January 6, 2014
Va. — 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.”
#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.
Maxwell, US Navy spouse, Executive Editor at Military Spouse Magazine and
founder of the Military Spouse of the Year Program.
Sanderlin, US Army spouse, journalist and editor, and founder of the military
family blog Operation Marriage.
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.
information and reaction to military pension issues, please visit the Facebook
page for the #KeepYourPromise Alliance.
Learn more about this and other legislative issues related to military
life at www.MOAA.org.
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