NATIONAL GUARD magazine

NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Washington UpdateBy Mike Hadley(read online digital version) Combatant commanders worldwide are making greater use of a mobilization authority that has inherent inequities for National Guardsmen and Reservists. Reserve-component troops mobilized under what is... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Capital ViewBy Rep. Steven Palazzo(read online digital version) If there is one thing that has been made abundantly clear over the past 15 years, it is the strength and resilience of our National Guard. Through thousands of deployments around the globe, we have... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James Hoyer(read online digital version) Those of us in the National Guard miss no opportunity to tout the many ways our force benefits the nation. We point out how it has become combat-hardened by more than 15 years of war. And we... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Guard Roots(read online digital version) ‘It turned out to be almost a dollar for a National Guard drill period’ One of the most admired four-stars of the late 20th century never forgot where his military career began Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. enlisted in the... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017By Cody Erbacher(read online digital verion) A city that produces bourbon by the barrel, delicious new twists on Southern cuisine and great champions is opening its arms to NGAUS Bourbon is big in Louisville. Real big. Kentucky’s largest city produces one-third of... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017By William Matthews(read online digital version) Master’s degrees were once nice to have. Today, they are almost a necessity to reach the upper levels of any organization It has been two years since the Air Force chief of staff made it explicitly clear to airmen—if... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) From private to general officer, service members often speak in a tongue foreign to those who have never worn the uniform “Can I buy a vowel?” Poor Bill Rago. He’s a civilian who finds himself on an Army training post... Read more
March 2017 “If an NCO goes TDY to an OCONUS location, should he put his POV in storage?” For some people, this sentence is nonsense. For others—and you know who you are—it makes perfect sense. Either way, you might want to grab an MRE and read the story about acronyms found in this month’s issue... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Last WordBy Retired Maj. Gen. Frank D. Vavala(read online digital version) It's often said that the only time people never say anything bad about a person is at their funeral. I can’t yet vouch for the accuracy of that perceived wisdom, but it might also be... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Washington UpdateBy Mike Hadley(read online digital version) Change and the unknown are two overarching themes for the 2017 legislative outlook. We don’t know the new administration’s priorities or when it will release its fiscal 2018 budget request. And we are... Read more

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