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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 Andrew Waldman | December 12, 2012
If you are a repeat visitor to the NGAUS website, you probably noticed some improvements today.  After nine months of hard work, NGAUS has launched this updated version of the website. Visitors will now be able to access information much more easily than they could before, and new additions -- like this blog -- will allow NGAUS to better communicate with members and the public.  So, I... Read Full Story
November 29, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Authorization, Employment, equipment, funding, Joint Forces, Mental Health Care, modernization, Pay and Benefits, personnel, Senate, TRICARE, Veterans
Yesterday the Senate began debate and consideration of S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The managers of the bill and ranking members on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) brought the bill to the floor in the hopes that they could move through the bill within three days. Levin and McCain asked that their... Read Full Story
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