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Your 2017 Board:

Executive Director:
Col Jeff (Abe) Aebischer

Past President:
COL Michael Garshak (ARNG)

President:
Col. Stephanie Sheppard (ANG)

Vice President
MAJ Noah Siple (ARNG)

Secretary:
CPT Clint Miller (ARNG)

Treasurer:
Lt Matt Mills (ANG)

TAG appointee ANG:
Lt Col Britt Vanshur

TAG appointee ARNG:
LTC Chris Burt

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

http://www.capwiz.com/ngaus/issues/alert/?alertid=64565571

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

http://www.capwiz.com/ngaus/issues/alert/?alertid=64600626

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

http://www.capwiz.com/ngaus/issues/alert/?alertid=64707626

Current local initiatives / priorities:

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

 · Discounted hunting/fishing license for military members.

· Making a portion of National Guard income exempt from Idaho State tax or a Retention Benefit.

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

Notes

Current Membership Numbers

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.

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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 wil…

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…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on February 27, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

KTVB's coverage of Sequestration impact on ING

In case you missed KTVB's story, the link is below.

http://www.ktvb.com/video?id=193162711&sec=550657&ref=articlevidmod

Added by Noah J. Siple on February 27, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representative to exempt National Guard military technicians from furloughs.

The Issue:  National Guard military technicians will be furloughed due to sequestration

Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representative to exempt National Guard military technicians from furloughs

The Pentagon long ago exempted uniformed personnel from sequestration to limit the impact of ongoing budget debates on military…

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Added by Noah J. Siple on February 27, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Message from Maj Gen Sayler concerning potential effects of sequestration

Men and Women of the Idaho National Guard,

I want to let each of you know that I am very concerned about the potential

effects of sequestration. If elected leaders in our nation's capitol are

unable to reach an agreement by 1 March, it's clear the Department of

Defense will be seriously affected. I'm very aware that this issue is of

great concern to each of you and your families and I want to assure you that

I, my staff and our Governor take it very…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on February 21, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

The Mission

NGAUS is the Nation's oldest military association. Militia officers formed the organization in 1878 to obtain better equipment and training by educating Congress on militia requirements. Today, with a membership of nearly 45,000 Army and Air Guard officers, NGAUS continues that mission in support of 470,000 current Guard men and women, as well as their families, employers and all Guard retires.



A Honeybee produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in it's lifetime, but its… Continue

Added by Noah J. Siple on January 5, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Quarterly INGOA membership meeting

There will be an Idaho National Guard Officers Association meeting on Saturday, 3 Nov 2012 at 1630 at the Indoor Pavilion on Gowen Field. This is an open meeting for all current members and those Officers and Warrants interested in joining INGOA/NGAUS. We will have a short business meeting with a couple reports from our Officer Professional Development candidates and others that attended the NGAUS National Convention back in September. We will also be discussing our membership drive and…

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Added by INGOA on November 2, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Big Storm Activates Guard

Big Storm Activates Guard, Closes NGAUS

(Oct. 31) About 12,000 citizen-soldiers and airmen were on duty in 11 states Tuesday night in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to the National Guard Bureau.

National Guard assistance to local first responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency included support at evacuation shelters, route clearance, search and rescue and delivery of essential equipment and supplies.

Meanwhile, the nation’s capital was returning…

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Added by INGOA on November 1, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Lastest Idaho video clip from NGAUS national convention

The video from yesterday is HERE.  Today's highlights will likely play on national media.

Added by Gary A. Daniel on September 11, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Support funding for modernization of the Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter fleet

Immediate Action Required: Urge your senators to support funding for modernization of the Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter fleet

NGAUS is asking you to urge your senators to support funding for modernization of the Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter fleet.

With more than 2,000 in service, the Army Black Hawk helicopter fleet is the largest flying fleet of all the services. The Army National Guard operates more than 815 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. More than 500…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on July 10, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Recent Reports Mischaracterize Guard Service and Compensation

Recent Reports Mischaracterize Guard Service and Compensation

(July 9) NGAUS released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the association president:

“Last month’s report of the Defense Department’s 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, and subsequent media coverage, paints a false picture of National Guard service and compensation.

“The QRMC report correctly states that Guardsmen receive four days of military pay for a two-day,…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on July 10, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

NGAUS Congratulates Idaho Guard as It Receives Army’s Newest Tank

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1) – The National Guard Association of the United States congratulates the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho Army National Guard as it becomes the first National Guard unit to receive the most advanced tank in the Army’s arsenal.

It is a testament to the leadership of Maj. Gen. Gary Sayler, the Idaho adjutant general, and to the expertise and skill of the soldiers of the 116th that they will receive 58 of the Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement Package…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on June 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

INGOA Annual Meeting

We will hold our annual meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Indoor Pavilion no Gowen Field at 1630.  Our guest speaker will be MG (Ret) Lafrenz.  We will also provide an update on the status of the local and national organization to include information regarding the National Convention is September.  Come join us for some good information and social time!

Added by Jeffery Aebischer on May 31, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

House Committee Increases Guard Funding

(May 22, 2012) The House Appropriations Committee approved last week the defense appropriations bill. Overall, the House bill funds the Defense Department above the president's request. Most National Guard accounts are funded at or above the requested levels. The bill includes $589 million in operations and maintenance funding to pause divestiture, retirement or transfer of any Air Force aircraft and maintain these aircraft until Congress and the Government Accountability Office review the…

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Added by Jeffery Aebischer on May 24, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

President's Message--Listen Up!

Dear Fellow Officers and Guardsmen,

As your new president of the Idaho National Guard Officers' Association

(INGOA), I want to take a moment to address the significance of participating as a member in your local and national professional organizations. It has been said many times before and rings as true today as ever before, we are facing a critical time regarding the future of the National Guard in the light of the current fiscal environment.

Participating as a member…

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Added by Gary A. Daniel on April 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Consider attending upcoming NGAUS Conference in RENO

134th Annual NGAUS Conference

Complete Details are onlineHERE 

or ckick the file to the right for 134th Schedule of Events.pdf

Location: Reno,…

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Added by Gary A. Daniel on March 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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