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[...] lawmakers agree to a measure that allows the defense secretary to provide states with money to employ Guardsmen for homeland defense under Title 32 for up to 180 days. 2003 NGAUS convinced Congress to overcome strenuous Pentagon objections and provide the first major expansion of TRICARE health care coverage to the Guard and Reserve. [...] Congress authorized federal agencies to pay their Guard employees' federal health insurance premiums when activated for 30 or more days, and provide TRICARE Prime Access for activated Guardsmen without access to a military medical facility. 2001 Congress provides disability coverage to Guardsmen injured overnight on drill weekends within commuting distance from to their homes and extends VA home loans through 2011.
What Has NGAUS Done For You Lately? Anonymous National Guard; Apr 2009; 63, 4; Docstoc pg. 42 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.
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