Air National Guard

Washington Report (January 5, 2016) Thirty-two National Guard members killed themselves during the third quarter of last year, according to the Pentagon's latest report released Monday. The Quarterly Suicide Report shows five Air Guard members and 27 Army Guard troops committed suicide during the... Read more
Washington Report (January 5, 2016) The two New York Air National Guardsmen killed last month by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan have been named Honorary Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents by Brig. Gen. Keith M. Givens, the OSI commander.    Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, and... Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. – From deploying overseas to responding to events at home, 2015 stood as a busy year for the National Guard and included the Guard's most active domestic response since 2011. "I am extremely proud of Guard members' service to our nation right here in the homeland this year," said Gen... Read more
Washington Report (December 29, 2015) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, released the following holiday message on Christmas Day:   My Fellow Guardsmen,   As we celebrate this holiday season and draw 2015 to a close, I extend my warmest greetings, deep gratitude and best... Read more
Washington Report (December 29, 2015) Following a two-year review of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Defense Department Monday forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal outlining a number of reforms.   According to a news release announcing the proposed changes, the proposal is based... Read more
(Dec. 23) Two Air National Guardsmen from New York died in the suicide attack Monday in Afghanistan that killed six American service members. Another New York Air Guardsman was seriously wounded and is being treated at the Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, 31, and... Read more
A New York Air National Guard member was one of six American service members killed Monday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Joe Lemm, 45, a New York City police detective, is the only victim of the attack identified as of this morning. A second New York Air Guardsman also died in the... Read more
Congress completed its work on the fiscal 2016 federal budget Friday and President Barack Obama signed the measure into law the same day. It provides funding for all government agencies, including the Defense Department, through Sept. 30, 2016.  The budget, which is for $1.1 trillion, includes $514... Read more
The Air Force may have to change its plans to modernize its fleet of aircraft due to fiscal limitations, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. The analysis released last week cast doubt on the service's plan to field the F-35 fighter as scheduled and purchase the K-46... Read more
(Dec. 18) Enlisted airmen will be trained to fly the unarmed RQ-4 Global Hawks, remotely piloted aircraft that fly high-altitude missions for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James made the announcement Thursday. “Our enlisted force is the best in the world... Read more

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