Magazine: Guard's Future, Guard's Past

NGAUS Washington Report

(Dec. 17, 2013) The men and women of the National Guard are having their concerns heard at the highest level of the government, the chief of the National Guard Bureau says in this month’s edition of NATIONAL GUARD magazine. Gen. Frank J. Grass says he is at the table whenever issues arise.

In a wide-ranging interview, the chief says, too, that he is having healthy discussions with the leaders of the Army and Air Force over the role of the National Guard. Read about it in the current issue arriving soon in your mailbox.

NGAUS is serious about growing its membership. It has hired a new staff member who will spend most of her time trying to add names to the membership rolls. Plus, it will reach out to those who haven’ t yet joined but benefit from the association’s efforts on Capitol Hill. Find out what NGAUS is doing to strengthen its voice in the nation’s capital in this month’s edition of the membership publication.

What was it like to be in the nation’s early militia? The monthly Guard Roots feature describes those early days while the National Guard celebrates this month its 377th birthday.

The NGAUS chairman talks about the future. … The legislative director discusses efforts to revise pay and compensation in the military. … An artilleryman with a camera finds the beauty in his profession.

All of this and more can be found in the current issue of NATIONAL GUARD. The magazine is available now online at