Air National Guard

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
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) Congress will have to pass one more continuing resolution before it reaches an agreement on a budget for next year and leaves town for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Politico reports that the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, which rolls up all 12 appropriations... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) The National Guard Educational Foundation welcomed members of Congress, National Guard leaders, industry partners, Capitol Hill staff, soldiers and airmen to the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Wednesday to celebrate the National Guard's 379th... Read more
Washington Report (December 8, 2015) The problem of suicides in the military is a generational issue, not a military one, according to a study performed by two psychologists for the University of Utah's National Center for Veterans Studies. They made this conclusion after examining the many... Read more
Washington Report (December 8, 2015) It was a bustling morning today at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., with more than 200 corporate partners at NGAUS headquarters for the association's 19th annual Industry Day. Click here to view presentation slides.   Attendees mingled for... Read more

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