NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017Washington Update(read online digital version) The state National Guard association conference season is in full swing. It kicks off annually in February and fills every weekend on the calendar until mid-June. In recent weeks, it’s been my privilege to speak at... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017Chairman’s Message(read online digital version) It's rare to find a top-notch college sports program without top-notch facilities. Great locker rooms, practice fields and stadiums make it easier to recruit and train the best players. Well, the Army National Guard... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017(read online digital version) 'We Will Carry The Water For The States’ Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson's 33 years in uniform were good preparation for becoming the voice of National Guard officers in the nation’s capital. The new president of NGAUS had a been-there... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017By Cody Erbacher(read online digital version) Personal calls, letters and emails from Guardsmen to Congress can provide the extra push required to get legislation considered When Capt. Brian Neurohr was a young soldier, he didn’t know how to voice his opinion to... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017(read online digital version) Guardsmen ‘Have Proven Themselves' Sen. John McCain endured more than five years in a brutal prisoner-of-war camp after he was shot down on a combat mission over North Vietnam in 1967. For many, such a test of will and survival would... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine April 2017By William Matthews(read online digital version) Finally, there's a president who wants an “historic increase” in defense spending—a 10 percent boost, by his calculation—that will pay for more troops, buy more ships and planes, upgrade other equipment and restore... Read more
April 2017 President Donald Trump’s first budget request would fund more troops, ships and airplanes. Or maybe not. Congress is faced with its annual budget muddle as it considers extending a continuing resolution for fiscal 2017 while also pondering the fiscal 2018 budget. NATIONAL GUARD makes... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Washington UpdateBy Mike Hadley(read online digital version) Combatant commanders worldwide are making greater use of a mobilization authority that has inherent inequities for National Guardsmen and Reservists. Reserve-component troops mobilized under what is... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Capital ViewBy Rep. Steven Palazzo(read online digital version) If there is one thing that has been made abundantly clear over the past 15 years, it is the strength and resilience of our National Guard. Through thousands of deployments around the globe, we have... Read more
NATIONAL GUARD magazine March 2017 Chairman’s MessageBy Maj. Gen. James Hoyer(read online digital version) Those of us in the National Guard miss no opportunity to tout the many ways our force benefits the nation. We point out how it has become combat-hardened by more than 15 years of war. And we... Read more