Gen. Frank Grass, the National Guard Bureau chief, third from left, received the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation on behalf of the men and women of the National Guard in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13. The award was presented to honor the work of the Guard both at home and abroad since 9/11.
The Army National Guard will soon be taking charge of U.S. military operations in West Africa aimed at helping stem the deadly Ebola outbreak. About 1,200 Guard troops were notified to prepare for mobilization this spring. Read more here.
Governors are concerned that the Army is pushing ahead with its plan to transfer AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard and want lawmakers to tell the service to knock it off. Read more here.
The November issue takes a look at how the final weeks of the 113th Congress could change the Guard's way forward.
The magazine also includes a story about how defense scientists are pushing the development of new robots that could be a game-changer in CBRNE response, and why many Guardsmen are back in school. | Preview | Digital edition