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2011-05-26 17:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 500,000 National Guardsmen today hailed House approval of a Guard voice and vote in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. The House version of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1540, passed this afternoon, includes an amendment that would designate the chief of the National Guard Bureau as a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The amendment was co-sponsored by Reps. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., and...

2011-03-11 10:04:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During a ceremony this past weekend in Greensboro, NC, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) with the Pro Patria Award - the highest state-level award given to a civilian employer by ESGR on behalf of the US Department of Defense. The ESGR committee gives the award annually to an employer in their state or territory that has provided the most exceptional support of US national...

2011-03-03 12:24:00

Celebration Honored 100,000 Graduates of the Foundation's National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and its 90 Percent Success Rate of Getting Young Men and Women Who Have Dropped Out of School Back on Track ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday evening, the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) and its supporters held the Sixth Annual ChalleNGe Champions Gala in Washington, D.C., to honor the National Guard and the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. This...

2011-02-02 14:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he intends to nominate Major General Wesley Craig, 64, of Oreland, Montgomery County, as Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. As such, Craig will lead the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. "Major General Craig has devoted his career to serving our nation," Corbett said. "His record of exemplary leadership, along with more than 30 years of military experience, makes him an ideal...

2011-01-28 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the co-chairs of the Senate National Guard Caucus, are urging the U.S. Army to do more to help National Guard troops cope with the stresses of combat. The call comes with the release of new Army figures showing a large increase in suicides among Guard soldiers over the past year. The Army's year-end statistics, released last week, show that confirmed or suspected suicides...

2011-01-20 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States, the organization that represents the Guard officer corps, today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "Last week, in a speech to the National Defense University, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. military was 'out of touch' with the American public. "While it may not have been his...

2011-01-07 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States, the organization that represents the Guard officer corps, today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "Yesterday, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced cuts to the planned growth in defense spending over the next five years, renewing the imperative he issued last year to 'eliminate wasteful, excessive and unneeded spending'...

2010-12-16 10:41:00

EBENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- L.R. Kimball, (www.lrkimball.com) has been selected as part of a team to provide strategic support to the National Guard Bureau Command, Control, Communications & Computers (C4) Directorate, J6 (NGB J-6). The NGB J-6 Directorate is involved in all aspects of emergency response, collaborating with several federal, state and local agencies in carrying out its response. The team that L.R. Kimball will support will identify National Guard,...

2010-11-10 16:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of current and former National Guardsmen -- many of whom helped win the Cold War -- will spend tomorrow, Veterans Day, wondering if America truly appreciates their service. The issue is the federal government's arcane definition of "veteran status." In short, voluntarily sacrificing other pursuits for many years to be ready on short notice to defend your country anywhere in the world is not enough. Not, at least, if that...

2010-10-04 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers are supporting bills introduced in the House and Senate last week that would elevate the Guard's top officer to a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The leaders of more than 45,000 Guard men and women are backing legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Nick Rahall, both D-W.Va., which would make the chief of the National Guard Bureau a full member of the Pentagon's senior-leadership...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.