Army National Guard

Washington Report (January 10, 2017) Plans for the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump in a little over a week are being finalized. Anyone coming to the nation’s capital to view the swearing in of the nation’s 45th president should know that tickets are not necessary to watch him take... Read more
Washington Report (January 10, 2017) The Defense Department has established a process to resolve cases involving bonuses paid erroneously to thousands of California National Guard soldiers years ago. Peter Levine, the acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, updated reporters last week on... Read more
(January 3, 2017) The 115th Congress was seated today. The entire House and 34 senators were sworn in at noon. The Republican Party has a majority in both chambers and has set a busy agenda for itself, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act and addressing issues with Social Security and... Read more
(December 29, 2016) The National Guard saw a busy 2016, meeting challenges both at home and abroad, deploying overseas, responding to large-scale emergencies and natural disasters at home while also taking part in a number of milestone events and transitioning to new roles. One of those new roles... Read more
The Pentagon is expected to release a new policy regarding body-fat standards sometime in 2017, according to Military Times. It comes at a time when the obesity rate across the services is rising. Today, 7.8 percent of the force is clinically overweight. That’s up from 1.6 percent in 2001, the... Read more
Washington Report (December 27, 2016) The next addition to the Meal, Ready-to-Eat menu is a chicken burrito bowl that will include a mix of rice, chili peppers and beans, according to Army Times. The meal will include a trail mix and a teriyaki meat stick.  The new entrée, which is MRE No. 38, came... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the National Guard Bureau chief, has issued the following holiday greeting to the men and women of the National Guard: “As we celebrate this holiday season and look forward to 2017, I extend my warmest greetings, deep gratitude and best... Read more
Washington Report (December 20, 2016) National Guard Bureau and Pentagon leaders, industry partners, congressional staff and citizen-soldiers and airmen helped celebrate the National Guard’s 380th birthday Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by the National Guard Educational Foundation... Read more
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
Speakers   Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) Rep. Steven Palazzo (Mississippi) LTG Daniel Hokanson, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau Brig Gen Tim Cathcart, Director, NGB-LL Congressional Staff Governors Representatives Georgetown University National Guard CACOs   Agenda February 14, 2017   Registration,... Read more