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These important issues require your immediate attention. Send your elected officials a message today!
USAWOA thanks its partners in The Military Coalition (such as MOAA, ROA, and others) for sharing their technology with us.
The links below make it easier than ever to sound off on important legislative initiatives!

National Guard and Reserve Incentive Pay Parity Act

The ‘‘National Guard and Reserve Incentive Pay Parity Act of 2021’’ is an ROA legislative priority for paying National Guard and Reserve servicemembers with the same pay schedule as the Active Component for Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay and Aviation Career Incentive Pay. Currently, Reserve Component members only receive 1/30th pay of the monthly rate the Active Component receives even though they maintain the same standards.

Urge Your Elected Officials to Support Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform Legislation

Comprehensive toxic exposure reform is needed to ensure we avoid the problems faced by Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.

Urge Your Elected Officials to Fix the TRICARE Young Adult Coverage Gap

The USAWOA continues efforts to build support for The Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act of 2021 (H.R. 475), introduced by Reps. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.). This bipartisan bill would expand TRICARE eligibility to young adult dependents up to age 26, bringing TRICARE in line with commercial plan requirements.

Ask Your Lawmakers to Support the Military Hunger Prevention Act

Food insecurity among junior servicemembers is not a new concern, but like many ongoing problems, it’s been made worse by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Military Hunger Prevention Act would establish a Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) for these servicemembers, helping them overcome financial difficulties and allowing them to concentrate on their duties.

Urge Your Senators to Support Legislation to Repeal the TRICARE Select Enrollment Fee

Act now to urge your senators to support the TRICARE Select Restoration Act, which is an important first step to repeal the enrollment fee for grandfathered retirees.

Urge your legislators to support concurrent receipt

Contact your representative and senators and urge them to support The Major Richard Star Act, which would provide concurrent receipt for servicemembers unable to complete 20 years of service due to combat-related injuries. Help ensure these men and women get their full service-earned retirement, as well as their disability compensation from the VA.

Support Health Care for Children of Disabled Veterans or Veterans Who Have Died Due to a Service-Connected Disability

Did you know many adult children of veterans who are disabled or who died from a service-connected disability lose access to their parent’s health well before the age of 26?

Urge Your Senators to Support Legislation Extending TRICARE Coverage
to Certain ‘Gray Area’ Retirees

The TRICARE Fairness for National Guard and Reserve Retirees Act (S. 829), introduced by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the House companion bill (H.R. 1997), introduced by Reps. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) would ensure these “gray area” retirees who qualify for retirement pay before age 60 are eligible for the TRICARE retiree benefit.

Ask Congress to Preserve Arlington National Cemetery and Eligibility for 20-Year Retirees

Help MOAA stay in the middle of this important conversation – Contact your representative and urge them to designate in the FY 2022 NDAA the next national cemetery as ANC reaches capacity.

Help USAWOA Secure Health Care for Servicemembers in the Selected Reserve

The National Guard and Reserve play critical roles in our national defense and emergency response missions. In the past year, our nation has relied on the Reserve Component to assist with responses to wildfires, natural disasters, civil disturbances, the COVID-19 pandemic, and global operations. Yet, its members lack health care and dental coverage to maintain their readiness. The Healthcare For Our Troops Act would provide medical and dental care for Selected Reserve members at no out-of-pocket cost, bringing their coverage in line with their active duty counterparts.

Act Now to Improve Survivors' Benefits

Bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate (H.R. 3402/S.976) would align Dependency and Indemnity Compensation payments with other federal survivor benefits. Ask your legislators to show their support and make a long-overdue correction to this injustice.

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