As The American Retirees Association (ARA) approaches its 45th anniversary, we are delighted to announce the merger of ARA with the Uniformed Services Association (USA). USA is descended from The National Association of Uniform Services (NAUS) which, among other things, played a key role in getting us TRICARE For Life during the Clinton Administration. Together, we can exert more pressure in Washington and move closer to improving fairness in the military pay system. We hope that you will continue to support our combined, stronger organization.
Vic Wintriss Founder, ARA
Al Stewart, Founder, USA
ARA Vol 39 Issue 3
ARA has served divorced military personnel both active, reserve and retired since 1979. The organization was established primarily to deal with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) (10 U.S.C. 1408 et seq.) on uniformed service personnel.
The American Retirees Association (ARA) and its Mission
The American Retirees Association (ARA) is a non profit organization, chartered expressly to deal with the impact of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) (10 U.S.C. 1408 et seq.) on uniformed service personnel. The ARA was founded by Vic Wintress: Dennis Egge is the current President. Michael P. Smith is Executive Director and Jim Noone is our Legal Counsel. Our active Directors are Geoff Keeler, Michael Blain, Terry Rubio, Michael Del Silva, Tom Anderson, Don Holland and Associate Director Michael Robinson. Several others serve our BOD as valuable advisors and can be counted on to respond to our President’s call to action. We encourage you to address your comments, concerns and questions us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or our americanretirees.org website URL
We are approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501©19 non profit organization; we are chartered in the State of California as a tax-exempt corporation, meaning that your dues and contributions are tax-deductible: Our members are performing or performed creditable service in the active and “indefinite” (aka retired/retained) duty, reserve and National Guard, PHS and NOAA officer corps components of our nation’s uniformed services. ARA officers and directors are all unpaid volunteers.
ARA administrative headquarters is located in Redlands, California, where our financial, newsletter and literature publication and product sales, etc., matters are managed by our office staff. We address policy, legislative and military divorce action issues at our 703-527-3065 action line. Current, past and prospective members are encouraged to contact us at email@example.com and 909-557-0107 or by Fax at 335-2711.