Army National Guard

Washington Report (September 6, 2016) National Guardsmen from 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia are gathering this week for the 138th General Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore. The event kicks off Friday and ends Monday with more than 3,000 people attending. The best... Read more
Washington Report (August 30, 2016) A documentary offering a personal look at the National Guard at war is available nationwide today. “Citizen Soldier” can be purchased on iTunes and Google Play, as well as at a number of retail outlets including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target. The film, which was... Read more
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