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Cost Effective, Readily Accessible Solution for America's National Defense

  • Promote the National Guard as the combat reserve of the nation’s military
  • Equip the National Guard to protect American lives and property at home
  • Fund National Guard cyber capabilities and leverage authorities and partnerships
  • Expand the nation’s “smart power” through the National Guard State Partnership Program

Personnel Initiatives

  • Universal TRICARE Reserve Select for the reserve components to include those eligible for FEHBP
  • Fund dwell time treatment of identified reserve component medical and behavioral readiness issues
  • Fund community-based confidential behavioral care
  • Fund piloted reserve components access to Veterans Centers counseling programs
  • Equitable Tuition Assistance benefits
  • Retroactive Reserve retirement credit to 9/11
  • Veteran status for reserve component career service
  • Mandatory Space-A travel

Moving the ARNG Forward

  • Continued modernization of ARNG equipment to the same standards as the AC
  • Support the Commission on the Future Structure of the Army
  • Stop the transfer of attack aviation from the ARNG to the active component

Moving the ANG Forward

  • Concurrent fielding of equipment
  • Modernize the F-16 with AESA radar and radar upgrades
  • Modernize the F-15 with AESA radar upgrades
  • Modernize the C-130 fleet
  • Modernize the C-17 fleet
  • Modernize the KC-135 fleet
  • RPA recapitalization
  • Protect MAFFS operational authorities OP FY 15