Your 2014 Board:
Executive Director - LTC (Ret) Karen Fee
Past President - Col Jeff Aebischer (ANG)
President - LTC Miguel Lopez (ARNG)
Vice President Lt. Col. Stephanie Sheppard (Air)
Secretary - CPT Cook (ARNG) Treasurer - 1LT Walker (Air) --
TAG appointee ARNG - LTC Ralph Myers TAG appointee ANG - Lt Col Rick Harper
TAG Leadership Day, Saturday, March 15, 2014
FRIDAY 14 MARCH 14 Idaho Officer's Association - social
The Riverside Hotel, Time TBD
SATURDAY 15 MARCH 14 - The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden
0800 - General Session…Continue
This site is for members and potential members of the National Guard Association of Idaho.
14 March evening social update!
The actual room location has changed from the Riverside Grill restaurant to the North Star banquet room in the upper level of the Riverside Hotel.
From the main lobby take the central stairs and veer left at the top landing, follow the hallway on left the North Star is located at the end of short hallway.
See you there!
You are invited to an INGOA General Meeting on 8 FEB at the indoor pavilion, bldg 310 at 16:30.
Come join us for an update from your executive board.
Miguel H. Lopez,
To all Members,
The article below was published this morning in the NGAUS Washington Report.
As you can see Idaho came in third in the small state category for membership increase last year, still very good news!
NGAUS Awards States for Membership Hikes
NGAUS has awarded 10 states with cash prizes for their efforts in increasing paid membership during the past year. The program was announced one year ago by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, as an incentive for states to boost membership.
"We consider this money well spent," Hargett said of the payouts to the most successful states. "A large membership provides the muscle for us to advocate for the National Guard on Capitol Hill. I applaud those states that have made the case to their Guardsman about the benefits of NGAUS membership."
The winner in the small state category is Connecticut, which increased its paid membership by more than 103…
I urge you to talk to your fellow Officers and Warrant Officers, encourage them to join, let them know how the IN GOA supports the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) in countering the current move to revert the National Guard into a strategic reserve.
Tell them that as recently as 2012 the Air Force proposed to cut the Air National Guard by 5,000 personnel and 200 aircraft a move which NGA US through Congress was able to halt. Or how INGOA supported NGA US and together were able to increase the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) for procurement funding, proportional equipping and modernization and bring the ARNO to an almost 90% Equipment-on-Hand (EOH) level today.
We need your assistance in getting our membership to 100%.
(from the desk of LTC Lopez)