Courting the Guard, Now:

The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Michael Moseley, told lawmakers Wednesday that the Air Force has “offered up 71 joint cumulative new endeavors to better associate with the Guard,” moving it “into new equipment and new mission areas.” He noted, too, that he met on Tuesday with “all of the 54 TAGs in the Adjutants General Association” to talk about Air Force plans for the Air National Guard. And, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne added that USAF had “in partnership” with both Air Guard and Air Reserve worked up BRAC follow-on plans “to try to make sure that we don’t leave stranded forces.” This sounds like the Air Force took to heart last summer’s complaints about lack of consultation over BRAC plans.