Department of Defense

The National Guard Bureau(NGB), Air National Guard, hosted a Domestic Capabilities Priorities Conference August 4-8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This conference, formerly known as the Joint Domestic Operations Equipment Requirements (JDOERS) meeting is held as a means for field level experts... Read more
By Rebecca Autrey December 11, 2014 National Guard leaders joined members of Congress, congressional staff, industry representatives and other Guard supporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday night to celebrate the Guard’s 378th birthday. About 250 people attended the event organized by NGAUS, including... Read more
Washington Report (December 9, 2014) The defense policy bill for fiscal 2015, which could be discussed today in the Senate after passing the House last week, has much for National Guardsmen to like, including a change to how Guard members can receive early retirement pay. Last week's Washington... Read more
By Ron Jensen December 5, 2014 National Guardsmen should be pleased with the fiscal 2015 defense policy bill hammered out in Congress and now awaiting action by the Senate after it was passed by the House. But it is clear the fight on critical issues is not over and NGAUS is preparing for another... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2014) —The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: “The compromise fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act now awaiting approval by the full House and Senate sends a... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 2, 2014) The Air Force will not retire A-10 fighter aircraft and the Army will not transfer AH-64 Apache helicopters from the National Guard in the current fiscal year.   Those are two important highlights of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act hammered out by... Read more
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

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