Department of Defense

Washington Report (December 30, 2014) The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is recommending modernizing the military's array of benefits for its members, according to the panel's spokesman. Jamie Graybeal told The Hill Monday that the report due at the White House Feb. 1... Read more
Washington Report   (December 30, 2014) The war in Afghanistan was officially ended Sunday after 13 years of combat, although more than 10,000 American troops will remain for now and the coalition that has battled the insurgency will still provide air support when it is deemed necessary. In a... Read more
Washington Report   (December 23, 2014) The Army is not letting Congress stop its plan to restructure its aviation fleet. Despite President Barack Obama's signature last week on the 2015 defense policy bill that limits the Army's ability to retire and transfer its helicopter fleet, the service is... Read more
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