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 21, 2012 | House of Representatives, personnel
An amendment offered to the House FY13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by Representatives Don Young (R-Alaska), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), and Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) to extend full Space Available (Space-A) benefits to members of the National Guard and their dependents was blocked by the House Rules Committee from going to a floor vote after strong opposition from the Department... Read Full Story
May 18, 2012 | Defense Authorization, House of Representatives
Today marked the, somewhat epic, conclusion of the House National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 4310). Over the past few weeks, the NGAUS legislative team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the voices of the the men and women of the National Guard were heard. We are please to say, we did just that! The full House took up H.R. 4310 for three days, debating and voting on some 141... Read Full Story
May 17, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Authorization, equipment, funding, House of Representatives, personnel
The House Appropriations Committee approved the defense spending bill for the coming fiscal year today. The panel adopted a number of amendments to the $607.7 billion draft measure for fiscal 2013, including: Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) – The amendment adds report language to clarify that the Air Force should refrain from reducing any Air National Guard or Air Force... Read Full Story
May 16, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Appropriations, funding, House of Representatives
The House Appropriations Committee on Defense released the report to accompany their draft FY13 funding bill today. The bill is very positive for the National Guard. For the Air National Guard, the bill would prohibit the retirement or transfer of all aircraft including C-27J aircraft. The bill would fully fund the Air National Guard Personnel and Operations and Maintenance accounts to... Read Full Story
May 15, 2012 | Air National Guard
KC-46A Basing Announcement Includes One ANG Wing The NGAUS Air Team spent the morning reviewing the official basing criteria announcement for the KC-46A. According to the Air Force’s press release they will begin fielding the aircraft in 2016 starting with the Formal Training Unit (FTU) and one main operating base that will be an active duty unit. The Air National Guard (ANG) is... Read Full Story