Guard Duty

By Dan Dupont / September 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will "headline" the National Guard Association of the United States' 134th "general conference and exhibition" this week in Reno, NV, NGAUS noted today.

"Romney will address the conference at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday,"  the organization said in a statement.

The full agenda includes:

• Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army - Monday at 1 p.m.;

• Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command - Monday at 1:45 p.m.;

• Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the Air Force - Tuesday at 8:20 a.m.;

• Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau - Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.

Most speakers will address the conference theme, The National Guard: Hometown Force, Global Reach, or any of a number of military and homeland security issues affecting the Guard. These include overseas operations, domestic missions and the impact of the current fiscal challenges on the defense budget.