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NGAUS Applauds Congressional Action On Guard and Reserve Veteran Status

December 14, 2016

vet·er·an

ˈvedərən,ˈvetrən/, noun, plural noun: veterans
1. a person who has had long experinec in a particular field.  old handpast masterdoyenvet
2. a person who has served in the military.  “a veteran of two world wars”

WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2016) — All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans.

Congress approved legislation late last week that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists that honorably serve 20 years. It will now go to the White House as part of a package of veterans bills.

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