The Call 12-5; 21 June 2012
Recently members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced the Concurrent Resolutions, H. Con. Res 129 and S. Con. Res. 48, honoring the National Guard's 375 years of service and affirming congressional support for maintaining an Operational Reserve. Please contact your Senators and Representatives and Ask them to Co-Sponsor S. Con Res. 48 and H. Con. Res. 129.
The National Guard and Reserve perform an invaluable role and are an important component of our overall force structure. They support the active duty component by responding in times of national emergency, stand ready to be called to active duty service and to deploy to overseas missions in times of need. Whether called upon to provide manpower, logistics, communications, emergency medical treatment, or any other type of support to civil authorities, the National Guard has always responded.
Currently the National Guard consists of more the 460,000 soldiers and airmen located in more than 3,000 communities across the country, the National Guard stands ready whenever they are called upon. These 460,000 citizen soldiers have proven themselves time and again in combat, humanitarian, and domestic response missions.
S. Con. Res. 48 and H. Con. Res. 129 recognize the brave men and women of our National Guard and commemorate the 375 years of service they have provided to our country. Additionally, this legislation recognizes the importance of maintaining the Operational Reserve as a component of the Armed Services; supports making the Operational Reserve a permanent cornerstone of military manpower; refutes the claim that the Reserve Components play a diminished role in U.S. national security; and affirms the growth of the Operational Reserve as circumstances warrant.
Please contact your U.S. Senators to encourage them to co-sponsor and pass this legislation. By using the “Write to Congress” feature on the EANGUS Web site at www.eangus.org, you can IMMEDIATELY write or e-mail your elected officials. A sample letter is included in our “Write to Congress” feature. You can e-mail the pre-written message or edit the sample letter as you desire. This is the quickest and most effective method of expressing your views to Congress. Also, you are encouraged to forward this message to your friends and family and urge them to “Write to Congress” on this issue. For more in-depth information and background visit our web site at www.eangus.org.