WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2012) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today  released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: “Fueled by misinformation from some Air Force officers, it appears a handful of House Armed Services Committee ... Read more
By Ron Jensen NGAUS Senior Writer (Dec. 12, 2012) Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., spoke for only 10 minutes, but needed only three words to summarize his message when he spoke Wednesday at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C. “Things look grim,” he said during his visit to the NGAUS... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 11, 2012) The House and Senate will begin reconciling this week the differences in their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act. This will include some differences on issues of interest to National Guard members. Both bills currently include... Read more
Yesterday the Senate began debate and consideration of S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The managers of the bill and ranking members on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) brought the bill to the floor in the hopes that they... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Nov. 13, 2012) Voters last week added five more current or recently retired National Guardsmen to the U.S. House of Representatives. The five include the first two female combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan to serve in Congress: Capt. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Lt... Read more
Via Congressional Budget Office: Under current law, a sharp reduction in the federal budget deficit between 2012 and 2013 will cause the economy to contract, the Congressional Budget Off ice projects, but will also put federal debt on a path more likely to be sustainable over time. To illustrate... Read more
Today is the day. Have you voted yet? After months of campaigning, fund raising, debates and partisan rhetoric, the day has finally arrived - the citizens of the United States will elect their next president. Feel free to check out the New York Times and Politico for a presidential election... Read more
One of our top priorities this year has been placing a moratorium on the divestment of the C-23 Sherpa from the Army National Guard. In 2010, a memo from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology directed the Army to divest the C-23 aircraft no later than... Read more
Influential staffers on key defense related committees are reaching out to congressional members in order to open a dialogue on how to proceed on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. As one of the key pieces of legislation to be put forth after the elections, Senate leaders have been... Read more
Last week the Office of Budget and Management (OMB) circulate a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies to clarify issues raised by the potential impact of sequestration as set forth by last year's Budget Control Act. In the memo, OMB stated it would be holding discussion on issues... Read more