In The News

  • Bill Speeding VA Appeals on Trump’s Desk

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) Congress has approved legislation designed to trim the average wait time of two years to have an appeal heard by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act passed the House last week during a pro forma session after passing the Senate on its final day […]

  • Analysis: Trump Defense Hike Unlikely Soon

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) The $54 billion hike in defense spending for fiscal 2018 in the president’s budget request will probably fall victim to budget caps and a partisan divide in Congress, according to an analysis by Katherine Blakeley, a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. President Donald Trump wants […]

  • GAO: Hard to Measure Value of Military Bands

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) The military’s 136 bands, including five in the Air National Guard and 51 in the Army Guard, may be hitting all the right notes when they perform, but the services are missing the beat when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of the bands. A Government Accountability Office report released […]

  • North Korean Crisis Delays Return of MIA Remains

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) Family members of American service members who have been missing in action since the Korean War are being thwarted in efforts to have remains returned to the United States. The administration of President Donald Trump is continuing a policy followed by two previous administrations. Refusing to engage in military or […]

  • First Artifacts Placed at National Museum of Army

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) The National Museum of the United States Army is due to open in 2019, but some of the first artifacts are in place already at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. These are artifacts so large and heavy that they have to be set on reinforced concrete slabs now so the museum can […]

  • NGAUS Releases 139th Conference Business Agenda

    Washington Report (August 15, 2017) The new civilian head of the Air Force and three members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff headline the speakers scheduled to address the 139th General Conference & Exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept, 7-10. The tentative business agenda released by NGAUS includes Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson,  Gen. David L. Goldfein, the […]

  • Fallen Heroes Memorial 2017

    GRAYLING, MI, UNITED STATES 08.09.2017 Video by Spc. Drake Chandler and 1st Lt. Joe Legros 126th Public Affairs Operations Center Subscribe 5 Fallen Heroes Memorial […]

  • The Governor has just signed SB 725

    The Governor has just signed SB 725-Jackson; pre-trial diversion.  SB 725; authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and supported by broad coalition of veterans’ […]

  • New GI Bill Includes Benefit for Guardsmen

    Washington Report (August 8, 2017) National Guardsmen and Reservists are one big step closer to benefits parity with their active-component brothers and sisters thanks to […]

  • Lawmakers Approve More VA Choice Funding

    Washington Report (August 8, 2017) The Senate unanimously approved(link is external) legislation last week to provide $2.1 billion to fund the Veterans Choice program, which was in […]

  • Retired NCO to Receive NGAUS’ Top Honor

    Washington Report (August 8, 2017) Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who served 25 years in the National Guard in two states, will receive the NGAUS Harry […]

  • James, First Black Air Guard Director, Dies at 72

    Washington Report (August 8, 2017) The first African-American director of the Air National Guard has died. Retired Lt. Gen. Daniel James III passed away one […]