An Oregon National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter returns to the Madras Airport after successfully dumping water on a target area in the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assisted local authorities in suppressing the wildfire west of Madras.
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week questioned the Army's plan to remove all AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard and wants a cost analysis of what is called the aviation restructure initiative. | Read more
A Senate panel has signed on to a request from the adjutants general to modernize the Air National Guard's C-130 aircraft so they adhere to planned changes in regulations from federal and international civil aviation authorities. | Read more
The July issue takes a look at how the Guard is a good fit to help defend our nation against cyber attacks. The issue also includes a preview of the NGAUS conference, details of a labor strike in the 19th century that had the Guard on its toes, and reflections from the NGAUS chairman on his recent trip to Omaha Beach.| Read more