The Fleet Reserve Association is the leading voice of the enlisted Sea
Service personnel on Capitol Hill and has been since 1924. A
Congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress, the Association's membership is comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. FRA was chartered as the Fleet Reserve Association in 1924 and, after more that 80 years, FRA remains dedicated to its primary mission of serving the interests of current and former enlisted Navy, Maine Corps and Coast Guard personnel.
Norfolk Branch 5 is one of the original branches of the FRA, in continuous operation since November 1924. For more than 80 years, the members of Branch 5 have been supporting those issues confronting our members and supporting patriotic activities in our community.
The following shipmates have completed a five-year anniversary as members of the FRA. This qualifies these shipmates for continuous membership awards. Shipmates, if you come to the next meeting, the Branch President will be more than happy to present you with your well earned award.
20 Years - Joseph Francis
50 Years - Arthur Bartlett
60 Years - Norris Bertelson
The 2016 FRA scholarship cycle commenced on September 1, 2015 and continues until the application deadline of April 15, 2016. Although the FRA has been awarding scholarships for a number of years, many of our shipmates may not be aware of who is eligible to apply for scholarship awards presented annually to deserving scholars. Those who qualify include: FRA Shipmates, spouses, dependent biological, step or adoptive children, biological, step or adoptive grandchildren or biological, step or adoptive great grandchildren of an FRA member. Additional information is available on the Education Foundation page on the FRA website at www.fra.org/foundation. Application forms with detailed information and instructions printed directly on them can be accessed via the links on the lower part of that page.