NGAUS Washington Report April 24, 2018 The secretary of the Air Force says it should be easier for airmen to move from the active component to the reserve component and back again if that’s what best suits their career or life situation. It would also make it easier for the Air Force to retain trained…

NGAUS Washington Report April 24, 2018 Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, told lawmakers last week that the cost of deploying Guardsmen to the nation’s border with Mexico is impossible to guess this early in the mission. “I really couldn’t hazard a guess yet on the total cost of this…

NGAUS Washington Report April 24, 2018 Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, introduced legislation last week authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the effectiveness of marijuana in treating various ailments of veterans. The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research…

NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2018 Chairman’s Message I DON’T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, but I don’t need one to know that the country will suffer hurricanes, floods and snowstorms requiring National Guardsmen to leave their jobs and families to aid their fellow Americans. That’s a given. Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2018By Adam Stone(read online digital version) NGREA enables Congress to provide modernization the Pentagon often doesn’t Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2018By John Goheen(read online digital version) Latest budget deal is exactly what the Pentagon needed, but it’s not nearly a cure-all, and it only last two years Source: NGAUS

April 2018: The Legislative Issue The National Guard will get aircraft and more from the budget Congress passed last month. So will the rest of the military. But lawmakers are already warning that the good times come to an end in a couple years. Read the details in the April issue of NATIONAL GUARD, the…

NGAUS Washington Report April 17, 2018 Army Secretary Mark Esper says he’s open to providing back pay to National Guard members who perform work of a higher rank while waiting for federal recognition of their promotion to that rank. He was responding to a question from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a hearing of the…

NGAUS Washington Report April 17, 2018 Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, told the defense secretary last week that a budget deficit of $1 trillion jeopardizes continued increases for defense spending. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report April 17, 2018 The Air Force is short more than 25 percent of its authorized fighter pilots, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office released last week. And the problem is worsening because the service has “not recently reevaluated squadron requirements to reflect increased fighter pilot workload,” among other problems.…

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