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Your 2016 Board:

Executive Director - Col Jeff (Abe) Aebischer

Past President - LTC Miguel Lopez (ARNG)

President Col. Stephanie Sheppard (ANG)

Vice President LTC Jim Harper (ARNG)

Secretary - Capt Tara Bruner (ANG)

Treasurer - CW4 Shane McKenna (ARNG)

TAG appointee ANG - Lt Col Britt Vanshur

TAG appointee ARNG - LTC Chris Burt



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Current Members Numbers by Branch

As of 3 June

ANG 87 of 139

ARNG 102 of 576

Retired 35

Total 224

Created by Miguel H. Lopez May 12, 2015 at 12:43pm. Last updated by Miguel H. Lopez Jun 3, 2015.

This site is for members and potential members of the National Guard Association of Idaho.


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Legislative Initiatives (Here in Idaho)

Current local initiatives / priorities: ·         Improving and maintaining our working relationship with the Enlisted Association of the National Guard - Idaho (EANGUS). ·         Making National Guard income exempt from Idaho State tax. ·         Increasing and making the State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) permanent / lowering in-State tuiton to State institutions. ·         Discounted hunting/fishing license for military members. ·         Lowering the age when Guard Retirement is…See More
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Legislative Initiatives (Here in Idaho)

Posted by James E Harper on March 31, 2016 at 9:51pm 0 Comments

Current local initiatives / priorities:


·         Improving and maintaining our working relationship with the Enlisted Association of the National Guard - Idaho (EANGUS).


·         Making National Guard income exempt from Idaho State tax.


·         Increasing and making the State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) permanent / lowering in-State tuiton to State institutions.


·         Discounted hunting/fishing license for military members.



NGAUS Fellowship for Company Grade Officers and Warrants

Posted by James E Harper on January 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, first Join NGAUS through the State Association.  Then get involved in a committee and seek out your elected officials for more information.  The ONLY way you can apply for this opportunity it through INGOA....   

NGAUS to Host Company Grades in DC

NGAUS will sponsor visits to the nation's capital this year for two National Guard company-grade officers and some warrant officers from each of the states, territories and the District of Columbia. The purpose of this professional development program is to expose young officers to the legislative process and provide an inside look at the Defense Department.


The program is open to all company-grade officers in the Guard, including warrant officers 1 and warrant officers 2.


"The young officers in the National Guard represent the force's future," said retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS…


NGAUS Welcomes New Army National Guard Director

Posted by Miguel H. Lopez on March 27, 2015 at 11:04am 0 Comments

NGAUS Welcomes New Army National Guard Director

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2015) — The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president.

"Army National Guardsmen nationwide congratulate Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy of Nebraska on his Senate confirmation this morning to be the next director of the Army National Guard.

"Maj. Gen. Judd L. Lyons has done a good job under trying circumstances over the last 14 months as the acting director of the Army National Guard, but today's challenges require a director who is allowed to develop and implement a vision for the force.

"General Kadavy, a former adjutant general and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the right leader with the right experience at the right time for the Army National Guard. And he will have the authority to move our force forward.

"We are elated with his confirmation and we look…


Membership Drive Poster

Posted by Miguel H. Lopez on March 16, 2015 at 7:33am 0 Comments

NGAUS Legislative Alert Take Action

Current Legislative Alerts, click on the links to take Action.

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-1
Time spent receiving medical care would qualify as active-duty time for Post-9/11 GI Bill education assistance

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-2
Recognize the service of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces by honoring them with veteran status

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-3
Reauthorizing and Strengthening the National Guard State Partnership Program

2015 Membership Drive


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National Guard Executive Directors Association Survey

This survey canvases Service Member thoughts/attitudes on their service in the National Guard.

Results from the survey are intended to be heard by the National Guard Executive Committee that has the opportunity to meet with the Chief of the National Guard and other National Leaders through which we can share our story and concerns.

Simply go to Survey Monkey via this link: and answer the 20 questions in about 2-5 mins. Thanks for taking the time and this information will be presented back in Washington DC in the coming months.

NGAUS 2015 Priorities

Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, talks about last year’s successes and updates members on what’s to come in 2015 with the 114th Congress

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NGAUS Priorities for 2015.

The National Guard's ability to provide critical response to Americans at a moment’s notice relies on planning and dedicated funding.

The State Partnership Program (SPP) has been building relationships for over 20 years with 68 unique security partnerships in 74 nations around the globe.  

The National Guard is perfectly suited to expand our nation's cyber security capabilities by leveraging the unique information technology talents within its ranks.

Funding for equipment and modernization is critical to ensuring the National Guard is properly equipped to respond both overseas and domestically. 

Our nation can reduce defense spending and maintain the necessary force structure and experience to meet future challenges by growing the National Guard as a percentage of the Total Force.

Funding for military construction and modernization is critical to providing safe and functional facilities for training and mobilization.

National Guard members and their families deserve proper medical coverage, education and employment opportunities as well as retirement and veterans’ protections.

Allowing the National Guard to regress back to a strategic reserve would squander over a decade of investment in training, equipping, and readiness.

Congress must recognize the service and commitment of every member of the National Guard by ensuring the National Guard has an equal voice in Department of Defense, Army and Air Force policy, planning and budgetary deliberations.

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