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                                                                                                2021 SUMMER EDITION
                                                                                                   Volume 64 • Issue 2
 LET YOUR   Naval Enlisted Reserve


          Association (NERA)
          8116 Arlington Blvd., Suite 220
 MEMBER   Falls Church, VA 22042

          Office: 703-534-1329
          Toll-free: 800-776-9020
          Web: www.nera.org
 BENEFITS   National President
          Email: [email protected]

          YNC Joanne M. Elliott
          215-431-6372
          [email protected]
 GATHER   National Vice President             12                     18                       20
          Michael P. Hughes
          443-812-9591
          [email protected]
                                                4  President's Message
 DUST
 DUST     National Secretary                     5  Vice President's Message
          James M. Frierson
          803-665-7936
          [email protected]
                                                6  Executive Counselor's Message
          National Treasurer
          Dennis L. Hunt
          609-560-6457                          7  American Forces Travel
 Made to help you get the   S:10.25"  T:10.75" [email protected]     8  NERA Benefactors Program
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 most for whatever’s next.   National Counselor    10  Legislative and Benefit Updates
          Eugene (Geno) Koelker
          815-209-5391
          [email protected]                         11  Letters to NERA
 When you’re a USAA member, you have a full range of benefits   Past National President    12  NERA/USAA College Scholarship
          Stephen R. Sandy
 at your fingertips. From home and online shopping discounts to   301-219-2647
 access to RV and boat insurance all the way to health insurance   [email protected]    14  TIPS & CLIPS
 options, we want you to get the most out of your membership.   Executive Director    16  In Memoriam
 So take advantage of these benefits and more today.  Stephen R. Sandy
          301-219-2647                        18  Coastie Corner
          [email protected]
 Visit USAA.COM/NERA to learn more or call 877-503-NERA (6372)  Editor-in Chief    20  2020 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year
          Yvette B. Purtill
          [email protected]                   22  TAPS
          Managing Editor                     23  NERA Benefactors
          YNC Joanne Elliott
          215-431-6372                      Cover: Coast Guard Rear Adm. Brian K. Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard
          [email protected]            District commander, presided over the ceremony, where Capt. Ian A. Bastek
          Design                            replaced Capt. John F. McCarthy as the Air Station Sacramento commanding
          Karen Durland                     officer, at Air Station Sacramento, July 9, 2021. Under McCarthy command,
 Use of the term “member” or “membership” refers to membership in USAA Membership Services and does not convey any legal or ownership rights in USAA. Restrictions apply and are subject to   [email protected]  Air Station Sacramento members responded to 80 search and rescue cases,
 change. The USAA Insurance Agency (the “Agency”) contracts with insurance companies that are not affiliated with USAA to offer products and services (“third-party insurance products”) on their   saving or assisting 3,588 lives. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd
                                            Class Taylor Bacon)
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