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Is a reservist called to active duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle eligible for two free years of health care?

A limited number of individuals qualify for Combat Veteran Status and are eligible to receive 5 years of free health care for various conditions linked to military service in cases where they received Imminent Danger Pay or Hostile Fire during the service period while supporting these operations. U.S. military operations in homeland defense and U.S. federal, local or state civil support is referred as Operation Noble Eagle. A number of individuals were ordered to active duty in support of the operation but the majority of them do not qualify as combat veterans. The veteran must serve in a combat theatre of operations post November 11, 1998 or received Imminent Danger Pay or Hostile Fire on or after that date to be eligible for VA health care as a combat veteran.

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