Domestic Response

(Jan. 29, 2016) AH-64 Apache attack helicopters should remain in the Army National Guard. That’s a key recommendation of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, which released its final report Thursday after one year of study and investigation of the attack aviation issue and several... Read more
WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2016) ― The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president. “NGAUS greatly appreciates the contributions of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has made to the continuing... Read more
Washington Report (January 27, 2016) National Guard members who responded to the storm that dumped up to three feet of snow on mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia are mostly deactivated four days after the snow stopped falling. Eleven states and the district called up 2,372 Guardsmen,... Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. – From deploying overseas to responding to events at home, 2015 stood as a busy year for the National Guard and included the Guard's most active domestic response since 2011. "I am extremely proud of Guard members' service to our nation right here in the homeland this year," said Gen... Read more
Washington Report (Dec. 15, 2015) The National Guard Bureau announced last week plans to stand up 13 more cyber units across 23 states by the end of fiscal 2019. The Army National Guard will activate seven cyber-protection teams. In fiscal 2018, Guard officials will establish separate CPTs across... Read more
(Oct. 1, 2015) National Guard members throughout the East Coast are making preparations to respond to flooding resulting from Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 hurricane currently churning its way through the Caribbean. Forecasted to gain strength over the next 48 hours as it moves in a steady... Read more
(Sept. 23, 2015) The District of Columbia National Guard is providing security and traffic control support to local authorities throughout Pope Francis's visit to Washington, D.C. More than 400 soldiers and airmen are on duty throughout the district providing security assistance and traffic... Read more
Washington Report (July 21, 2015) Governors, the Pentagon and Congress are taking steps to prevent another tragedy like the one last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., in which a gunman shot dead four Marines and a Navy petty officer. The gunman, who was killed by police, also fired shots at a recruiting... Read more
Washington Report (June 23, 2015) Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the president of the Association of the United States Army, told a panel exploring the Army's future structure that the need for a unified Total Force is "stronger than its individual parts." Sullivan spoke Thursday at the second... Read more
Washington Report (June 16, 2015) The House passed a defense spending bill June 11 that has funds for several unique National Guard efforts, including border-security operations, the State Partnership Program (SPP), the Youth ChalleNGe Program and Counterdrug Program. The Senate is expected to take... Read more

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