Presentation on theme: " Largest enlisted reserve component association Organized in SD in 1970 by Senior NCOs; incorporated in MS in 1972 Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia."— Presentation transcript:
Largest enlisted reserve component association Organized in SD in 1970 by Senior NCOs; incorporated in MS in 1972 Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia Our mission is to give a voice on Capitol Hill for Enlisted National Guard men and women, their families, and retirees Longstanding member of The Military Coalition
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President Executive Director Parliamentarian Sergeant at Arms Chaplain Historian Memorial Book Chairman State Presidents Area Chairmen Area Directors
Air National Guard Army National Guard Awards Building Fund By-Laws Conference Coordinator Continuity and Retiree Affairs Credentials and Rules Distinguished Guests Emergency Relief Fund Finance Junior Enlisted Legislation Membership Nominations Publications Public Relations Resolutions Scholarships Strategic Planning & Oversight Time & Place Veterans Against Drugs Ways & Means “We Care For America” Foundation
Dear EANGUS Member: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) for your interest in becoming an annual member of the association. For over 36 years, EANGUS has worked hard to be the leader on issues that affect the enlisted men and women of the National Guard, their families and retirees. Your commitment to the association is evident by joining its elite ranks. Your support of the mission of EANGUS is greatly appreciated. I want to assure you that EANGUS has also made a commitment to YOU. Our commitment is to provide benefits to enhance the quality of life of enlisted National Guard members, retirees and their families for their lifetimes. Again, thank you for believing in what we do. Respectfully, CMSgt. (Ret) John Harris
Supports EANGUS: Especially in grassroots legislative work Especially in grassroots legislative work By providing support and fellowship among National Guard families By providing support and fellowship among National Guard families Must be a spouse of an EANGUS member Holds annual conference in conjunction with EANGUS “Side by side, we stand with pride.” Judy Wood EANGUS Auxiliary President
OFFICERS & APPOINTEES COMMITTEES President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President Sergeant at Arms Chaplain Historian Webmaster Area Directors Awards Constitution Distinguished Guests Family Affairs Fundraising Legislative/Philanthropic Membership Nominations Public Relations Resolutions Scholarships Ways & Means (Silent Auctions)
National Headquarters 3133 Mount Vernon Alexandria, Virginia 10 minutes to National Guard Bureau 10 minutes to Pentagon 15 minutes to Capitol Hill
Bryan Birch Acting Exec. Director Cheryl Garner Comptroller Daniel Elkins Director Government Relations Joan Gardiner Director of Operations Scott Bousum Legislative Director Steve Fink Director Business Development Ulysses Pratt Member Services
CCM James Hotaling Command Chief Air National Guard Life Member CSM Brunk Conley Command Sergeant Major Army National Guard Life Member CMSgt Mitchell Brush Senior Enlisted Leader National Guard Bureau Life Member
Legislative Workshop February 2015 February 2015 Washington, DC Washington, DC Annual National Conference August 9-13, 2015 August 9-13, 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana
Formed to work on compensation and benefits issues for service members, veterans, and their families Speaks with one powerful voice to lawmakers 35 member associations, representing almost 6 million members EANGUS fully participates with TMC
Each year, EANGUS works with legislative issues to benefit National Guard members Legislative goals come from the membership See the Point Papers on our website for more details Image Credits:
Education scholarships and tuition waivers or reimbursements State income tax advantages Group life insurance Distinctive vehicle license plates Low cost home loans State bonus for combat zone service Monetary award for enlistment referrals Free toll passes on bridges and highways Exemption from arrest while going to/from duty Interest free emergency loans State retirement income for NG service Limited exemption of property taxes Burial rights in state cemeteries
As of December 2014, there were 41,976 EANGUS members Types of membership: Annual – members of the National Guard and retirees, dues are paid every year Annual – members of the National Guard and retirees, dues are paid every year Life – members of National Guard and retirees, one-time fee payment for life Life – members of National Guard and retirees, one-time fee payment for life Honorary – bestowed by EANGUS leaders Honorary – bestowed by EANGUS leaders Associate – individuals who aren’t members of the National Guard, dues are paid every year Associate – individuals who aren’t members of the National Guard, dues are paid every year Associate Life – lifetime membership for associates Associate Life – lifetime membership for associates Corporate – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Plus membership levels Corporate – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Plus membership levels
Awards to individuals who support EANGUS Grants & Scholarships Health & Vision Care Plans New Patriot quarterly magazine Travel discounts Vendor discounts with Apple, Dell, Silvertowne Mint, FTD Flowers …and much, much more!
Why should you join today? Your membership dues help EANGUS lobby for the following benefits for you: Pay! We lobby for pay raises to reduce pay equity Money! Hazardous duty pay was increased Benefits! $300 per weekend for IDT travel Education! New GI Bill with stipends and benefits Affordability! Held TRICARE fees at today’s level instead of 350% increase Healthcare! Extended 5-year VA care eligibility Retirement! Retirement points of 130 per year, up from 90 Earlier Retirement! Deployment time counts for earlier retirement
Quarterly magazine free to all members Keeps all members updated on events within EANGUS and the National Guard
We are pleased to introduce the 2nd Edition of the National Guard Almanac & Education Guide. Our Affinity Partner University of Phoenix, once again, sponsored the full production of publication for the benefit of EANGUS membership. The Almanac is filled with information sorted by State, Benefits & Entitlements, and an Education Guide. The Almanac can serve as a quick reference guide for everything National Guard related.
Text “EANGUS” to for membership info Text “RollCallWrapUp” to for up-to-date Association information Text “Almanac” to for electronic version of National Guard Almanac Text “Scholar” to for Scholarship information Text “National Office Update” to for latest info at your National Office.
Visit our website at to register online or contact your state representative. Or contact us at EANG (3264) for more information!
Emergency relief fund for EANGUS members Emergency grants for financial hardship 501(c)(3) non-profit charity Over 400 grants have been approved since Katrina, totaling over $500,000
General Member Services Ulysses Pratt at Ulysses Pratt at Bryan Birch at Bryan Birch at EANGUS “We Care For America” Foundation inquiries Joan Gardiner at Joan Gardiner at
Accounting Cheryl Garner at Cheryl Garner at Legislative Daniel Elkins at Daniel Elkins at Scott Bousum at Scott Bousum at Operations Joan Gardiner at Joan Gardiner at Business Development Steve Fink at Steve Fink at