Army National Guard

Washington Report (March 14, 2017) Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said National Guardsmen have shown the nation during the war on terrorism that they are the equal of active-component members. “There is literally no difference,” he said Monday during an interview with National Guard, the monthly... Read more
Washington Report (March 14, 2017) The need for National Guard members to train for up to 60 days each year and increase combat-training-center rotations was explained last week when a senior Army leader testified on Capitol Hill. “Units that must be available immediately, such as Army National... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) Rep. Steve Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., are introducing today the Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act. The bill addresses unequal compensation for reserve-component members who deploy under the 12304b mobilization authority. Under that authority... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) The Army is reviewing its policy banning beards on soldiers. This has been an ongoing discussion for years, often driven by those seeking religious accommodations for certain groups, like the authorization of beards for Sikh men in uniform, Sgt. Maj. Anthony Moore... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, will testify Thursday before a joint hearing of the veterans’ affairs committees of the House and Senate. Written Testimony Hargett will address three issues of interest to Guardsmen that fall under the... Read more
Washington Report (March 7, 2017) Four men with legislative and military experience have been identified as possible candidates for the vacant Army secretary position. Army Times says they are former Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, former Rep. Duncan D. Hunter of... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) The Army National Guard Readiness Center was dedicated Wednesday as the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, addressed Temple in his remarks, saying, “It’s not about naming... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) Military members are not immune from using social-media platforms to express their political opinions, which a researcher says “threatens to erode the trust in which the public holds the military, leading to it being viewed as just another interest group.” A... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) Legislation was to be introduced today by five Democratic senators that would address several issues for National Guard and Reserve members, including a disparity between components regarding education benefits. Legislative Alert: Write to Congress...Take... Read more
Washington Report (February 28, 2017) Officers and warrant officers in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve can jump to the active component if they are in certain specialties and grades. The announcement was made recently by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. It is an effort by the Army to... Read more