Department of Defense

Washington Report (October 27, 2015)  Airmen getting ready to work on Capitol Hill visited NGAUS headquarters Wednesday to talk to staff and learn how the association can be a resource during their time in Washington, D.C.    The 20 airmen, including one Air National Guard member, are participating... Read more
Washington Report (October 20, 2015) Sixteen senators wrote to Army leadership Friday, asking for clarity on the Army's tactical wheeled vehicle strategy.   The note to John McHugh, the Army secretary, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, comes two months after the Army awarded Oshkosh... Read more
Washington Report (October 20, 2015) Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III is set to retire March 1 after three years as director of the Air National Guard and more than three decades in uniform.   Reflecting back on his career in an interview with Air Force Times, Clarke shared one of the most important... Read more
Washington Report (October 20, 2015) The commander of First Army said last week that 39 training days is not enough for Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers to maintain an operational reserve.   "I firmly believe that if we're going to maintain that reserve component as an operational... Read more
Washington Report (October 6, 2015) The Senate could vote as soon as today on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, but the president has said he will veto the version of the bill that passed the House last week.   President Barack Obama opposes the bill because House Republicans included... Read more
Washington Report (October 6, 2015) Two Republican House members believe the National Commission on the Future of the Army is taking a narrow approach to its task and have encouraged it to "identify areas where improvement can be made, and efficiencies found."   Rep. Kay Granger of Texas and Rep.... Read more
Washington Report (October 6, 2015) Gen. John Galvin, who died Sept. 25 at age 86 from complications of Parkinson's disease, began his 44-year military career as an enlisted man in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1948. He retired in 1993 as the supreme allied commander of NATO.   Galvin... Read more
(Oct. 1, 2015) Gen. John Galvin, who died Friday at age 86, began his 44-year military career as an enlisted man in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1948. He retired in 1993 as the supreme allied commander of NATO. Galvin joined the Guard to continue his schooling and stay out of the draft... Read more
Washington Report (September 29, 2015) Congress is likely to pass a short-term measure to fund the government into December, but the Defense Department took the cautionary step Friday of warning troops about what to expect if the government shuts down at midnight Wednesday when the 2015 fiscal year... Read more
Washington Report (September 29, 2015) A change-of-responsibility ceremony Friday put Gen. Joseph Dunford atop the U.S. military as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The former commandant of the Marine Corps said he is "humbled by the opportunity."    He called the men and women in uniform... Read more

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