The team of Capt. Robert Killian (right) of the Colorado Guard and Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein of the Pennsylvania Guard won the 2016 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. They were the first Guard team to finish first in the competition's 33-year history.
Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, presents the Harry S. Truman Award to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (center) at the Iowa state conference. Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, the Iowa adjutant general, is to his left.
The April edition outlines how the Pentagon's 2017 spending plan creates a smaller, more ready force, but Congress will set the final budget arithmetic. The magazine also takes a look at the NGAUS legislative priorities and includes a conversation with Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. | Preview story | Digital Edition