What We Do


A donation to the ROA STARS Foundation is a direct line of support to the most under-resourced population within our armed forced. Through one of a kind programs, tailored to support the most pressing needs of Reservists and their families, STARS donors are on the front line of support for some of America’s most deserving veterans. However you choose to give, a donation to STARS:


Reservists and their families during the most trying times of service: Whether it’s the first time for the last time, deployment is tough on Reserve families. In fact there are fewer resources and less research into the unique challenges deployment places on Reserve families than any other segment of our armed forces. Balancing a civilian job with family obligations and a duty overseas is a burden no Reserve family should bear alone and that’s where the STARS Foundation comes in. We’re pioneering research into the unique impacts of deployment on Reservists and their families and developing first of their kind resources to fill the void of support.
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policy makers and the public about the Reserve Components: Let’s face it, duty in the Reserve and Guard is complicated and most people simply don’t get it. The truth is, Reservists are everywhere. They’re teachers and firefighters, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Reservists represent the most direct connection between the public and our military yet most of us don’t know what they do or how they do it. Whether it’s through policy or public awareness The STARS Foundation directly supports the Reserve Officers Association and its Defense Education Forum in their mission to shed light on the critical missions and unique sacrifices of our Reservists in and out of uniform.
the rights of Reservists on the battlefield and at home: Reserve duty carries unique obligations. Likewise it places a unique burden on civilian employers. There are laws on the books to defend a Reservists’ right to reemployment but after 13 years of mobilizations, many Reservists are falling through the cracks. When that happens it’s donations to the STARS Foundation that directly supports the nation’s only free legal resource for Reservists and their families. ROA’s Service Members Law Center provides direct assistance and legal resources for thousands of Reservists each month, representing a one-of-a-kind service for service members across the country.



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