Military and Veterans Affairs


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Employment for Veterans With Disabilities

State legislatures have enacted a variety of policies to help veterans find and sustain civilian employment after discharge from the military. This new report focuses on state employment policies and programs for veterans with disabilities, many of which supplement and enhance efforts by the federal government. 


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National Guard Assists Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governors in at least 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have activated components of their Army and Air National Guard, the reserve component of the U.S military. As many as 18,000 troops have been activated across the nation to assist efforts to respond to, mitigate and control the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Military and Veteran Publications

NCSL tracks a variety of military and veterans issues including veterans employment and others. This new resource page includes a list with links to NCSL’s military-related publications.


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Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.


Military and Veterans Affairs

The NCSL Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs was created to examine issues affecting military-community relations and the health and well-being of veterans. Learn about the work of the task force and how you can get involved.


State Legislation

NCSL works to bring you updated information about bills introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia related to military and veterans issues. Search 2010-2020 legislation by state, topic, keyword, year, status and primary sponsor.