26 Mar '13, 3am

FACT: @USNationalGuard members have deployed 750,000+ times to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

FACT: @USNationalGuard members have deployed 750,000+ times to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

WASHINGTON - At a historic peak of excellence, the National Guard faces significant challenges and should remain an operational force, Army Gen. Frank Grass told U.S. congressmen Wednesday. "The National Guard today is better trained, better equipped and better led than at any time in the 376-year history," Grass testified at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing on oversight of the National Guard and the Army Reserve. "Our soldiers and airmen are ready, and they expect to deploy for the future." Among challenges that the chief of the National Guard Bureau said the National Guard confronts: • Employment stability for Guard members employed by relatively small employers. • Sequestration-related uncertainty about what condition Army and Air National Guard equipment will be in when it is returned to the states and territories from overseas operations. • Seque...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/99374/

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