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  • NGAC Supports Re-Appointment of Vito Imbasciani as Calvet Secretary

    Vito Imbasciani MD, Secretary Vito D. Imbasciani PhD MD completed medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and his surgical and urologic residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven VA Hospital (Connecticut). He earned MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Rome, Italy in […]

  • 2019 Legislative Advocate Update

    By: Seth Reeb, Reeb Government Relations The 2019-20 California legislative session is now under way. Legislators and advocacy groups are putting together their legislation for this legislative year. The deadline to introduce bills is February 22. Only a few military and veteran bills have been introduced so far and we are studying those bills to […]

  • NGAUS Applauds Bill Offering Guardsmen Long-Denied Health Care Benefit

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2019) — Tens of thousands of National Guardsmen and Reservists finally may get a benefit they have long been denied, thanks to bipartisan legislation introduced this month in Congress. The benefit is TRICARE Reserve Select, a partially Pentagon-subsidized medical plan for traditional members of the Guard and Reserve. Congress created TRS in […]

  • Pentagon Personnel Turnover Continues

    Retired Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, the chief of staff to the Secretary of Defense, has stepped down, the Department of Defense announced on Saturday. Sweeney had served in the role since Jan. 2017. “After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector,” he said. “It has […]

  • Pentagon Extends Mission Along Southern Border

    Pentagon Extends Mission Along Southern Border Another year has begun and troops, including the National Guard, remain deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border. Then-Defense Secretary James N. Mattis extended the active-component mission to the end of January before resigning last month. The Guard mission, which includes 2,300 soldiers and airmen on the border in California, Texas […]

  • NGAUS Legislative Workshop Set for Feb. 11-12

    The annual NGAUS Legislative Workshop is set for Feb. 11 and 12 at the National Guard Memorial, the association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event provides state legislative-liaison officers and association leaders with a chance to hear key officials in the nation’s capital explain this year’s prospects to pass legislation beneficial to the Guard, said […]