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May 07, 2014 | Daily News

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus, has introduced legislation that would establish an independent commission to determine the size and composition of the Army, putting him and his 18 co-sponsors at odds with the Army secretary and chief of staff.

May 06, 2014 | Daily News

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army National Guard is developing an implementation plan for the Army's controversial aviation restructure that will likely be 90 percent in place by the end of the month, according to Guard officials, who said they expect turbulence as the strategy begins to emerge.

May 01, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Air Force leaders told Congress this week that while they squarely disagree with a recommendation that the service disestablish Air Force Reserve Command in the near term, broad improvements in active-duty and reserve force integration could lead to a future in which the command structure is no longer needed.

April 30, 2014 | Daily News

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), in response to the Army's controversial plans to downsize and restructure its aviation assets, are preparing legislation that could lead to an independent commission to study the service's size and force structure.

April 25, 2014 | Inside the Army

Several analysts affiliated with think tanks on both ends of the political spectrum are backing the Army's aviation restructure proposal and opposing a possible congressionally mandated commission to study the service's force structure that would stall Army plans.

April 24, 2014 | Daily News

The National Guard Bureau this week laid out a proposal for how it might implement the Army's controversial aviation restructure initiative, which would transfer all AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Guard to the active force, according to government officials and documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

April 18, 2014 | Inside the Army

A top Army logistics general last week said that while the National Guard and Reserve provide more than half the service's logistics capabilities, the overall readiness of the active force is rightly driving ongoing decisions to reduce the reserve component.

April 18, 2014 | Daily News

High-ranking Pentagon officials have been visiting Capitol Hill to make the case for shrinking the Army and to support the service's controversial aviation restructure initiative, which have put the Army at odds with the National Guard, according to congressional sources and documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

April 11, 2014 | Inside the Army

Army officials argued last week that a recent National Guard Bureau counter-proposal to the service's aviation restructure, which proposes keeping some Apaches in the reserve component, would cut deeper into the active component, jeopardizing its readiness.

April 10, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The first of seven repurposed Coast Guard HC-130H search-and-rescue aircraft is being transferred to the U.S. Forest Service later this year, a USFS fire and aviation spokeswoman said this week, referring to an interservice airplane swap authorizes by Congress.

April 08, 2014 | Daily News

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told Senate lawmakers today that he does not want Congress to form an independent commission to determine how to structure the Army and reduce the  service's number of active and reserve troops, but National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass welcomed Capitol Hill intervention in a discussion Odierno characterized as a "family spat" over resources.

April 03, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The director of the Air National Guard said Wednesday that he is in favor of the Air Force's scaled-down C-130H modernization plans provided the service makes key investments in a timely manner to comply with air traffic control regulations the Federal Aviation Administration plans to implement in 2020.

March 28, 2014 | Inside the Army

Army leaders last week were questioned by House appropriators who voiced concerns over the service's planned end strength cuts -- especially National Guard reductions -- as a way to deal with the automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration.

March 28, 2014 | Inside the Army

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers last week that if the service was unable to execute its proposed aviation restructure and forced to keep AH-64 Apache helicopters in the Army National Guard, it would then have to cut up to four Guard brigades to find equivalent savings.

March 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Coast Guard is standing up an asset project office at its air station in Elizabeth City, NC, in order to oversee the service's acquisition of 14 C-27J Spartan airlifters from the Defense Department as part of a wider inter-service plane swap deal, a service spokesman has confirmed.

March 13, 2014 | Daily News

The Army's plan to restructure its aviation assets -- hotly contested by Army National Guard advocates -- will work to U.S. Northern Command's advantage, its commander said today.

March 12, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

Senior defense leaders are eying a review of the military's ability to mobilize its existing reserves if an immediate infusion of ground forces were needed in light of the Obama administration's new budget plan that could see the Army fall to a force of 420,000 soldiers. A military official told Inside the Pentagon that plans for such an examination have yet to be finalized.

February 28, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army and National Guard continued to prepare for confrontation last week after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced cuts to the service's end strength and committed the Army to a controversial aviation restructure.

February 27, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force's top leaders have strong concerns about a congressionally mandated commission's recommendation that the service dismantle much of Air Force Reserve Command and rely instead on National Guard and active-duty components to provide lower-level leadership structure.

February 14, 2014 | Inside the Army

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno reasserted last week that the service needs at least 450,000 active soldiers to meet the nation's security needs, despite a push inside the Pentagon to cut back to only 420,000 active-duty troops by fiscal year 2019 to pay for budget cuts mandated by sequestration.

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