NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Last WordBy Retired Maj. Gen. Frank D. Vavala(read online digital version) It's often said that the only time people never say anything bad about a person is at their funeral. I can’t yet vouch for the accuracy of that perceived wisdom, but it might also be... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Washington UpdateBy Mike Hadley(read online digital version) Change and the unknown are two overarching themes for the 2017 legislative outlook. We don’t know the new administration’s priorities or when it will release its fiscal 2018 budget request. And we are... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James Hoyer & Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis(read online digital version) NGAUS and the Adjutants General Association of the United States have developed a set of combined legislative priorities for 2017. We base them on the... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017By William Matthews(read online digital version) Congress made good on its promise to reform TRICARE, but work remains on satisfying the needs of the Guard In a desperate search for survivors, members of two special National Guard rescue teams waded waist deep... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Looming changes to the retirement system will force most Guardsmen to think far ahead and make a choice affecting their future finances. Fortunately, guidance is available Consider the plight of a traditional reserve-... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine February 2017 President’s Annual ReportBy Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett(read online digital version) NGAUS has many victories over the last seven years, but our association’s best days are still ahead I look forward each year to publishing this annual report to members in... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazineJanuary 2017 Washington Update(read online digital version) All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now recognized as veterans in U.S. law. President Barack Obama signed legislation Dec. 16 that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and... Read more
January 2017 Whether climate change is to blame or not, the National Guard has been busy in recent years responding to floods, wildfires and snowstorms that are just a little more frequent and a bit more intense. Read how the force is adapting to this challenge in the January issue of NATIONAL... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine January 2017 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James Hoyer(read online digital version) A new Congress gets seated this month. And a new president will take the oath on the National Mall. So it’s a good time to appreciate how this country passes the torch from one... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine January 2017 Guard RootsBy Ron Jensen(read online digital version) A wounded Harlem Hellfighter used his painting to help recover from the horrors of war and share his struggles against segregation. His work now hangs in museums In the years just prior to and during World... Read more