Air National Guard

Washington Report (November 8, 2016) A Senate bill favored by NGAUS and other organizations that support military members and veterans would provide greater job protection for reserve-component members. The USERRA Improvement Act introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in late September,... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) A group of 30 senators have asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to forgive the debts of some California National Guardsmen and return money to others who have already repaid bonus money they accepted although they were not entitled to it. The bipartisan effort is... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Twenty of the 22 former or current National Guard members now serving in the House of Representatives will be on ballots across the nation next week, with one, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., seeking a seat in the Senate. The others are hoping to keep their places... Read more
Washington Report (October 25, 2016) Everybody seems to be weighing in on the effort by the Pentagon to recoup re-enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of California Guardsmen 10 years ago when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were raging. Soldiers are being asked to repay bonuses of $15,... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, today released the following statement: "Like so many who wear or have worn this nation's uniform, I was troubled by stories over the weekend that illuminated the... Read more
(October 21, 2016) The Maryland National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron sent a dozen A-10s and 280 airmen to the Middle East to join the effort to re-take Mosul from Islamic State control.  Col. Charles Kohler, a spokesman for the Maryland Guard, confirmed the mission to The Baltimore Sun, but said... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) The employment rights of National Guardsmen and Reservists took a hit last week when a federal court ruled that a pre-employment arbitration agreement signed by a Navy Reservist prevented him from getting his job back after he was fired prior to a mobilization.... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) A recent change in policy to allow religious speech during Air Force retirement ceremonies is being challenged by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The group wants the Defense Department inspector general to review the new policy and says “appropriate... Read more
(October 6, 2016) As Hurricane Matthew barreled Thursday toward the southeastern United States, about 4,400 National Guard members were on the ground in South Carolina and Florida helping with preparations and plans for recovery. In South Carolina, National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated... Read more
Washington Report (October 4, 2016) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, rode the first car out of the gate at the “Citizen Soldier 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. “It was a privilege to get a behind-the-scenes look at... Read more

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