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Washington Report (December 16, 2014)  A military suicide prevention bill named for an Indiana National Guardsman who killed himself in 2009 will become law when President Barack Obama signs the defense policy bill now on his desk. But one named for a former Marine who took his own life in 2011... Read more
By Rebecca Autrey December 11, 2014 National Guard leaders joined members of Congress, congressional staff, industry representatives and other Guard supporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday night to celebrate the Guard’s 378th birthday. About 250 people attended the event organized by NGAUS, including... Read more
Washington Report (December 9, 2014) The defense policy bill for fiscal 2015, which could be discussed today in the Senate after passing the House last week, has much for National Guardsmen to like, including a change to how Guard members can receive early retirement pay. Last week's Washington... Read more
By Ron Jensen December 5, 2014 National Guardsmen should be pleased with the fiscal 2015 defense policy bill hammered out in Congress and now awaiting action by the Senate after it was passed by the House. But it is clear the fight on critical issues is not over and NGAUS is preparing for another... Read more
Washington Post (November 25, 2014) Two company-grade National Guard officers will spend one year at NGAUS as the inaugural participants in a fellowship program approved this month by the NGAUS board of directors. Second Lt. Mark Caruso of the New Jersey Army Guard and 2nd Lt. Charles Martin of... Read more
Washington Report (November 18, 2014) Governors are concerned that the Army is pushing ahead with its plan to transfer AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard and want lawmakers to tell the service to knock it off. In a letter signed by four state executives, the National Governors... Read more
Letter to Sen. Ayotte supporting A-10s
Washington Report (November 10, 2014) Soldiers and airmen gearing up to work on Capitol Hill heard from various military service organizations during a lunch at the NGAUS headquarters Wednesday.     Service members selected to participate in the Congressional Fellowship Program headed to the... Read more
(November 5, 2014) It was good to be a citizen-soldier in Congress on Election Day. All five currently serving National Guardsmen running for re-election to the House of Representatives won their bids. The list includes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Steven Palazzo... Read more
Washington Report (November 4, 2014) Two of the nation's leading military associations have joined together to ask Congress to get rid of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the... Read more

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