NGAUS Washington Report June 25, 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs has backed off a bit from its annual suicide report released last week. In it, the agency noted that its previous reports, which showed 20 or more suicides among veterans each day, included actively serving service members in that total. News reports noted that…

NGAUS Washington Report June 26, 2018 The National Desert Storm War Memorial will be placed on the National Mall of the nation’s capital, not far from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the location last week, reversing its earlier decision to put the memorial off the Mall on land along…

NGAUS Washington Report June 26, 2018 The Defense Department announced this week the 15 recipients of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. It is the highest honor given to the employers of National Guard and Reserve members. The winners were selected from more than 2,350 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists and their…

NGAUS Washington Report June 26, 2018 The Defense Department wants Congress to greatly expand eligibility for shopping in on-base exchanges and commissaries, Military Times reported. Officials have asked Congress to let all veterans and civilian employees use the stores. Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2018 Chairman’s Message RECRUITING NUMBERS ARE BAD. There’s no way to sugarcoat it and no reason to try. It is a problem throughout the military, and the National Guard is no exception. Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2017By John Goheen(read online digital version) Don’t quite get the rest of the planet’s obsession with the World Cup? State Partnership officials can help explain Source: NGAUS

NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2018By Adam Stone(read online digital version) Rapidly advancing UAV tech holds great operational promise, both in the warfight and at home, along with some challenges Source: NGAUS

Title: COMMUNITY SEND-OFF CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNIT Body: Community send-off ceremony for the Camp Dodge-based 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) at 10 a.m. on June 23, 2018, in the Freedom Center (Bldg. S70), Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa. Released: 6/15/2018 Source: IAGUARD

NGAUS Washington Report June 19, 2018 If the Senate version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act becomes law, less would change regarding the drawn-out process for National Guard officer promotions than if Congress ultimately approves the House bill’s version. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report June 19, 2018 Nearly 16,000 service members have died while on active duty since 2006, but more than seven in 10 of them have been while outside combat zones, a report from the Congressional Research Service has found. Source: NGAUS