Air National Guard

Washington Report (March 15, 2016) The first female could join the Air Force's tactical air control party later this year and female soldiers could join infantry and armor units next year, according to plans released last week by the services and approved by the Defense Department. The services... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) Men and women who leave the military should have longer access to the benefits available through Military OneSource, a Pentagon official told the acting secretary of the Army last week. Rosemary Williams, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) Forty-four governors, both Republicans and Democrats, including those in Guam and Puerto Rico, have asked congressional leaders to repeal a law converting some National Guard military technicians into federal civilian employees. "We are gravely concerned about how... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The adjutants general from states flying the C-130 have asked House and Senate defense leaders to push the Air Force to comply with mandated modernization plans while keeping separate their request to add four or more new C-130Js to the Air National Guard. Twenty-... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) Service members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic-brain injury could not be discharged from the military if a bill introduced last week in the House becomes law, according to a report in Military Times. The legislation introduced by a... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs has eased the payment process for its program that allows veterans to seek care outside of the VA system, the agency announced last week. No longer will doctors taking part in the Veterans Choice program be required to submit a... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) Two influential senators are defending a change to the status of National Guard military technicians that would make some of them federal civilian workers and no longer under the control of governors or adjutants general. The change is to take place in 2017. Sen.... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) The top enlisted leaders of the military services told lawmakers last week that pay and compensation concerns are affecting the morale of the force. In response, one lawmaker decried his retirement pay which will be about $60,000, an amount he said is "not a lot... Read more
Washington Report (February 23, 2016) Retired Sgt. Maj. Frank Yoakum has been selected as the executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. In making the announcement last week, retired Chief Master Sgt. John M. Harris, the EANGUS president, said, "Frank... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) The surveillance blimp program receives $45.5 million in the president's budget request despite a high-profile incident last year when a blimp broke free and floated more than 100 miles before falling to earth. A tether dragged behind damaged power lines and... Read more