Army National Guard

(Aug. 3, 2016) The National Guard Bureau has a new chief. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel accepted the role today minutes after pinning on his fourth star at a ceremony in the Pentagon. “It’s the greatest honor of my military career,” said the former fighter pilot who served 10 years in the active component... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Legislation now being negotiated by the House and Senate armed services committees would reduce a divorced spouse’s share of military retirement pay. The amendment to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act would base a divorced spouse’s share of... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Thirty-three U.S. troops serving overseas have contracted the Zika virus, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson said the military is monitoring installations in the U.S. at risk for mosquito-borne diseases, including actively testing mosquitoes... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) Veterans with mental-health problems still shy away from treatment because they fear it will hurt their chances for employment and because they remain embarrassed by their problems, a survey found. The survey by the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) About 1,000 American service members died in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2011 because military doctors lacked sufficient skills in caring for trauma patients, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. When not... Read more
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

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