In The News

  • Air Force Formalizes Retention Policy for Nondeployable Airmen

    A new Air Force memo lays out new guidelines for how the service will apply Defense Department policy on the retention of nondeployable airmen.  The military has put a focus on reducing the number of nondeployable service members, with the Army releasing similar guidance last year.  Air Force leaders outlined the requirements for airmen in […]

  • Guard Communities Investigated for Contaminants

    Residents who live near 10 current and former military installations – including six National Guard bases – will be part of assessments that will examine the dangers of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  Two federal agencies who are leading the assessments identified the communities last week. They include […]

  • Congress May Block National Emergency Declaration

    The House on Tuesday is expected to pass legislation that would reject President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.  The bill is expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House and has some support among Republican senators, according to reports. It is not clear if the measure would attract a veto-proof majority.  On […]

  • Troops Believe Immigration Not a National Emergency

    A Military Times survey of nearly 900 active-duty troops found soldiers viewed cyberterrorism, Russia and China are greater threats to national security than immigration or the southern border with Mexico.  The survey was conducted in October 2018. Last week, President Donald Trump declared the U.S.-Mexico border a national emergency, and pledged the military will partially […]

  • NGAUS Company Graders Seek Your thoughts on TRICARE

    NGAUS wants to know your thoughts on TRICARE and other health care coverage. A short, anonymous survey is now available online. The survey, which is open to all members of the Army and Air National Guard, will help NGAUS better understand health care issues and shape the association’s priorities, according to Capt. Paul Hauter, who […]

  • National Capital Summit

    The fly-ins to Washington, D.C., is one of two officer professional-development programs NGAUS currently offers Army and Air National Guard company-grade officers. The program brings Guardsmen from each state and territory to the nation’s capital for a close look at how the government works and the role NGAUS plays in the legislative process.  Interested officers […]