Category Archives: Army National Guard

Weekend Reading: Services’ Procurement Problems

The F-35 is Grounded again for the same Oxygen issues The Navy’s procurement problems. Army Aviation scrambling to find a Kiowa Replacement after it said UAS and the Apache could cover down.  

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“Soldiers in the hands of an angry government”

Rebekah Sanderlin offers her thoughts from 2013 on this next Memorial Day. While SMA Dailey is concerned about uniforms, the costs of which will be born by military dependents . Interesting how everything cycles, but the Army never gets beyond bitterly … Continue reading

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As the drums were beaten to War

2016 marked the Centenary year of the Somme, a battle that took a million men off this place during a four month period.   Today marks our entry into World War I, on 2 April 1917, then President Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading

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War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Major General Schwartz, of the DC Guard

Here’s a further look, with some explanations, of the unfortunate recent episode in which the current commander of the DC National Guard, one Major General Errol R. Schwartz, appeared at first blush to have been fired (FIRED!) by incoming President … Continue reading

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When you get overpaid, you pay it back

When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake.  Why should they have to pay it back.  We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were … Continue reading

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New CSA Easing Tensions With Guard

Been in a couple of meetings and have seen this first hand.  General Milley gets it.  Just like his reaching out to members of Congress he is reaching out to members of the Guard through personal relationships.  Clearly the tenure … Continue reading

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