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.

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
October 24, 2012 | Army National Guard, Congress
One of our top priorities this year has been placing a moratorium on the divestment of the C-23 Sherpa from the Army National Guard. In 2010, a memo from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology directed the Army to divest the C-23 aircraft no later than December 31, 2014. However,  the transition plan from the C-23 Sherpa to another aircraft is... Read Full Story
October 23, 2012 | Employment, personnel, Veterans
Via USA Today: Story Highlights Unemployment for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan remains a problem National Guardsmen juggle jobs and repeated deployments Vets must translate military skills into experience October 23. 2012 - LOUISVILLE — More than nine months after returning from a second deployment to Iraq, Kentucky National Guard Lt. David Doggette has been... Read Full Story
October 18, 2012 | Cyber Security, House of Representatives, Joint Forces
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and people across the policy spectrum have been very vocal on the issue. At the start of the month, the Wilson Center (an independent public policy think tank) held a discussion forum entitled “Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care.” “As Washington fiddles, the vulnerability of U.S. infrastructure, private and public... Read Full Story
October 16, 2012 | Air National Guard, equipment
Via NGAUS Washington Report: In order to better accomplish its core missions, the Air Force needs to recommit to the Total Force, according to a special report issued last week by the Heritage Foundation, a pro-defense think tank in Washington, D.C. The recommendation is part of "Full-Spectrum Air Power: Building the Air Force America Needs" by Robert P. Haffa, a retired Air Force... Read Full Story