In keeping with the National Guard tradition of maximizing State and Federal resources while supporting legislative offices' and military Services' requirements, the NGB-LL office examines all congressional travel/official orientation requests for military aircraft to ensure they meet documented, lawful criteria. Per Department of Defense Directives (DoDD), Regulations, and senior leader guidance, congressional travel/orientation flight requests must meet several provisions in order to receive approval recommendation.
Military aircraft (MILAIR) requests must meet conditions outlined in current directives and policy (see below References) in order for NGB-LL to forward requests for congressional travel. Requests approved by NGB-LL are subsequently submitted to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs (OASD-LA) for final review and decision for approval/disapproval.
Submission of requests 21 days prior to the projected MILAIR travel/orientation flight date will significantly increase the likelihood NGB-LL can endorse the request and forward it for final decision by OASD-LA. Late/unplanned requests must be accompanied by a letter of lateness signed by the TAG.