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National Guard and Reserves Resource Guide
Compiled by
the Pentagon Library
Office of the Secretary of Defense Historians
National Guard Bureau Librarian and Historian
August 2005

Table of Contents

Commission on the National Guard and Reserves

Year After Authorization, Guard Panel Yet To Form (July 13, 2005), See a librarian to retrieve a copy from LexisNexis

 DoD Announces Appointments to Guard and Reserve Commission (April 29, 2005)  

Law and Legislation

      Statutes

      Bills in 109th Congress, 1st Session   

  • Guard and Reserve Financial Stability Act of 2005, H.R. 2296, introduced May 11, 2005.
  • National Guard and Reserves Housing Equity Act of 2005, S. 938, introduced Apr. 28, 2005.
  • National Guard and Reserve Bill of Rights Act of 2005, H.R. 1565, introduced Apr. 12, 2005.
  • National Guard and Reserve Comprehensive Health Benefits Act of 2005, H.R. 1478, introduced Apr. 5, 2005.
  • Reserves Pay and Benefits Modernization Act, H.R. 1169, introduced Mar. 8, 2005.
  • Reservist and National Guard Opportunities and Protection of Education Act, H.R. 199, introduced Feb. 9, 2005.

     Congressional Reports

  • May 17, 2005.  Senate Report 109-69.  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006:  Report of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate.

  • May 20, 2005.  House Report 109-89.  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006:  Report of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives on H.R 1815.

  • May 14, 2004.  House Report 108-491, pt. 1. House Report 108-491, pt. 2.   National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005:  Report of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives on H.R. 4200.

     Congressional Hearings

     *Pentagon employees can contact a Pentagon librarian for complete transcripts
       available through the library's CQ.com or LexisNexis subscriptions

  • July 20, 2005.  The Air Force's Future Total Force.  House Armed Services Committee. Hearing chaired by Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

  • April 20, 2005. Hearing on National Guard and Reserve.  Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Ted Stevens (R-AK)

  • April 13, 2005.  Hearing on Active and Reserve Military and Civilian Personnel Programs.  Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee. Hearing chaired by Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

  • April 5, 2005.  Hearing on Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006. Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC)

  • February 17, 2005.  Hearing on Wounded Guard and Reserve Forces.  House Committee on Government Reform.  Hearing chaired by Tom Davis (R-VA)

  • February 2, 2005.  Hearing on the Adequacy of Army Forces.  House Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by John M. McHugh (R-NY)

  • July 20, 2004.  Are Financial Management Problems at the Department of Defense Impacting Army Reserve Pay? House Government Reform Committee, Government Efficiency and Financial Management Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Todd Russell Platts (R-PA)

  • July 7, 2004.  Troop Rotations in Iraq and Afghanistan and Mobilization of the Army’s Individual Ready Reserve.  House Armed Services Committee.  Hearing chaired by Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

  • July 21, 2004.  Joint Hearing on Guard and Reserve Families.  Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Children and Families Subcommittee and Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

  • July 20, 2004.  Hearing on Defense Financial Management/Reserve Pay.  House Government Efficiency and Financial Management Committee, Government Reform Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Todd R. Platts (R-PA)

  • May 11, 2004.  Combating Terrorism: Training and Equipping Reserve Component Forces.  House Committee on Government Reform, National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Edward L. Schrock (R-VA)

  • May 11, 2004.  Hearing on National Guard and Reserve Needs.  House Government Reform Committee, National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Christopher Shays (R-CT)

  • April 29, 2004.  Hearing on Role of National Guard.  House Government Reform Committee.  Hearing chaired by Tom Davis (R-VA)

  • Apr. 7, 2004.  Hearing on Fiscal Year 2005 Appropriations for the National Guard and Reserve. Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee. Hearing chaired by Ted Stevens (R-AK)

  • March 31, 2004.  Hearing on National Guard and Reserve Military and Civilian Personnel Programs.  Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

  • March 31, 2004.  Hearing on Reserve Component Transformation and Relieving the Stress on the Reserve Component.  House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Total Force.  Hearing chaired by John M. McHugh (R-NY)

  • March 30, 2004.  Hearing on Defense-wide and Air Force Budget Overviews.  Senate Appropriations Committee, Military Construction Subcommittee.  Hearing chaired by Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

      Prepared Testimony

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