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EANGUS Newsletter - December 1, 2011


Current Activated Guardsmen as of Nov. 29, 2011

47,901 ARNG
6,480 ANG

Total Activated Guardsmen Since 9-11

357,783 ARNG

90,896 ANG

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Senate poised to clear defense bill Thursday
By Josiah Ryan - 11/30/11 07:57 PM ET
Senate leaders plan to finish work on the Department of Defense authorization bill for 2012 on Thursday despite several controversial amendments that still have not been resolved, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) signaled Wednesday evening.
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Ingram sworn in as Army National Guard director at Pentagon
National Guard Bureau
Story by Sgt. Darron Salzer
ARLINGTON, Va. – On the day he formally assumed the duties of the director of the Army National Guard, Army Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr. was simultaneously promoted to lieutenant general during a Pentagon ceremony here Monday afternoon.
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Senate easily votes to give Guard a seat on JCS
By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 11:44:48 EST
The National Guard has taken a big step toward gaining a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff after the Senate agreed Monday with House-passed legislation to give the Guard a place at the table with the other military leaders.
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Senator Patrick Leahy Release on Guard Empowerment

Senator Lindsey Graham Release on Guard Empowerment

40K troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2012
By Deb Riechmann and Slobodan Lekic – AP
Posted : Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 9:29:54 EST
KABUL, Afghanistan — Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long war.
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DOD to offer sneak peek at budget
By John T. Bennett - 11/30/11 09:30 PM ET
Senior Pentagon officials are likely to give lawmakers an early peek at the military's 2013 budget plan in an attempt to control the political backlash over the spending cuts it contains, Defense sources told The Hill.
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