Air National Guard

(Jan. 28, 2013) Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the Air National Guard director, is scheduled to retire during a ceremony Tuesday hosted by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin at the 201st Airlift Squadron in Hangar 8, Joint Base Andrews, Md. Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III... Read more
Media outlets in Washington are reporting that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is planning to lift the ban on women serving in combat-graded positions.  In reality, women have been engaging in close-quarters combat for many years, including the entire duration of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.... Read more
Last week, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley published four opinion pieces on the future of the Air Force. Donley focused on three main areas: force structure, readiness and modernization. The theme: "We are smaller and likely to get even smaller at a time when our weapons are old and we... Read more
(Jan. 10, 2012) Five Air National Guard bases are on the list to possibly be the first in the Guard to receive the KC-46A aerial tankers, according to a news release Wednesday from the Air Force. Four active-component bases are candidates to be main operating bases for the new aircraft in the... Read more
(Jan. 9, 2013) Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling from the Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., was named as the Air National Guard's next command chief Tuesday. As Air National Guard command chief, Hotaling will serve as the senior advisor to Lt. Gen. Sid... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Jan. 8, 2013) The picture of airlift structure in the Air Force is still cloudy, but the service has created an Intra-Theater Airlift Working Group to address a demand from Congress that the Air Force maintain 32 cargo aircraft it wanted to retire. The group includes... Read more
Today the National Guard Bureau released its 2013 Air National Guard Weapons Systems Modernization Priorites book, illustrating the top funding priorities and requirements for this year. In October, warfighters from across the U.S. gathered in Tuscon, Ariz. for the 31st annual Weapons and Tactics... Read more
(Jan. 3, 2013) Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate to take the reins of the Air National Guard. He follows Lt. Gen. Harry “Bud” Wyatt III, who has been the director of the Air Guard since February 2009 and plans to retire later this month. "I look forward to the... Read more
As we close out another great year at NGAUS and wave goodbye to 2012, we look back on what we set out to accomplish for the National Guard this year and reflect on our victories.  In January, the NGAUS legislative staff developed the Top Priorities, our annual list of issues that would be leading... Read more
(Dec. 21, 2012) As 2012 comes to a close, the National Guard ends a year in which it was kept busy throughout with several natural disasters, including battling raging wildfires, picking up the pieces after multiple tornadoes and evacuating citizens in the wake of two hurricanes. When springtime... Read more