Air National Guard Cuts

WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2014) —The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, on the enactment of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.   "President Barack Obama's signature Friday on the... Read more
Washington Report (December 9, 2014) The defense policy bill for fiscal 2015, which could be discussed today in the Senate after passing the House last week, has much for National Guardsmen to like, including a change to how Guard members can receive early retirement pay. Last week's Washington... Read more
Washington Report (November 4, 2014) Two of the nation's leading military associations have joined together to ask Congress to get rid of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is spending the congressional recess pushing his plan to allow the Air Force to target certain upgrades to the C-130H to keep the aircraft flying. He was in New Castle, Del., Monday to discuss the issue with National Guard leadership in... Read more
Washington Report (August 25, 2014) Efficiency and seamless integration are the name of the game as the Air Force works to define the roles of each component in the Total Force. That's according to Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the chief of staff of the Air Force. Welsh was a featured speaker Saturday... Read more
Washington Report (August 5, 2014) Legislation introduced in the Senate would allow the Air Force to seek a more affordable overhaul of the C-130 aircraft's communication and navigation systems to keep them flying beyond a deadline for such improvements. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has bipartisan... Read more
Washington Report (July 22, 2014) 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. The Senate Appropriations... Read more
Washington Report (June 24, 2014) The House approved last week a defense spending bill that blocks the retirement of the A-10 aircraft and approves a pay raise of 1.8 percent for military members. A detailed look at the House version of the defense appropriations bill can be viewed here. The... Read more
Washington Report (June 17, 2014) The Senate is likely to include funding for the A-10 Thunderbolt for at least another year. This comes after a House committee voted not to fund the close-air support weapon that the Air Force wants to retire.  Defense News quotes sources on Capitol Hill saying... Read more
Washington Report (May 13, 2014) The House Armed Services Committee hunkered down May 7 for a long day – and night – of debating the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. Shortly after midnight the following day, the committee passed its legislation, often called the HASC mark, which... Read more

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