Air National Guard

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
Washington Report (December 27, 2016) The next addition to the Meal, Ready-to-Eat menu is a chicken burrito bowl that will include a mix of rice, chili peppers and beans, according to Army Times. The meal will include a trail mix and a teriyaki meat stick.  The new entrée, which is MRE No. 38, came... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the National Guard Bureau chief, has issued the following holiday greeting to the men and women of the National Guard: “As we celebrate this holiday season and look forward to 2017, I extend my warmest greetings, deep gratitude and best... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) Starting at 2:01 a.m. EST Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will begin tracking Santa Claus’ preparations for his Christmas Eve journey. It will be available for viewing at, which is already live and features games and... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) National Guard Bureau and Pentagon leaders, industry partners, congressional staff and citizen-soldiers and airmen helped celebrate the National Guard’s 380th birthday Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by the National Guard Educational Foundation... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) About 7,500 National Guardsmen from 40 states and territories will be providing support during the 58th presidential inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. About 13,000 service members from all... Read more
Speakers   Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) Rep. Steven Palazzo (Mississippi) LTG Daniel Hokanson, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau Brig Gen Tim Cathcart, Director, NGB-LL Congressional Staff Governors Representatives Georgetown University National Guard CACOs   Agenda February 14, 2017   Registration,... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation last week that would expand the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) Air Force officials announced last week five installations as candidates for the next two Air National Guard F-35A locations, according to an Air Force press release. The possible locations are Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Montgomery, Alabama; Gowen Field... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs is shortchanging women veterans regarding health care, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office, which found that about one-third of VA medical facilities lack an onsite gynecologist. The GAO found... Read more