Army National Guard

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
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) For the second time in three weeks, about 50 company-grade officers were given access to National Guard leadership as part of the NGAUS-funded officer-professional development trip to Washington, D.C. The officers visited the home Sunday of Gen. Frank J. Grass for... Read more
(Aug. 3, 2016) The National Guard Bureau has a new chief. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel accepted the role today minutes after pinning on his fourth star at a ceremony in the Pentagon. “It’s the greatest honor of my military career,” said the former fighter pilot who served 10 years in the active component... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Legislation now being negotiated by the House and Senate armed services committees would reduce a divorced spouse’s share of military retirement pay. The amendment to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act would base a divorced spouse’s share of... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Thirty-three U.S. troops serving overseas have contracted the Zika virus, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson said the military is monitoring installations in the U.S. at risk for mosquito-borne diseases, including actively testing mosquitoes... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) Veterans with mental-health problems still shy away from treatment because they fear it will hurt their chances for employment and because they remain embarrassed by their problems, a survey found. The survey by the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) About 1,000 American service members died in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2011 because military doctors lacked sufficient skills in caring for trauma patients, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. When not... Read more
WASHINGTON (July 20, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, released the following statement on the death today of Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, from cancer: "This is news that saddens all members of NGAUS, but particularly the... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Full-time Army National Guard soldiers now qualify for temporary early retirement after serving 15 years. Army Secretary Eric Fanning expanded the program in late June to include a limited population of Guardsmen, according to Army Times, mostly those serving in... Read more

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