Quantcast

Latest National Guard of the United States Stories

2011-08-03 14:46:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-six senators now sponsor legislation that would give the National Guard a voice in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011 (S. 1025) in late May. Forty-four Senators have since signed on as co-sponsors. The bill...

2011-07-19 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frustrated by continued Pentagon opposition to a National Guard seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Guard officers have taken their case up the chain of command to someone more supportive of the idea ? the commander in chief. In a July 1 letter to the White House, retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, reminded President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden of...

2011-06-30 11:52:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty senators (list below) now sponsor legislation that would give the National Guard a voice in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011, S. 1025, in late May. Twenty-eight senators have since signed on as...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related