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2014-04-15 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: "Nothing seems more distasteful to Army leaders these days than the notion of Congress creating a commission to take an outside look at how best to structure the force for 2020 and beyond. "At recent congressional hearings and to reporters, the Army chief of staff and vice chief of...

2014-02-24 16:20:22

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: "We are disappointed, but hardly surprised, that today's Pentagon budget preview ignores the advice of Congress and the nation's governors that the National Guard should be more of a solution to the fiscal challenges facing our nation's military. "And we are angered by continuing...

2014-01-13 12:20:35

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The Army chief of staff disparaged the Army National Guard last week by telling reporters in Washington, D.C., that, essentially, the Army National Guard just isn't good enough to be relied upon more in the future. "The precise term used was the Army National Guard's...

2013-09-17 16:20:11

HONOLULU, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The secretary of veterans affairs and the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee top the list of guest speakers when National Guard officers from across the country gather at the Hawaii Convention Center here this weekend for the 135th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition. VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki is set to speak at 3:35 p.m. Saturday and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., the HASC chairman, is...

2013-07-26 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The House of Representatives sent a clear message to the Pentagon this week in its version of the fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations Act: Keep the National Guard an operational force, give it the resources it needs or we will do it, and you may not like where we find the money....

2013-07-08 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The National Guard in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia this week will begin furloughing nearly all of its dual-status military technicians one day a week through the end of September. "These soldiers and airmen perform...

2013-05-16 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A respected independent research firm has confirmed the value that professional sports sponsorships provide the National Guard in recruiting and retaining high-quality soldiers. Alan Newman Research of Richmond, Va., found that 90 percent of Army National Guard soldiers who enlisted or re-enlisted since 2007 were exposed to the Guard through recruiting or retention materials featuring NASCAR cars and/or drivers. Of those who enlisted or...

2013-04-18 20:25:39

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives today introduced The Cyber Warrior Act, a companion bill to the Senate version of the legislation, S. 658, which was introduced last month. The National Guard Association of the United States follows this action with the statement below by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president, commending Congress for taking this step to leverage the Guard's unique capabilities in...

2012-12-19 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The final conference report on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is a mixed bag of wins and losses for the Air National Guard, the Air Force and the nation. "The language developed by House and Senate negotiators restores the cuts Air Force officials wanted to make to...

2012-12-13 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "Fueled by misinformation from some Air Force officers, it appears a handful of House Armed Services Committee members are willing to circumvent the legislative process to force a budget on the Air National Guard that the governors, the adjutants general and most in Congress oppose....