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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...

2011-02-02 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...

2011-01-20 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'...

2010-11-09 10:30:00

MAIDEN, N.C., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air T, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRT) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Ground Support, LLC, has been awarded a $10.5 million contract to supply deicer trucks and training simulators to the City of Charlotte. Global expects to deliver the first units under the contract in the current fiscal quarter ending December 31. Walter Clark, Air T's CEO, stated that, "We are excited to have been selected by the City of Charlotte and...

2010-09-29 11:40:00

MAIDEN, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Air T, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRT) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Ground Support, LLC, has been awarded a contract to supply flight line tow tractors to the United States Air Force. Global is in receipt of the delivery order for the first pre-production unit which will be tested and evaluated before additional orders are placed. The contract award is for one year commencing September 28, 2010, with four additional one-year extension...

2010-09-27 10:58:00

Maj. Gen. Wright Appointed to Pentagon Leadership Position; Governor Names Maj. Gen. Sischo Acting Adjutant General HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that Major General Jessica L. Wright will step down as commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard and as head of the state's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Oct. 29 to become deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel in the U.S. Department of...

2010-08-12 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers and senior defense officials top the speaking agenda for more than 4,000 National Guard officers and their guests from across the country at the 132nd NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas, Aug. 21 to 23. The conference opens Aug. 21 with a performance by the nationally recognized Douglas MacArthur High School JROTC Drill Team from San Antonio, Texas; the colorful Roll Call of States; and speeches by Texas Gov....

2010-08-04 15:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers now have a new firm selling advertising space in their monthly magazine and weekly electronic newsletter and website. Mohanna Sales Representatives of Plano, Texas, began this week as the exclusive representatives for advertising sales in the official NGAUS publication, National Guard magazine; the electronic newsletter, Washington Report; and at www.ngaus.org. "We are very excited to have Mohanna as our...

2010-05-11 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has a ready solution at his disposal as he looks for ways to cut excessive overhead, bloat and needless spending in the Defense Department. The solution is the nation's most cost-effective defense organization, one that provides nearly half of the Army's combat power and a third of the Air Force's combat capability for about 7 percent of the defense budget. It's the National Guard, which National Guard...


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