Charter Date: Ozark Empire, Branch 316 was Chartered on April 26, 1966

Branch Membership: Branch 316 has 96 members in good standing as of July 21, 2023.

What is the Fleet Reserve Association? FRA is a congressional chartered, professional military association comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Who is eligible to join the FRA? From National C&BL

Sec. 301. Eligibility – Eligibility for membership in the FRA shall be restricted to personnel who have served or are now serving in an enlisted status in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, regardless of length of service, including reserve components and veterans.

Sec. 301 (a). Personnel discharged for purpose of separation, commissioning, or enlistment into non-Sea Service components shall remain eligible.

Sec. 301 (b). Personnel discharged in the general categories from any U.S. Armed Forces are not eligible.

Sec. 301 (c). Personnel discharged by reason of Bad Conduct or Dishonorable discharges are not eligible for FRA membership.

What does the FRA do? For more than 90 years, FRA has been speaking out on behalf of members to protect and enhance military pay and benefits. Legitimate and very serious threats to active duty, veteran, retiree, and reserve pay and benefits are being considered by Congress. FRA has always been at the forefront of defending military and veterans’ health care, compensation and benefits, and other quality-of-life programs. We need your help to get the message to Congress! The threats to your pay and benefits have never been greater.

What is FRA’s Mission? Our mission is to protect and enhance military pay and benefits. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you for your military service”!