Congress is considering two no-cost initiatives to honor the service of Reserve and National Guard members. The more familiar of the two bills would give "veteran" status to 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees who, according to federal law, do not technically qualify as veterans. The second initiative would make an increased number of former Reserve and Guard members eligible for veteran preference in competing for federal civilian jobs. Read this week's Military Update for more information on both of these bills.
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