Army National Guard

Washington Report (April 26, 2016) The Air National Guard is a winner in the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal 2017. The Army Guard has little to cheer about. The budget developed by the Defense Department is analyzed from a Guard perspective in the annual legislative issue of National Guard.... Read more
Washington Report (April 19, 2016) The Democratic presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., added their voices to the chorus opposing cuts to Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, which are in a House bill that includes other services for veterans.... Read more
Washington Report (April 19, 2016) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of NGAUS, added his signature to a letter pushing for increased benefits for National Guardsmen and Reservists and sent today to House and Senate leadership on defense issues. The letter sent to the chairmen and ranking... Read more
Washington Report (April 19, 2016) Lawmakers have addressed a variety of issues of interest to veterans and service members, from access to medical marijuana to footwear to fertility assistance. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., added an amendment to the Department of Veterans Affairs appropriations bill... Read more
Washington Report (April 19, 2016) Maj. Gen. Marta Carcana, the adjutant general of Puerto Rico, accompanied by veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery last week. At an earlier ceremony at the... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) The Army’s response to the recommendations of the National Commission on the Future of the Army will be in the hands of Defense Secretary Ash Carter this week, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the service’s chief of staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “What we’ve... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has asked the Defense Department inspector general to investigate an email sent by a civilian employee at the National Guard Bureau. The lawmaker says the email sent by an intelligence specialist encourages military members to lobby... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel has been nominated to serve as the next National Guard Bureau chief, a position now held by Gen. Frank J. Grass, who plans to retire in September. Lengyel serves as the vice chief of the bureau. Also, Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, will be presented Wednesday with the Congressional Gold Medal for the unit’s display of bravery during the Korean War. The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can award... Read more
  I was in the room Wednesday as Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed his plan to reform the structure of the military at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. In his talk, “Breaking New Ground: Preparing the DOD for the Future,” Carter said it was... Read more

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