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November 29, 2012

Yesterday the Senate began debate and consideration of S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

The managers of the bill and ranking members on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) brought the bill to the floor in the hopes that they could move through the bill within three days.

Levin and McCain asked that their...

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November 12, 2012

Contributed by Andrew Waldman

The National Guard celebrates its 376th birthday in December

On Dec. 13, 1636, a decree from the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the formation of the North, South and East regiments of the Massachusetts militia. All men, aged 16...

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November 9, 2012

Via Congressional Budget Office:

Under current law, a sharp reduction in the federal budget deficit between 2012 and 2013 will cause the economy to contract, the Congressional Budget Off ice projects, but will also put federal debt on a path more likely to be sustainable over time. To illustrate the eff ects of fiscal...

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November 8, 2012

Last Friday, the Adjutant Generals were called to Washington D.C. to attend a briefing on a new proposal regarding the Air Force's FY13 budget. However, this briefing was so hastily thrown together, that many of the TAGs were caught off guard, or were unable to attend and forced to send representatives on their behalf.

Likewise, TAGs were provided no information in advance of their...

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November 6, 2012

Today is the day. Have you voted yet?

After months of campaigning, fund raising, debates and partisan rhetoric, the day has finally arrived - the citizens of the United States will elect their next president.

Feel free to check out the...

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November 1, 2012

All across the United States, Americans are seeing the same image – the power of the National Guard in response to national disasters.


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