Air National Guard

Washington Report (July 26, 2016) The civilian and uniformed leaders of the Air Force want to increase annual bonuses for fighter pilots to stop them from leaving the service and creating a severe shortage. Deborah Lee James, the Air Force secretary, and Gen. David L. Goldfein, the service's chief... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has reminded service members that the military is not a political institution and cautioned them not to make it one with poorly chosen words. Writing in the current issue of Joint Force... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) Veterans with mental-health problems still shy away from treatment because they fear it will hurt their chances for employment and because they remain embarrassed by their problems, a survey found. The survey by the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) About 1,000 American service members died in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2011 because military doctors lacked sufficient skills in caring for trauma patients, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. When not... Read more
WASHINGTON (July 20, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, released the following statement on the death today of Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, from cancer: "This is news that saddens all members of NGAUS, but particularly the... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Lawmakers left town until September last week with the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and the budget still far from complete. While both chambers have approved versions of the bills, they must be reconciled before being sent to the president for his... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Fifty-four National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation concluded the first NGAUS officer-professional development visit to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the Pentagon today. “The goal was to expose young officers to how the government works with... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Elle Ross joined the NGAUS staff this week as legislative affairs manager for Army National Guard programs. Ross worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., in 2014, while participating in a pro bono legal program at a local law firm, prior to joining the... Read more
The NGAUS Awards Program is designed to recognize individuals and organizations who, by superior performance, acts of heroism or meritorious service, make a contribution to the goals of NGAUS, to the purpose and effectiveness of the broader National Guard or to the stability and security of the... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) Veterans status is one of two important pieces of legislation that have hit a snag in Congress. Current law requires Guardsmen and Reservists to serve at least 179 days on federal active duty for other than training to be considered a veteran, regardless of how... Read more

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