FILE--In this Aug. 18, 2010, file photo, California National Guard troops, part of Task Force Sierra, which are training for future deployment at the border along with Border Patrol Agents, stand in formation near the California/Mexico border in San Diego. California National Guard troops have started training with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, intelligence analysts and fill other support roles to free up more agents to patrol the Mexican border. (John Gibbons/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, file)

National Guard promotion provision makes it into House NDAA

A way for guardsmen to get paid for the time they wait for promotions is in the works in the new defense authorization bill.

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