Newsroom
 

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.

By Adam Maisel | March 7, 2014 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Department of Defense, Pay and Benefits, White House
The President of the United States unveiled Tuesday his $495.6 billion Defense Department  budget request for fiscal year 2015. Overall, the president’s request includes more than $23.4 billion in base funding for National Guard personnel, operation and maintenance and military construction accounts. This represents a $1.8 billion decrease from the fiscal 2014 request. In addition to... Read Full Story
By Mary Catherine Ott | March 4, 2014 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Cyber Security, Defense Appropriations, Defense Authorization, Department of Defense, Domestic Response, equipment, funding, House of Representatives, Joint Forces, military construction, modernization, personnel, Senate, Veterans, White House
The White House officially delivered its fiscal 2015 budget today, asking for increased taxes on the wealthy and slashing the payments to health providers. The $3.9 trillion budget also plans to raise revenue to repair the nation's roads and bridges. For the Pentagon’s piece of the pie—$495.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to be exact—specific details are not... Read Full Story
By Adam Maisel | February 28, 2014 | Army National Guard, Department of Defense
Seeking to put more civilian oversight in civil-military relations, the National Governors Association weighed in on the proposed cuts to the National Guard recommended in the fiscal 2015 Defense Department budget request. In a letter to the president, all 50 governors expressed their strong opposition to Army Guard cuts and restructuring of Army Guard aviation assets. The NGA praised the Guard... Read Full Story
By Mary Catherine Ott | February 25, 2014 | Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Congress, Defense Appropriations, Defense Authorization, Department of Defense, Domestic Response, equipment, funding, House of Representatives, military construction, modernization, Pay and Benefits, personnel, retirement, Senate, TRICARE, Veterans, White House
In a briefing Monday afternoon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined key priorities in the fiscal 2015 defense budget. Highlights: Reduction of tactical air squadrons to include the entire A-10 fleet. Retire 80 more aircraft, including the entire KC-10 tanker fleet and the Global Hawk Block 40 fleet if 2016 sequester goes into effect. Reduction of Army end strength to a... Read Full Story
By NGAUS | February 21, 2014 | Army National Guard, Department of Defense
This article originally appeared on the Patriot News Opinion Page Wednesday. Link to original article here. I recall a favorite remark used by former Pennsylvania adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Gerald T. Sajer: “We’re out of money, now we have to think.” General Sajer used this when subordinates would come to him asking for money to do the things he expected us to... Read Full Story

Pages