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The website has a Soapbox feature allowing you to share your sentiments and concerns with your congressional representatives. This link will get you into the USFSPA issue directly.


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ARA Newsletter

ARA Vol 31 Issue 1 - January 2015

Full Disclosure!  

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ISBN 0-9639850-1-9 



Discover how the unpublicized Federal Uniformed Services Former Spouses enforcement policy punishes career, Military, PHS and NOAA personnel!

Check out the Table of Contents!

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) was implemented ostensibly to protect deserving uniformed service member former spouses. Ironically, it created a class of service member victims larger than those it was designed to assist.

The American Retirees Association (ARA) was founded in 1984 specifically to address the numerous inequities found in Title 10 USC 1408 et seq (USFSPA). ARA is a 501(c)(19) Veterans Support Organization (VSO), chartered in California, as Tax Exempt Corporation 1551226, with Federal Tax Exemption ID 33-024676. Our field membership is comprised of all male and female members of the Uniformed Services, residing across the United States and around the world.

Our 24/7 'Action Line' number is 703-527-3065

DISCLAIMER: The American Retirees Association provides general information on the issue of non-disability military retirement benefits as a divisible marital asset. It is with the understanding that this Web Site is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. State laws relative to domestic relations vary and change frequently. If legal or other expert assistance is required, please consult with competent professionals.


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