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 Mary Catherine Ott | March 22, 2013 | Congress, Cyber Security, personnel, Senate
This afternoon, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., David Vitter, R-La., Chris Coons, D-Delaware, Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Mary Landrieu, D-La., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Mark Warner, D-Va., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced bipartisan legislation to expand cyber security capability in the National Guard. It focuses on recruiting, training and maintaining cyber experts while protecting national and... Read Full Story
By Amelia Meyer | March 19, 2013 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, NGEF
On March 20, 2003 -- ten years ago today --  the ground invasion of Iraq began. National Guard troops were a crucial part of the initial invasion, and by the time U.S. troops were withdrawn in December 2011, more than 286,000 Army and Air Guardsmen had served in Iraq. The Guard’s crucial contributions to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) stand as an example of the success of the Total... Read Full Story
By Adam Maisel | March 5, 2013 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Appropriations
  On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee released draft language for a full-year Continuing Resolution and a Fiscal Year 2013 Defense spending bill agreed to by House and Senate defense appropriators. This bill would provide stop-gap funding for the federal government through the end of September. The bill contains numerous provisions which would fund National Guard accounts at or... Read Full Story
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