Air National Guard

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
Washington Report (February 7, 2017) Service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them submit their annual taxes, according to information from the National Guard Bureau. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website... Read more
Washington Report (January 31, 2017) Gen. Carlton D. Everhart, the Air Mobility Command commander, met with commercial airline executives last week to discuss the shrinking number of pilots and solutions for the growing problem for the industry and the Air Force. Everhart told Stars and Stripes... Read more
Washington Report (January 24, 2017) Former Rep. Heather Wilson, a graduate of the Air Force Academy who represented New Mexico in Congress for 10 years, has been nominated to be the next Air Force secretary. President Donald Trump made the announcement Monday at the White House. If approved, she... Read more
Washington Report (January 24, 2017) A few National Guard members among the 7,500 taking part last week in the inauguration of President Donald Trump got a chance for an up-close connection with the new president at the history-making event. That included two people with NGAUS ties. Yashika Fowler... Read more
Washington Report (January 24, 2017) The Indiana National Guard and the Republic of Niger will formalize Thursday a new partnership under the Defense Department's State Partnership Program, bringing the number of SPP partnerships to 75. "We are honored and excited for the opportunity to work... Read more
Washington Report (January 17, 2017) Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, the commander of the District of Columbia National Guard, has declined an offer to stay in the job past noon Friday. The offer from the transition team came after it was reported that he would leave his post immediately after... Read more
Washington Report (January 17, 2017) The Air Force will no longer restrict tattoos because of their size under a new policy taking effect Feb. 1. The goal is to recruit and retain more airmen, according to Air Force Times. The new policy is a result of a review directed by Air Force Secretary... Read more

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