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February 14, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army Reserve and the Guard are not following recommendations in a 2012 report issued by the Defense Department inspector general to adhere to protocol and obtain Office of the Secretary of Defense approval when transferring reserve component equipment because Army officials believe the recommendations would create a process that is too cumbersome.

February 14, 2014 | Inside the Army

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) has been trying to rally fellow lawmakers to join him in urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to prevent the Army from executing a plan that would cut the size of the National Guard and restructure the service's aviation assets, according to a draft letter obtained by Inside the Army that Blunt's office has been circulating on Capitol Hill.

January 31, 2014 | Inside the Army

The National Guard Bureau has outlined a counter-proposal to the Army's aviation restructure plan that would retain some AH-64 Apaches in the reserve component, according to an NGB document obtained by Inside the Army.

January 31, 2014 | Daily News

The chairman of the commission charged with studying the Air Force's active-duty and reserve force utilization said today that he expects the service will implement many of the panel's recommendations, which advocate for much greater reliance on the reserve component.

January 30, 2014 | Daily News

A congressional commission tasked with studying the Air Force's active-duty and reserve structure recommended this week that the service disband the Reserve Command and that Congress provide the service with greater flexibility and authority to close redundant infrastructure.

January 24, 2014 | Inside the Army

Draft legislation that could be introduced into the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) would establish a commission to study the proper size and structure of the Army, while prohibiting the service from transferring or divesting any National Guard aircraft or reducing the reserve component's end strength beyond authorized levels in FY-15.

January 24, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army would align AH-64 Apache helicopter battalions from the active component with National Guard aviation brigades if the service follows through with its proposed aviation restructure and moves all Apaches out of the reserve component, according to defense officials.

January 15, 2014 | Daily News

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has pulled the plug on all Army engagements in which service officials might be asked to further justify plans to cut the size of the Army National Guard and restructure the aviation branch, according to Capitol Hill sources, though the Army officially disputes this.

January 10, 2014 | Inside the Army

The National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass said that the defense spending agreement reached by Congress in December that provides some relief from sequestration over the next few years has bought the Guard and the active components some time to assess the right balance of force structure and end strength.

January 10, 2014 | Daily News

Pentagon leaders have issued internal guidance putting the Army on a path to reducing its active-duty ranks to 420,000 soldiers by fiscal year 2019, according to defense sources.

January 09, 2014 | Daily News

In her first public comments since being confirmed by the Senate in December, new Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed today that the service's fiscal year 2015 budget request will increase the role of its reserve components.

January 03, 2014 | Inside the Army

The National Guard Association and Guard advocates on Capitol Hill are questioning the Army's proposed aviation restructure that would take all AH-64 Apaches out of the Guard to be used as armed aerial scout helicopters within the active component.

December 31, 2013 | Inside the Pentagon

A high-level Pentagon debate over cutting the Army and its National Guard is expected to come to a head this month, with Senators putting defense leaders on notice that they don't want to see a repeat of the bitter battle between the Air Force and the Air Guard over intra-service end strength reductions.

December 20, 2013 | Inside the Army

The last of the Army National Guard C-23 Sherpas is heading back to the United States after it was grounded in the United Kingdom due to some maintenance problems, according to the Guard's aviation operations branch chief.

December 12, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

Outside the confines of a congressionally mandated commission to study the Air Force's active-duty and reserve structure, the service is making progress incorporating recommendations from an internal task force that would improve the coordination between those components, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said this week.

December 12, 2013 | Inside the Pentagon

A mission analysis for cyber operations, called for in a new bipartisan fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill proposal, would include a comprehensive examination of potential contributions by the reserve component.

December 04, 2013 | Inside the Pentagon

Officials from the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Governors Association are preparing a joint statement of principles for shared situational awareness in the cybersecurity realm, a pact that Guard and Reserve advocates hope will provide a new reference point for how federal and state authorities fight cyber threats, according to sources following the issue.

November 26, 2013 | Inside the Pentagon

A group of Pentagon advisers next month will hear from a British general officer on the United Kingdom's efforts to remodel its armed forces to place greater emphasis on the reserve component.

November 19, 2013 | Daily News

The National Guard is mulling the creation of an associate battalion that could round out active Army units to fill future capability gaps in the face of end strength reductions and looming budget cuts, according according to a top general.

November 07, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force Reserve is moving forward with a plan to stand up several intelligence squadrons that will support the Defense Department's strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region, despite experiencing delays associated with sequestration and a 16-day government shutdown.

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