NATIONAL GUARD magazine

July 2016 Tanks are popular again, thanks to aggressive behavior of America’s old Cold War nemesis. But is the Army’s fleet of tanks up to the task? NATIONAL GUARD takes a look at the modernization efforts in the current issue of the award-winning NGAUS membership publication. You may think it is... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine July 2016 Last WordBy Gil Roberts(read online digital version) My mother loved Texas and her Texas Longhorns. She loved her God, family and country, but most of all she loved her soldiers. And they knew it. In his eulogy, retired Gen. Richard Cody, a former Army vice chief... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine July 2016By Bob Haskell(read online digital version) Guardsmen with 20 years are entitled to a pension at age 60, but you have to prime the pump to get the monthly checks started Retired Lt. Col. David Super's time as a National Guard officer ran out in September 1997, after... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine July 2016By Ron Jensen(read online digital version) New NGAUS legislative director is no stranger to Capitol Hill and the fluid politics of Washington Retired Col. Mike Hadley's timing could’ve been better as he stepped into the legislative director position at NGAUS last... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine July 2016By William Matthews(read online digital version) Renewed Russian threat has ignited a demand for tank units not seen in a generation. Problem is, modernization has been uneven It has been a quarter century since the Cold War ended and U.S. troops began pulling out... Read more
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

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