The NGAUS Blog

Commentary on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., at NGAUS, and around the globe that pertains to our members and the National Guard.

May 30, 2012 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Defense Authorization, equipment, personnel
In a closed door session late last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee marked up their version of the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Since it was closed and staffers are typically very tight-lipped about the details until the actual bill emerges, which by the way can take days or weeks, we have to wait. Listening through the walls just makes us look silly. However, there... Read Full Story
May 29, 2012
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! We've been over the moon at the great response we've had for our blog with over 2,100 views to date! That's amazing! If you enjoy our stuff, we want you to share us with your Guard family and friends! We post our weekly wrap-ups on our Facebook, so it's super easy to share the link. It looks like this:For our tech-savvy followers, if you have a Google... Read Full Story
May 25, 2012 | Air National Guard, Congress, Defense Authorization, House of Representatives
It's certainly been a busy week of ups and downs. Thankfully, mostly ups! What we've been up to.... On Monday, we discussed the DoD's latest move to relegate the Guard to second-class citizenship when they adamantly opposed an amendment offered to the House's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have given Guard members and their families... Read Full Story
May 24, 2012 | Army National Guard, membership
It's with heavy hearts that we write that it's one of our very dear colleague's last day here at NGAUS.  Kevin McColaugh, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager for Army Programs, has been with NGAUS  for 3 years and has worked tirelessly for the National Guard for over 5 years. He leaves us to join the government relations team at a defense company. If you've had the... Read Full Story
May 22, 2012 | Congress, Defense Appropriations, Defense Authorization
Here at NGAUS, we love analyzing things. I guess you could call us "left-brainers". As we mentioned in our very first blog post, our job is to help you understand what's going on in the National Guard and in Congress in simple, understandable ways. We pore through a lot of bills and legislative proposals and try to make sense of them. We closely track the 3... Read Full Story