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December 31, 2012

As we close out another great year at NGAUS and wave goodbye to 2012, we look back on what we set out to accomplish for the National Guard this year and reflect on our victories. 

In January, the NGAUS legislative staff developed the Top Priorities, our annual list of issues that would be leading our legislative agenda. Our priorities are guided by input from our members, through the...

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December 28, 2012

It’s not every day you walk through a military museum and find a beekeeping uniform on display.  But that is what you’ll find when you walk through the new 9/11 Era Gallery at the National Guard Memorial Museum. The uniform highlights a mission completely unique to the National Guard, one that embodies the tradition of the citizen-soldier...

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December 20, 2012
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 by the Senate shortly thereafter. The bill typically passes both chambers with wide bipartisan...
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December 18, 2012

Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, a decorated war hero, senator and fervent National Guard supporter, died Monday at the age of 88.  Inouye was well-known in the halls of the Capitol as a quiet but effective senator. He was first elected to...

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December 17, 2012

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, and space available travel for members of the reserve component and their dependents.In May...

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December 12, 2012

If you are a repeat visitor to the NGAUS website, you probably noticed some improvements today. 

After nine months of hard work, NGAUS has launched this updated version of the website. Visitors will now be able to access information much more easily than they could before, and new additions -- like this blog -- will allow NGAUS to better communicate with members and the public. 

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