Virginia Beach Branch 166

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The Fleet Reserve Association has represented the interests of current, retired, reserve and veteran Sea Services personnel and their families for over 90 years. If you are not a member and are eligible, please join the Fleet Reserve Association at or utilize one of our applications.The larger the membership base, the louder your voice is heard on Capitol Hill!

"Greeting from the Bridge"

    Just a short note to Welcome you to the Official Website of Virginia Beach Branch 166. I hope your visit with us will be pleasant and you will return often. If questions should arise please address them to the message center or the comment page. I promise you that an answer will be delivered in a timely manner, if a reply email or phone number is listed. For all active duty membersformer enlisted, veterans and retired members of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, or United States Coast Guard, this is where you can voice your opinions and keep abreast of the happenings on capital hill. Our voice {the voice of the Fleet Reserve Association}, is so much louder with your membership, we speak as ONE united for our promised benefits. Once again I bid you Welcome Aboard. I remain in Loyalty, Protection, and Service.

Sha'ron David Martin 
Branch President


Virginia Beach Branch 166



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"Agent Orange/Blue Water Offset"

Fleet Reserve Association July 26, 2017 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRA supports the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R. 299/S. 422), sponsored by Rep. David Valadao (CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) respectively. These bills would allow “Blue Water” veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam to be compensated for service connected disabilities related to their exposure to Agent Orange herbicide. Legislators want to pass the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R. 299/S. 422) but need a cost offset. They have suggested rounding down to the nearest dollar monthly veterans benefits. Please let us know if think we should support this proposal. TAKE SURVEY [ ] The herbicide was use to destroy foliage on river shore used by the Viet Cong to hide in and shoot at ships passing by. The chemical got into rivers that ran out to sea. Ships used water for bathing and drinking. It has been proven that desalinization process for water intensified toxicity of the small amounts of herbicide in water. Presumption of service connection exists for Vietnam veterans who served in country, on land and inland waterways. Enactment of H.R. 299/S. 422 will bring a degree of justice to several thousand Navy personnel who have been denied service connection by the VA since 2002. They no longer will have to prove direct exposure to Agent Orange, and they will receive expedited consideration for VA benefits if they are afflicted with any of the health conditions associated with exposure to this defoliant. Studies demonstrate that the desalinization process used on Australian and U.S. Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam magnified the exposure of the Agent Orange in the water. Past VA policy (1991-2001) allowed service members to file claims if they received the Vietnam Service Medal or Campaign Medal.

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Virginia Beach Branch 166 of the Fleet Reserve Association General Assembly Meetings are scheduled to begin at 19:00 the 3rd Monday of each month, These meetings are held at the VFW Post-392 located at 2408 Bowland Parkway Virginia Beach, VA. For a simple direction please refer to the map located under the calendar tab of the drop down menu. Should questions arise please direct them to our official branch e-mail at; [email protected]


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