Air National Guard

Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Lawmakers left town until September last week with the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and the budget still far from complete. While both chambers have approved versions of the bills, they must be reconciled before being sent to the president for his... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Fifty-four National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation concluded the first NGAUS officer-professional development visit to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the Pentagon today. “The goal was to expose young officers to how the government works with... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Elle Ross joined the NGAUS staff this week as legislative affairs manager for Army National Guard programs. Ross worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., in 2014, while participating in a pro bono legal program at a local law firm, prior to joining the... Read more
The NGAUS Awards Program is designed to recognize individuals and organizations who, by superior performance, acts of heroism or meritorious service, make a contribution to the goals of NGAUS, to the purpose and effectiveness of the broader National Guard or to the stability and security of the... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) Veterans status is one of two important pieces of legislation that have hit a snag in Congress. Current law requires Guardsmen and Reservists to serve at least 179 days on federal active duty for other than training to be considered a veteran, regardless of how... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) The appropriations process came to a standstill in the Senate late Thursday as Democrats blocked a $574 billion defense spending bill from coming to the Senate floor. The Senate voted 50-44, short of the 60 required on the procedural vote. Sen. Joe Donnelly of... Read more
Washington Report (July, 12, 2016) NGAUS will host 54 company-grade officers in Washington D.C. for an inside look at its operations Monday. This will be the first year of the program that NGAUS hopes to turn into an annual event. "The goal of the NGAUS officer professional development trip is to... Read more
Washington Report (July 5, 2016) Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the annual General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award during a retirement dinner held last month in honor of the award’s namesake in Washington, D.C. The award will be presented to the service’s top total force team... Read more
(June 30, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to be the chief of the National Guard Bureau. He will follow Gen. Frank J. Grass, who will retire later this summer. Lengyel has been vice chief of the Guard bureau since August 2012. Prior to that, the F-16 pilot... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) NGAUS and its members are now more directly connected than ever through the association’s website at In a move NGAUS members have been asking for, they have easier access to their membership profiles and prospective members can quickly join through... Read more