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Trump to Extend National Guard Title 32 Orders into August

By Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

President Donald Trump on May 28 announced he will extend the Title 32 orders of National Guard personnel activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through the middle of August, ensuring thousands of Guardsmen will get access to certain federal benefits. As of the morning of May 28, more than 40,400 Air and Army National Guard members were battling the new coronavirus outbreak in a Title 32 capacity, the National Guard Bureau said. A legislative push to ensure Guard personnel activated until Title 32 orders in the war on COVID-19 and their families will get access to TRICARE health insurance coverage once their activations end is still underway, however.