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2012-11-16 16:21:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today thanked members of the Pennsylvania National Guard for their assistance to residents of New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. "The dedicated men and women who serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard are always ready to serve at a moment's notice, whether it's helping flood victims in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey, or fighting for freedom across the world in Afghanistan,'' Corbett...

2012-11-06 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two different aircraft the Pentagon says the nation no longer needs, but National Guard leaders and elected officials are fighting to keep in the Guard fleet, are playing a prominent role in the response to Hurricane Sandy. One Florida Army Guard C-23 Sherpa delivered 6,500 pounds of Meals Ready to Eat from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Farmingdale, N.Y., over the weekend. And Monday, it transported disaster response experts from the Federal...

2012-09-30 10:20:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 1,500 members of the 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team gathered today at Fort Indiantown Gap to mark their upcoming deployment to Kuwait. Governor Tom Corbett and Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, the state's adjutant general, were among those to honor the brigade, which will begin a yearlong mobilization in the coming weeks. "Soldiers don't start the wars that they are asked to fight. But without fail, the members of our...

2012-07-22 23:01:55

RMS Military Productions donates all historical work produced for 24 State Commands to the National Guard Museum; gift consists of 130 unique interactive historical records on DVD-ROM and represents approximately 130,000 Guardmembers Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 In recognition of RMS Military Productions´ contribution of all National Guard histories they have produced to the preservation of National Guard history, the National Guard Association of the United States...

2012-07-12 10:20:57

WASHINGTON, July 12, 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 association president: "There is an effort underway in Congress to prohibit the U.S. military from sponsoring professional motorsports as part of military recruiting. "On the surface, this may seem like a good idea in the face of current fiscal challenges. But a closer look reveals that such a ban would...

2012-07-09 06:21:14

WASHINGTON, July 9, 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 association president: "Last month's report of the Defense Department's 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, and subsequent media coverage, paints a false picture of National Guard service and compensation. "The QRMC report correctly states that Guardsmen receive four days of military pay for...

2012-06-28 02:21:33

O'FALLON, Ill., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Services Administration (GSA) has named Team Veteran Corps as their selection to provide Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) Search and Rescue equipment to the United States Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC)/Civil Engineering Division. The ANGRC/Civil Engineering Division is responsible for all facets of equipment acquisition and maintenance in support of key Air National Guard (ANG) missions such as fire and emergency...

2012-05-25 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 25, 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 association president, on Senate Armed Services Committee passage of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill: "National Guard leaders across the country are thrilled by Senate Armed Services Committee action yesterday that would halt the Air Force's plan to cut 5,100 airman and 156 aircraft from the...

2012-05-02 10:24:30

WASHINGTON, May 2, 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: "National Guard leaders across the country are humbled and buoyed by the determination of the nation's governors to stave off the Air Force's ill-advised and disproportionate cuts to the Air National Guard in the fiscal 2013 defense budget request. "Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta...

2012-02-27 15:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frustrated by an Air Force budget process they believe dismissed Air National Guard cost-efficiency and competence, state and territory Guard leaders have taken their "deep" concerns to Capitol Hill. In a letter today to the chairmen and the ranking members of the congressional committees that will ultimately determine the defense budget, the Adjutants General Association of the United States asked lawmakers to "freeze" the Air...