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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...

2014-02-24 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...

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...

2013-05-22 08:21:16

Tour to feature new enclosed interactive experience that takes attendees on a journey through basic military training, technical school and drill weekend WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air National Guard is proud to announce the new, interactive Air National Guard Mobile Experience. The hands-on, immersive experience takes attendees on a fast-paced journey through life in the Air Guard by letting them participate in simulated challenges that replicate the real-life...

2013-01-16 16:20:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and airmen will join a team of 6,000 National Guard members to provide security, crises response, traffic and crowd control during the 57th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Pennsylvania guard members will assist the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation and Department of Fire and Emergency Services, as well as the U.S. Park Police. "It is an honor...

2013-01-11 16:20:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the Pennsylvania National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing located at the Pittsburgh International Airport is one of five finalists to potentially receive a new tanker mission. "Not only is 171st Air Refueling Wing well-suited for this mission, it is in an advantageous position by being located on the Pittsburgh International Airport," said Governor Tom Corbett. "The airport provides them...

2012-12-19 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 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: "The final conference report on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is a mixed bag of wins and losses for the Air National Guard, the Air Force and the nation. "The language developed by House and Senate negotiators restores the cuts Air Force officials wanted to make to...

2012-12-12 16:26:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The organization representing the National Guard officer corps on Capitol Hill has a brand new presence on the Internet. NGAUS today launched a completely redesigned and upgraded website at www.ngaus.org. In addition to a fresh look and greater functionality, the site has a variety of new features and content. The site also incorporates "responsive web" design, which automatically adjusts resolution, image size and scripting to the...

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...