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Please click on the link to download a PDF of the:  TFGON Bylaws

U. S. Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Briefs Submitted By TFGON

From time to time, matters of high importance to military flag and general officers will rise to the level of the U. S. Supreme Court and are of such significance that THE FLAG & GENERAL OFFICERS' NETWORK will want it's opinion heard. When such occasions arise, Amicus Curiae "Briefs" are the methodology employed to comply with the requirements of SCOTUS in such matters.
Below are links to those briefs submitted to date so that TFGON members are able to read them in their entirety.

1. "Stolen Valor" United States v. Alvarez amicus brief: Submitted December 2011
2.  "Defense Officer Personnel Management Act": Submitted April 2015
3.  Brigadier General Schwalier's "Cert Position":  Submitted April 2015

US Congress Bio Guide

To get a biography of current and former members of Congress (all the way back to 1774), use the following:

Other Documents of Interest to FOGO

1. DefenseOfficerPersonnelManagementAct.pdf
2. Star-Tides Newsletter: SPRING 2016
3. Congressional_Research_Service_Report_to_Congress.pdf
4. MOAA_Seeking_Directors.pdf
5. TRICAREPlus-WalterReed.pdf

VA Cemetery Pre-Need Procedures

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. For details click here: VA-Cemeteries-Pre-Need-Eligibility.pdf

Military Officer Retirement Communities

The Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood [Army Sponsored: open to retired officers and family members of all 7 uniformed services], Washington, DC:

Located across from Rock Creek Park at 6200 Oregon Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20015, Knollwood has a beautiful park-like setting on 16+ acres. The Army Distaff Foundation owns and operates this premier residential living community. The Foundation provides financial assistance to those in need, ensuring that no eligible person is denied residency.

Knollwood offers a full continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. Residents enjoy services and amenities that include physician services, on-site rehabilitation, indoor pool, chapel, luxury dining and bistro, transportation services including shuttles to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, walking paths, and a wide range of social and cultural activities.
Full details can be found on the website at CEO is TFGON Member Major General Steve Rippe, US Army (ret) Board of Directors Vice Chairman is TFGON Member Major General Donna Barbisch, US Army (ret). For further information or to arrange a tour of the community, contact the Director of Marketing and Admissions at or (800) 541-4255.

Falcons Landing [USAF sponsored: Home to retired military officers of all branches, spouses, widowed spouses, senior-level federal retirees and honorably discharged officers from all services], Northern Virginia: Falcons Landing is a first-class, accredited, nonprofit CCRC located on a beautiful 33-acre campus near the Potomac River, 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. and just 15 minutes from Dulles International Airport. The apartments and cottages are large, light-filled and come in a variety of floor plans. Enjoy the country club-style community center, fine dining, fitness center and junior Olympic-sized pool. Falcons Landing is Nonsmoking and PET FRIENDLY.

Delight in a carefree lifestyle with all services included: maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, activities, meals and more. Onsite Health Services include a Wellness Clinic, both skilled and long-term nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation. CEO is TFGON Member Major General Barbara Brannon, USAF (ret) and Board of Directors Member is TFGON Member Brigadier General Ed Rodriguez, USAF (ret) Visit their website at for a preview of their exciting expansion project and more! Call Leah Daily, Sales & Marketing Director at (800) 952-3762 or (703) 404-5151 or contact her via e-mail at to schedule your visit.

Vinson Hall [Navy Sponsored: open to military officers of all branches of service], Northern Virginia:
Conveniently located on 20+ wooded acres in suburban McLean, VA, with courtesy transportation to the commissary, shopping, museums, theater, World-class dining, and more. Full services are available in independent living, assisted living, nursing and memory care, with a wide variety of unique floor plans ranging from smaller 1-bedroom apartments to significantly larger 2-bedroom with den and family rooms. What's more, Vinson Hall is expanding to offer 75 new apartment homes, a new community center, and a State-of-the-Art Short-Term Rehabilitation Center to better serve the residents and community. Full details on the website at CEO is TFGON Member Rear Admiral Kathleen Martin, US Navy (ret). Board of Directors Chairman and Vice Chairman are TFGON Members: Vice Admiral John Cotton, US Navy (ret) and Lieutenant General Jack Klimp, USMC (ret). For further information or to arrange a tour of the facilities, contact Mr. Dave DeClark at

Air Force Village, San Antonio, Texas:
Located on nearly 800 acres, Air Force Village sits at the steps to the beautiful Texas hill country. These two accredited, non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC's) are just 20 minutes from the excitement of downtown San Antonio Texas. Known as "Military City USA" San Antonio is home to Randolph AFB, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Willford Hall Medical Center and one of the Nation's premier medical facilities, San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) - which offers highly sophisticated medical care for service members, family members, veterans, and civilians..
Both campuses offer comfortable, maintenance-free independent living options to include beautiful high-rise apartments, amazing cottages, and elegant ranch homes. Amenities include: numerous dining venues including our 16th floor Sky Lounge which overlooks the San Antonio skyline and coffee house-style bistros; life enrichment and wellness programs; indoor swimming pools; exercise rooms; on-site salons; transportation, housekeeping, a driving range and putting green. Our highly rated health care facilities include assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and Freedom House, our world-renowned Alzheimer's and Dementia Care & Research Center. Awarded the 2013 "Best Senior Living Award" by, Air Force Village is an exceptional senior living community.
Catering to all retired military officers and their families, Air Force Village also welcomes other accomplished professionals who seek an exceptional senior living lifestyle rich with camaraderie, traditions, and shared life experiences. Under the direction of CEO Loyd S. "Chip" Utterback, Lt. General, USAF (Ret), Air Force Village continues its mission for which it was founded - "To Care for Our Own." Close to 30 retired General Officers either reside at The Village or serve on the Board of Directors.

For more information or to arrange a tour, please call 1-(800) 724-5771, or visit us online at