Air National Guard

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
WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2016) — All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation late last week that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists that... Read more
  House Rep. Ralph Abraham (HASC member), R-La. (5th), 2nd term Mississippi Army National Guard, 1986-1989 Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas (36th), 2nd term Texas Air National Guard, 1969-1975 Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich. (1st), 1st term Rhode Island Army National Guard, 1975-1978 Rep. Jim Bridenstine (HASC... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) A retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and combat veteran has won a seat in the Senate.   Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who is her second term in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, defeated Sen. Mark Kirk... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) Most women in uniform believe their military service is underappreciated by society, according to a poll released this week. In a new Service Women's Action Network survey, nearly 75 percent of the women said their military service is not understood or valued... Read more
Washington Report (November 8, 2016) The Air Force plans to cut some training not directly related to core duties. Service officials announced recently that a task force reviewed 42 training courses that are not part of an airman’s primary job and recommended removing 15 stand-alone courses and ... Read more
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