Army National Guard

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, released the following statement on the death today of Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, from cancer: "This is news that saddens all members of NGAUS, but particularly the... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Full-time Army National Guard soldiers now qualify for temporary early retirement after serving 15 years. Army Secretary Eric Fanning expanded the program in late June to include a limited population of Guardsmen, according to Army Times, mostly those serving in... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Lawmakers left town until September last week with the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and the budget still far from complete. While both chambers have approved versions of the bills, they must be reconciled before being sent to the president for his... Read more
Washington Report (July 19, 2016) Fifty-four National Guard company-grade officers from across the nation concluded the first NGAUS officer-professional development visit to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the Pentagon today. “The goal was to expose young officers to how the government works with... Read more
The NGAUS Awards Program is designed to recognize individuals and organizations who, by superior performance, acts of heroism or meritorious service, make a contribution to the goals of NGAUS, to the purpose and effectiveness of the broader National Guard or to the stability and security of the... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) Veterans status is one of two important pieces of legislation that have hit a snag in Congress. Current law requires Guardsmen and Reservists to serve at least 179 days on federal active duty for other than training to be considered a veteran, regardless of how... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) The appropriations process came to a standstill in the Senate late Thursday as Democrats blocked a $574 billion defense spending bill from coming to the Senate floor. The Senate voted 50-44, short of the 60 required on the procedural vote. Sen. Joe Donnelly of... Read more
Washington Report (July, 12, 2016) NGAUS will host 54 company-grade officers in Washington D.C. for an inside look at its operations Monday. This will be the first year of the program that NGAUS hopes to turn into an annual event. "The goal of the NGAUS officer professional development trip is to... Read more
(June 30, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to be the chief of the National Guard Bureau. He will follow Gen. Frank J. Grass, who will retire later this summer. Lengyel has been vice chief of the Guard bureau since August 2012. Prior to that, the F-16 pilot... Read more
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2016) — NGAUS today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the association president, on the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, to be the next NGB chief.   “The Senate last night confirmed the right... Read more

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