NATIONAL GUARD magazine

(August 18, 2014) The Army considers its plan to remove AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard little more than an exchange of aircraft. But a unit in South Carolina demonstrates what more will be lost—years of experience, decades of knowledge and a lot of pride. Read about it in the... Read more
(July 21, 2014) The National Guard seems a perfect fit for defending the nation against cyber attacks. The Guard thinks so. So do governors. But a lack of clarity from lawmakers is slowing the process. National Guard takes a look at the current situation in its latest issue coming to your mailbox... Read more
(June 26, 2014) They perform important and dangerous missions purposely below the radar, which is why Special Operations National Guardsmen are known as “quiet professionals.”  They are in high demand and will get busier even as the war in Afghanistan comes to an end. Read about this unique group... Read more
Washington Report (May 27, 2014) While the Air Force awaits the F-35 fifth-generation fighter, another aircraft may be on the horizon that could find an early fit in the Air National Guard. The Scorpion is slower and less advanced than the ballyhooed F-35, but it has the advantages of being cheaper... Read more
Washington Report (April 29, 2014) Six members of the House of Representatives are also members of the National Guard. Three of them serve on the important House Armed Services Committee. How do these citizen-solons mix their two responsibilities? Read about it in the current edition of NATIONAL... Read more
Washington Report (April 29, 2014) Brian Fornasar, 31, has joined the NGAUS communications department as the public affairs assistant.  He'll handle the NGAUS awards program, website maintenance and more. Fornasar, a native of the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, N.Y., joins NGAUS after working as a... Read more
(Feb. 28, 2014) A commission that spent one year determining the proper structure of the Air Force released a report that recommends a greater role for the Air National Guard. The chairman of the commission tells NATIONAL GUARD that he thinks the Air Force is prepared to implement some of the... Read more
The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force released its findings to Congress and the president last week. To make a long story short, the Air National Guard has a good deal to be happy about. After a year of interviews, site visits, data collection, analysis and hearings, the... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Jan. 22, 2014) The Army wants the Army Guard’s Apaches, along with several other aircraft from its helicopter fleet. The Army Guard and NGAUS both oppose this move, which was announced to the Guard at a meeting one attendee calls “contentious.” Read about it in the current... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 17, 2013) The men and women of the National Guard are having their concerns heard at the highest level of the government, the chief of the National Guard Bureau says in this month’s edition of NATIONAL GUARD magazine. Gen. Frank J. Grass says he is at the table... Read more

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