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NERA Scholarships - Deadline Extended to June 19th


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NERA offers scholarship money, we have not received many applications. The deadline is now June 19th.  

NERA members, NERA member’s family or ANYONE who wants to join NERA may be eligible.


Visit http://www.nera.org/nera-blog/490-nera-scholarship-faqs for FAQs.




Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) Winner


Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) Winner


NERA is proud to announce that the Reserve Sailor of the Year is Construction Mechanic 1st Class (SCW/EXW) Jimie Bartholomew, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25. Congratulation CM1 Bartholomew and all the finalists for the RSOY. NERA and the entire Navy Reserve are very proud of your accomplishments.


Bartholomew RSOY 2014



Construction Mechanic 1st Class Bartholomew enlisted in the United States Navy in June, 1990. He attended basic training at Recruit Training Command San Diego, California, and completed Machinery Repair “A” School in May, 1991.


CM1 then reported aboard USS Orion (AS-18) and forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Sardinia, Italy, from 1991-1993. Petty Officer Bartholomew served aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) from 1993-1994.


He left active duty and affiliated with the U.S. Navy Reserve in September 2003. In 2007 he deployed with NMCB 15 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was stationed in Al Asad, Iraq, where he was the Support Shop Supervisor and Battalion Machinery Repairman (MR).


In 2010, he deployed with NMCB 25 in support of Operation New Dawn. He was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and held the position of Maintenance Supervisor (A4) for the GTMO Detachment. In 2011, Petty Officer Bartholomew was deployed with LTF-1 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, where he held the position of Transportation Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge (NCOIC), and providing transportation assets to Task Force personnel. In 2014, Petty Officer Bartholomew deployed with NMCB-25 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was again stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, where he was the Battalion Maintenance Supervisor (A4).


CM1 Bartholomew holds qualifications in Seabee Combat Warfare and Expeditionary Warfare. Personal and Unit awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various Unit and service decorations.


CM1 Bartholomew has worked for Union Pacific Rail Road for 15 years where he is a locomotive Engineer. He currently lives in Beatrice, Nebraska with his wife, Gail, and his two daughters Emily and Alison.





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2015 NERA/USAA Scholarship


2015 Instructions and Application




Deadline: June 19, 2015

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Navy Reserve Centennial Book

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Navy Anniversary Coin

NERA’s NAVY Reserve 100 Years Commemorative Coin

The US Navy Reserve has been ready to answer our Nation’s call for almost 100 years.  


The mission of the Navy Reserve is to deliver operational capability and strategic depth to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Forces.


Anniversary Coin front

Anniversary Coin back


On March 3, 2015 the US Navy Reserve will celebrate its centennial anniversary and NERA wanted to commemorate this special occasion with these coins.  


If you would like to purchase a coin for $10.00 ($2.00 shipping), please contact Jennifer jabbott@nera.org or call at (800)-776-9020.

(Discounts for orders of 10 or more).