05.08.19

9&10 News Traverse City: Sen. Gary Peters Introduces Legislation to Help National Guard And Reserve Military Members

U.S Senator Gary Peters has just helped introduced legislation aimed at helping members of the National Guard and reserved Armed Forces.

The goal of the bill is to help get those members of the military important documents once they’ve retired or completed their service.

Reserve members of the Armed Forces currently don’t get a separation document that details their service.

Guardsmen also do not receive the same form as active duty service members after their time in the service ends.

It’s called a DD 214.

That form is often required by the VA and some private companies to qualify for benefits.

9&10 News spoke to Senator Peters earlier today about the legislation.

“Passing this legislation will bring some common sense to the system, it will reduce cost, it will save tax payers money and more importantly, it will treat someone who is in the reserves, or in the guard, or in the active duty as all equal given the fact that they are all willing to put on the uniform and serve their country with honor,” said Peters.

The bill now moves on to the Senate Armed Services Committee.


By:  David Lyden and Jeff Blakeman
Source: 9&10 News Traverse City