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Lengyel: Military Should Stay Out of Civil-Unrest Missions

Lengyel: Military Should Stay Out of Civil-Unrest Missions By Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory Civil-unrest response efforts should be undertaken by law-enforcement authorities, not U.S. troops, National Guard Bureau Chief Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel said July 2 during an...

Bass Tapped as Air Force’s First Female Enlisted Leader

Bass Tapped as Air Force’s First Female Enlisted Leader By Rachel S. Cohen Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass will become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and the first female enlisted Airman to lead one of the military services. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.,...

Senate Vets Hokanson for National Guard Chief

Senate Vets Hokanson for National Guard Chief By Rachel S. Cohen The prospective next head of the National Guard Bureau told the Senate this week he expects the new coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest will require the Guard to play a greater role in homeland...

Senate Confirms Brown to Lead Air Force in Historic Vote

Senate Confirms Brown to Lead Air Force in Historic Vote By Rachel S. Cohen Senators confirmed Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as the first black military service chief in American history in a 98-0 vote June 9. Brown, the decorated four-star general in charge of...

15 States Activate Guard to Help Quell Unrest

15 States Activate Guard to Help Quell Unrest By Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory About 5,000 National Guard personnel—including more than 375 Air National Guardsmen—had been activated as of the morning of May 31 “in response to civil disturbances” that erupted...