NATIONAL GUARD magazine

NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2015By Rebecca Autrey(read online digital version)   The NGAUS legislative team has undergone significant change, but the new players bring credentials and last year provides momentum   The past year has been one of change for the NGAUS legislative team. Two longtime... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2015By William Matthews(read online digital version) The annual defense budget routinely leaves Congress very different than it arrives as a request, but this year the change may be dramatic When Pentagon comptroller Mike McCord unveiled the 2016 defense budget request... Read more
APRIL 2015 Two National Guard officers were elected to Congress in November. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, are also members of NGAUS. They talk about why they wanted to join Congress and how their Guard service influences them in the April edition of NATIONAL GUARD. The... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015 Washington UpdateBy Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett(read online digital version) I want to thank Gen. Ray Odierno for the concern he showed for the Army National Guard during his testimony recently before the Senate Appropriations Committee. I also want to tell the... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015 Capitol ViewBy Rep. Steven Palazzo(read online digital version) As we begin the 114th Congress, I am proud that I’ve joined Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota as a co-chairman of the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus. Formed in 1996, the caucus ensures... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015 Guard RootsBy Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Congress passed the first GI Bill to keep returning WWII troops from experiencing the hardships so many WWI veterans faced When World War I veterans gathered by the thousands in Washington, D.C., to demand the... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015By Rebecca Autrey(read online digital version) The NGAUS conference returns to the distinctive and very familiar sights, sounds and open arms of Nashville Hospitality won't be limited to one fun-filled evening when NGAUS gathers this year for the 137th General... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015By William Matthews(read online digital version) Most Guardsmen in grad school are pursuing their degrees online, but while it has real advantages, online study isn’t for everyone After more than three decades in the military— first in the Army, then the Army... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2015By Ron Jensen(read online digital version) The State Partnership Program is fundamental to U.S. efforts to contain Russian adventurism, and for many of those involved, the effort is highly personal On a recent sojourn to Ukraine, one of two dozen or more Lt. Col.... Read more
MARCH 2015   For some National Guard members, the fighting in Ukraine is not a far-flung endeavor. They have friends in the battle, people they met through the State Partnership Program. The unique Guard program also is helping to calm jittery nerves in Eastern Europe. Read about it in the current... Read more

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