Army National Guard

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
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) The top enlisted leaders of the military services told lawmakers last week that pay and compensation concerns are affecting the morale of the force. In response, one lawmaker decried his retirement pay which will be about $60,000, an amount he said is "not a lot... Read more
Washington Report (February 23, 2016) The Defense Department is responding to criticism that it wants to make the new blended retirement system more favorable to longer-serving troops at the expense of those who spend only a short time in uniform. "We absolutely do not agree that this is something... Read more
Washington Report (February 23, 2016) Retired Sgt. Maj. Frank Yoakum has been selected as the executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. In making the announcement last week, retired Chief Master Sgt. John M. Harris, the EANGUS president, said, "Frank... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) The Army may require National Guard brigade combat teams to join in regular rotations to Europe as part of the European Reassurance Initiative. The ERI is an effort to assure allies in eastern Europe that the United States and NATO are supporting them against a... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) NGAUS and the National Guard Educational Foundation have scholarships to offer qualified applicants. The application process is ongoing for all three scholarship programs offered by the association and the foundation. University of Phoenix: NGAUS members in the... Read more
Washington Report (February 9, 2016) Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., says the proposed pay raise of 1.6 percent for military members is "ridiculous" and vows to push for an increase. The President's Budget for fiscal 2017 was released today, but word had leaked ahead of time that it would include the pay... Read more

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