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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.

May 18, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army Reserve is working to find efficiencies in its training programs to avoid requesting more funding from the service, according to Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz

May 04, 2012 | Inside the Army

The National Guard Association believes the UH-72A Lakota might be able to serve in areas like the Horn of Africa or the Balkans and is recommending that the Army study the feasibility of flying the helicopter in varying degrees of non-permissive environments, an association spokesman said.

April 25, 2012 | Daily News

A House subcommittee has rejected the Marine Corps' plan to pay for extra personnel with supplemental funding as the service draws down to an end strength of 182,100. The House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee made the recommendation in its mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, according to materials released today.

April 24, 2012 | Daily News

(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information made public at 1:12 p.m. by the office of Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. It has also been edited to reflect that the Air Force had proposed cutting 9,900 personnel across all its components, not only the Air National Guard.)

April 05, 2012 | Daily News

The Air Force has kicked back an alternative force-structure proposal put forth by several state governors in an attempt to combat the impact of the service's strategic changes to the Air National Guard.

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told reporters today during a Defense Writers Group breakfast that the service wants the Council of Governors, a 10-person bipartisan organization with a rotating membership that includes governors of individual states, to consider making changes to the alternative force structure proposal it submitted to the Air Force.

March 20, 2012 | Daily News

Air Force leadership will meet with Defense Department personnel on Friday to discuss a plan put forth by the Council of Governors that would modify the service's fiscal year 2013 defense budget request and address what the council says are significant differences with respect to manpower reductions, fighter aircraft and airlift needs.

March 09, 2012 | Inside the Army

While the next Quadrennial Defense Review is only a glimmer in most people's eyes, an Army official last week said the complex issue of sorting out the operational modes and associated cost of the active-duty and reserve components could evolve as a key theme for such an exercise.

February 29, 2012 | Daily News

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz says lawmakers who oppose the service's plans to retire and realign aircraft could negatively impact the service's surge and rotational capabilities.

February 03, 2012 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to transfer its entire 42-aircraft MC-12 Liberty fleet to the Air National Guard and pursue a more limited version of its C-130 avionics modernization program, service leaders announced today.

January 31, 2012 | Daily News

The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are likely to realign themselves over the next several years to tackle more "new mission areas" like cybersecurity and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, the directors of the two organizations said today.

January 26, 2012 | Daily News

The Defense Department's $525 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request cuts F-35 Joint Strike Fighter procurement quantities, reduces funding for the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program because of a delay caused by a contract dispute, and curtails the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Elevated Netted Sensor System due to concerns about its cost and operational mobility, states a DOD white paper released today.

January 13, 2012 | Inside the Navy
As the Coast Guard continues to build the National Security Cutter, the fiscal year 2013 budget shouldn't be "too terrible" for the service, according to Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, who spoke last week at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium in Arlington, VA.
December 02, 2011 | Inside the Army

As all U.S. forces prepare to leave Iraq, a senior Army
officer who recently returned from a tour there, told Inside the Army he
is concerned the country's central government may be unable to maintain control
over southern Iraq, where some Iranian-backed militia groups operate.

November 10, 2011 | Daily News

Legislation designed to add the director of the National Guard Bureau to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is likely to be approved by Congress, several senators told the military's top leaders during a hearing today.

The Senate bill, introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has picked up 64 co-sponsors even though all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff oppose the move. Leahy and Graham are co-chairmen of the Senate National Guard Caucus.

October 28, 2011 | Inside the Army

As the Army
National Guard puts the C-23 Sherpa into retirement, Army Vice Chief of Staff
Gen. Peter Chiarelli last week threw his support behind the acquisition of a
replacement aircraft, the C-27J, which was targeted for a reduction amid budget

September 23, 2011 | Inside the Army

The planned
retirement of the C-23 Sherpa from use in the Army National Guard, could create
a gap for homeland defense and support operations, the acting director of the
Army National Guard warned.

August 26, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army has offered to cut up to 15 brigade combat teams to meet defense savings goals negotiated by the White House and Congress, Inside the Army has learned.

July 29, 2011 | Inside the Army

Legal changes
are needed to ensure the Army Reserve can break through the red tape in
responding to national disasters and other emergencies, helping to keep the
force's skills sharp and saving money in the process, the Army Reserve chief
said last week.

June 16, 2011 | Inside the Pentagon

CIA Director
Leon Panetta, the nominee to be the Pentagon's next chief, opposes making the
National Guard Bureau's leader a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- a
belief that puts him in the same camp as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, but at
odds with a presidential campaign promise and legislation now circulating on Capitol