The NGAUS Blog

Commentary on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., at NGAUS, and around the globe that pertains to our members and the National Guard.

By Annie Lively | March 1, 2013 | Congress, House of Representatives
This week, the National Guard Association of the United States sent a letter of support to Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, for her leadership in introducing H.R. 641, the National Guard State Partnership Program Enhancement Act. This bill would would create funding stability for the National Guard's State Partnership Program. Supported across the departments of the federal... Read Full Story
By Amelia Meyer | February 26, 2013
Over the last several months, the National Guard Memorial Museum has undergone a lot of changes. The addition of the 9/11 Era Gallery and the upcoming renovation of the Vietnam Era Gallery have been well documented in National Guard. But there have been other additions to the museum that are smaller in scale but no less important to the history of the National Guard. One of those is a case... Read Full Story
By Andrew Waldman | February 22, 2013 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Domestic Response, equipment, funding
Yesterday, Mary Catherine Ott ran down some of the cuts that could come to the Air Force and its components if the sequester goes into effect March 1. The National Guard Bureau has been hitting this theme all week with stories on its website and even a special "Sequestration: Across-the-Board Cuts Could Threaten National Security." With the help of Annie Lively, the NGAUS senior... Read Full Story
By Mary Catherine Ott | February 21, 2013 | Air National Guard, Congress, Department of Defense, funding, modernization, personnel
The Air Force for the past month, along with the other services, has been vocal on the devastating impact sequestration will have across the board. After testifying last week on the Hill, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh has continued to clarify and warn of what sequestration will do to the Air Force. 17% cut in aircraft depot maintenance 18% drop in flying hours,... Read Full Story
By Mary Catherine Ott | February 13, 2013 | Congress, Department of Defense, Domestic Response, equipment, funding
The United States Senate defines a continuing resolution (CR) as “legislation in the form of a joint resolution enacted by Congress, when the new fiscal year is about to begin or has begun, to provide budget authority for Federal agencies and programs to continue in operation until the regular appropriations acts are enacted.” In layman’s terms, a continuation of the... Read Full Story