Army National Guard

“The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the DoD in the event of a national emergency …” That is the first part of the Selective Service System’s mission statement, and it’s with that goal in mind that I write this blog. I’m... Read more
Washington Report (October 14, 2014) The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command says the National Guard and Reserve should have a greater presence in rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. "Two years ago, we had... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) When the armed services committees of the House and Senate meet to hammer out a National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, NGAUS is asking them to consider several Senate amendments that could be introduced and bring the Senate version in line with the... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) Bipartisan legislation in the Senate would provide legal assistance to National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault if the assault is related to their service. The National Guard and Reserve Access to Counsel Act was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar,... Read more
Washington Report (September 30, 2014) The acting director of the Army National Guard said the service must continue to address the problem of suicide. Maj. Gen. Judd H. Lyons spoke during an event at Arlington Hall Station in Virginia, the headquarters of the Army Guard and the National Guard... Read more
In the current national debate over the Army’s ill-conceived plan to commandeer all 192 National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, there is more at stake than aircraft. Overlooked by the proponents of this plan are the implications for our country’s system of checks and balances, and... Read more
September 18, 2014 For many Army National Guard soldiers, September drill is back on. Most states had canceled training for September because of a $101 million shortfall nationwide in funds. But the National Guard Bureau received congressional approval Wednesday to shift money from one fund to... Read more
Washington Report (September 16, 2014) Lawmakers will head home at the end of this week without passing defense authorization or spending bills for the next fiscal year. Congress is expected to pass a continuing resolution in lieu of a full appropriations bill. The measure would fund current... Read more
Washington Report (September 16, 2014) The nation's governors are pushing the Defense Department to use the National Guard as a major part of its cyber operations mission. Over the past three weeks Grace Washbourne, the NGAUS legislative program manager for joint and domestic operations programs,... Read more
Washington Report (September 16, 2014) The National Guard is still waiting for approval from one congressional committee before it can shift funds around and possibly hold September drill. Most states canceled training for September because of a lack of money. But the National Guard Bureau... Read more

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