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Officer Elections...

Your 2018 Board:

Executive Director:
Col Jeff (Abe) Aebischer

Past President:
Col. Stephanie Sheppard (ANG)

MAJ Noah Siple (ARNG)

Vice President
Maj Tracy Busmann (ANG)

CPT Clint Miller (ARNG)

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

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

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.


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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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 of these are "A" models and a majority are more than 30 years old and nearing the end of their useful lives.

The past 10 years have marked the highest ever operational tempo for Army Guard Black Hawks. Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Army Guard enjoy a unique mission set that includes not only supporting deployments and other traditional Army missions, but also emergency response missions, including search and rescue, fire fighting, medical evacuation and disaster relief here at home.

However, Black Hawk fleet modernization (remanufacturing UH-60As into UH-60Ls and the procurement of new UH/HH-60Ms) has slowed to the point that it is not keeping up with the aging fleet. In fact, at the current procurement rate, the last Army Guard UH-60A will not be retired until fiscal year 2027, when the "A" model Black Hawks will be more than 37 years old.

That is why the modernization of the "A" model Black Hawk fleet must be kept on track.

In May, the House Appropriations Committee requested an additional $199 million above the budget request for 10 new UH–60M helicopters and $20 million above the request for the UH-60 A-to-L conversion for the Army Guard.

The Senate will be marking its version of the defense bill soon. Please contact Senate committee leaders and urge them to support the additional funding in Senate version of the bill.

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