J.C. Cardinale

First sergeant Archer Ford, from left, sergeant first class Andreson Neal, and members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade Combat Team salute the colors during the Casing of Color and Departure Ceremony for their deployment to Afghanistan on Friday, Dec 21, 2018, at Fort Stewart. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Army, Air Force want merged ‘scrolling’ process to help transition between active, reserve and guard

Two military branches and the National Guard want changes to the way officers are put into ranks to ease the burden on service members and commanders.

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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2010, file photo shows California National Guard troops, who are part of Task Force Sierra, deployed at the border along with Border Patrol Agents near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, extended the state National Guard's participation in President Donald Trump's border deployment by six months, a low-key announcement that was made without any of the acrimony that characterized his early negotiations with the federal government. The California National Guard said in a press release that the mission will now run until the end of March 2019.  (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

Army still does not have a process to get National Guardsmen backpay after long promotion waits

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Arizona National Guard soldiers line up as they get ready for a visit from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey prior their deployment to the Mexico border at the Papago Park Military Reservation Monday, April 9, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Bipartisan bill addresses National Guard promotion delay issue

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Army open to giving guardsmen back pay for delay in promotions

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U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leanna LitschU.S. and U.K. coalition partners with Kabul Security Forces train together on an Aerial Reaction Force exercise utilizing British helicopter assets with the Toral Aviation Detachment, British Royal Air Force at Camp Qargha in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 2018, as part of their Quick Reaction Force mission in support of the NATO-led train, advise and assist mission, Operation Resolute Support. Soldiers for the exercise also included those from Alma Company, 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, British Army, and members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

National Guard officers waiting more than half a year for promotions

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