National Guard May 2012 : Page 8

LETTERS & UPDATES Air Force is Protecting its Own As I read my March issues of National Guard and Air Force maga-zines, I was blown away with the Air Force’s idea that it is simply time for the Air National Guard to take its turn with the cuts. What happened to the Total Force that the Air Force has preached for years? I guess it only applies to the active-component Air Force. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said, “The Air Guard is much more cost-eff ective than the regular Air Force and no loss in capability. As a result, the taxpayers get a huge bang for the buck from the Air Guard.” The Air Force is protecting its own turf. I guess the Air Guard and Reserve are not part of that turf. So much for the Total Force. Retired Col. Don Hengesh Michigan Air National Guard Reaching N ATIONAL G UARD Speak Up, Speak Out As a National Guard offi cer, you have unique insight into many defense issues. Why not share your thoughts on these pages? Letters Tell us how we’re doing or share your opinion on something you read in N ATIONAL G UARD in 250 words or less. Last Word Send us your commentaries on Guard or defense-related topics in 800 words or less. Letters If you have an opinion on a defense topic or something in the magazine, write us a letter. Additional Submissions Submit your original Guard or defense-related articles, reviews or print-ready photos (300 dpi required). How to Submit Your Materials All submissions* should include your rank, full name, state National Guard affi liation, phone number and e-mail address. You may submit your materials three different ways: 1. E-mail: magazine@ngaus.org (preferred method) 2. Fax: (202) 682-9358 3. Mail: N ATIONAL G UARD magazine One Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 *The content must be of interest to a predominately military audience. We reserve the right to edit submissions for length and clarity. Last Word Last Word runs on the fi nal page of the magazine and is suited for commentaries on Guard or defense-related topics. Send us your submission in 800 words or less. Correction The cutline under the Starting Point photo in the April issue (“Hands Full”) featuring an Indiana Army National Guardsman assisting tornado victims in Marysville, Ind. misidentifi ed his rank. He is Lt. Col. Rick Graham Change of Address Submit updates to the NGAUS Membership Department by e-mail members@ngaus.org, phone (888) 226-4287 or the members only section of www.ngaus.org. Digital Edition Now Available Connect With Us Advertisers this Month 134th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition 11 Ace Electronics Defense Systems 45 Advertising Showcase: Aviation 43 Bellevue University 47 Boeing 15, Cover IV Coastal Aircraft Parts LLC 44 EADS North America 21 Everglades University 23 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. 31 Hontek Corporation 3 NGAUS Insurance Trust 2 NGAUS Washington Report 17 Patriot Taxiway Industries 22 Pelican Products 9 Phantom Products Inc 13 Pratt & Whitney 19 SilverTowne L.P. 44 University of Phoenix Cover II USAA Cover III FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION: Anya Atwood, Client Service Associate (214) 291-3660 anya@mohanna.com www.ngaus.org/advertising Sign up to receive the magazine at www.ngaus.org/magazine . 8 | National Guard

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Air Force is Protecting its Own <br /> <br /> As I read my March issues of National Guard and Air Force magazines, I was blown away with the Air Force’s idea that it is simply time for the Air National Guard to take its turn with the cuts.<br /> <br /> What happened to the Total Force that the Air Force has preached for years?<br /> <br /> I guess it only applies to the activecomponent Air Force.<br /> <br /> Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said,“The Air Guard is much more costeffective than the regular Air Force and no loss in capability. As a result, the taxpayers get a huge bang for the buck from the Air Guard.” <br /> <br /> The Air Force is protecting its own turf. I guess the Air Guard and Reserve are not part of that turf. So much for the Total Force.<br /> <br /> Retired Col. Don Hengesh Michigan Air National Guard<br /> <br /> Speak Up, Speak Out <br /> <br /> As a National Guard officer, you have unique insight into many defense issues. Why not share your thoughts on these pages?<br /> <br /> Letters <br /> <br /> If you have an opinion on a defense topic or something in the magazine, write us a letter.<br /> <br /> Last Word <br /> <br /> Last Word runs on the final page of the magazine and is suited for commentaries on Guard or defense-related topics. Send us your submission in 800 words or less.<br /> <br /> Correction <br /> <br /> The cutline under the Starting Point photo in the April issue (“Hands Full”) featuring an Indiana Army National Guardsman assisting tornado victims in Marysville, Ind. Misidentified his rank. He is Lt. Col. Rick Graham

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