NATIONAL GUARD magazine July 2018By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Warrant officers begin their second century much like they ended their first: highly valued by commanders, little known elsewhere in the ranks Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report July 17, 2018 In a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate armed services committees, retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, made clear the association’s views on several provisions of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that affect the National Guard. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report July 17, 2018 The Army, Air Force Exchange Service has temporarily changed its policy and will allow reserve-component members to purchase Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms online. The change went into effect Friday, but is pending further discussions with the Army regarding the regulations that restrict such sales. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report July 17, 2018 Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, has offered the association’s help in changing an Army policy that prevents reserve-component members from buying Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms online through the Army, Air Force Exchange Service. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report July 17, 2018 Recognizing sexual assault as a serious threat to military professionalism and readiness, the chief of the National Guard Bureau re-emphasized the National Guard’s commitment to “eradicate this scourge from our ranks.” He made his case in a memorandum signed in June. Source: NGAUS

July 2018 Sponsors of legislation that would speed the process for Pentagon approval of National Guard officer promotions are pushing for its inclusion in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, now being hammered out on Capitol Hill. They talk about why they think it’s a good idea in the current issue of NATIONAL GUARD,…

NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and save money. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since…

NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, advocated for NGAUS Monday when he addressed about 40 Guard company-grade officers at the National Guard Memorial, the association headquarters. “I have come to see this organization works for us,” he said. “And nobody but us works for…

NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 The diagnosis of eating disorders among service members rose 26 percent over a five-year period, according to a study, which also suggests the increase may be higher. The Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report found diagnoses of eating disorders increased from 2.3 per 10,000 in 2013 to 3…

NGAUS Washington Report July 10, 2018 William Rohrs has joined NGAUS as staff writer in the communications department. He will write stories for NATIONAL GUARD, the award-winning NGAUS membership publication, and contribute to other association communications products. Source: NGAUS