October 2010 Special Report: Guard and Reserve 


October Special Report

October AUSA News cover

Special Report:
Army National Guard and
U.S. Army Reserve


Minnesota Guard homecoming


‘Minutemen and women are holding this force together’

Returning the National Guard to its Cold War-era strategic reserve posture is not the answer when defense leaders discuss the future, the Army’s chief of staff said in New Orleans Aug. 3.


JCS chairman: TRICARE tops guard, reserve families’ concerns

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, "All we have to do is bring up medical care, it explodes." Speaking to the National Guard’s Family Program Workshop in New Orleans Aug. 2, Adm. Michael Mullen was referring to meetings he and his wife Deborah have had with National Guard and reserve component service members since he took office.


New CSMs appointed for Army Guard, Army Reserve

The Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve recently appointed new senior NCOs to their top enlisted leadership positions.
Ohio Guard welcome home


National Guard Bureau strives to strengthen family communication

The chief of the National Guard Bureau’s family programs told bloggers, "We have to change our communication strategy to those of our customers."


National Guard suicide rate climbs to 62 in 2010

Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, a veteran of the Vietnam War, said, "We have to figure it out. We, as a group, have to reach out to that soldier [and let him or her] know that there are a lot of alternatives out there."