Magazine: Acronyms, Degrees & Louisville

March 2017

“If an NCO goes TDY to an OCONUS location, should he put his POV in storage?” For some people, this sentence is nonsense. For others—and you know who you are—it makes perfect sense. Either way, you might want to grab an MRE and read the story about acronyms found in this month’s issue of NATIONAL GUARD. That’s just FYI, of course.

Want to get ahead in the National Guard? You might want to do whatever it takes to earn a master’s degree. More and more, an advanced degree is important for advancement in both the military and the civilian world. For Guardsmen, it’s about finding the time; the money is waiting for you. Find out more in the March issue of the award-winning NGAUS membership magazine.

The NGAUS conference will be held in the Bluegrass State this year. There will be plenty to do when Guardsmen gather in Louisville, Kentucky, in September. The city on the banks of the Ohio River boasts of bourbon, horse racing and baseball bats. The story in this month’s magazine should convince you to not miss this annual gathering.

Gen. John W. Vessey ended his career as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but he retained fond memories of his time in the Minnesota National Guard. His recollections are this month’s Guard Roots feature in NATIONAL GUARD.

The NGAUS chairman has an idea for a military short of cash. . . . A congressman has an idea for ending a program that shortchanges National Guardsmen.

You’ll find all of this and more in this month’s issue of NATIONAL GUARD now on its way to your mailbox. For an early look, go online at