Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, sent a letter Aug. 2 to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urging them to support early retirement benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve forces who deploy on certain preplanned missions overseas under what’s known as "12304b" authority.Since this authority was created, more than 18,000 Guardsmen, including members of the Delaware National Guard, have deployed in support of critical missions [...]