We sure are, and we hope to see you in Reno, Nevada as we gather with fellow National Guard men and women from all 50 States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
Last year, Congress included a bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senators Blunt (R-MO) and Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), in the National Defense Authorization Act to protect members of the National Guard under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This amendment extends... Read full story
A pro-defense think tank has issued a new report that shows by congressional district the impact on local businesses of the potential $500 billion in across-the-board budget cuts looming in January. The report does not include any assumptions about potential military or civilian personnel reductions, nor does it try... Read full story
Today NGAUS hosted four Army National Guard Outstanding Soldiers/Non-Commission Officers of the Year.
Earlier this month, seven Soldiers and seven non-commissioned officers competed in a head to head in the Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition to see who was the best of the best. The four... Read full story
Severe cuts to the military that may come as a result of sequestration next year may adversely impact the National Guard, and by extension, domestic security, former Pentagon leaders said.
Paul McHale, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania who also served as assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, warned that sequestration would affect Title 32 funding, which... Read full story
Imagine if there was a nuclear attack in the United State today. Who would be there to respond, to help save lives? Local and state authorities, as well as first responders, would no doubt be overwhelmed. The National Guard inevitably would be called out in support missions, and if the damage was significant enough, the Governor may end up requesting additional aid from Washington.
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Congressional leaders may want a “clean” stop gap spending measure, but lawmakers already are showing they have different ideas of what makes a bill clean.
Leaders likely will wait until September to decide what, if any, additions or changes will be permitted to the six-month continuing resolution (CR). It is expected to set discretionary spending at the $1.047... Read full story
In case you missed it, the Air National Guard was featured in a great piece last night on CBS Evening News that discusses how the Air National Guard has significantly improved its recruiting numbers by participating in national Air Shows and showing off rock star Air Guard pilots performing dynamic maneuvers before crowds of young potential recruits. Awesome clip....check it out!
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In June, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced S. 3441, the Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 2012, which would transfer C-27J aircraft from the Air National Guard to the Forest Service. Last week, Representative Ken Calvert (R-Calf.) introduced a companion bill in the House,... Read full story
Appropriations Bill Status
The House completed work on their version of the bill on July 19, however, Senate leaders have acknowledged they will likely be unable to complete work on FY13 spending measures until after the November elections. As a result, House and Senate leaders announced that they have worked out an agreement on a six-month Continuing Resolution... Read full story