Department of Defense

Washington Report (November 18, 2014) Governors are concerned that the Army is pushing ahead with its plan to transfer AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard and want lawmakers to tell the service to knock it off. In a letter signed by four state executives, the National Governors... Read more
(November 14, 2014) The National Defense University Foundation honored the men and women of the National Guard Thursday night with its American Patriot Award. Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, accepted the award on behalf of the nearly 470,000 soldiers and airmen who... Read more
Letter to Sen. Ayotte supporting A-10s
Washington Report (November 10, 2014) Soldiers and airmen gearing up to work on Capitol Hill heard from various military service organizations during a lunch at the NGAUS headquarters Wednesday.     Service members selected to participate in the Congressional Fellowship Program headed to the... 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 (November 4, 2014) After a top military official told reporters last week that the A-10 could be to blame if the Air Force's most coveted weapons system is delayed, one of the Warthog's most staunch defenders is fighting back. Connecting the A-10 and the fifth-generation F-35... Read more
NGAUS and AUSA letter on sequestration
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 14, 2014) Revisions made to Pentagon travel rules went into effect this month and the result is often less money for service members on temporary duty. The biggest change is to the per diem rate reimbursement for lengthy TDYs. According to Army Times, a person on TDY... Read more
Washington Report (October 7, 2014) Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is spending the congressional recess pushing his plan to allow the Air Force to target certain upgrades to the C-130H to keep the aircraft flying. He was in New Castle, Del., Monday to discuss the issue with National Guard leadership in... Read more

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