Forty-eight states are represented at the National Guard Executive Directors Association meeting this week in Louisville, Kentucky. | NGAUS Legislative Brief
(right) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of NGAUS, receives gifts from Mike Sturm, the president of NGEDA, and Michele Henry, the executive director of the National Guard Association of Kansas.
President Barack Obama signed legislation Dec. 16 that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists with 20 years of service. It was part of a package of veterans bills Congress passed just before adjourning Dec. 10.