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Washington Report (August 23, 2016) Members of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus are pushing defense leaders in the House and Senate to support provisions of the defense bill affecting National Guardsmen in a variety of areas, from health care to mobilization to travel reimbursement and... Read more
Washington Report (June 14, 2016) In a written editorial, Rep. Martha McSally, R- Ariz., explains how the Air Force must conduct a "fly-off" between the A-10 and the F-35 to determine if the newest fighter can replace the old warhorse. The House version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense... Read more
Washington Report (May 31, 2016) Army Secretary Eric Fanning said uncertainty in the budget process affects the service’s ability to train and equip soldiers. In an interview with Army Times published over the weekend, Fanning, who was sworn in May 18, said, “The main challenge with the budget is... Read more
“It turned darker than midnight.” On the morning of May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mt. St. Helens, causing an eruption of hot smoke and ash to shoot 80,000 feet into the air over the southwestern part of Washington state.   Pete Holmberg, a former aeroscout in a cavalry unit in... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 29, 2016) Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a supporter of the A-10 aircraft the Air Force wants to retire, told Pentagon leaders the service should dump bands and turn musicians into mechanics if manning levels are its reason for scrapping the fighter jet, according to... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The adjutants general from states flying the C-130 have asked House and Senate defense leaders to push the Air Force to comply with mandated modernization plans while keeping separate their request to add four or more new C-130Js to the Air National Guard. Twenty-... Read more
Washington Report (February 16, 2016) The surveillance blimp program receives $45.5 million in the president's budget request despite a high-profile incident last year when a blimp broke free and floated more than 100 miles before falling to earth. A tether dragged behind damaged power lines and... Read more
Washington Report (February 2, 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 nearly a year of study and investigation of the attack... Read more
Washington Report (February 2, 2016) Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., has asked President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter to include funds for the A-10 in the fiscal 2017 budget that will be released next week. Recent news reports have said that the Air Force has shelved for now its... Read more
(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

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