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  • 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 […]

  • 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for Troops Goes into Effect

    Guardsmen should see a little more money in their drill checks after an across-the-board pay raise took effect this month. The 2.6 percent raise approved by Congress last year – which went into effect on Jan. 1 – will be included in the first checks this year, according to the Defense Finance Accounting Service. The […]

  • After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy

    After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy Uncle Sam may want Generation Z, but the feeling doesn’t seem to be mutual. That’s the conclusion recruiters relayed to General Frank Muth, the head of Army Recruiting Command, last July when he spoke with them to figure out why the Army fell short […]

  • Governor Newsom Announces Executive Actions to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Response

    COLFAX January 8, 2019 – Prioritizing disaster resilience and response in his first full day as California’s 40th Governor, Governor Gavin Newsom today met with emergency responders at the State Operations Center and toured a high-risk fire area. “It’s not a coincidence that my first full day as Governor is focused on emergency preparedness. It’s […]