Guard, Reserve Call for Equipment, Force Modernization

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Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels and Gen. Daniel Hokanson speak on Capitol Hill
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Guard, Reserve Call for Equipment, Force Modernization

The National Guard and Army Reserve need increased support to modernize their equipment and manning for future conflict, the components’ top leaders testified June 18 on Capitol Hill.

Harter Nominated to be Next Army Reserve Chief

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Harter Nominated to be Next Army Reserve Chief

Maj. Gen. Robert Harter has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the next chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command.

If confirmed by the Senate, Harter, who has commanded the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, since Sept. 20, 2022, would receive his third star and succeed Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, who has led the Army Reserve since July 28, 2020.

Guard, Reserve Face ‘Pivotal Moment’ Amid Rising Threats

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U.S. Army Soldiers with the 165th Quartermaster Company, 78th Troop Command, Georgia Army National Guard, wait for their turn to conduct static line airborne jumps out of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo airplane
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Guard, Reserve Face ‘Pivotal Moment’ Amid Rising Threats

The National Guard and Army Reserve need continued investment to outcompete America’s adversaries, the components’ top leaders testified April 30 on Capitol Hill.

“Our nation’s investment in the National Guard comes at a pivotal moment,” said Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. “Our strategic competitors are seeking advantages in every domain, [including] land, sea, air space and cyber. If we are to compete and deter successfully, and, if necessary, prevail in combat, we must invest in our people.”

Lombardo: Army Reserve in ‘Strong Position’ for Future

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Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, the Army Reserve’s senior enlisted leader, listens to soldiers
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Lombardo: Army Reserve in ‘Strong Position’ for Future

The Army Reserve is building to compete with its adversaries and prepare for a complex future battlefield, the component’s senior enlisted leader said.

“I’m pretty confident that the Army Reserve is in a strong position and ready to meet the challenges of the future,” Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo said March 6 during an Association of the U.S. Army Noon Report webinar.

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.