FRA Membership Benefits

Who is eligible to join the FRA?
Membership is open to all enlisted personnel (active duty, reserve and retired) of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Commissioned Officers of the sea services, who have at least one day of prior enlisted service are eligible. Personnel of other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who have prior honorable enlisted service in one of the three sea services are also eligible for membership.

FRA Education Foundation Scholarship Program (Link)
College scholarships for FRA members their dependents and grandchildren.
Call 1-800-FRA-1924 for information and eligibility or contact Branch 29

Veterans Health Identification Card (Link)
The new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) provides:

  • Increased security for your personal information - no personally identifiable information is contained on the magnetic stripe or barcode.
  • A salute to your military service – The emblem of your latest branch of service is displayed on your card. Several special awards will also be listed.

The VHIC replaces the Veteran Identification Card (VIC) and will be issued only to Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system.

Verizon Wireless (Link)
Verizon Wireless discount program is available to all active military personnel as well as veterans. Visit the nearest Verizon store for more information, bring with your ID card or DD214. 

GEICO Insurance (Link)
Provides affordable auto insurance protection for your automobile. Auto premiums are discounted for FRA members in many states. Call 1-800-MILITARY (1 800-645-4827).

FRA Insurance Programs
As an FRA member you can choose from high quality, competitively priced insurance Plans to help protect you and your family. Each quality Plan has been designed for FRA members like you. You can select insurance protection to meet your family's insurance needs at economical group rates. Request information regarding the Plans of your choice through this website: or call Toll-Free 1-800-424-1120.

Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets (Link)
You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001. Details here -

Hertz Car Rentals
Extends special U.S. Government rates to FRA members. These rates are usually the lowest rates available. FRA members are given a discount code. If you are a member, please find this code in the My FRA section under Membership Benefits