NATIONAL GUARD magazine

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
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James Hoyer & Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis(read online digital version) NGAUS and the Adjutants General Association of the United States have developed a set of combined legislative priorities for 2017. We base them on the... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017By William Matthews(read online digital version) Congress made good on its promise to reform TRICARE, but work remains on satisfying the needs of the Guard In a desperate search for survivors, members of two special National Guard rescue teams waded waist deep... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Looming changes to the retirement system will force most Guardsmen to think far ahead and make a choice affecting their future finances. Fortunately, guidance is available Consider the plight of a traditional reserve-... Read more

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