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2012-02-03 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 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: "Even after two media briefings, we still only know a few details of the Air Force's fiscal 2013 budget request. Nevertheless, this much is painfully apparent: the Air Force's definition of 'balanced' cuts tilts heavily against the nation's most experienced and cost-effective...

2012-01-27 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 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 applaud Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's new defense strategy and its continued reliance on the National Guard as an operational force. "This is critical to the nation's future. America faces an evolving set of future security...

2012-01-06 16:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The design and establishment of an online graduate certificate in sustainability leadership at Arizona State University for soldiers and civilians in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve was inaugurated Jan. 6 during a signing ceremony. Participating in the event at the Army National Guard Bureau headquarters in Arlington, Va., were ASU President Michael M. Crow; Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Nelan, assistant to the director, Army...

2012-01-03 16:07:00

Defense act adds Guard officer to Joint Chiefs WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard community ? nearly 500,000 men and women in uniform plus hundreds of thousands of family members and retirees ? is hailing language in the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that adds one of their own to the nation's senior panel of military advisors. President Barack Obama signed the NDAA on Saturday. It includes a provision giving the Guard's...

2011-12-28 11:25:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When National Guard members deploy, their families can encounter various financial challenges. Children may face added anxiety in classrooms, where other students and teachers are not experienced in the challenges of deployment. And families may face financial stresses--such as paying a mortgage or fixing a broken water heater--without the support of a military base. To help support National Guard families during such times of...

2011-12-13 16:39:00

...Victory Arrives On Guard's 375th Birthday WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a far-reaching and historic advance for the National Guard's role in the nation's defense and security structure, bipartisan conferees on the annual Defense Authorization Bill have agreed to give the National Guard its first seat on the nation's highest military council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to the Senate's sponsors of the Guard reforms, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)...

2011-12-13 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /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 passage of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill conference report last night brings the National Guard to the cusp of its greatest legislative victory in more than a century. Not since the Militia Act of 1903 created the modern, dual-mission National Guard have...

2011-12-02 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard community ? nearly 500,000 men and women in uniform, plus hundreds of thousands of family members and retirees ? is urging members of the Senate to prevent one of their colleagues from going behind closed doors to muzzle a congressionally approved Guard voice at the Pentagon. Their plea came in the form of a National Guard Coalition letter yesterday to all 100 senators asking that they leave intact...

2011-11-29 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has approved legislation by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to give the National Guard its first seat on the nation's highest military council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The bill, which has 71 Senate cosponsors, was added by voice vote Monday night as an amendment to the annual Defense Authorization Bill. Leahy and Graham are the co-chairs of the Senate's 84-member National Guard Caucus....

2011-11-29 13:10:00

Legislation would add Guard officer to Joint Chiefs WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard community ? nearly 500,000 men and women in uniform strong plus hundreds of thousands of family members and retirees ? today is hailing Senate approval of legislation that would add a Guard voice to the nation's senior panel of military advisors. The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was added by voice vote...