Air National Guard Cuts

In a briefing Monday afternoon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined key priorities in the fiscal 2015 defense budget. Highlights: Reduction of tactical air squadrons to include the entire A-10 fleet. Retire 80 more aircraft, including the entire KC-10 tanker fleet and the Global Hawk Block... Read more
For the last 22 years, the National Guard’s Counter Drug Program has been a vital partnership with federal, state local law enforcement and private groups interested in safeguarding their communities from drug and drug violence. They have joined together to train and coordinate in drug enforcement... Read more
Yesterday, Mary Catherine Ott ran down some of the cuts that could come to the Air Force and its components if the sequester goes into effect March 1. The National Guard Bureau has been hitting this theme all week with stories on its website and even a special "Sequestration: Across-the-Board Cuts... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Feb. 19, 2013) Sequestration and a yearlong continuing resolution would significantly hinder the National Guard’s ability to protect and defend the homeland, Gen. Frank J. Grass told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week. “Sequestration will be devastating to the... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Jan. 8, 2013) The picture of airlift structure in the Air Force is still cloudy, but the service has created an Intra-Theater Airlift Working Group to address a demand from Congress that the Air Force maintain 32 cargo aircraft it wanted to retire. The group includes... Read more
This week, House and Senate Armed Services Committee panels agreed to a $633.3 billion defense authorization bill, after a weeklong conference committee to resolve contentious policy divisions. The final authorization bill is expected to go to the House floor later this afternoon and considered... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 19, 2012) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today  released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: “The final conference report on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is a mixed bag of wins and losses... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 18, 2012) Published reports point to a compromise regarding Air National Guard aircraft in the National Defense Authorization Act now being negotiated on Capitol Hill. The cargo aircraft once tabbed for retirement will remain, but some fighter aircraft will go if... Read more
The House and Senate are now in the final stages to pass a National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA). The Senate has approved their version of the NDAA which included provisions to establish a National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, a Transition Assistance Advisor Program,... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2012) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today  released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: “Fueled by misinformation from some Air Force officers, it appears a handful of House Armed Services Committee ... Read more

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