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Washington Report (January 20, 2015)  Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James last week tried to minimize the role the A-10 fighter is playing in the war against the Islamic State. She said other aircraft are being used more often in the campaign against the militant group, but pointed out that 11... Read more
01.06.15 Letter to Committee Leadership
01.06.15 letter to POTUS
Washington Report (January 6, 2014) The Department of Veterans Affairs likely will not eliminate a backlog in benefits claims by the end of 2015, according to Army Times. Despite cutting the backlog in half since the start of 2013, the agency is not processing the claims fast enough to reach what... Read more
Washington Report (January 6, 2015) Two company-grade Army National Guard officers joined the NGAUS staff Monday as the inaugural participants in the NGAUS Fellowship Program. First Lt. Charles Martin, 26, is an intelligence officer in the Vermont Army Guard. Second Lt. Mark Caruso, 24, is a... Read more
Washington Report (December 30, 2014) The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is recommending modernizing the military's array of benefits for its members, according to the panel's spokesman. Jamie Graybeal told The Hill Monday that the report due at the White House Feb. 1... Read more
Washington Report   (December 23, 2014) The Army is not letting Congress stop its plan to restructure its aviation fleet. Despite President Barack Obama's signature last week on the 2015 defense policy bill that limits the Army's ability to retire and transfer its helicopter fleet, the service is... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2014) —The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, on the enactment of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.   "President Barack Obama's signature Friday on the... Read more
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

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