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.

September 7, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, funding
Via NGAUS Press Release: WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2012) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, will address nearly 4,000 Guard officers and their guests on Sept. 11 at 11:15 a.m. during the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nev. “We are delighted and honored that Governor Romney... Read Full Story
September 6, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, personnel
Tomorrow is the day! Army Lt. Gen. Frank Grass will succeed Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley as Chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon. In July, Lt. Gen. Grass was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for this new post. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Grass will finally receive his fourth star making him the second four-star General to hold the top Guard job as well as second Chief of the Guard... Read Full Story
September 4, 2012 | Army National Guard
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, will be addressing the NGAUS conference in Reno, Nevada during the first business session on Monday, September 10. The majority of his keynote address will be a Q&A session with NGAUS members.  If you are not attending, but would like to ask Gen. Odierno a question, please post it here in the comments section, along with your rank, name... Read Full Story
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