November 2016 Tents have been standard Army and Air Force equipment for a long, long time. But the services are demanding field shelters that are easier to deploy, provide more comfort and require less energy, whether in the desert or on a polar ice sheet. Read about it in the current issue of... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016 Last WordBy Retired Brig. Gen. David Brubaker(read online digital version) Some attendees at the retiree luncheon during the 138th General Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore got a bit of a surprise. The annual luncheon had become a caucus. There was still... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer(read online digital version) NGAUS, in my humble opinion, has never been more important. Yes, our association has advocated for the citizen-soldier and airman and their families for 138 years. And, certainly, that... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016 Capital ViewBy Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy(read online digital version) I believe the Army National Guard is at an inflection point. Our organization began protecting our way of life generations prior to our country formally being established as the United... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016 Guard RootsBy Bob Haskell(read online digital version) A full Guard call-up a century ago ended up being little more than a long, large training exercise. It was just what the force needed As shooting wars go, the Mexican border campaign of 1916 didn’t amount... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016By William Matthews(read online digital version) Simple canvas structures have long provided shelter for troops in the field. Not so much anymore. And even less so in the future From the broiling heat of Iraq and Afghanistan to an ice shelf adrift on the Arctic... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine November 2016By Cody Erbacher(read online digital version) Combat simulators help save precious training resources. But they do have limitations. A new generation of technology can provide solutions, if the Guard can afford them When Dale Basham began working at the training... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine October 2016(read online digital version) | Photos Service chiefs, the new NGB chief and a man who wants to be the commander in chief highlight annual conference The third business session of most NGAUS general conferences is usually attended by more empty chairs than full... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine October 2016 Last WordBy Retired Col. Steve Leonard(read online digital version) “When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat, and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over, and you’re... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine October 2016By Capt. Stephanie McKeen(read online digital version) Survey shows most Guardsmen want to remain operational and their benefits to be left alone The overwhelming majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen want to be called if they are needed and expect that... Read more