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August 18, 2016

The Air National Guard and Air Combat Command are working to develop a plan to boost the Guard's F-16 training capacity and meet a requirement to provide at least one Mission Training Center at each of the Guard's 13 F-16 wings.

July 20, 2016

The Army National Guard has laid out activation plans for all 10 of its Cyber Protection Teams, which will happen in three tranches over the next three years.

July 14, 2016

The Air Force Reserve is analyzing the possibility of increasing the number of remotely piloted aircraft squadrons it manages, but the outgoing command chief noted this week that any decision to grow RPA capacity in the Reserve must be accompanied by a boost in manpower.

June 16, 2016

The Air National Guard is discussing allowing enlisted pilots to perform missions carried out by Predator and Reaper unmanned air systems, the director of the Guard told Inside the Air Force.

May 20, 2016

The Army Reserve continues to face high demands, amid reliance on the reserve component "to meet mission requirements" for the service, according to its outgoing chief.

February 12, 2016

Two lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee last week proposed legislation that would stop Army end-strength reductions at 475,000 troops, an idea that had service officials questioning where the requisite funding would come from.

December 14, 2015

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has raised the possibility of splitting up the service's reserve components into some formations that are maintained at a higher state of combat readiness than others.

December 11, 2015

A group of Defense Department advisers is readying another push to enshrine a definition of the term "operational reserve" in the military lexicon, following an unsuccessful attempt almost three years ago.

November 18, 2015

The Army National Guard in early December will offer recommendations to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley for improving the combat readiness of its formations, according to the Guard's director.

November 13, 2015

Pennsylvania lawmakers are hoping a new state resolution can help them hold on to Army National Guard attack helicopters and soldiers within the commonwealth until the National Commission on the Future of the Army issues a recommendation in February.

October 23, 2015

The chief of the Army Reserve has rejected a suggestion by National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass that the Guard be formally designated as the Army's primary combat reserve.

October 21, 2015

The chairman of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has responded to congressional critics by way of a sharply worded letter, arguing that accusations of the panel missing its mark are unfounded.

October 9, 2015

The Army National Guard this week will being transferring 24 AH-64D Apache helicopters from four separate Guard units to the active Army, a move that is to be completed by the end of this month.

September 18, 2015

The National Commission on the Future of the Army next month will begin a classified exercise to run numbers from both the active service's Aviation Restructure Initiative and the National Guard's alternate aviation proposal in the hopes of finding a "blended capability" option.

September 18, 2015

The outgoing Army secretary last week argued the National Guard will not be pushed out of the combat aviation game when AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are transferred out of the reserve forces and into the active service, despite concerns to the contrary.

September 15, 2015

The head of Air Combat Command said today that a change in acquisition strategy for an F-16 radar upgrade could set the Air Force back as much as one year in its plans to modernize a narrow set of Air National Guard aircraft.

September 11, 2015

The Army is on schedule to receive the first batch of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard come Oct. 1, though both sides remain in a "hover position" over what comes next, according to the outgoing service secretary.

August 28, 2015

The Defense Department's inspector general this month will begin an audit of the Army National Guard's training proficiency, according to a recently released letter to service leaders.

August 13, 2015

Army Reserve chief Lt. Gen. Jeff Talley said he is able keep track of cyber-savvy soldiers under his command, disputing recent comments by a former official who said the Army lacks such visibility.

August 7, 2015

While it looks like the Army Guard will follow through with a contentious swap of Apache helicopters to the active service, the states' adjutants general continue to oppose the move.

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