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June 2018 Update

June 15, 2018
This month, the House and the Senate continue to work their way through the annual defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA has a version passed by each chamber before their respective differences are settled by a... Read More Details

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Manage Subscriptions Legislative Alerts: These action-oriented emails are only sent when legislation will be introduced, when committees are meeting, when critical votes will take place, and when your input to your Senators or representative will... Read More Details

July 2018 Update

July 12, 2018
Congress continues to negotiate the final fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to authorize Defense Department programs. Congressional leaders aim to produce a final bill before August. The negotiators, also known as the Conference... Read More Details

Lengyel Goal: Eliminate Sexual Assault in Guard

July 17, 2018
Recognizing sexual assault as a serious threat to military professionalism and readiness, the chief of the National Guard Bureau re-emphasized the National Guard's commitment to "eradicate this scourge from our ranks." He made his case in a... Read More Details

AAFES Shifts Policy on Uniform Purchases for Guard

July 17, 2018
The Army, Air Force Exchange Service has temporarily changed its policy and will allow reserve-component members to purchase Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms online. The change went into effect Friday, but is pending further discussions with... Read More Details

NGAUS Pushes Fedrec, Helicopters, More in NDAA

July 17, 2018
In a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees, retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, made clear the association’s views on several provisions of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that... Read More Details

Harry S. Truman Award

Purpose The Harry S. Truman Award for Distinguished Service in Support of National Defense, authorized by the NGAUS Board of Directors in 1968, is the highest recognition conferred upon an individual by the Association. Recipients have made sustained... Read More Details

Montgomery Medal

Purpose The Montgomery Medal, first presented in 2004, provides a mechanism to recognize an individual (or organization) who provides outstanding support in the pursuit of the NGAUS objectives. Description The award bears former Rep. Sonny Montgomery... Read More Details

Charles Dick Medal of Merit

Purpose The Charles Dick Medal of Merit was established in 1988 and is designed to recognize the contributions to the National Guard by elected representatives to legislative bodies at the state and national levels. The medal is named in honor of... Read More Details