What qualifies as a member of the "U.S. Armed Forces"?
Answer Yes to this question if any of the following apply (to you or your spouse):
- You were on active duty in support of the contingency operation as defined in Executive Order 13223 and subsequent amendments-- such as those called to active duty as part of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve, as well as any other current or future military operations deemed to be part of the OCO. The President's memorandum applies to any West Virginia National Guard and Reserve service members called to active duty in support of the OCO, regardless of whether they are deployed overseas or stateside.
- You were a West Virginia resident and were on active duty for at least 30 continuous days and have since separated from active military service but still received active duty military pay during 2020