Army National Guard

NGAUS Washington Report 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 affect the... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report 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 the Army... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report 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 memorandum signed... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and save money. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, advocated for NGAUS Monday when he addressed about 40 Guard company-grade officers at the National Guard Memorial, the association headquarters. “I have come to see this organization works for us... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report July 3, 2018 Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, has these words for association members on the eve of the nation’s 242nd birthday: “The American flag on the sleeve of our uniform is a constant reminder of the ideals we swore to uphold and defend. It tells... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report July 3, 2018 Sponsors of the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act in the House [H.R. 5713] and Senate [S.R. 2801] hope a solution to long delays plaguing promotions for Guard officers will be included in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The House... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report July 3, 2018 More than half of the National Guardsmen in a recent survey reported problems sleeping following a deployment. Researchers asked 928 Guardsmen in Hawaii and New Mexico about their sleep patterns following deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia or other war... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report June 26, 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs has backed off a bit from its annual suicide report released last week. In it, the agency noted that its previous reports, which showed 20 or more suicides among veterans each day, included actively serving service members in... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report June 26, 2018 The National Desert Storm War Memorial will be placed on the National Mall of the nation’s capital, not far from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the location last week, reversing its earlier decision to put the memorial... Read more

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