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Gathering Point (Conference Recap)Open in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017

(read online digital version) | Photos

Multiple storm responses were more than a backdrop to the NGAUS conference. They were part of the theme

 

No Time to Stop - By Rep. Tim WalzOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017
Capital View

By Rep. Tim Walz
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After 24 years as a National Guardsman, I am now honored to serve veterans as the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, alongside colleagues from both parties, including Rep. Phil Roe, the Republican chairman from Tennessee.

 

Truly Indispensable - By Maj. Gen. James HoyerOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017
Chairman's Message

By Maj. Gen. James Hoyer
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While some of us were attending the annual NGAUS conference last month in Louisville, Kentucky, hurricanes were battering Texas and Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Wildfires were scorching several of our western states. And the world around us continued to be quite volatile.

 

Herculean Step - By Matt PincusOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017
Washington Update

By Matt Pincus
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Immediately after the ribbon-cutting for the trade show at the 139th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky, last month, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice put smiles on the faces of a few adjutants general.

 

A Conversation with L. Scott RiceOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017

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‘I’m always after increasing the capability of our people’

A shortage of pilots is just one of several long-term issues facing Air Force officials. The problem boils down to simple supply and demand. A booming airline industry and a busy Air Force need more pilots than the nation currently can provide.

 

Shock & AweOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017

By Cody Erbacher
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Guardsmen find war-like despair, destruction along the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma’s direct hit

KEY WEST, FLA. - The resemblance to Iraq was nearly too much for Patrick Isbell in the days after Hurricane Irma’s landfall here last month.

 

Promise & PerilOpen in a New Window

NATIONAL GUARD magazine
October 2017

By William Matthews
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By 2025, a wildly wired world will bring a wealth of convenience and efficiency. With it will come a whole lot of vulnerability

 

Magazine: Hackers, Hurricanes, HerculesOpen in a New Window

October 2017

Yes, it will be a wonderful world when the internet operates your refrigerator and your car and monitors your health. But it will also be a dangerous world, filled with vulnerability and concern that a single hacker can disrupt your life. NATIONAL GUARD takes a look at the good and the bad of the wired world of the future in the current issue of the award-winning magazine.

 

Milley: Demand Requires New Security Force UnitsOpen in a New Window

Washington Report

(October 10, 2017) Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, says six new Security Force Assistance Brigades, including one in the National Guard, are needed to meet the growing demand for training the armies of foreign countries.

Speaking Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Milley said, “We are training, advising and assisting indigenous armies all over the world. And I anticipate and expect that’ll increase, not decrease, in years to come.”

 

Defense Secretary Warns Against LeaksOpen in a New Window

Washington Report

(October 10, 2017) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told all uniformed and civilian personnel of the Defense Department to guard against leaks and to report possible leaks. He made his plea in a memo circulated throughout the force last week and obtained by Military Times.

In the memo, Mattis pointed out that “it is a violation of our oath to divulge, in any fashion, non-public DoD information, classified or unclassified, to anyone without the required security clearance as well as a specific need to know in the performance of their duties.”

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