Entries by Linda Harshbarger

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-4; 9 April 2015

The Issue: Modernize the Army National Guard’s Black Hawk fleet Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representative to support the National Guard request to authorize and appropriate $247.5 million for 15 additional UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Army National Guard in the fiscal 2016 defense bills More Information: The UH-60 Black Hawk remains […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-3; 30 March 2015

The Issue: Reauthorizing and Strengthening the National Guard State Partnership Program Immediate Action Required: Contact your representatives immediately and ask them to support H.R. 1614, the State Partnership Program Enhancement Act of 2015, a bill sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam NGAUS strongly supports H.R. 1614, a bill that would strengthen the National Guard State Partnership Program […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-2; 26 March 2015

The Issue: Co-sponsoring H.R. 1384 and S. 743 to recognize the service of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces by honoring them with veteran status  Immediate Action Required: Contact your representative and Senators and ask them to co-sponsor H.R.1384 and S. 743, bills to provide veteran status to members of the Reserve Component. Please contact your […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-1; 25 March 2015

The Issue: Time spent receiving medical care would qualify as active-duty time for Post-9/11 GI Bill education assistance Immediate Action Required: Ask your representative and senators to support the GI Bill Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 1141 and S. 602) More Information: Urge your representative and senators to support National Guard members by signing on […]

EANGUS Call to Action; Retired Pay Restoration Act; 17 March 2015

Recently, Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and winner of the 2015 EANGUS G.V. Sonny Montgomery Eagle Award, introduced H.R. 303 the Retired Pay Restoration Act in the House of Representatives and Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced S. 271 the Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2015 in […]

MOAA Legislative Update; 30 January 2015

COMMISSION SUGGESTS RADICAL REFORMS Eliminating TRICARE, reducing retirement are among the proposals. The blue ribbon panel issued 15 recommendations for reforming military pay and benefits. What’s MOAA’s take? On January 29, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) released its widely anticipated report on proposals to change military pay and benefits. The MCRMC suggests […]

EANGUS Call to Action Alert; 27 January 2015

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act This is a legislative Call-To-Action from EANGUS. Please follow this link to contact your Senators to tell them to pass the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act when it comes to the floor. The bill would ensure VA’s mental health and suicide prevention efforts receive […]