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Webmaster Comments 20.04.04

April 4, 2020

The onslaught of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the following articles are of interest to Retiree News readers.

Latest Guard Update for VOVID-19. The number of Guard troops mobilized in the effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 18,500 Air and Army National Guard professionals are supporting the COVID-19 crisis response at the direction of their governors. Continue reading

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that states have the option of using the National Guard to enforce stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. “That would be an option for the governors,” Esper said on CBS News. “Again, the guard is active in all 50 states and territories. I’m very proud of what our guardsmen are doing, but we have a whole lot more capacity out there in the guard right now to do more.” Continue reading

Hawaii Attorney General joined a multistate coalition of 22 attorneys general led by California in submitting a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to suspend benefits claims deadlines and debt collection activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current situation, unemployment has skyrocketed, and veterans are losing their jobs, making it difficult for them to make debt payments. Continue reading

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