Category National Guard

NGAUS Escalates Guard-Army Conflict Another Notch

NGAUS Escalates Guard-Army Conflict Another Notch By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on March 17, 2014 at 2:34 PM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2014/03/ngaus-escalates-guard- army-conflict-another-notch/ A California National Guard soldier in Afghanistan. A California National Guard soldier in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON: Late Friday, the powerful National Guard Association of the US escalatedthe already bitter conflict between the Guard community and […]

Pentagon Shelves Reorganization Of Combatant Commands — For Now

Pentagon Shelves Reorganization of Combatant Commands — For Now Marcus Weisgerber has an online article in the February 9, 2014 edition of DefenseOne.com — with the title above. He reports that “the Pentagon has dismissed proposals to merge some regional warfighting commands, and instead will push forward with plans to shrink (-20% by 2017) the […]

Gen. Grass: Budget Deal Gives Guard, Army Time To Compromise

Gen. Grass: Budget Deal Gives Guard, Army Time To Compromise By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on January 09, 2014 at 4:36 PM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2014/01/gen-grass-budget-deal- gives-guard-army-time-to- compromise/ The chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Frank Grass, testifying to Congress last year on the impact of sequestration. As budgets tighten, will the National Guard and the regular Army […]

Army And National Guard Cross Swords Over Troop Cuts

Army and National Guard Cross Swords Over Troop Cuts By Tom Vanden Brook Published: December 24, 2013 A U.S. Army crew chief from the 1-151 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, South Carolina National Guard, leaves the flight line after a team of Apache AH-64Ds take off from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., as part of an integrated […]

1st Air National Guard Wing Nuclear Weapon Certified

First ANG Bomb Wing Certified For Nuclear Operations By Capt. Rachel Savage, 131st Bomb Wing Public Affairs / Published August 09, 2013 WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AFNS) — The Air National Guard celebrated a historic milestone this week as the 131st Bomb Wing, the nation’s only Guard unit to fly and maintain the B-2 […]

Toward Strategic Landpower: LTG. Clevland & LTC Farris

Cleveland_July2013ARMY Full report at the link above Toward Strategic Landpower By LTG Charles T. Cleveland and LTC Stuart L. Farris Although AirLand Battle remains a valid military strategic concept for waging war against traditional military threats, the Army needs a coherent and comprehensive concept for fighting among the irregular and hybrid enemies it will continue […]

Draft DoD Report For Congress Touts Reserves As A Bargain

For full article, go to Army Times Army Times May 27, 2013 Draft Report Touts Reserves As Bargain Pentagon analysis likely to fuel debate over force mix By Andrew Tilghman The Defense Department is preparing to send a controversial report to Congress that explains in detail how Reserve-component troops are substantially cheaper than active-duty members […]