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By regulation 180 days of continuous Active Duty constitutes you to be a veteran. You are not considered such for Veterans Tax discounts. BCT & AIT usually do not fit this criteria. You will be considered a 'VETERAN' if you are RETIRED with 20+ years of Reserve/NG service and drawing a pension.

www.benefits.va.gov/.../SummaryofVANationalGuardandReserve.pdf

Reserve in order to retain employment. Similar to traditional National Guard and Reserve members, military technicians are normally in a military status one weekend a month and two weeks a year, and are eligible for some VA benefits. They may establish eligibility for additional benefits based on the length of Guard, Reserve, or active service.

www.army.mil/article/180159/guard_and_reserve_members...

Guard and Reserve members receive 'Veteran' status. ... then you could be considered a veteran," said Army Sgt. Maj. Matthew Krenz, a legislative liaison at the National Guard Bureau who provided ...

www.veteranaid.org/blog/2017/02/09/u-s-guard-reserve...

U.S. Guard and Reserve Members are Officially ‘Veterans’ Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2017 Tags: military, VA programs, veterans. How do you define a veteran? It’s a question many of us probably never considered. But for millions of retired National Guard members and Army Reservists, it is a matter of great honor.

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Are reservists considered veterans? This is a discussion on Are reservists considered veterans? within the Veterans Affairs forums, part of the Armed Services category; I've had this discussion with others. During the sixties the wizards of smart in the U.S. government decided one of the ways to discharge your ...

www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/docs/em_activeReserve.html

Active Duty vs. Reserve or National Guard What is the difference between someone who is active duty military and someone who is in the Reserve or National Guard? A person who is active duty is in the military full time. They work for the military full time, may live on a military base, and can be deployed at any time.

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Lt. Cmdr. Jack Townsend, a Navy Reserve retiree in Richmond, Va., first became aware a decade ago that he wasn’t considered a military “veteran” under federal law. It’s been bothering him ...

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A Veteran is anyone who has served in the active Military or Reserve and recieved an honorable discharge. It is a misconception that a Reservist needs active duty or combat experience to be called a Veteran.

fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42324.pdf

—Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits Congressional Research Service 2 Active Service Criteria for Veteran Status A claimant must have “active military, naval, or air service” to be considered a veteran for most VA benefits.8 However, not all types of service are considered active military service for this purpose.9

equity.psu.edu/veterans/definition

To be considered as an independent student, based on veteran status, the Department of Education uses the following definition: A veteran is a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty and was discharged under conditions, which were other than dishonorable.