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 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
July 19, 2012 | Joint Forces, Senate
Today the Senate Armed Services Committee met to consider the following nominations: General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Lieutenant General John F. Kelly, USMC to be general and Commander, United States Southern Command  Lieutenant General Frank J. Grass, ARNG to be general and Chief,... Read Full Story
July 18, 2012 | Army National Guard, funding, House of Representatives
The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and National Guard officers across the country appreciate the trust and confidence members of Congress showed today in the ability of the Guard to recruit and retain the soldiers and airmen that fill its ranks. By striking down an amendment that would have ended professional sports sponsorships as a recruiting tool, lawmakers in the... Read Full Story