Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs

5/26/2020

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 Dean A. Dohrman, Missouri
Co-Chair: Representative Tina L. Orwall, Washington

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

Members by States

Alaska
Senator Josh Revak
Kim Skipper
Arizona
Senator Sonny Borrelli
Arkansas
Senator Greg A. Leding
Representative Mark W. Perry
Representative Brandt Smith
California
Senator Bob J. Archuleta
Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman
Senator Richard Pan
Colorado
Senator John B. Cooke III
Senator Larry W. Crowder
President Leroy M. Garcia
Delaware
Representative Earl G. Jaques Jr.
District of Columbia
Councilmember Brandon T. Todd
Georgia
Representative Heath N. Clark
Senator Ed Harbison
Representative Richard H. Smith
Hawaii
Representative Ty J.K. Cullen
Kansas
Representative Lonnie G. Clark
Kentucky
Representative Matthew R. Koch
Senator Brandon Smith
Senator Whitney H. Westerfield
Maryland
Senator Douglas J.J. Peters
Massachusetts
Representative Linda Dean Campbell
Representative Jerry A. Parisella
Minnesota
Representative Bob Dettmer
Mississippi
Representative Credell Calhoun
Missouri
Representative Dean A. Dohrman
Nevada
Senator David R. Parks
New Mexico
Representative Eliseo L. Alcon
Senator Richard C. Martinez
Senator William H. Payne
North Carolina
Representative John R. Bell
Ohio
Representative Adam C. Miller
Representative Rick G. Perales
Oklahoma
Senator Frank Simpson
Rhode Island
Representative Marvin L. Abney
Tennessee
Senator Richard Briggs
Texas
David Erinakes
Representative Dan Flynn
Senator Eddie A. Lucio Jr.
Utah
Senator Jani Iwamoto
Representative Val L. Peterson
Representative Paul Ray
Virginia
Anthony Pike
Senator Bryce E. Reeves
Washington
Senator Steve Hobbs
Representative Mari Leavitt
Representative Tina L. Orwall
Wyoming
Representative Bill Henderson
Senator Tom James
Senator Stephan A. Pappas
Representative Sue Wilson

Meetings and Site Visits

Past Meetings

Honolulu, Hawaii
Oct. 10-11, 2019
2019 Fall Meeting Agenda and Presentations

Washington, D.C.

Dec. 4, 2018
2018 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda and Presentations

Los Angeles, Calif.

August 1-3, 2018
2018 Legislative Summit Agenda and Presentations

Coronado, Calif.
Dec. 11-13, 2017
2017 Capitol Forum Agenda and Presentations

Boston, Mass.
Aug. 6, 2017
2017 Legislative Summit Agenda and Presentations

Santa Fe, N.M.
April 20-21, 2017
2017 Spring Agenda

Washington, D.C.
Dec. 6, 2016 
Capitol Forum Agenda and Presentations

Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 8-9, 2016
2016 Legislative Summit Agenda and Presentations

Washington, D.C.,
Dec. 7-8, 2015
Meeting Summary | 2015 Capitol Forum Agenda and Presentations

Seattle, WA
Aug. 2-3, 2015
2015 Legislative Summit Agenda and Presentations

Denver, CO
June 4-5, 2015
Meeting Summary
2015 Spring Agenda and Presentations

Washington, D.C.
Dec. 9, 2014
2014 Fall Forum Agenda and Presentations

Minneapolis
Aug.19, 2014
Meeting Summary
2014 Legislative Summit Agenda and 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

Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Hawaii
October 2019
 
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