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Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs

TASK FORCE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

Mission

This task force was created to examine issues affecting military-community relations and the health and well-being of veterans.

Among the issues to be covered: development near military installations; military-community partnerships to respond to mission change; veteran hiring and procurement preferences; mental health, substance abuse and family relationships facing returning veterans; and benefits for military personnel, veterans and their dependents.

NCSL Task Force On Military & Veterans Affairs
Co-Chair: Representative Dan Flynn, Texas
Co-Chair: Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Texas

NCSL Contacts: Jim Reed (Denver) 

Members & Working Groups

Alabama
Senator William L. Holtzclaw
Alaska
Representative Dan Saddler
Kim Skipper
California
Assemblymember Richard Pan
Colorado
Senator Bill L. Cadman
Senator Rollie Heath
Representative Mark Waller
Delaware
Representative Earl G. Jaques Jr.
Georgia
Senator Ed Harbison
Senator Joshua R. McKoon
Representative Larry E. O'Neal
Richard H. Smith
Hawaii
Representative Henry J.C. Aquino
Representative Ty J.K. Cullen
Representative Kenneth T. Ito
Representative K. Mark Takai
Illinois
Senator Pamela J. Althoff
Kansas
Representative Mario Goico
Representative Tom J. Sloan
Kentucky
Representative Martha Jane King
Representative Tim Moore
Erica Warren
Louisiana
Senator Robert R. Adley
Representative John Bel Edwards
Representative Nicholas J. Lorusso
Senator Jonathan W. Perry
Maine
Representative Kenneth W. Fredette
Maryland
Delegate Sally Y. Jameson
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell
Massachusetts
Representative Linda D. Campbell
Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly
Representative Jerald A. Parisella
Senator Michael F. Rush
Mississippi
Representative Credell Calhoun
Missouri
Representative Charles E. Davis
Representative Dean A. Dohrman
Montana
Senator Elsie M. Arntzen
Nevada
Assemblymember Elliot T. Anderson
Assemblymember Irene Bustamante Adams
Senator Mark A. Manendo
Senator David R. Parks
New Jersey
Assemblymember Upendra J. Chivukula
North Carolina
Senator Wesley A. Meredith
Oklahoma
Senator Frank Simpson
South Carolina
Representative Michael A. Pitts
Texas
Representative Dan Flynn
Senator Eddie A. Lucio Jr.
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
Bill Wilson, Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Utah
Representative Tim M. Cosgrove
Representative Gregory H. Hughes
Senator Peter C. Knudson
Representative Val L. Peterson
Virginia
Delegate Richard L. Anderson
Senator Bryce E. Reeves
Washington
Senator Barbara Bailey
Senator Steve Hobbs
Senator John R. McCoy
Representative Tina L. Orwall
Wyoming
Representative Sue Wilson

Meetings

Task Force Meetings and Webinars

Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 19, 2014
2014 Legislative Summit Agenda
2014 Summit Presentations

Anchorage, Alaska
May 29-31, 2014
Meeting Summary
2014 Spring Agenda and Presentations

Washington, D.C.
Dec. 3-6, 2013
Fall Forum Agenda and Presentations

Atlanta
Aug. 5, 2013
Resources

Forming Military-Community Partnerships Around Shared Services Webinar
July 31, 2013

Denver
May 4, 2013
Agenda and Presentations

Washington, D.C.
Dec. 4, 2012
Agenda and Presentations

Chicago
Aug. 6, 2012
Agenda and Presentations 

Denver
May 17-18, 2012
Meeting Summary
Agenda and Presentations

Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 29, 2011
Agenda

Topeka, Kan.
Oct. 17-19, 2011
Agenda and Presentations

San Antonio, Texas
Aug. 8-11, 2011
Agenda and Presentations

Louisville, Ky.
July 25-28, 2010
Agenda and Presentations

Denver
May 21, 2010
Agenda and Meeting Summary

Washington, D.C.
April 7-10, 2010
Agenda, Presentations and Meeting Summary

San Diego, Calif.
Dec. 10-12, 2009
Agenda for 2009 Fall Forum

Philadelphia
July 23, 2009

Washington, D.C.
April 23-25, 2009
Agenda and Meeting Summary

Tucson, Ariz.
Jan. 29-31, 2009

Site Visits

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Anchorage, Ak.
May 29, 2014

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md. 
Dec. 3, 2013

Fort Riley, Forbes Field & McConnell Air Force Base
Topeka, Kan.
Oct. 17-19, 2011

Luke Air Force Base
Glendale, Ariz.
Dec., 2010

Buckley Air Force Base
Aurora, Colo.
May 20, 2010

San Diego Naval Facility
San Diego
Dec. 9, 2009

Camp Pendleton
San Diego
Dec. 8, 2009

Fort A.P. Hill
Fredericksburg, Va.
June 8-9, 2009

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.
April 24, 2009

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Tucson, Ariz.
Jan. 30, 2009

Suggested Readings

Military Installation Sustainability

Mental Health and Reintegration Issues

Education

Employment

State Legislation

Transportation

Web Resources

Benefits

Education

Health/ Mental Health

Family Readiness

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