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.

May 14, 2012 | Congress, Defense Appropriations, Department of Defense, funding, House of Representatives
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother's Day! Another busy week here at NGAUS as the House takes up the defense authorization bill as soon as Wednesday and will need a couple days to finish it. The full House Appropriations Committee is slated to mark up the Military Construction measure on Wednesday. Military Construction appropriations will see subcommittee and full-... Read Full Story
May 11, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, equipment, funding, personnel
We bring this second week of May (already?) to a close with a weekly wrap up, our new Friday feature summarizing everything that's happened this week and a preview of what to expect next week. What we've been up to.... -On Monday, NGAUS started a blog. Obviously. (Thanks for reading!) -On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (HAC-D) passed the Defense... Read Full Story
May 10, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Appropriations, Defense Authorization, equipment, funding, House of Representatives, personnel, Senate
After a grueling battle of amendments, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed their version of the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee this morning at 2 a.m. The bill includes several NGAUS priorities, including halting cuts to the Air National Guard. The bill will now go to the full House for consideration. Representatives Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Dave... Read Full Story
May 9, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, funding
It's been a crazy couple of months here at NGAUS! But if you know us, you know we live for this kind of stuff. This year, our main focus has been trying to halt the Air National Guard cuts (191 aircraft, 5,100 personnel). Thankfully, our message has been echoed and carried through a groundswell of outspoken opposition to these cuts from Guardsmen, the state Governors, and Members of... Read Full Story
May 7, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress
Welcome to the NGAUS Legislative Corner – our new blog about what’s happening at the intersection between the National Guard, Congress and your daily lives (it's a 3-way stop). We plan to make this blog a conversation. We understand that what goes on in Washington can be confusing and sometimes even overwhelming. Many times, it even leaves us scratching our own heads, but as your... Read Full Story