Army National Guard

Washington Report (February 21, 2017) A nearly three-year effort to give all honorably discharged veterans shopping privileges for online military exchanges has been approved, according to an article published last week by Military Times. This change will affect service members who were honorably... Read more
Washington Report (February 21, 2017) A document calling for the mobilization of 100,000 National Guard troops to help with the capture and detention of illegal immigrants is a low-level, unapproved discussion paper and is not a plan being considered, according to the White House. Sean Spicer, the... Read more
Washington Report (February 21, 2017) Bonuses up to $40,000 are being offered as the active-component tries to add 6,000 more soldiers than planned to its ranks by Sept. 30, according to Army Times. The service is also offering two-year enlistments in about 100 military occupational specialties.... Read more
Washington Report (February 7, 2017) Service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them submit their annual taxes, according to information from the National Guard Bureau. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website... Read more
Washington Report (January 31, 2017) Active Guard and Reserve officers and warrant officers are now able to apply for a voluntary transfer to the Army’s cyber branch. The deadline is Feb. 10 and results are expected to be announced March 24. Candidates should have high-end technical experience,... Read more
Washington Report (January 24, 2017) A few National Guard members among the 7,500 taking part last week in the inauguration of President Donald Trump got a chance for an up-close connection with the new president at the history-making event. That included two people with NGAUS ties. Yashika Fowler... Read more
Washington Report (January 24, 2017) The Indiana National Guard and the Republic of Niger will formalize Thursday a new partnership under the Defense Department's State Partnership Program, bringing the number of SPP partnerships to 75. "We are honored and excited for the opportunity to work... Read more
Washington Report (January 17, 2017) Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, the commander of the District of Columbia National Guard, has declined an offer to stay in the job past noon Friday. The offer from the transition team came after it was reported that he would leave his post immediately after... Read more
Washington Report (January 10, 2017) All honorably discharged military members could have access to online exchange shopping by Veterans Day, according to Defense Department documents obtained by Military Times. If the proposal becomes reality, it would greatly expand the customer base for the... Read more
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

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