Army National Guard

Washington Report (December 20, 2016) About 7,500 National Guardsmen from 40 states and territories will be providing support during the 58th presidential inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. About 13,000 service members from all... Read more
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will speak at the annual NGAUS Legislative Workshop Feb. 14 at the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. Also scheduled to address the gathering is Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau.... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation last week that would expand the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs is shortchanging women veterans regarding health care, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office, which found that about one-third of VA medical facilities lack an onsite gynecologist. The GAO found... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2016) — All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation late last week that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists that... Read more
  House Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas (36th), 2nd term Texas Air National Guard, 1969-1975 Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich. (1st), 1st term Rhode Island Army National Guard, 1975-1978 Rep. Jim Bridenstine (HASC member), R-Okla. (1st), 3rd term Oklahoma Air National Guard, 2015-present Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) A retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and combat veteran has won a seat in the Senate.   Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who is her second term in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, defeated Sen. Mark Kirk... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) Most women in uniform believe their military service is underappreciated by society, according to a poll released this week. In a new Service Women's Action Network survey, nearly 75 percent of the women said their military service is not understood or valued... Read more
Washington Report (November 8, 2016) A Senate bill favored by NGAUS and other organizations that support military members and veterans would provide greater job protection for reserve-component members. The USERRA Improvement Act introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in late September,... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) A group of 30 senators have asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to forgive the debts of some California National Guardsmen and return money to others who have already repaid bonus money they accepted although they were not entitled to it. The bipartisan effort is... Read more

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