Army National Guard

Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel has been nominated to serve as the next National Guard Bureau chief, a position now held by Gen. Frank J. Grass, who plans to retire in September. Lengyel serves as the vice chief of the bureau. Also, Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, will be presented Wednesday with the Congressional Gold Medal for the unit’s display of bravery during the Korean War. The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can award... Read more
  I was in the room Wednesday as Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed his plan to reform the structure of the military at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. In his talk, “Breaking New Ground: Preparing the DOD for the Future,” Carter said it was... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report  (April 5, 2016) Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says the Army National Guard intelligence directorate, or G-2, is asking officers to illegally lobby Congress for support of a computing network that some say does not work, according to a report this week in The Washington... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report  (April 5, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the new Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal for the battle against ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, during the U.S. Central Command change-of-command ceremony last week. The medal is retroactive to June 15, 2014,... Read more
By Heather Bennett and Aaron Wood (EDITOR’S NOTE: 1st Lt. Heather Bennett of the Mississippi National Guard and 1st Lt. Aaron Wood of the West Virginia National Guard are participating in the NGAUS Fellows Program. They will spend this year on the NGAUS staff for a close look at the federal... Read more
(April 1) Service members taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve are eligible for a new medal. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal during the U.S. Central Command change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. The medal will be awarded to service members who serve... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 29, 2016) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Congress to delay a plan that would remove some dual-status technicians from the Guard and make them civilian employees of the federal government. The plan in the fiscal 2016 National Defense... Read more
Washington Report (March 22, 2016) Several Army National Guard units from seven states are part of the Army's associated units pilot announced today, establishing formal relationships between identified units across the active-component Army, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard that would... Read more
(March 15) The Louisiana National Guard remains on duty as high water throughout the state has caused evacuations and snarled traffic on water-covered roads. The state has 1,137 Guardsman assisting with flood operations, which is down from nearly 1,300 just a few days ago. Up to two feet of rain... Read more

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