Army National Guard

NGAUS Washington Report March 27, 2018      Photo courtesy of AUSA In 10 years, the Army will require an active component of 500,000 with “associated growth” in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, the Army secretary said Monday. “The Army of 2028 will be ready to deploy, fight and win... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 27, 2018 Four Special Forces soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, of the Utah National Guard received Silver Stars last week for their actions in Afghanistan in 2017. Their first names have not been released for security purposes. The... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 27, 2018 The National Guard captured the top individual and team awards during the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms (“All Army”) Championship at Fort Benning, Georgia, earlier this month. The Guard sent 11 teams to challenge 26 active-component Army and Army Reserve teams.... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 20, 2018 National Guard construction and facilities management officers (CFMOs) from two dozen states met with just as many congressional staffers Monday on Capitol Hill to describe the infrastructure needs of the Army Guard. The deficiencies require more than $20... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 20, 2018 The deputy defense secretary is encouraging military members to engage with the defense industry, saying it helps the makers of military weapons and other equipment know what war fighters need. Patrick Shanahan released a memorandum earlier this month to a... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 20, 2018      Photo courtesy of AUSA Additional annual training days for some Army National Guard units will likely cause some citizen-soldiers to find other jobs in the Guard, Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, said last week. As part of... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report March 13, 2018 Army Secretary Mark Esper wants more time to spend money not yet approved by Congress. “I would prefer to have a year to spend those dollars,” he told reporters Monday in Washington, D.C. Help shape the future of the National Guard Congress has yet to approve... Read more
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2018) — Thousands of National Guardsmen and Reservists may finally get a benefit they have long been denied, thanks to bipartisan legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this week. The benefit is TRICARE Reserve Select. Congress created it in 2007 to provide part... Read more
Washington Report (February 27, 2018) Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., says the National Guard should protect schools until states, communities and local school boards can come up with a better fix. Speaking Saturday to WXIA-TV of Atlanta, Scott said he does not approve of arming teachers to solve the... Read more
Washington Report (February 27, 2018) A mild traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed by a blood test, the Army Medical Materiel Development Activity has announced. The procedure has approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and should be in use in the field in the next year to 18 months,... Read more