The provision is within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
National Defense Authorization Act - NDAA
Previously, only officers, warrant officers, senior NCOs and those killed in action received full honors.
The U.S. Air Force can now further identify the appropriate personnel to become U.S. Space Force service members.
The sweeping 86-8 vote followed easy passage last week by the Democratic-controlled House.
What's in the fiscal 2020 NDAA specifically for Guard and Reserve members? Here's a snapshot of some of the major changes.
The sweeping 377-48 vote followed weeks of arduous House-Senate negotiations that finally yielded a bipartisan measure.
Advocates are hailing it as a partial victory over the longstanding "Feres Doctrine."
Congress has moved forward with a proposal to place the Space Force under the Department of the Air Force.
The final version of the fiscal 2020 defense budget would phase out the so-called "widow's tax" over three years if passed....
For the past few years, senior U.S military officials have warned of the dangers involved with the high operational tempo.