Army National Guard

(March 15) The Louisiana National Guard remains on duty as high water throughout the state has caused evacuations and snarled traffic on water-covered roads. The state has 1,137 Guardsman assisting with flood operations, which is down from nearly 1,300 just a few days ago. Up to two feet of rain... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) The first female could join the Air Force's tactical air control party later this year and female soldiers could join infantry and armor units next year, according to plans released last week by the services and approved by the Defense Department. The services... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) The Department of Labor is trying to identify people who are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits and collecting unemployment benefits so they can stop the jobless pay. The agency is trying to enforce a law passed last year that was part of the fiscal... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) Men and women who leave the military should have longer access to the benefits available through Military OneSource, a Pentagon official told the acting secretary of the Army last week. Rosemary Williams, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, will speak Saturday to the NGAUS Board of Directors. Board members will be attending the annual spring meeting at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C. Grass will be joined at the NGAUS... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) Forty-four governors, both Republicans and Democrats, including those in Guam and Puerto Rico, have asked congressional leaders to repeal a law converting some National Guard military technicians into federal civilian employees. "We are gravely concerned about how... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) Service members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic-brain injury could not be discharged from the military if a bill introduced last week in the House becomes law, according to a report in Military Times. The legislation introduced by a... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs has eased the payment process for its program that allows veterans to seek care outside of the VA system, the agency announced last week. No longer will doctors taking part in the Veterans Choice program be required to submit a... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) The Army must make greater use of the National Guard and Reserves to take pressure off the active component, Congress was told Friday. Gen. Daniel Allyn, the Army vice chief of staff, told the House Armed Services Committee that emerging missions are taking a toll... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) Two influential senators are defending a change to the status of National Guard military technicians that would make some of them federal civilian workers and no longer under the control of governors or adjutants general. The change is to take place in 2017. Sen.... Read more

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