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Legislative Successes

  • National Guard Empowerment - CNGB promoted to 4 Star and added to the staff of the Joint C/S

  • Post 9/11 Bill for National Guard Personnel

  • Overturned Proposed Air National Guard Cuts

  • Creation of Commission on the Future of the Army

  • Historic levels of National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) and Military Construction (MILCON)funds

  • Robust Personnel and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to maintain an operational reserve

  • Behavior health support for members of the Reserve Component during scheduled unite training assemblies

  • Reemployment rights for Title 32 National Guard duty
  • Authority for the VA to provide mental health care for veterans and their families - post deployment

  • Extended TRICARE coverage for "Gray Area" retirees

  • Doubled from 90 to 180 days the time a Reserve Component members is covered under TRICARE Prime prior to mobilization

  • Establishment of the National Commission on the Future Structure of the Army to assess Army/ARNG size and force mix

  • Prohibition on the transfer of AH-64 Apache aircaraft in FY 2015

  • Prohibition on cancellation or modification of avionics modernization program for C-130 aircraft

  • Prohibition of retirement of A-10s with the exception of 36 aircraaft that may be placed in "backup flying status"

  • Fix to future reserve retirement calculation