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2014-04-16 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ /PRNewswire/ -- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, has selected 30 employers as finalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the DoD's highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The 30 employers below were selected from 2,864 nominations submitted by military members. "These...

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...

2014-03-25 12:22:15

2,864 National Guard and Reserve members nominate employers for highest honor ARLINGTON, Va.­, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, received 2,864 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense's highest recognition honoring employers that support employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Up...

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...

2014-02-21 12:23:38

Reddick Will Raise Awareness of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program's Success in Curbing the Dropout Crisis DAYTONA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Driver of the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) Ford F-150 Tyler Reddick has teamed up with the National Guard Youth Foundation as an official spokesperson to help raise awareness about the dropout epidemic and a proven program that gives dropouts a second chance - the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. "It's great to...

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...

2013-10-04 12:20:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has written to the U.S. Secretary of Defense expressing his concern on the impacts of the federal budget impasse on Pennsylvania National Guard forces, urging him to put furloughed soldiers and airmen back to work. More than 1,000 of the Pennsylvania National Guard's military technicians were furloughed because of the federal shutdown, Corbett noted in a letter to Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday. "The work our...

2013-08-07 23:01:14

Expanded records to give customers more information to review. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 MilitaryRecords.us.org has updated their database so that customers can now view National Guard records as well as standard service records, the company announced yesterday. “When we first launched, we had records from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines to review,” a MilitaryRecords.us.org spokesman said. “But we wanted to expand our service, and including National Guard records...

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...