Air National Guard

Washington Report (October 25, 2016) Everybody seems to be weighing in on the effort by the Pentagon to recoup re-enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of California Guardsmen 10 years ago when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were raging. Soldiers are being asked to repay bonuses of $15,... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, today released the following statement: "Like so many who wear or have worn this nation's uniform, I was troubled by stories over the weekend that illuminated the... Read more
(October 21, 2016) The Maryland National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron sent a dozen A-10s and 280 airmen to the Middle East to join the effort to re-take Mosul from Islamic State control.  Col. Charles Kohler, a spokesman for the Maryland Guard, confirmed the mission to The Baltimore Sun, but said... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) The employment rights of National Guardsmen and Reservists took a hit last week when a federal court ruled that a pre-employment arbitration agreement signed by a Navy Reservist prevented him from getting his job back after he was fired prior to a mobilization.... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) A recent change in policy to allow religious speech during Air Force retirement ceremonies is being challenged by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The group wants the Defense Department inspector general to review the new policy and says “appropriate... Read more
(October 6, 2016) As Hurricane Matthew barreled Thursday toward the southeastern United States, about 4,400 National Guard members were on the ground in South Carolina and Florida helping with preparations and plans for recovery. In South Carolina, National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated... Read more
Washington Report (October 4, 2016) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, rode the first car out of the gate at the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. “It was a privilege to get a behind-the-scenes look at... Read more
(September 29, 2016) The Senate approved legislation today that would prevent some Air National Guard remotely piloted aircraft units from paying significantly higher lease payments at civilian airports. The bill, H.R. 5944, recognizes the RPA mission as aeronautical under the Federal Aviation... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) A report from the Congressional Research Service has uncovered what military planners already know: A continuing resolution causes frustration and puts readiness at risk, according to a report in Politico, a publication that covers Capitol Hill. The study... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) The House will vote tonight on legislation that would benefit Air National Guard units that fly remotely piloted aircraft from civilian airports. The bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., would... Read more