Air National Guard

Washington Report (March 28, 2017) The Air National Guard may rid itself of its 236 F-15C and D Eagle fighter jets to save money and replace them with F-16s, House lawmakers were told last week by the Air Guard director. Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice confirmed that plan when asked about it by Rep. Joe... Read more
Washington Report (March 28, 2017) The Air Force will meet with commercial airlines in May to find a way to stop the service’s pilots from jumping to the private sector, leaving a shortage in their wake. Right now, the pilot shortage is about 600 in the Air Force. “Our senior leaders are going to... Read more
Washington Report (March 14, 2017) Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said National Guardsmen have shown the nation during the war on terrorism that they are the equal of active-component members. “There is literally no difference,” he said Monday during an interview with National Guard, the monthly... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) Rep. Steve Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., are introducing today the Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act. The bill addresses unequal compensation for reserve-component members who deploy under the 12304b mobilization authority. Under that authority... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, will testify Thursday before a joint hearing of the veterans’ affairs committees of the House and Senate. Written Testimony Hargett will address three issues of interest to Guardsmen that fall under the... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) Military members are not immune from using social-media platforms to express their political opinions, which a researcher says “threatens to erode the trust in which the public holds the military, leading to it being viewed as just another interest group.” A... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) Legislation was to be introduced today by five Democratic senators that would address several issues for National Guard and Reserve members, including a disparity between components regarding education benefits. Legislative Alert: Write to Congress...Take... Read more
Washington Report (February 21, 2017) A nearly three-year effort to give all honorably discharged veterans shopping privileges for online military exchanges has been approved, according to an article published last week by Military Times. This change will affect service members who were honorably... Read more
Washington Report (February 21, 2017) A document calling for the mobilization of 100,000 National Guard troops to help with the capture and detention of illegal immigrants is a low-level, unapproved discussion paper and is not a plan being considered, according to the White House. Sean Spicer, the... Read more
Washington Report (February 14, 2017) In an effort to better balance civilian life with military service, the Air National Guard has initiated negotiations with employers on the number of reserve training days for its airmen, according to an article last week by Air Force Times. Lt. Gen. L. Scott... Read more