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August 29, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard
We sure are, and we hope to see you in Reno, Nevada as we gather with fellow National Guard men and women from all 50 States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.  This year's conference theme is "The National Guard: Hometown Force, Global Reach." During the day, you’ll hear from guest speakers from the Pentagon and Congress... Read Full Story
August 28, 2012 | Congress, funding
Sequester seems to be the only thing people are talking about these days in the defense community, and with good reason. As we reported in an earlier post, congressional leaders announced earlier this month that they will most likely move to a “clean” stop gap spending measure through a six-month continuing resolution (CR). Operating under a CR at FY12 spending levels when... Read Full Story
August 24, 2012 | Congress, Employment, Veterans
Last year, Congress included a bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senators Blunt (R-MO) and Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), in the National Defense Authorization Act to protect members of the National Guard under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This amendment extends the same reemployment rights to men and women of the National Guard ordered to duty... Read Full Story
August 22, 2012 | Congress, funding
A pro-defense think tank has issued a new report that shows by congressional district the impact on local businesses of the potential $500 billion in across-the-board budget cuts looming in January. The report does not include any assumptions about potential military or civilian personnel reductions, nor does it try to factor in the threat of furlough of civilian workers, which also... Read Full Story
August 21, 2012 | Army National Guard
Today NGAUS hosted four Army National Guard Outstanding Soldiers/Non-Commission Officers of the Year. Earlier this month, seven Soldiers and seven non-commissioned officers competed in a head to head in the Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition to see who was the best of the best. The four day competition pitted the 14 participants against one another under stressful situations... Read Full Story

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