Joint Forces

Yesterday the Senate began debate and consideration of S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The managers of the bill and ranking members on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) brought the bill to the floor in the hopes that they... Read more
The first responsibility of any government and its defense establishment is to protect the lives and safety of its people. To that end, the Task Force on Domestic Operations will: Develop and facilitate legislative strategies to enhance planning, training, programming, and budgeting for the... Read more
The Medical Task Force will develop legislative strategies for meeting the medical and dental readiness needs of the National Guard that include but are not limited to the need for the expansion of benefits under TRICARE; the need for improvements in the delivery of pre-deployment and post-... Read more
The Personnel/Medical Task Force will develop legislative strategies for programs that address the evolving needs of the National Guard in the joint personnel areas that include but are not limited to force management, benefits and compensation, retirement issues, education, and technology. The... Read more
All across the United States, Americans are seeing the same image – the power of the National Guard in response to national disasters. As Hurricane Sandy swept across the east coast late last week, over 85,000 National Guard member were made available to assist civilian authorities in potentially... Read more
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and people across the policy spectrum have been very vocal on the issue. At the start of the month, the Wilson Center (an independent public policy think tank) held a discussion forum entitled “Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care.” “As... Read more
Task Force Resources NGAUS 101: Task ForcesTask Force SOP (Updated Jan. 2015)Conflict of Interest Form Note: Industry representatives must be a corporate member of NGAUS to participate in task force activities. Joint Task Forces Personnel/Medical Chairman:   Lt Col Karin S. Killeen, Massachusetts... Read more
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Air Force Backpedals on Air National Guard Cuts Should we get our ears checked!? Are we hearing that correctly?\ Well, it appears it's not all just a dream after all. In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Air Force Chief of Staff nominee, Gen. Mark Welsh... Read more
Today the Senate Armed Services Committee met to consider the following nominations: General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Lieutenant General John F. Kelly, USMC to be general and Commander, United States... Read more