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  • NDAA, Now Law, Addresses Aviation Safety, Honors Dogs, More

    NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act Monday in New York. The bill offers the policies under which the Defense Department is to operate. A later appropriations bill will provide the funding. Trump has been criticized for not mentioning the bill’s namesake, Sen. John […]

  • Mattis Supports Space Force, but what is it?

    NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he supports creation of a U.S. Space Force as a sixth military service despite earlier comments that seemed to show the opposite, according to The Associated Press. “I was not against setting up a Space Force,” he told reporters Sunday while flying to […]

  • Guard Chief Honors World War I Dead in France

    NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 14, 2018 Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel was the senior U.S. military attendee at the World War I Centennial Commemoration at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France July 28, joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, the senior enlisted advisor to the chief. More than a dozen adjutants general from states that contributed […]

  • Magazine: Vietnam Memories, Slow Aircraft, New Orleans

    August 2018 Fifty years ago, National Guardsmen went to Vietnam. Yes, they did. And several of them recall those times, including an elephant attack, in the August edition of NATIONAL GUARD, the award-winning NGAUS magazine. It may look like an old airplane and behave like one in many ways, but what may become the Air […]

  • Deploying? Leave that Fitbit at Home

    NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 7, 2018 Deployed troops will have to leave their Fitbits, Apple watches and other “geolocation devices” at home. A Defense Department policy announced Monday also forbids any device or app that tracks the location of the user. Col. Robert Manning III told reporters at the Pentagon, “Effective immediately Defense Department personnel […]

  • Georgia Air Guardsman named Outstanding Airman

    NGAUS Washington Report Aug. 7, 2018 Staff Sgt. Wilson B. Gardner was selected as the Air National Guard’s 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year, and one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Gardner, an airfield systems craftsman with the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was selected […]