Cost Effective Force

Washington Report (November 18, 2014) 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. In a letter signed by four state executives, the National Governors... Read more
Washington Report (October 28, 2014) As committees in the House and Senate meet to find common ground between each chamber's version of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department has made its opinion known on about 90 issues, sometimes agreeing and often disagreeing... Read more
Washington Report (October 14, 2014) The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command says the National Guard and Reserve should have a greater presence in rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. "Two years ago, we had... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) When the armed services committees of the House and Senate meet to hammer out a National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, NGAUS is asking them to consider several Senate amendments that could be introduced and bring the Senate version in line with the... 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) A 10-member panel that includes retired generals, former Pentagon officials and former members of Congress says the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review describes a military underfunded for the world it faces and blames sequestration for the problem. The National... Read more
Washington Report (July 22, 2014) 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. The lawmakers also included in the fiscal... Read more
Right now is a very good time for every member of the National Guard to stand up and be counted. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, established by the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, is currently conducting a review of all military compensation and... Read more
Washington Report (July 1, 2014) The White House requested $58.6 billion for overseas contingency operations last week, a drop of nearly $20 billion from last year's request as fighting in Afghanistan continues to wind down. The request arrived nearly five months after the president's defense... Read more
By Rebecca Autrey (May 29, 2014) A co-chairman of the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus says data must be the driving factor behind future policy decisions on the structure of the Total Army. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., spoke this morning at an event at the Center for Strategic and... Read more

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