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  • The Evolving Role of the Citizen-Soldier

    Established in 1636 when ordinary citizens formed militias to defend against hostile attacks, the National Guard is the country’s oldest military branch. The Guard’s citizen-soldiers have served as the nation’s first line of defense since America’s birth and have fought in every major conflict in America’s history, contributing to the organization’s expansive history and invaluable […]

  • NGAUS President to Lawmakers: 12304b an Issue of Readiness

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16) – A mobilization status that provides unequal benefits to the active and reserve components is a readiness issue, the president of NGAUS told members of Congress Thursday. Speaking at a hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson said, “[This is] not just a National Guard and […]

  • NGAUS Seminar Covers Mental-health Care

    Washington Report (June 20, 2017) The phrase “unique challenges” was uttered multiple times today at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. Several speakers at the Reserve Component Mental Health Seminar used those words to describe how National Guardsmen and Reservists lack the tightknit bond of an active-component unit or live far […]

  • Subcommittee Approves Guard MILCON Money

    Washington Report (June 20, 2017) A subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved more than $370 million for military construction in the National Guard for fiscal 2018. The funding includes $210 million for Army National Guard projects and $161 million for Air Guard efforts. The largest projects include $39 million for a readiness center in Arden […]

  • NGAUS Reception Welcomes Guardsmen Working on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16)—About 30 National Guard members who work on Capitol Hill attended a reception Thursday at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in the nation’s capital and just a short walk from the Capitol. “We want to let them know we’re here, let them know what we do,” said Mike Hadley, the […]

  • NGAUS to Host Reserve Component Mental-Health Seminar

    WASHINGTON (June 15, 2017) — The three associations that give National Guardsmen and Reservists a voice on Capitol Hill will host a special seminar Tuesday on mental-health care in the reserve components at the National Guard Memorial, the headquarters of the National Guard Association of the United States. NGAUS, the Reserve Officers Association and the […]