Six Republican and Democratic Senators are urging Congress to avert drastic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs beginning on January 2nd 2013. This sequester, set forth by the Budget Control Act of 2011, could have a "devastating impact."
Last week, Defense lawmakers Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), John McCain (R-AZ), Jeanne Shaheen (D.NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelley...Read full story
As the hours tick away on Friday afternoon, the Senate looks to move towards a final vote on the Continuing Resolution (H.J. 117) by 1am on Sunday morning at the latest. Thus far, the six-month stop gap measure had been held up by two separate pieces of legislation.
As reported yesterday, one piece pertains to cutting aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt, while the other, sponsored by...Read full story
Clock Ticks Down on Passage of Continuing Resolution in the Senate
Buck McKeon (R-CA), HASC committee members questioned the panel at length on the impact sequestration will have on personnel. Of major concern will be the impact on the civilian personnel work force who are not protected from cuts under the Budget Control Act or Presidential mandate. Likewise, there is...Read full story
Via NGAUS Washington Report
(Sept. 18, 2012) Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, who has served as the adjutant general of Missouri for nearly four years, was elected NGAUS chairman of the board during the 134th General Conference and Exhibition last week in Reno, Nev.
“I’m honored and humbled by the confidence you have placed in me,” he said moments after the conference accepted the...Read full story
Via NGAUS Press Release:
WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2012) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, will address nearly 4,000 Guard officers and their guests on Sept. 11 at 11:15 a.m. during the 134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nev.
“We are delighted and honored that Governor Romney...Read full story
Tomorrow is the day! Army Lt. Gen. Frank Grass will succeed Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley as Chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon. In July, Lt. Gen. Grass was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for this new post.
During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Grass will finally receive his fourth star making him the second four-star General to hold the top Guard job as well as second Chief of...Read full story
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, will be addressing the...Read full story