Air National Guard

Washington Report (August 23, 2016) Members of the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus are pushing defense leaders in the House and Senate to support provisions of the defense bill affecting National Guardsmen in a variety of areas, from health care to mobilization to travel reimbursement and... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) About 18 million additional honorably discharged veterans would have access to online shopping at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website after the Pentagon’s Executive Resale Board unanimously approved the plan last week, according to a report in... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) The Air Force secretary wants the Senate and House to offer pilots a bonus of $48,000 for each year they choose to remain in the service. Bonus pay has been capped at $25,000 since 1999, according to a report in Air Force Times. The newspaper spoke with Secretary... Read more
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) For the second time in three weeks, about 50 company-grade officers were given access to National Guard leadership as part of the NGAUS-funded officer-professional development trip to Washington, D.C. The officers visited the home Sunday of Gen. Frank J. Grass for... Read more
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) Supporting her Air National Guard team is what drives Staff Sgt. Jennifer D. Masters, the Air National Guard's Outstanding Airman of the Year. Masters, assigned to the 178th Wing at Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio, was selected because of her exceptional... Read more
(Aug. 3, 2016) The National Guard Bureau has a new chief. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel accepted the role today minutes after pinning on his fourth star at a ceremony in the Pentagon. “It’s the greatest honor of my military career,” said the former fighter pilot who served 10 years in the active component... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) The Air Force is short on experienced maintainers and a program offering re-enlistment bonuses to close the gap will take years to do the job, the service’s civilian boss said last week. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said an end-strength boost from 311,000... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Legislation now being negotiated by the House and Senate armed services committees would reduce a divorced spouse’s share of military retirement pay. The amendment to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act would base a divorced spouse’s share of... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Thirty-three U.S. troops serving overseas have contracted the Zika virus, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson said the military is monitoring installations in the U.S. at risk for mosquito-borne diseases, including actively testing mosquitoes... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) The civilian and uniformed leaders of the Air Force want to increase annual bonuses for fighter pilots to stop them from leaving the service and creating a severe shortage. Deborah Lee James, the Air Force secretary, and Gen. David L. Goldfein, the service's chief... Read more

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