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January 09, 2013 | Daily News

The National Governors Association is making a push for additional say in how the Air Force trims its force-structure strategy, a topic the association's co-chairs discussed during what they called a "state-of-the-states" address today.

January 04, 2013 | Daily News

A senior Air Force official on Thursday gave House Armed Services Committee staffers and Pennsylvania lawmakers a bare-bones idea of how the service plans to move forward with reintroducing 32 cargo aircraft into its force-structure strategy.

January 03, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

Pennsylvania's state auditor will be venting his frustration to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta over the Air Force's refusal to provide him with access to data that would allow him to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, PA, which has been targeted for closure by the service.

January 03, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

The Air National Guard is looking to secure funding for its
fleet of LC-130 aircraft, which specialize in polar missions, and to gain
approval for additional modifications in 2013.

December 24, 2012 | Daily News

House lawmakers from Arkansas, Iowa and Ohio have introduced legislation that would forbid Air Force Secretary Michael Donley from retiring or transferring most Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft until an independent commission presents to Congress a report on the future force structure of the Air Force.

December 13, 2012 | Daily News

The Pentagon should establish a policy that covers the fully burdened and life-cycle costs for members of the active and reserve components and report these costs annually, according to a new report approved this week by the Reserve Forces Policy Board.

December 11, 2012 | Daily News

The Council of Governors has sent a letter to senior House and Senate lawmakers asking that during the upcoming defense authorization conference negotiations they continue to support a freeze of Air National Guard (ANG) manpower and aircraft throughout fiscal year 2013.

November 16, 2012 | Inside the Army

As the Army weighs the best mix of active-duty and reserve forces, a debate is emerging at the Pentagon about giving reserve forces unique missions, indicating that an explicit division of labor between the ground service components may be in the works, according to defense officials.

November 16, 2012 | Inside the Army

The key to maintaining the Army Reserve's relevancy and readiness as the service draws down after 10 years of war is through training with the active Army and National Guard, ensuring that reservists are used for missions when ready, and aligning Reserve units with combatant commands in theater, the Army Reserve chief said.

November 02, 2012 | Inside the Army

A new Army force-generation model, designed to better match
up ready formations with commanders' requirements, sets out a new framework for
how the service will reach into its reserve component to complement active-duty
forces, according to officials and documents.

October 22, 2012 | Daily News

Army Secretary John McHugh has approved a "total force policy" designed to better synchronize the training and equipping of the active-duty force with that of the reserve component.

October 12, 2012 | Inside the Army

Reserve proponents are asserting themselves in what could
soon become a spat over the size of the Army's active-duty and reserve
components, with one former ground service official arguing the active Army can
afford shedding an additional 50,000 soldiers beyond the downsizing target of
490,000.

October 05, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army failed to implement procedures ensuring
accountability in the transfer and replacement of $5.8 billion worth of Army
Reserve component equipment, a Defense Department inspector general report
finds.

September 18, 2012 | Daily News

The director of the Air National Guard today disputed allegations of a growing rift between the Guard and the Air Force following a tumultuous year in which budget cuts associated with the service's new force-structure strategy fell heavily on the Guard, prompting a group of governors to push back.

August 17, 2012 | Inside the Army

The adjutants
general of seven U.S. states have rejected an idea by Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Raymond Odierno to optimize four of the Army National Guard's 28 brigade combat
teams for security assistance missions, according to a previously unreported
letter.

July 19, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

A National Guard program that pairs U.S. troops with peers from abroad to build the capacity of foreign militaries has strong support among Pentagon leaders, but the department has no plans to boost the small budget for such efforts by curtailing multibillion-dollar procurement programs like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a senior defense official said Tuesday.

July 17, 2012 | Daily News

A National Guard program that pairs U.S. troops with peers from abroad to build the capacity of foreign militaries has strong support among Pentagon leaders, but the department has no plans to boost the small budget for such efforts by curtailing multibillion-dollar procurement programs like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a senior defense official said today.

July 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

A recent
report by the Reserve Forces Policy Board has rekindled a potentially divisive
debate in the Army and the Defense Department about the cost of reserve forces
as compared to active-duty troops in the military's inventory, according to
officials and observers.

July 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

Officials in the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office should establish new policies for computing the cost of employing reserve-component versus active-duty personnel as they examine the force structure of the services for savings, according to a recent report by the Reserve Forces Policy Board sent to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

May 25, 2012 | Inside the Army

Army reserve
leaders and lawmakers are concerned that current funding plans won't be
adequate to modernize Guard and Reserve equipment.

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