) provides competitive products, award-winning service and the convenience of banking and investments to active-duty, veterans and their families. FRA endorses USAA and its preferred financial services. Best of all, joining USAA is free and you can pass the benefits along to your children. Find out more information at www.usaa.com/fra
or call 877-372-8722.
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