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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...

2010-04-13 16:56:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers today applauded an increasing list of elected officials voicing opposition to an Air Force plan to take C-130 cargo aircraft from the Air Guard to replace aging active-component aircraft. In a letter today to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the heads of the National Governors Association, along with the co-chairs of the association's homeland security committee and the co-lead governors on Guard...

2010-04-12 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers today applauded another bi-partisan congressional effort to turn back an Air Force plan to take C-130 cargo planes from the Air Guard to replace aging active-component aircraft. In a letter Friday to Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, 23 members of the U.S. House of Representatives said the plan, if executed, would "severely inhibit" the Air Guard's ability to complete its wartime mission. They also...

2010-03-24 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers today applauded the effort of the Senate National Guard Caucus to turn back an Air Force plan to replace aging active-component cargo planes with aircraft from the Air Guard. In a letter today to Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Kit Bond, R-Mo., co-chairmen of the Senate National Guard Caucus, called for a reconsideration of the plan. "This most recent...

2009-11-12 13:59:00

PA National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve will still have a robust presence at base HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The commonwealth has withdrawn its plan to own, operate and maintain the Horsham Joint Interagency Installation proposed for Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB) Willow Grove in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Governor Rendell explained that a strong and...

2009-09-09 07:15:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world continues to go "green," young adults will go behind the camera, turning the lens on the Army National Guard's environmental initiatives across the country. Now through September 30, youth between the ages of 17 and 22 can apply for an opportunity to join the NG DOCS program. This groundbreaking documentary program gives youth the chance to examine and evaluate how the National Guard is going "green." HOW IS THE NATIONAL GUARD GOING GREEN? In...

2009-08-20 10:01:00

BOSTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning on September 15(th) with the first event of The EntreTech Forum for the 2009-2010 Season, active members of the Massachusetts National Guard will receive FREE admission for the forthcoming 2009 - 2010 season of The EntreTech Forum. Details provided at: http://entretechforum.org/index.htm The EntreTech Forum values the sacrifices and contributions of the men and women in military service and is pleased to offer this opportunity to the Massachusetts...

2009-03-18 14:05:00

Admission is Free at Fort Indiantown Gap Museum HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's National Guard Military Museum at Fort Indiantown Gap is offering three new exhibits that will provide military enthusiasts and students of history with a rare and expanded glimpse into the stories of Pennsylvania's guard troops. According to retired Maj. Gen. Frank H. Smoker, president of the museum's board of directors, the new exhibits bolster an ever-expanding inventory of...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

CHICAGO, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Army National Guard and Fresh Films, the nation's leading teen filmmaking competition, announce the launch a documentary film initiative, NG Docs. This new program was developed to give young filmmakers the opportunity to capture the real people, places, and experiences of the Army National Guard through their own lens. This October, aspiring documentarians will get a unique look at the people and places that make up the Army National Guard. No sets,...

2008-08-15 15:01:07

A study of U.S. Air Force women deployed in Iraq and other areas found 80 percent suffer fatigue, fever, hair loss and difficulty focusing, researchers said. University of Michigan researchers said the pattern of health problems reported by 1,114 women surveyed in 2006 and 2007 is similar to many symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome -- reported by veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. "It's possible that some unknown environmental factor is the cause of current health problems and of Gulf War...


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