NATIONAL GUARD magazine

NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2016By William Matthews(read online digital version) The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers stipends for those on an apprenticeship or OJT, but few know the program exists Education Benefits have long been a key recruiting tool, and in 2008, with wars grinding on in Iraq and... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2016By Cody Erbacher(read online digital version) The Army wants to purchase a new pistol. Choices abound. But the service can’t get out of its own way to pull the trigger Desert warfare, years of repairs and simple age have all taken a toll on the Army’s standard... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2016By Cody Erbacher(read online digital version) The pararescue motto isn’t just a slogan to Guard rescue units, it’s an obsession. But challenges are emerging on the horizon Pararescuemen, or PJs as they have been called for years, remember the lives they don’t save.... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine June 2016By Ron Jensen(read online digital version) Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala has a love of all things Guard that precedes his 49 years in uniform. And that feeling has long been mutual Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala (VAV-a-la) has a request at the top of an interview at the Delaware... Read more
June 2016 Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala gets credit for increasing the profile and the capabilities of the Delaware National Guard, which he has led for nearly 20 years. The people who know him best talk about the man who has worn his country’s uniform for almost 50 years in the current issue of NATIONAL... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine May 2016 Last WordBy Lt. Col. Sean F. Conroy(read online digital version) During my 18 years as a member of the Air National Guard, I have had the privilege of commanding and observing some fantastic folks. Unfortunately, too many of their retirements, some of which I... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD May 2016 Washington UpdateBy Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett(read online digital version) When the National Commission on the Future of the Army released its report in January, NGAUS was pleased that it recommended greater use of the Army National Guard. And during the press conference... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine May 2016 Guard RootsBy Jason Welch(read online digital version) When faith led to fighting in early 19th-century Missouri, the governor called the militia, which was pulled into the clash When the land in Northwestern Missouri was opened for settlement in the 19th century,... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD May 2016By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Tens of thousands of veterans will be laid to rest this year with military honors performed by Guard funeral details On behalf of the President of the United States … and a grateful nation … Those are among the most sobering and... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine May 2016(read online digital version) 'Right now, the focus is readiness' Gen. Frank J. Grass is nearing the homestretch of his four-year term as chief of the National Guard Bureau. He is set to retire in September and the president has already nominated a successor. Yet... Read more

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