Air National Guard

WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2016) — Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, will address National Guard officers from across the country Monday at the 138th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition. The speech is set for 1 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Convention Center. “We are participants... Read more
Washington Report (September 6, 2016) National Guardsmen from 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia are gathering this week for the 138th General Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore. The event kicks off Friday and ends Monday with more than 3,000 people attending. The best... Read more
Washington Report (August 30, 2016) The Air Force announced plans to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt fighter while woefully unaware of the implications of such a move and how it would fill mission gaps created by the decision. A report from the Government Accountability Office last week also said the... Read more
Washington Report (August 23, 2016) Members of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus are pushing defense leaders in the House and Senate to support provisions of the defense bill affecting National Guardsmen in a variety of areas, from health care to mobilization to travel reimbursement and... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) About 18 million additional honorably discharged veterans would have access to online shopping at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website after the Pentagon’s Executive Resale Board unanimously approved the plan last week, according to a report in... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) The Air Force secretary wants the Senate and House to offer pilots a bonus of $48,000 for each year they choose to remain in the service. Bonus pay has been capped at $25,000 since 1999, according to a report in Air Force Times. The newspaper spoke with Secretary... Read more
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) For the second time in three weeks, about 50 company-grade officers were given access to National Guard leadership as part of the NGAUS-funded officer-professional development trip to Washington, D.C. The officers visited the home Sunday of Gen. Frank J. Grass for... Read more
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) Supporting her Air National Guard team is what drives Staff Sgt. Jennifer D. Masters, the Air National Guard's Outstanding Airman of the Year. Masters, assigned to the 178th Wing at Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio, was selected because of her exceptional... Read more
(Aug. 3, 2016) The National Guard Bureau has a new chief. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel accepted the role today minutes after pinning on his fourth star at a ceremony in the Pentagon. “It’s the greatest honor of my military career,” said the former fighter pilot who served 10 years in the active component... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) The Air Force is short on experienced maintainers and a program offering re-enlistment bonuses to close the gap will take years to do the job, the service’s civilian boss said last week. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said an end-strength boost from 311,000... Read more