The Issue: Join the National Guard Caucus!

Immediate Action Required: Contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to join the Senate National Guard Caucus and the House Guard and Reserve Caucus, respectively.

With nearly 100 new faces in Congress, it is essential that we enlist as many of them as possible to support the National Guard by joining the Senate National Guard Caucus or the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus which are now under new leadership.
The work of the Guard Caucuses has been critical in strengthening the National Guard’s ability to carry out its dual missions for either combat operations abroad or as our nation’s first military responders for emergencies at home.

Whether advocating for more equipment, better facilities or empowering the Chief of the National Guard Bureau with a 4th star, the House and Senate Guard Caucuses have provided crucial leadership and direction on Guard issues inside the Halls of Congress. With defense budgets expected to shrink, it is essential that the caucuses continue to provide strong support within Congress.

NGAUS enthusiastically welcomes Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as the new co-chair of the Senate Guard Caucus to serve with long standing co-chair, Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT); and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) as the new co-chairs of the House Guard and Reserve Caucus. We need to support their efforts by ensuring membership in the caucuses is as robust as possible.

Please write your Senators and Representatives and urge them to join their respective National Guard Caucuses.


By using the “Write to Congress” feature on the NGAUS Web site at, you can IMMEDIATELY e-mail your elected representatives. 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, contact your friends and family and urge them to “Write to Congress” as well. For more in-depth information and background visit our web site at Please direct any questions concerning this issue to Pete Duffy, NGAUS Deputy Legislative Director via email at or Kevin McColaugh, Senior Legislative Affairs Manager via email at kevin.mccolaugh

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