Our Mission & History

FRA Branch 29 has provided over 89 years of Loyalty, Protection and Service. FRA 29 was formed on July 18, 1930 and moved to its current location on Veterans Day, November 11, 1968.

Since 1924, the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) has served as the voice of Sea Services enlisted personnel on Capitol Hill. FRA was the first enlisted military association to testify before a U.S. Congressional Committee. Today, FRA is recognized by the Secretary of the Navy to speak before the U.S. Congress on their behalf. In addition, the 1997 Defense Authorization Act granted a Federal Charter to the FRA.

FRA represents the interests of Enlisted and Former Enlisted Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Veterans Honorably Discharged from the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and their families.

Doctors have the AMA 

Lawyers have the ABA 

Sea Services have the FRA

Preamble to the Constitution of the FRA

Preamble to the Constitution of the Fleet Reserve Association

With reverence for God and country, and being ever mindful of the glorious traditions of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard;

Our duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;

Our responsibility to aid in maintaining adequate defense for our beloved country;

Our desire to assist in obtaining the best type of personnel for our Sea Services;

Our interest in the welfare of those who served and are now serving; Our devotion to our shipmates in good fortune or distress;

Our reverence for the memory of our departed shipmates;

We associate ourselves together and dec1are this to

be the Preamble to the Constitution of the Fleet Reserve Association.

FRA Branch 29