Predeployment TRICARE, Transitional Health Care under 12304b Orders

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Accomplishment
Joint-Personnel

The Issue

National Guard members have deployed under 12304b orders since 2012 for preplanned missions in support of combatant commands, but, unlike other overseas mobilizations, were not provided access to predeployment TRICARE and transitional health-care benefits.

The Fix

Access to predeployment TRICARE and transitional health care for National Guard members serving under 12304b orders was authorized by the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.