NGAUS Washington Report May 29, 2018 The National Guard in every state and territory would create Cyber Civil Support Teams to help prevent cyber incidents and respond to them when they occur. The teams would “bridge the gap” between federal and nonfederal cybersecurity efforts, according to the sponsors. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report May 29, 2018 Squadron commanders report directly to wing commanders under an organizational experiment the Air Force is conducting at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. A statement from Air Combat Command says group commanders and the wing’s vice commander are removed from the wing structure. The test is being done with…

NGAUS Washington Report May 29, 2018 The House last week approved its version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 5515. The bill authorizes $717 billion in defense spending, including $69 billion for war efforts. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report May 29, 2018 The head of the union for the agents who patrol the nation’s borders said the National Guard mission on the Mexican border is a “colossal waste of resources.” Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council that represents 15,000 agents, told The Los Angeles Times, “When I…

NGAUS Washington Report May 29, 2018 The National Park Service is discouraging family members and friends from leaving cremated human remains at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Bob Herendeen, a ranger with the park service, told National Public Radio that he and other rangers are finding scattered ashes—cremains—more often…

NGAUS Washington Report May 22, 2018 The first glimpse of combat makes the heart race, the pace of breathing increase and even a loss of hearing. Some shake and some experience tunnel vision. But nearly everyone in that situation credits their training. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report May 22, 2018 Little opposition is expected for legislation that would provide veterans a wider choice for private medical care. The VA Mission Act, H.R. 5674, easily passed the House last week and has support in the Senate, including from the top Democrat on veterans issues, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. The main…

NGAUS Washington Report May 22, 2018 Even with legislation introduced in the House drawing attention to the issue of burn pits, veterans still think Congress is unaware of the problem and fear it could become the Agent Orange of the war on terrorism. Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine May 2018 Guard Roots(read online digital version) Army Guard headquarters in testament to the determination of a Korean War veteran who wanted future Guardsmen to be better prepared for combat Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine May 2018By Adam Stone(read online digital version) Aging C-130Hs are finally getting a series of long-overdue upgrades over the next decade, but that’s only if the funding stream holds Source: NGAUS

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