Army National Guard

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
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) NGAUS and its members are now more directly connected than ever through the association’s website at www.ngaus.org. In a move NGAUS members have been asking for, they have easier access to their membership profiles and prospective members can quickly join through... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was approved today by the Senate Armed Services Committee to be the next National Guard Bureau chief. He now faces a vote of the entire Senate, which will likely take place before Congress takes a recess July 15. During his confirmation... Read more
(June 22, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau, praised the Guard’s evolution during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday and said he’ll strive to motivate the force. Lengyel has been nominated to succeed Gen. Frank Grass as chief of the bureau... Read more
Washington Report (June 21, 2016) While the House and Senate work to create one defense policy bill from two, NGAUS will monitor discussions and push lawmakers to include provisions beneficial to the National Guard. Both chambers have passed their versions of the fiscal 2017 National Defense... Read more
Washington Report (June 14, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter would like to sidestep the "up-or-out" method of military promotions, saying it has been "highly successful" but has flaws. He is pushing for a promotion system based on merit, according to an article in Politico, a publication that... Read more

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