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  • Military Readiness
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    Military Readiness

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul McHale and Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to reporters in the Pentagon…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 National Guard and Reserve Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Guard and Reserve Budget

    The heads of National Guard and Reserve forces testified about the portion of the fiscal year 2008 defense budget that affects them. Topics included maintaining troop strength, number of…

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  • National Guard and Reserves Operations
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    National Guard and Reserves Operations

    The Commission on the National Guard and Reserves held a final hearing before reporting to Congress on legislative proposals to increase the responsibilities of the National Guard and…

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  • National Guard and Border Security
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    National Guard and Border Security

    General Blum was interviewed on the role of the National Guard and Operation Jump Start to assist the U.S. Border Patrol in preventing illegal immigration across the Mexico-U.S. border. Topics included…

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  • National Guard and Reserves Emergency Response
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    National Guard and Reserves Emergency Response

    Military reserve and National Guard officials testified about the current and future roles of the National Guard and reserves in homeland defense, homeland security, and disaster response.

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  • Air Force Future Total Force Plan
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    Air Force Future Total Force Plan

    The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony from U.S. Air Force officials about the plan for the U.S. Air Force future total force. Witnesses testified about the role of the Air…

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  • National Guard and Reserve 2006 Budget
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    National Guard and Reserve 2006 Budget

    The Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the fiscal year 2006 budget for the National Guard and Reserve. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Adequacy of Army Forces
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    Adequacy of Army Forces

    Senior defense and reserve officials testified about military readiness, the use of guard and reserve forces in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, retention of reserve members,…

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  • Role of the National Guard
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    Role of the National Guard

    Witnesses testified regarding the role of the National Guard. Among the topics addressed were proposed changes to federal regulations and the evolving responsibilities of the National…

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  • Fiscal Year 2005 Total Force Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2005 Total Force Budget

    Officials testified about programs to relief the stresses that long deployments are putting on National Guard and Reserve forces. Topics included pay, pensions, health care, retraining,…

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  • Role of the National Guard
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    Role of the National Guard

    General Blum talked to reporters about the future of the National Guard. Among the issues he addressed were emerging threats posed to national security by terrorism, joint National Guard…

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