Entries by Teresa Mankin

Provide Post-Deployment Health Care to Guardsmen Responding to COVID-19

Support including S.3713 and H.R.6967 within Supplemental Coronavirus Legislation NGAI and NGAUS strongly support S.3713 and H.R.6967, the Support Our National Guard Act. This legislation would provide transitional healthcare benefits to National Guard servicemembers who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic under Title 32 orders. S.3713 is sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia […]

The Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act

The Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act NGAI and NGAUS strongly supports S. 3308 and H.R. 5887, the Guard and Reserve Hazard Pay Equity Act. This legislation would equalize all hazard-duty incentive pay (HDIP) for National Guard and Reserve servicemembers. As part of their service, qualified Active Component, National Guard, and Reserve servicemembers […]

Pentagon Money Grab Would Drain Guard Modernization Program

Support Restoring Over $1.0 Billion in National Guard Funds Reprogrammed by DoD NGAUS and NGAI strongly opposes the Department of Defense (DoD) reprogramming $3.8 billion of FY20 funding. Through tireless advocacy, NGAUS helped Congress recognize the critical role of the National Guard to our national security and helped secure robust funding to ensure readiness and lethality […]

Legislative Action – Help protect our right to transfer The Post 9/11 GI Bill!

The Department of Defense has indicated they wish to further limit and deny servicemembers and veterans the right to transfer their education benefits to their families. The Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability Entitlement Act (TEA Act) in the Senate and House has been introduced as a response to DoD’s intention to limit education benefits, and […]

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 […]