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.
40 Years - Nathaniel Riggins and James Whittaker Sr.
On June 14th, the Great Bridge Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and the MacArthur Memorial will be host a Flag Day Ceremony in the Memorial's Rotunda. Flag Day marks the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Join us on the 14th to honor the flag and to learn more about the history and meaning behind the Stars and Stripes Free and open to the public. Time 1100 On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the MacArthur Memorial will kick off the United States’ Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of World War II by hosting a symposium, book signing and premiere of Spyron-AV Manila’s new film documentary about the guerrilla war in the Philippines. Please join esteemed authors Walter Borneman, James Duffy and Dr. Theresa Kaminski as they explore the war in General Douglas MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific Area. Each lecture will be followed by a book signing of each author’s new book. The day will finish with Philippine Director Bani Logrono’s highly acclaimed, award winning documentary Unsurrendered 2. Spaces are limited! To register, visit: https://goo.gl/xLQ5Wz On August 6, 2016, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., the MacArthur Memorial and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum will be hosting a Military Family Appreciation Day to thank military families for their service and sacrifice. Come join us for some fun family crafts and a special screening of Disney’s Valiant! Light snacks will be provided. The event is FREE and will take place at the MacArthur Memorial, but registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/military-family-appreciation-day-tickets- 25599117650