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 NGAUS | November 12, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard
Contributed by Andrew Waldman On Dec. 13, 1636, a decree from the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the formation of the North, South and East regiments of the Massachusetts militia. All men, aged 16 to 60, were required to take up arms and serve in defense of their homes and communities. At the time, the Pequot Indians posed the gravest threat to the colonists, who had... Read Full Story
November 9, 2012 | Congress, funding
Via Congressional Budget Office: Under current law, a sharp reduction in the federal budget deficit between 2012 and 2013 will cause the economy to contract, the Congressional Budget Off ice projects, but will also put federal debt on a path more likely to be sustainable over time. To illustrate the eff ects of fiscal tightening, CBO compared its projections under current law (the "baseline... Read Full Story
November 8, 2012 | Air National Guard
Last Friday, the Adjutant Generals were called to Washington D.C. to attend a briefing on a new proposal regarding the Air Force's FY13 budget. However, this briefing was so hastily thrown together, that many of the TAGs were caught off guard, or were unable to attend and forced to send representatives on their behalf. Likewise, TAGs were provided no information in advance of their meeting... Read Full Story
November 6, 2012 | Congress, House of Representatives, Senate
Today is the day. Have you voted yet? After months of campaigning, fund raising, debates and partisan rhetoric, the day has finally arrived - the citizens of the United States will elect their next president. Feel free to check out the New York Times and Politico for a presidential election breakdown of possibilities and comprehensive election coverage from now until after the polls close... Read Full Story
November 1, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Department of Defense, Domestic Response, Joint Forces
All across the United States, Americans are seeing the same image – the power of the National Guard in response to national disasters. As Hurricane Sandy swept across the east coast late last week, over 85,000 National Guard member were made available to assist civilian authorities in potentially affected states in support of relief efforts in the worst affected areas. Ultimately over 12,... Read Full Story