NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 21, 2018) — Defense Secretary James N. Mattis headlines the list of  military leaders set to speak when 3,000 National Guard officers and their guests from around the country gather here this weekend for the 140th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition. Mattis is the first defense secretary to speak at the annual…

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 21, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis will address the 140th General Conference & Exhibition that begins this week in New Orleans. Mattis, a retired Marine four-star general and former commander of U.S. Central Command, was President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as the 26th civilian head of the Defense Department.…

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 21, 2018 The top service members in the Army and Air Force will speak at the 140th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition Saturday in New Orleans. The conference opens Friday. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, will address the NGAUS gathering for the third time. Gen. David L.…

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 21, 2018 A government report released last week highlights a concern NGAUS has about the fielding of new equipment to the National Guard. The Government Accountability Office report notes that the Air Force plan to replace the aging HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter does not put any new aircraft with the…

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 21, 2018 Republican lawmakers say they will not investigate any possible influence by three of President Donald Trump’s friends on policy and personnel decisions at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to CQ-Roll Call.  Source: NGAUS

September 2018 Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, sat for an interview with NATIONAL GUARD. He discusses the state of the nation’s operational reserve force and what lies ahead. The Air Guard officer’s thoughts are in the current issue of the award-winning NGAUS membership publication. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act Monday in New York. The bill offers the policies under which the Defense Department is to operate. A later appropriations bill will provide the funding.  Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he supports creation of a U.S. Space Force as a sixth military service despite earlier comments that seemed to show the opposite, according to The Associated Press. “I was not against setting up a Space Force,” he told reporters Sunday while flying to…

NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 Source: NGAUS

WASHINGTON (Aug. 13, 2018) — Three members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will top the agenda when some 3,000 National Guard officers and their guests from across the country  gather Aug. 24 to 27 in New Orleans for the 140th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition.   Conference business sessions open Aug 25 with presentations…

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