Air National Guard

Washington Report (January 17, 2017) Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, the commander of the District of Columbia National Guard, has declined an offer to stay in the job past noon Friday. The offer from the transition team came after it was reported that he would leave his post immediately after... Read more
Washington Report (January 17, 2017) The Air Force will no longer restrict tattoos because of their size under a new policy taking effect Feb. 1. The goal is to recruit and retain more airmen, according to Air Force Times. The new policy is a result of a review directed by Air Force Secretary... Read more
Washington Report (January 17, 2017) Retired Maj. Gen. David B. Poythress, a veteran of the war in Vietnam and the Georgia adjutant general from 1999 until 2007, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 73. Poythress, who held the state rank of lieutenant general, had served as the Georgia... Read more
Washington Report (January 10, 2017) All honorably discharged military members could have access to online exchange shopping by Veterans Day, according to Defense Department documents obtained by Military Times. If the proposal becomes reality, it would greatly expand the customer base for the... Read more
Washington Report (January 10, 2017) Plans for the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump in a little over a week are being finalized. Anyone coming to the nation’s capital to view the swearing in of the nation’s 45th president should know that tickets are not necessary to watch him take... Read more
Washington Report (January 10, 2017) The Defense Department has established a process to resolve cases involving bonuses paid erroneously to thousands of California National Guard soldiers years ago. Peter Levine, the acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, updated reporters last week on... Read more
(January 3, 2017) The 115th Congress was seated today. The entire House and 34 senators were sworn in at noon. The Republican Party has a majority in both chambers and has set a busy agenda for itself, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act and addressing issues with Social Security and... Read more
(December 29, 2016) The National Guard saw a busy 2016, meeting challenges both at home and abroad, deploying overseas, responding to large-scale emergencies and natural disasters at home while also taking part in a number of milestone events and transitioning to new roles. One of those new roles... Read more
The Air Force needs 30,000 new airmen to erase a shortage that is critical, says the service’s chief of staff. “We just got too small too fast and we’ve got to grow,” Gen. David L. Goldfein told USA Today last week. “We’re at a risk level I’m not comfortable with.” He will recommend an increase... Read more
The Pentagon is expected to release a new policy regarding body-fat standards sometime in 2017, according to Military Times. It comes at a time when the obesity rate across the services is rising. Today, 7.8 percent of the force is clinically overweight. That’s up from 1.6 percent in 2001, the... Read more