Army National Guard

(November 5, 2014) It was good to be a citizen-soldier in Congress on Election Day. All five currently serving National Guardsmen running for re-election to the House of Representatives won their bids. The list includes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Steven Palazzo... Read more
Washington Report (November 4, 2014) Two of the nation's leading military associations have joined together to ask Congress to get rid of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the... Read more
Washington Report (October 28, 2014) As committees in the House and Senate meet to find common ground between each chamber's version of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department has made its opinion known on about 90 issues, sometimes agreeing and often disagreeing... Read more
Washington Report (October 21, 2014) More than 30 current or former National Guardsmen across the country are bidding for election next month to the House or Senate. The list includes six current Guardsmen running for re-election to the House. They are   Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who... Read more
“The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the DoD in the event of a national emergency …” That is the first part of the Selective Service System’s mission statement, and it’s with that goal in mind that I write this blog. I’m... Read more
Washington Report (October 14, 2014) The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command says the National Guard and Reserve should have a greater presence in rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. "Two years ago, we had... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) When the armed services committees of the House and Senate meet to hammer out a National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, NGAUS is asking them to consider several Senate amendments that could be introduced and bring the Senate version in line with the... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) Bipartisan legislation in the Senate would provide legal assistance to National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault if the assault is related to their service. The National Guard and Reserve Access to Counsel Act was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar,... Read more
Washington Report (September 30, 2014) The acting director of the Army National Guard said the service must continue to address the problem of suicide. Maj. Gen. Judd H. Lyons spoke during an event at Arlington Hall Station in Virginia, the headquarters of the Army Guard and the National Guard... Read more
In the current national debate over the Army’s ill-conceived plan to commandeer all 192 National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, there is more at stake than aircraft. Overlooked by the proponents of this plan are the implications for our country’s system of checks and balances, and... Read more

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