MOAA strongly supports the groundswell of grass roots activities currently serving and retired military families are taking part in to voice their outrage about the COLA cut in the 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act.
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will participate as a panelist in the #KeepYourPromise Twitter Townhall and LIVE streaming Facebook Application Spreecast at 9PM EST on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
“MOAA strongly supports the groundswell of grass roots activities currently serving and retired military families are taking part in to voice their outrage about the COLA cut in the 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act,” MOAA President Vice Adm Norb Ryan said. “They also correctly surmise that this step is only the beginning, and that if they don’t speak up now, more attacks on the All-Volunteer Force will surely be easier to accomplish.”
The #KeepYourPromise movement started on December 14 when various military organizations pulled together a grass-roots campaign stating "enough is enough" to the continual military benefit cuts targeted by legislators seeking to balance the national budget. A live social media Twitter Town Hall took place on December 16, quickly generating over 44,327 tweets.
The Jan. 7 Town Hall will be moderated by Lori Volkman, US Navy spouse, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Co-Founder of Military Spouse CEOs, and Communications Director of the Military Spouse JD Network. Featured speakers and panelists include:
Colonel Mike Barron, USA (Ret), Deputy Director of Government Relations for MOAA, the Military Officer’s Association of America.
Tony Carr, US Air Force Veteran, combat pilot, national op-ed writer, and Harvard Law National Security Journal editor.
Reda Hicks, US Army spouse, partner at the law firm of Diamond McCarthy LLP, and Government Relations Manager for the Military Spouse JD Network.
Babette Maxwell, US Navy spouse, Executive Editor at Military Spouse Magazine and founder of the Military Spouse of the Year Program.
Rebekah Sanderlin, US Army spouse, journalist and editor, founder of Operation Marriage and Advisor, Military Family Advisory Council
Donald Taylor, US Air Force Veteran, former Commander of 332 Expeditionary Medical Group (Trauma Center) in Iraq, owner of Bulldog Performance, and a National Board Director at the US Air Force Association.
For more information and reaction to military pension issues, please visit the Facebook page for the #KeepYourPromise Alliance at https://www.facebook.com/pages/KeepYourPromise. Learn more about this and other legislative issues related to military life at http://www.MOAA.org.
Tweeting for MOAA:
The #KeepYourPromise Alliance includes The American Military Partner Association, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Family Readiness, Army Wife Network, Homefront United Network, Military Family Advisory Network, Military Officers Association of America, MilitaryOneClick, Military Spouse JD Network, Military Spouse Magazine, Military Spouse Advocacy Network, My Military Life, National Military Family Association, Nextgen Milspouse, SpouseBUZZ.com, and USMClife.
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org/.