NGAUS Washington Report March 27, 2018 The fiscal 2018 budget signed into law Friday provides 20 new UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Army National Guard, eight more than in the original budget request. The budget funds a total of 56 of the helicopters with $1.1 billion. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report March 27, 2018 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. Source: NGAUS

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 awards went to Capt. Nelson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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. The Missouri Guard took the team championship, and…

Title: Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for new Davenport Readiness Center-March 28 Body: The Iowa National Guard will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 for the new Davenport Readiness Center, 5300 West Kimberly Road, Davenport…See More Released: 3/20/2018 Source: IAGUARD

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 billion of investments over 15 years just to bring the overall…

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. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report March 20, 2018 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. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report March 20, 2018 Four New York Air National Guard members assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing were among the seven service members who died Thursday when the HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter they were flying crashed near the city of Al-Qa’im in western Iraq. There is no evidence of enemy action involved…

Title: Presentation by former U.S. Army Arlington Tomb Guard scheduled for April 3-Des Moines native Tom Tudor Body: The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Camp Dodge, Johnston, will host former U.S. Army tomb guard Tom Tudor for a presentation on the history of Arlington National Cemetery…See More Released: 3/19/2018 Source: IAGUARD

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