Department of Defense

NGAUS Washington Report (March 26, 2013) The National Guard Bureau is telling states that have already issued military technicians furlough notices to rescind them while the Pentagon determines what impact a short-term spending bill could have on some full-time military employees. The Washington... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 26, 2013) Lt. Gen. Stanley E. "Sid" Clarke III hit the ground running last week as he laid out his priorities as Air Guard Director even before he was officially sworn into the job. Clarke testified at two hearings days before he was formally accepted as the new... Read more
(March 25, 2013) The National Guard Coalition has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to exempt military technicians from the furloughs made necessary by sequestration. NGAUS, the Adjutants General Association of the United States and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 19, 2013) The National Guard State Partnership Program is an extraordinarily effective, enduring, low-cost tool to advance the national security objective of building partnership capacity, two veteran combatant commanders told Congress Friday. “You probably have the... Read more
(March 16, 2013) The NGAUS Board of Directors will hear from top National Guard leadership when it gathers today at the National Guard Memorial, the association headquarters in the nation’s capital. The board is assembling for its regular spring meeting. Board members began meeting Friday in... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 12, 2013) Bowing to criticism, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a 30-day review of the order of precedence for the Pentagon’s new Distinguished Warfare Medal, which critics have ripped because the award for actions far from combat ranks above others that can... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 12, 2013) Funding for tuition assistance has been stopped by the Army, Air Force and Marines as the services try to get a handle on spending in light of sweeping federal budget cuts. The Air Force’s move was reported today by Air Force Times, which said the program... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Feb. 26, 2013) NGAUS is asking Congress to find an alternative to sequestration, which would cause great harm to the National Guard if the $85 billion in cuts for the current fiscal year kick in Friday. Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, has... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Feb. 26, 2013) A member of Congress has added his voice to those unhappy with the Pentagon’s decision to rank a new medal above those that can only be earned in combat. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., an Army veteran, has asked the Defense Department to reconsider the importance... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Feb. 26, 2013) The Air National Guard may be forced to ground aircraft this week due to shortfalls in the operations and maintenance accounts under the current continuing resolution that is funding the government at 2012 levels for lack of a fiscal 2013 budget. Gen. Frank... Read more