Magazine: Vietnam Memories, Slow Aircraft, New Orleans

August 2018

Fifty years ago, National Guardsmen went to Vietnam. Yes, they did. And several of them recall those times, including an elephant attack, in the August edition of NATIONAL GUARD, the award-winning NGAUS magazine.

It may look like an old airplane and behave like one in many ways, but what may become the Air Force’s newest fighter is designed especially for the modern fight. The details are explained in the current issue of the association’s membership publication.

If the National Guard uses it, it will probably be on display at the 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans this month. Get a preview of what will be featured at the popular trade show in this month’s magazine.

The chairman prepares to step aside this month, but not before reinforcing his case for strengthening the readiness of the Guard. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer gives his view on how that can be done in his monthly column.

NGAUS didn’t get all it wanted with the reform of the promotion process for Guard officers, but a member of the legislative staff explains that what was achieved is a big first step worth celebrating. Read his thoughts in the Washington Update column of NATIONAL GUARD.

GPS devices are no longer welcome on deployments. . . NGAUS helps shift an AAFES policy on selling uniforms to Guardsmen. . . . A reader says the Army Guard did the right thing when naming its readiness center.

All of this and more is in the pages of NATIONAL GUARD this month. For an early look, go to is external).