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  • National Guard on duty to support inauguration

    About 9,300 National Guardsmen and women are supporting the 56th Presidential Inauguration, the Guard's largest contribution to an inauguration in its 372-year history. "The scope is incredible," Gen. Craig McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, said on Monday. "This is the largest footprint the National Guard has ever had for an
  • National Guard to support inauguration

    Approximately 10,000 National Guardsmen and women will support the 56th Presidential Inauguration, helping to ensure a safe and secure environment for all attendees. They will provide security, traffic control and crisis response personnel as well as musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons. National Guard
  • Guard's Counterdrug warriors endeavor to test one and all

    BROOKS CITY-BASE, Texas - Finding a single drug abuser among thousands of servicemembers can compare to a shell game, but the National Guard is placing all odds in its favor. The National Guard is striving to keep its Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen drug free through an increase in drug tests and the integration of new prevention programs. Current
  • 'Psst ... don't forget your ID card,' say Air Guard's network protectors

    Air National Guardmembers at the Air Guard's Readiness Center on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., may soon have a friendly reminder to secure their Defense Department photo and data identification, "Common Access Cards" (CACs) when away from their computers, said its network security officials here this holiday week. A pop up message will soon remind
  • Guardmembers earn discretionary points for joint designation

    Discretionary points can now be earned through the Joint Officer Management Program (JOM) to achieve the Joint Qualified Officer designation. NGB's JOM staff administers a Joint Qualification System (JQS) enacted by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2007, which provides for the attainment of these points. While the JQS mandates minimum
  • "Acting Director, Air National Guard sends Holiday Greetings"

    Dear Air National Guard Family, As we prepare to celebrate this Holiday Season, allow me to extend warm wishes and thanks to you and your loved ones. Today, more than 107,000 Airmen serve in the Air National Guard and our country benefits from your efforts every day. Please know how much I appreciate the commitment and service that you and your
  • Chief, National Guard Bureau issues holiday message to Guard members, families and employers

    Here is the text of Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley's message: With the holidays now upon us, I extend warmest Seasons Greetings to the Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard and to their families and employers. America is indebted to you for your dedication and service to the Nation, and I thank you for you for the sacrifices you make every
  • Guard taking on sexual assault through support, education

    As part of an overall Department of Defense policy, the National Guard is engaged in reducing acts of sexual assault and providing support for its victims. First instituted in 2005, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program has a two-pronged approach to the issue of sexual assault. First, those who have been victims of a sexual
  • CNGB birthday message

    Tomorrow the National Guard will celebrate its 372nd Birthday and I take great pride in thanking our more than 470,000 Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen for their dedication and outstanding service to the nation. Today's Guard men and women continue the commitment and selfless service of the first militiamen who banded together at a moment's notice to
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