Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs

6/22/2022

Mission

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

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 Tina Orwall, Washington
Co-Chair: Senator Bryce E. Reeves, Virginia
Vice Chair: Senator Joshua Revak, Alaska

NCSL Contacts: Jon Jukuri (D.C.)  Brooke Oleen (Denver)  Jim Reed (Denver)  Jennifer Schultz (Denver) 

Members by States

Alaska
Senator Joshua Revak
Kim Skipper
Arizona
Senator Sonny Borrelli
Arkansas
Senator Greg Leding
Representative Mark Perry
Representative Brandt Smith
California
Senator Bob Archuleta
Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman
Senator Richard Pan
Colorado
Senator John Cooke III
Georgia
Representative Heath Clark
Senator Ed Harbison
Representative Richard H. Smith
Kansas
Representative Lonnie Clark
Kentucky
Representative Matthew Koch
Senator Brandon Smith
Senator Whitney Westerfield
Massachusetts
Representative Linda Dean Campbell
Representative Jerald A. Parisella
Minnesota
Representative Bob Dettmer
New Mexico
Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon
Senator Gregory A. Baca
Senator Harold James Pope
North Carolina
Representative John R. Bell
North Dakota
Representative Lawrence R. Klemin
Ohio
Representative Adam C. Miller
Oklahoma
Senator Frank Simpson
Puerto Rico
President Jose L. Dalmau Santiago
Rhode Island
Representative Marvin L. Abney
South Dakota
Senator Larry P. Zikmund
Tennessee
Senator Richard Briggs
Texas
Senator Eddie Lucio Jr.
Utah
Senator Jani Iwamoto
Representative Val L. Peterson
Virginia
Steve Steven Pike
Senator Bryce E. Reeves
Washington
Representative Mari Leavitt
Representative Tina Orwall
Wyoming
Representative Bill Henderson
Senator Tom James
Senator Troy D. McKeown
Senator Stephan Pappas
Representative Clarence Styvar
Representative Sue Wilson

Meetings and Site Visits

Past Meetings

Site Visits

Naval Base Kitsap
Washington
May 2022
 
Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Hawaii
October 2019
 
Pentagon
Arlington, VA
Dec. 4, 2018
 
U.S. Navy SEAL Training Facility 
Coronado, Calif.
December 2017
 

Kirtland Air Force Base
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 20, 2017

Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia
Dec. 7, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Tacoma, Washington
August 2, 2015

Buckley Air Force Base
Aurora, Colorado
June 4, 2015

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska
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