If you would like to text msg your 2014 INGOA election choices please use the following codes to our special text line 37607.
For Vice President:
Lt Col Sheppard (Air) -- 559064
CPT Cook (Army) -- 559192
Capt Bussman (Air) -- 559193
For Treasurer ;
1LT Walker (Air) -- 559065
(That's three separate text messages to 37607).
This site is for members and potential members of the National Guard Association of Idaho.
The National Guard Security America Can Afford
Cost Effective, Readily Accessible Solution for America’s National Defense
For 11% of the Army's base budget, the Army National Guard provides 32% of the Army’s total personnel and 40% of its operating forces.
The Air Guard contributes nearly 31% of fighter capability, 38% of airlift capability and 40% of tanker capability for only 6% of the Air Force budget.
DoD’s Capabilities Assessment and Program Evaluation office and the Reserve Forces Policy Board concluded that the Reserve Component is the military’s most cost effective force, roughly 1/3 the cost. Transferring 10,000 ac- tive duty personnel into the Guard would save $2.6 billion dollars. Shifting Active Component missions and man- power into the National Guard maintains capabilities and improves efficiencies at a fraction of the cost.
Since 2010, more than 64,000 service members have left the active duty to join the National Guard.
Guard members retire later than their active-duty counterparts and thus receive less retirement income over their lifetimes. In FY13, the Department of Defense spent 1/3 the amount in retirement costs on National Guard members compared to their active duty counterparts.
Nearly 85% of the 470,000 members of the National Guard are part-timers and only paid when in uniform.
Mobilized Guard members and their families do not use housing or DoD schools and have lower overall health care costs.
-Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
To All Members,
I am sending you a quick email to let you know about a general membership meeting planned for Saturday, March 2nd, at the GFAC on Gowen Field at approximately 1630 after drill.
We will have a short business session to review current membership status, financial reports, discuss TAG Leadership Day, a short presentation on the National Conference in Hawaii in September, and hear directly from Maj Gen Sayler regarding current issues facing the Idaho National Guard.
We are off to a great start with regards to our membership drive for 2013 and I would like to encourage you to pay your dues by the end of the month if you have not already done so. All NGAUS dues collected by the end of March will provide a kick back to our State association to help support our continued activities. We are also competing in a nationwide contest for the State that has the most improvement in membership for 2013. We are in the small state category and have a good chance…Continue
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