February 2017

A new military retirement system goes into effect in 2018, so military members should spend the rest of 2017 learning about the Blended Retirement System to determine if it is right for them. Read about this major change to the military retirement program in the February issue of NATIONAL GUARD.

Congress made some changes to TRICARE, but not all of the ones that advocates wanted. The military’s health-care provider is examined in this month’s issue of the award-winning NGAUS membership publication.

The man who has led NGAUS for seven years is about to step down, but not before he takes a look back at the association’s accomplishments during his time as president. Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett talks about NGAUS successes and the people responsible for them in the current issue of NATIONAL GUARD.

The NGAUS chairman has some thoughts on issues facing the National Guard. . .The NGAUS legislative chairman sees opportunity in the year ahead. . .National Guardsmen from dozens of states and territories helped the new president take office.

Read all of this and more in the February issue of NATIONAL GUARD, coming to your mailbox. For an early look, go to