Video of NGAUS 2014 Speakers Online

Washington Report

(September 3, 2014) Video of speeches from the 136th General Conference & Exhibition can now be found on the NGAUS YouTube page.

Click here to view photos from the conference.

Clips include remarks by Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff of the Air Force. In his speech during the First Business Session, Welsh discussed the need for all Air Force components to work seamlessly together as a Total Force.

Footage of crowd-favorite Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is also up on the YouTube page. Graham, co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus, urged Guardsmen to use their voices through NGAUS to convince Congress to maintain a strong military and reverse defense cuts.

Video of the National Guard Leadership Town Hall has also been posted. Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, the director of the Air National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Judd Lyons, the acting director of the Army National Guard, discussed aircraft modernization and recapitalizations, the Guard's role in Cyber operations, sequestration and more.

Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, discussed the powerful role NGAUS has in advocating for a strong National Guard and national defense in his speech. He also touched on the need to reduce Defense Department overhead costs and pivot back to a war-fighting mission.

The YouTube page also has footage of remarks by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis, Va. He discussed the importance of working together as a Total Force, and the continuities and myths of war.

The speech from Gen. Darren McDew, the commander of Air Mobility Command, is also up online. He touches on the Total Force, strained defense resources, the importance of Guard partnerships and more.

Footage of remarks by Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill., and the chairman's report given this year by Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the former NGAUS vice chair-Air, will be uploaded by the end of the week.