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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NGAUS – Take Action – Support 12304b Early Retirement Credit

    Please contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 2416.Please contact your Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor and support H.R. 5038.TAKE ACTIONNGAUS strongly supports S. 2416 and H.R. 5038, the National Guard and Reserves Benefits Parity Act. These bills would authorize early retirement credit and other benefits for National […]

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EANGUS Legislative Call to Action 2018-01- Guard & Reserve Benefit Parity Act of 2018

EANGUS Legislative Call to Action 2018-1:  Guard & Reserve Benefit Parity Act of 2018CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION Recently, Senators Roger Wicker and Chris Coons introduced S. 2416 and Representatives Steven Palazzo and Tim Walz introduced H.R. 5038, the Guard and Reserve Benefit Parity Act of 2018. The legislation is a follow-up to last year’s Parity Act. Fortunately, pieces of that […]

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NGAUS Legislative Call to Action – The TRICARE Reserve Select Improvement Act

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 care provider […]

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NGAI Alert #17-2: 2017 NGAI Legislative Report

The NGAI legislative efforts in the Indiana General Assembly culminated with a call to action to support the Governor’s retired military pay tax exemption and to restore/increase the active military pay deduction…by the end of session, the current $5000 deduction was restored and a new $6250 deduction was created for retired pay. Although total exemptions […]

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NGAUS Legislative Alert; Fiscal 2017 Budget Signed

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017  The omnibus spending agreement reached by Congress to fund the government through Oct. 1 was signed by President Donald Trump Friday. In total, the law provides $593 billion in defense spending, an increase of $19.9 billion over fiscal year 2016 spending levels. This includes: $516.1 billion in base discretionary funding […]