Air National Guard

(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
(September 29, 2016) The Senate approved legislation today that would prevent some Air National Guard remotely piloted aircraft units from paying significantly higher lease payments at civilian airports. The bill, H.R. 5944, recognizes the RPA mission as aeronautical under the Federal Aviation... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) A report from the Congressional Research Service has uncovered what military planners already know: A continuing resolution causes frustration and puts readiness at risk, according to a report in Politico, a publication that covers Capitol Hill. The study... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) The House will vote tonight on legislation that would benefit Air National Guard units that fly remotely piloted aircraft from civilian airports. The bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., would... Read more
WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2016) — Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, will address National Guard officers from across the country Monday at the 138th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition. The speech is set for 1 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Convention Center. “We are participants... Read more
Washington Report (September 6, 2016) National Guardsmen from 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia are gathering this week for the 138th General Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore. The event kicks off Friday and ends Monday with more than 3,000 people attending. The best... Read more
Washington Report (August 30, 2016) The Air Force announced plans to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt fighter while woefully unaware of the implications of such a move and how it would fill mission gaps created by the decision. A report from the Government Accountability Office last week also said the... Read more
Washington Report (August 23, 2016) Members of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus are pushing defense leaders in the House and Senate to support provisions of the defense bill affecting National Guardsmen in a variety of areas, from health care to mobilization to travel reimbursement and... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) About 18 million additional honorably discharged veterans would have access to online shopping at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website after the Pentagon’s Executive Resale Board unanimously approved the plan last week, according to a report in... Read more