Army National Guard

Washington Report (February 2, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs will not be issuing national identification cards to veterans for several months. That's not good enough, according to Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., who sponsored the bill passed last year creating the cards. "Another year is too... Read more
Washington Report (February 2, 2016) The Army has reversed itself on the legality of Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (GRAP), but has yet to make its new view public. NGAUS has learned the Army has concluded that Congress had provided specific authority to the components of the service to pay... Read more
(Jan. 29, 2016) AH-64 Apache attack helicopters should remain in the Army National Guard. That’s a key recommendation of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, which released its final report Thursday after one year of study and investigation of the attack aviation issue and several... Read more
WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2016) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president. “NGAUS greatly appreciates the contributions of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has made to the continuing... Read more
Washington Report (January 27, 2016) National Guard members who responded to the storm that dumped up to three feet of snow on mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia are mostly deactivated four days after the snow stopped falling. Eleven states and the district called up 2,372 Guardsmen,... Read more
Washington Report  (January 19, 2016) NGAUS will sponsor visits to the nation's capital this year for two National Guard company-grade officers and some warrant officers from each of the states, territories and the District of Columbia. The purpose of this professional development program is to... Read more
Washington Report (January 5, 2016) Thirty-two National Guard members killed themselves during the third quarter of last year, according to the Pentagon's latest report released Monday. The Quarterly Suicide Report shows five Air Guard members and 27 Army Guard troops committed suicide during the... Read more
Washington Report (January 5, 2016) First Lt. Heather Bennett of the Mississippi National Guard and 1st Lt. Aaron Wood of the West Virginia National Guard have joined the NGAUS staff for one year as part of the NGAUS Legislative Fellows program. They will spend 2016 getting a close look at how... Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. – From deploying overseas to responding to events at home, 2015 stood as a busy year for the National Guard and included the Guard's most active domestic response since 2011. "I am extremely proud of Guard members' service to our nation right here in the homeland this year," said Gen... Read more
Washington Report (December 29, 2015) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, released the following holiday message on Christmas Day:   My Fellow Guardsmen,   As we celebrate this holiday season and draw 2015 to a close, I extend my warmest greetings, deep gratitude and best... Read more