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.

July 26, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Cyber Security, House of Representatives, personnel
Yesterday the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing on the “Digital Warrior: Improving Military Capabilities for Cyber Operations." Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Tex.) and Ranking Member Jim Langevin (D-RI) questioned at length on the recruiting, training, development and retention of “Cyber Warriors” within each service. The... Read Full Story
July 25, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, personnel
For the past few years, there's been a lot of talk about merging the National Guard and the Reserves--in military circles, in the Pentagon, and even on Capitol Hill. In the wake of shrinking budgets, it should come as no surprise to anyone that creative ways to trim costs are being discussed. And we've been one of the loudest proponents of looking at the cost efficiencies of merging... Read Full Story
July 24, 2012 | Air National Guard
General Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has sure had a lot to say these days. For the past few days the Air Force Association has put out a few blurbs from Gen. Schwartz’s exit interview, many of which strike us as strange. Subjects have ranged from the future of the Total Force, to his legacy as Chief of Staff. Sponsored Reservists? The first head scratcher comes... Read Full Story
July 23, 2012 | Mental Health Care, TRICARE, Veterans
NGAUS Welcomes Arizona National Guard to DC Today, NGAUS welcomed 40 young officers from the Arizona National Guard to the National Guard Memorial building here in Washington, DC where they listened to a Legislative Briefing from Acting Director, Pete Duffy, and a Membership Briefing from Membership Deputy Director, Bonnie Carter. They also toured the museum. Tomorrow, we'll welcome 60... Read Full Story
July 20, 2012 | Air National Guard, Congress, House of Representatives, Joint Forces, Pay and Benefits, personnel
Air Force Backpedals on Air National Guard Cuts Should we get our ears checked!? Are we hearing that correctly?\ Well, it appears it's not all just a dream after all. In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Air Force Chief of Staff nominee, Gen. Mark Welsh III, admitted to Congress that the service screwed up not including National Guard... Read Full Story