Entries by Judi Perkins

EANGUS Legislative Call to Action 2019-3: The Air National Guard should not be denied Federal Tuition Assistance.

The Air National Guard is the only branch of the Armed Forces that does not fund Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) for its members.  Some States offer TA in the absence of the Federal program. Unfortunately, State programs vary and relying on them can disadvantage Soldiers who are in States where resources are marginal or nonexistent. The Air National […]

Support incentive pay parity for Guard and Reserve components of the uniformed services

RC aviation personnel currently receive only 1/30th of the Aviation Incentive Pay their active duty counterparts receive even though RC aviators have the same flight and task requirements. In the wake of a nationwide pilot shortage, the uniformed services are experiencing retention problems. Providing incentive pay parity, across all components, would encourage both departing active […]

EANGUS Legislative Call to Action 2019-2: Military Student Identifier

ISSUE: With the 2015 adoption of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA– Public Law 114-95), military-connected students are now recognized as a distinct subgroup. The ESSA stipulates that the new subgroup includes students with a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces (defined in section 101(a)(1)(4) of title 10, United states Code) on […]

Legislative Call to Action: TRICARE Reserve Select Expansion

NGAUS Legislative Call to Action:  TRICARE Reserve Select Expansion to Eligible Federal Employees  ISSUE: Federal Employees eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) are forced to utilize more expensive healthcare offered on the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP). The membership of the NGAUS and EANGUS believe that Reserve Component (RC) servicemembers should be able to choose whatever health […]

Legislative Call to Action!

Dear NGAI Members and Friends,Section 513 of the House of Representatives FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which requires the Army and Air Force to provide back pay and time-in-grade for National Guard officers whose promotions are delayed during Department of Defense (DoD) review, is being negotiated by the NDAA Conference Committee in Washington.Indiana is […]

Support the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act

Please contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 2801.Please contact your Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support H.R. 5713.TAKE ACTIONNGAUS strongly supports S. 2801 and H.R. 5713, the “National Guard Promotion Accountability Act,” which seeks to address the delays in federal recognition of National Guard officer promotions.S. 2801 is […]

NGAUS Take Action – Expand TRICARE Reserve Select

Please contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 1086. Please contact your Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support H.R. 5121. TAKE ACTION NGAUS strongly supports S. 1086 and H.R. 5121, which would expand TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) eligibility to all federal employees. This would expand health care choice for […]