Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, visited NGAUS on May 19. Both serve as lieutenant colonels in the National Guard and are members of NGAUS. (From left: Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Takai; Ernst; and Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, the NGAUS chairwoman) [Gabbard is also a member.]
The House passed its version of the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act last week and the Senate will consider its final take on the bill next month. But the entire effort faces a White House veto threat. Read more here. | NDAA Analysis (House)
The National Guard Educational Foundation will benefit from a seven-day trip to Normandy, France, sponsored by the Missouri National Guard Association. The association will contribute $500 to NGEF in the name of each tour participant. The tour leaves Oct. 2 and returns Oct. 8. Read more.
(right) The National Guard Monument on Omaha Beach