Army National Guard

115th Congress begins in 2017   House Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas (36th), 2nd term Texas Air National Guard, 1969-1975 Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich. (1st), 1st term Rhode Island Army National Guard, 1975-1978 Rep. Jim Bridenstine (HASC member), R-Okla. (1st), 3rd term Oklahoma Air National Guard, 2015-... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) A retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and combat veteran has won a seat in the Senate.   Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who is her second term in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, defeated Sen. Mark Kirk... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) Most women in uniform believe their military service is underappreciated by society, according to a poll released this week. In a new Service Women's Action Network survey, nearly 75 percent of the women said their military service is not understood or valued... Read more
Washington Report (November 8, 2016) A Senate bill favored by NGAUS and other organizations that support military members and veterans would provide greater job protection for reserve-component members. The USERRA Improvement Act introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in late September,... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) A group of 30 senators have asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to forgive the debts of some California National Guardsmen and return money to others who have already repaid bonus money they accepted although they were not entitled to it. The bipartisan effort is... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Army National Guard soldiers expect to deploy and are willing to do so, the National Guard Bureau chief said last week while speaking to the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel said Guard soldiers “want to be deployed.” “Frankly,... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) Twenty of the 22 former or current National Guard members now serving in the House of Representatives will be on ballots across the nation next week, with one, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., seeking a seat in the Senate. The others are hoping to keep their places... Read more
Washington Report (October 25, 2016) Everybody seems to be weighing in on the effort by the Pentagon to recoup re-enlistment bonuses improperly paid to thousands of California Guardsmen 10 years ago when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were raging. Soldiers are being asked to repay bonuses of $15,... Read more
WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2016) — Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States, today released the following statement: "Like so many who wear or have worn this nation's uniform, I was troubled by stories over the weekend that illuminated the... Read more
(October 24, 2016) A team representing the Michigan Army National Guard won the 2016 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, Friday. Sgt. Saykham Keophalychanh and Sgt. Nicholas Mitchell from the 126th Infantry Regiment topped the field of 42 two-man teams from around the world,... Read more