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 - John Gebhardt
45 Years - Melvin Armstrong

At 1900 on 9 December, Joe Galloway will be at the MacArthur Memorial to  present COVERING AMERICA'S WARS: VIETNAM TO IRAQ. Please join us the evening of  December 9th for a Norfolk Historical Society Lecture. In Commemoration of the  50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, distinguished war and foreign 
correspondent, Joseph L. Galloway will speak about his 43 years reporting on the  service and courage of our nation’s service members. 

A native of Refugio, Texas, Galloway was called “the finest combat  correspondent of our generation --- a soldier’s reporter and a soldier’s friend”  by the late General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He is co-author with Lieutenant 
General Hal Moore, US Army (Retired) of the national best seller We Were  Soldiers Once—And Young.” 

This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact the Norfolk  Historical Society: info@norfolkhistorical.org

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