Air National Guard

Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs has eased the payment process for its program that allows veterans to seek care outside of the VA system, the agency announced last week. No longer will doctors taking part in the Veterans Choice program be required to submit a... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) Two influential senators are defending a change to the status of National Guard military technicians that would make some of them federal civilian workers and no longer under the control of governors or adjutants general. The change is to take place in 2017. Sen.... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) The top enlisted leaders of the military services told lawmakers last week that pay and compensation concerns are affecting the morale of the force. In response, one lawmaker decried his retirement pay which will be about $60,000, an amount he said is "not a lot... Read more
Washington Report (February 23, 2016) Retired Sgt. Maj. Frank Yoakum has been selected as the executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. In making the announcement last week, retired Chief Master Sgt. John M. Harris, the EANGUS president, said, "Frank... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) The surveillance blimp program receives $45.5 million in the president's budget request despite a high-profile incident last year when a blimp broke free and floated more than 100 miles before falling to earth. A tether dragged behind damaged power lines and... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) NGAUS and the National Guard Educational Foundation have scholarships to offer qualified applicants. The application process is ongoing for all three scholarship programs offered by the association and the foundation. University of Phoenix: NGAUS members in the... Read more
Washington Report (February 9, 2016) Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., says the proposed pay raise of 1.6 percent for military members is "ridiculous" and vows to push for an increase. The President's Budget for fiscal 2017 was released today, but word had leaked ahead of time that it would include the pay... Read more
Washington Report (February 9, 2016) Two airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing have been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for saving the lives of other airmen at the cost of their own. Tech. Sgt. Joseph Lemm, Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa and four... Read more
Washington Report (Feb. 9, 2016) A full house of state National Guard association executive directors is attending the 19th NGAUS Legislative Workshop today at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from lawmakers, defense leaders and other... Read more
Washington Report (February 2, 2016) AH-64 Apache attack helicopters should remain in the Army National Guard. That's a key recommendation of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, which released its final report Thursday after nearly a year of study and investigation of the attack... Read more

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