The first artifact that greets visitors as they enter the National Guard Memorial Museum’s Militia Era Gallery is not a relic from the historical first muster 377 years ago, but is instead a tribute to that momentous occasion—a diorama of the first muster created by sculptor Andrew Chernak. Read more. Amelia Meyer is curator for the National Guard Educational Foundation.
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The National Guard is America’s first military organization and for 377 years the men and women of the National Guard have proven they can meet any challenge. Since the tragic events of 9/11, the National Guard has transformed from a strategic reserve into an operational force. As our military shifts towards a new defensive strategy, we must recognize the value and capability the National... Read Full Story
A recent TIME Magazine article by Mark Thompson, “Reshaping the Army," argues that the United States Army is at a crossroads, struggling to find its role in an uncertain budgetary future. After over a decade of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, an Asian “pivot” that focuses primarily on increased naval and air power and a shift towards irregular and hybrid... Read Full Story
This year we celebrated a historic moment at the 135th NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition when Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the association chairman, announced that the mortgage of the National Guard Memorial building had officially been paid off. The announcement of this historic moment gave us the opportunity to explore and celebrate the history of the memorial. Read more. Amelia Meyer... Read Full Story
After a 16-day government shutdown and just before the U.S. was set to reach its borrowing limit, Congress cleared, and the president signed H.R. 2775, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, a measure to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. The law funds the government through January 15 at the Fiscal Year 2013 post-sequestration spending level and suspends the debt limit until... Read Full Story