Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Raymond Mabarak, 94, was identified as the oldest Minuteman at the NGAUS conference Sept. 11 in Baltimore. He served most of his 40 years in uniform in the Michigan National Guard. "This is better than winning an Oscar," he said. (Photo with retired Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, then-NGAUS chairwoman.) Photo by Greg Dohler
Retired Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff from 2012 to 2016, received the 2016 NGAUS Harry S. Truman Award, the association’s highest honor at #NGAUS2016.
(L to R:Welsh; Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, the Texas adjutant general; Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, the Air National Guard director; and retired Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, the NGAUS chairwoman.) Photo by Greg Dohler
The September edition shares Guard recollections of 9/11. The magazine also chronicles the continuing frustration with defense dollars spending on Capitol Hill and features the new director of the Air Guard and the remarkable life of a Virginia Army Guard officer. [Digital Edition]