Army National Guard

Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Army National Guard soldiers expect to deploy and are willing to do so, the National Guard Bureau chief said last week while speaking to the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel said Guard soldiers “want to be deployed.” “Frankly,... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Twenty of the 22 former or current National Guard members now serving in the House of Representatives will be on ballots across the nation next week, with one, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., seeking a seat in the Senate. The others are hoping to keep their places... Read more
Washington Report (October 25, 2016) Everybody seems to be weighing in on the effort by the Pentagon to recoup re-enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of California Guardsmen 10 years ago when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were raging. Soldiers are being asked to repay bonuses of $15,... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, today released the following statement: "Like so many who wear or have worn this nation's uniform, I was troubled by stories over the weekend that illuminated the... Read more
(October 24, 2016) A team representing the Michigan Army National Guard won the 2016 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, Friday. Sgt. Saykham Keophalychanh and Sgt. Nicholas Mitchell from the 126th Infantry Regiment topped the field of 42 two-man teams from around the world,... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) The employment rights of National Guardsmen and Reservists took a hit last week when a federal court ruled that a pre-employment arbitration agreement signed by a Navy Reservist prevented him from getting his job back after he was fired prior to a mobilization.... Read more
Washington Report (October 11, 2016) Women who join the Army at age 25 or older are the most likely soldiers to attempt suicide during their first years of service, researchers have found. Soldiers who have not yet deployed are also more likely to attempt suicide than their more experienced... Read more
Washington Report (October 11, 2016) The Army will begin recruiting for all components, trying to find the best fit for a new soldier in the active component, the Reserve or the Army National Guard, the commander of Army Recruiting Command says. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow told Federal News Radio... Read more
Washington Report (October 11, 2016) Some Army National Guard soldiers will soon spend more days training, the Army Guard director announced at the annual Association of the United States Army meeting last week. “We have critical capability in the Army National Guard that the active Army relies on... Read more
(October 6, 2016) As Hurricane Matthew barreled Thursday toward the southeastern United States, about 4,400 National Guard members were on the ground in South Carolina and Florida helping with preparations and plans for recovery. In South Carolina, National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated... Read more