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September 28, 2012

Via Army Times:

The Senate was unable to pass the bill that would provide a cost-of-living adjustment in veterans’ compensation before Congress left town on Sept. 22 for a six-week pre-...

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September 25, 2012

Six Republican and Democratic Senators are urging Congress to avert drastic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs beginning on January 2nd 2013. This sequester, set forth by the Budget Control Act of 2011, could have a "devastating impact."

Last week, Defense lawmakers Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeanne Shaheen (D.NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelley...

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September 21, 2012

As the hours tick away on Friday afternoon, the Senate looks to move towards a final vote on the Continuing Resolution (H.J. 117) by 1am on Sunday morning at the latest. Thus far, the six-month stop gap measure had been held up by two separate pieces of legislation.

As reported yesterday, one piece pertains to cutting aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt, while the other, sponsored by...

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September 20, 2012

Clock Ticks Down on Passage of Continuing Resolution in the Senate

Buck McKeon (R-CA), HASC committee members questioned the panel at length on the impact sequestration will have on personnel. Of major concern will be the impact on the civilian personnel work force who are not protected from cuts under the Budget Control Act or Presidential mandate. Likewise, there is...

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September 18, 2012

Via NGAUS Washington Report

(Sept. 18, 2012) Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, who has served as the adjutant general of Missouri for nearly four years, was elected NGAUS chairman of the board during the 134th General Conference and Exhibition last week in Reno, Nev.

“I’m honored and humbled by the confidence you have placed in me,” he said moments after the conference accepted the...

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September 14, 2012
Check out a clip from Gov. Romney's speech at the NGAUS Conference on 9/11!
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September 7, 2012

Via NGAUS Press Release:

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2012) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, will address nearly 4,000 Guard officers and their guests on Sept. 11 at 11:15 a.m. during the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nev.

“We are delighted and honored that Governor Romney...

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September 6, 2012

Tomorrow is the day! Army Lt. Gen. Frank Grass will succeed Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley as Chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon. In July, Lt. Gen. Grass was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for this new post.

During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Grass will finally receive his fourth star making him the second four-star General to hold the top Guard job as well as second Chief of...

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September 4, 2012

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, will be addressing the...

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