Today, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness met to hold a hearing on the Department of the Air Force aircraft force structure reductions proposed in the 2013 President's budget request. The witnesses included Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa, Major General Timothy Lowenberg – TAG of the Washington National Guard and Director of the Washington Military Department, and... Read Full Story
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The Air Force FY13 Budget Saga Continues: House Readiness Subcommittee Hears the States' Side of the StoryJuly 12, 2012 |
Tying into last weeks post, and in response to a growing interest from our member, NGAUS has further analyzed further flaws in the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (QRMC). Issue in Focus: Pay Current drill pay structure already compensates for significant differences between active forces and reserve component. Current 1/30th rule allows for simple and... Read Full Story
The final piece to be revealed in the defense legislative puzzle is the Defense Appropriations bill. Thus far, the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to approve their version of the defense spending bill, while the House is moving towards full floor consideration, most likely next week. In the meantime, we continue to wait to see what funding the Senate Appropriations Committee on Defense (... Read Full Story
You may remember Stuxnet, the virus believed to be developed to cripple Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. You may also remember the Wikileaks phenomenon, which released hundreds of classified State Department 'cables' embarrassing U.S. and foreign diplomats across the globe. You may even remember President Obama calling the cyber threat “one of the most serious... Read Full Story
As we celebrate 236 years of independence with family and friends, burgers on the grill, and fireworks, we remember and thank those that fought and continue to fight for American liberty. Happy 4th of July from the National Guard Association of the United States!