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October 29, 2014

California National Guard personnel will help Ukraine develop its own national guard as part of a state partnership program, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently told lawmakers.

October 17, 2014

Lawmakers have rejected dozens of Pentagon-proposed changes to reallocate prior-year funds, forcing the U.S. military to scrap plans to immediately shift nearly $600 million between programs -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Ground-based Midcourse Defense efforts -- while protecting funds for key Army radio and helicopter modernization projects.

October 10, 2014

The National Guard Association of the United States last week urged lawmakers to adopt language that would halt Army plans for transferring Apache helicopters out of the National Guard.

September 19, 2014

National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass believes cutting the National Guard by roughly 30,000 soldiers would trigger costs upwards of $1 billion.

September 19, 2014

A National Guard program for cultivating U.S. military ties to Eastern European countries formerly aligned with the Soviet Union will be increasingly important to the Pentagon, a top commander said.

September 18, 2014

The director of the Air National Guard said this week that the service component must invest the resources necessary to conduct a study within the next year of its C-130 requirement so that it can develop a way forward for the cargo fleet.

September 18, 2014

The director of the Air National Guard told reporters this week that he has a strong interest in upgrading the Guard's fourth-generation aircraft to be more compatible with their fifth-generation counterparts, noting that the National Guard and Reserve Enrichment Appropriation fund could be a potential funding source for such an effort.

September 12, 2014

U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers has pleaded a zero-tolerance policy to service infighting, as the military builds a cyber force numbering upwards of 6,000.

September 12, 2014

The Army must plug an unexpected funding shortage attributed to increased training costs in the National Guard, a Pentagon notification to Congress states.

August 7, 2014

Although the active-duty Air Force continues to support the bulk of global remotely piloted aircraft operations, Air National Guard units such as the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing at March Air Reserve Base in California are proving to be invaluable sources of operational expertise and experience.

July 31, 2014

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC -- Air Force officials across the service's active-duty and reserve components should realize that as the war in Afghanistan draws down, funding will have to be set aside for training events now performed as part of operational missions, according to a reserve wing commander here.

July 18, 2014

With the transfer of its beloved A-10s to Moody Air Force Base, GA, and the departure of the majority of its pilots, the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air Force National Guard is working through the challenges associated with converting from manned to unmanned platforms.

July 10, 2014

After losing its F-16 fighter jets and the majority of its pilots to other wings, the 132nd Fighter Wing Operations Group of the Iowa Air National Guard is working to complete its transition to MQ-9 Reaper operations one year ahead of schedule.

June 20, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey strongly oppose congressional efforts to form an independent commission to determine the size and structure of the Army.

June 13, 2014

House appropriators have again injected $100 million in unrequested funds into the Army's budget to pay for National Guard humvee upgrades.

May 30, 2014

Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), co-chair of the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, advocated last week for a commission to study the Army's force structure by citing a lack of data behind the Army's decision to restructure its aviation assets and determine its end strength.

May 29, 2014

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee wants to block the transfer of AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard to the Army, according to the committee's fiscal year 2015 defense spending bill.

May 23, 2014

The White House opposes language in the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill that would give the Army and Air National Guard Bureau chiefs the authority to choose directors and deputy directors, according to a May 19 statement of administration policy.

May 23, 2014

House lawmakers are seeking a report on the Army National Guard's efforts to form cyber teams that would be spread throughout the service, according to an amendment to the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill.

May 23, 2014

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill includes provisions that would prohibit the Air Force from retiring any legacy E-3 battle management aircraft or transferring MC-12 spy planes.