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EANGUS News 11/14/2011


Current Activated Guardsmen as of Nov. 1, 2011 (Note: DoD PA has not updated release.)

49,424 ARNG

6,641 ANG

Total Activated Guardsmen Since 9-11

356,993 ARNG

90,633 ANG

Please click the following link for full release:

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Senate confirms Ingram as new director, Army National Guard
National Guard Bureau
Story by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
WASHINGTON – On Veteran's Day comes word of the confirmation of a new director for the Army National Guard, Army Maj. Gen. William Ingram, former adjutant general of the North Carolina National Guard and current special assistant to the Army vice chief of staff.
Please click the following link for full article:
http://www.dvidshub.net/news/79905/senate-confirms-ingram-new-director-army-national-guard


National Guard proponents say votes secured to add general to Joint Chief
By John T. Bennett - 11/13/11 10:43 AM ET
National Guard proponents on and off Capitol Hill are increasingly confident the nation's top citizen-soldier might soon have a seat on the powerful Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Please click the following link for full article:
http://thehill.com/component/content/article/1181-policy-and-strategy/193323-national-guard-proponents-say-votes-secured-to-add-general-to-joint-chiefs

Gen. McKinley's prepared statement for SASC hearing:
Archived Webcast of SASC Hearing Nov. 10, 2011, "Whether the Chief, NGB should be a member of the JCS":
http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/jw57/urlMP4Player.cfm?fn=armed111011&st=1100&dur=9620


National Guard proponents say votes secured to add general to Joint Chief
By John T. Bennett - 11/13/11 10:43 AM ET
National Guard proponents on and off Capitol Hill are increasingly confident the nation's top citizen-soldier might soon have a seat on the powerful Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Please click the following link for full article:
http://thehill.com/component/content/article/1181-policy-and-strategy/193323-national-guard-proponents-say-votes-secured-to-add-general-to-joint-chiefs


Odierno: Cuts could shrink Guard, Reserve
By David Larter - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Nov 12, 2011 8:51:15 EST
The Army's top officer told the House Armed Services Committee on Nov. 2 that the threatened across-the-board cuts would mean personnel reductions in the National Guard and Reserve, in addition to the 50,000 cuts already planned for the active Army.
Please click the following link for full article:
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/11/army-guard-reserve-ray-odierno-cuts-shrink-111211w/


Panetta: Keep the Guard and Reserve sharp

By Jill Laster - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Nov 8, 2011 13:37:28 EST
The Defense Department anticipates fewer warzone deployments for guardsmen as deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan slow down, but the skills those troops have learned over a decade at war must stay sharp, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told top National Guard leaders Tuesday.
Please click the following link for full article:
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/11/military-panetta-guard-reserve-skills-110811w/
Deficit Panel Faces Critical Week
By Meredith Shiner -
Roll Call Staff - Nov. 14, 2011, Midnight
With only 10 days left to craft a deficit reduction deal, the super committee is facing its now-or-never moment. Last week, Democrats and Republicans on the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction appeared to agree on only one thing: They were at an impasse. But after a week of exchanging plans and barbs, the committee's best hope this week is that they've cleared enough space and paperwork to find a deal.

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