Army Reserve CSM Speaks at AUSA Webinar

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Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, the Army Reserve’s senior enlisted leader, listens to a soldier
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Army Reserve CSM Speaks at AUSA Webinar

Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, the Army Reserve’s senior enlisted leader, will speak March 6 during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

GAO: Guard, Reserve Troops Struggle to Get VA Benefits

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GAO: Guard, Reserve Troops Struggle to Get VA Benefits

National Guard and Reserve members are having trouble accessing disability compensation compared to their active-duty counterparts, a report from the Government Accountability Office found. 

Poppas: Guard Must Prepare for Future Fight

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Gen. Andrew Poppas, commanding general of FORSCOM, speaks at the MG Robert G. Morehead National Guard and Reserve Breakfast at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)
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Poppas: Guard Must Prepare for Future Fight

The Army National Guard must prepare to face and define a new reality of war, the commander of Army Forces Command said. 

“We have to win the first fight,” Gen. Andrew Poppas said Oct. 9 during the MG Robert G. Moorhead National Guard and Army Reserve Breakfast at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “We have to prepare for the battle today, especially in this uncertain world. … We have to be ready today.” 

Army Expands Child Care Options for Reserve Families

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Army Expands Child Care Options for Reserve Families

The Army is launching a new pilot program that aims to improve access to child care for Army Reserve soldiers and their families, the service announced. 

Education Benefits are Top Recruiting Incentive

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Education Benefits are Top Recruiting Incentive

Education benefits are vital to recruiting talented people into the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve, two senior officers told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense.

Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of the Army Reserve and commander of Army Reserve Command, testified June 1 that tuition assistance and access to health care benefits are “vital for recruitment.”

Guard, Reserve Modernization Critical to Army

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Gen. Andrew Poppas speaks during the MG Robert G. Moorhead National Guard and Army Reserve Breakfast at AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. (Rod Lamkey for AUSA)
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Guard, Reserve Modernization Critical to Army

Modernization of the National Guard and the Army Reserve is critical to balancing the Total Army as it transforms to meet the demands of future combat, said Gen. Andrew Poppas, commander of Army Forces Command.

Soldiers from the reserve components continue to deploy for missions around the world and respond to domestic missions, such as hurricane response in Florida, but “we’re also racing to meet another demand from the Total Army,” Poppas said Oct. 10 in remarks at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Army Challenges Featured in Green Book Interviews

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Green Book 2022-2023
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Army Challenges Featured in Green Book Interviews

In her second year as Army secretary, Christine Wormuth faces many challenges, but she is also upbeat.

“I think the Army is in a good place,” Wormuth said in an interview in the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022–2023 Green Book.