Our Mission...

 

The National Guard Association of Washington was incorporated in 1891 as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the welfare and interests of the National Guard. Today, well over a century later, the NGAW has the same mission. The organization's primary focus continues to be petitioning Congress for the resources needed to obtain better equipment, standardized training and, ultimately, a more combat ready force.

 

We Are Your Voice...

   

Without your membership, our voice is diminished at both the State and National level. We urgently need your help and support.

 Please join the National Guard Associations and keep our Guard strong!

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The NGAW Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the AGO Conference Room, Building #1

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Assistance Fund during the this time of the year!

 

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     UPCOMING EVENTS or HAPPENINGS

 

2014 NGAW State Conference: 16 Ė 18 May

 

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Important!

Book Your Lodging Before 17 Mar  To Receive Your

 Conference Discount For Your Accommodations

 

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2014 Educational Scholarships

 

Sponsored by the National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW)

 

Seven Scholarships Available from $250-$1000

 

The NGAW is YOUR ONLY VOICE fighting for better training, equipment, pay, and benefits specifically for Washington Guardsmen.

Join today!

 

Eligibility Criteria:

*Only fully completed scholarship applications will be considered. It is not the responsibility of the NGAW to notify applicants when their packets are incomplete.

NGAW Membership not a requirement

Scholarship applications must be postmarked or received no later than: 15 March 2014

 

1.Currently serving Washington National Guard Officer or Enlisted members

 

2.Dependents of a currently serving Washington National Guard Officer or Enlisted members

 

3.Applicant must presently be, or plan to be at the time of the award, registered as a full-time*, part-time or trade school student

 

 *Dependent applicants must be registered as full-time students

 

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Advocacy

 

The National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW) is the State Association of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and the Enlisted Association of the United States (EANGUS).  NGAW advocates for Washington National Guard members and families at the state level and NGAUS/EANGUS advocate for all Guard members and families at the national level.  There have been many association accomplishments/initiatives at both the state and national level.

 

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State Sponsored

Life Insurance Program

 

State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) is a program that provides group term life insurance exclusively for National Guard members and their dependents. The program is derived from United States Public Law 93-289, May 24, 1974, to encourage persons to join and remain in the National Guard. It is available in all fifty states and territories. $1,000 no cost life insurance coverage on Soldiers and Airmen.

 

         $1,000 no cost life insurance coverage on Soldiers and Airmen

         $10,000 to $260,000, additional coverage available for Soldiers and Airmen

         $5,000 to $155,000 available for spouses

         $5,000 to $35,000 available for children

         Protection continues until age 70

         Provides an emergency death benefit up to $25,000 within 24 hours

         Benefits remain the same and monthly costs does not change when you retire or separate from the National Guard

         No war, aviation, or terrorism clauses

         You are protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and on or off duty

         Monthly premiums are payroll deducted for your convenience

         $40,000 scholarship fund available to a dependent when military member is insured for $100,000 or qualifying coverage and dies in a combat zone or due to an act of terrorism

 

Call NGAW at 253.584.5411 or go to www.ssli.org

 

 

NGAW Builds Grassroots Advocacy Program

 

NGAW began proactively advocating on federal and state issues in 2013 and want to take it to the next level for the 2014 session.  We will retain our contract lobbyist and plan to introduce legislation in the upcoming session.  If you are interested in learning more about how to be a citizen lobbyist contact NGAW Executive Director at 253.584.5411 or NGAW@ngaw.org for more information.

 

Together our voices will be heard!


National Annual Conferences

 

 

136th NGAUS General Conference

August 22-25, 2014

Chicago, Illinois


 

 

43rd EANGUS National Conference

August 10-14, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona


 

 

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The Call 14-2:   Army Act of 2014 "The National Commission on the Structure of the Army Act of 2014"

 

Immediate Action Required: Ask your representative to support H.R. 3930, the National Commission on the Structure of the Army Act of 2014 that forms a commission to study the Armyís force structure, and prevents the transfer of Army Guard aircraft and the reduction of the forceís end strength.

 

In its fiscal 2015 budget submission to Congress, the Army has suggested it will propose an end strength of 315,000 troops for the Army National Guard, down from its current 350,000, and the transfer of much of the Army Guardís helicopter fleet to the active-component force. The Army plan removes all AH-64 Apaches and half of the UH-72 Lakotas, along with other aircraft, replacing them with older UH-60 Black Hawks for a net loss of more than 100 aircraft for the Army Guard.

 

The National Guard in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia would be negatively touched by this plan, which would also threaten the Guardís ability to accurately reflect the active-component force it augments as a reserve component. Also at risk would be the domestic mission it performs for governors.

 

The plan flies in the face of fiscal reality. Two studies done by Pentagon agencies tout the efficiencies found in the National Guard, which can perform the same missions as the active component for about one-third the cost. The Guard offers opportunities to save money while sustaining defense capacity and capability, preventing the nation from having to unnecessarily cut people from the least expensive force.

 

The Army created its plan without significant input from National Guard state leaders, who understand the need for economic responsibility and are willing to accept reasonable cuts that do not affect the dual-mission status of the force.

 

Thatís why NGAUS supports H.R. 3930, the National Commission on the Structure of the Army Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., and cosponsored by a group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. This bill would address cuts to the Army National Guard by freezing the transfer and divestiture of ARNG aircraft, maintain ARNG end strength at 350,000 and form a commission to examine and make recommendations on the force structure of the Army as a whole, similar to the Air Force and Air National Guard commission that is likely to produce favorable recommendations for both Air Force components and the nation as well as foster future cohesion and collaboration.

 

With so much at stake, there is ample time for study and reflection. Congress has the opportunity now to slow the process and review the nationís security needs and the best way to meet those needs in an affordable fashion. Such a review is not about picking winners and losers. Itís about shaping the Total Army for the nation it defends.

 

TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION:

Use the Write to Congress feature at www.ngaus.org  to email your elected representative. A sample letter is included. You can email the prewritten message or edit the sample letter. This is the quickest and most effective method of expressing your views to Congress. Also, tell your friends and family members to use Write to Congress. Please direct any questions concerning this issue to Annie Lively, the NGAUS senior legislative affairs manager for Army National Guard programs, at 202-408-5897 or at annie.lively@ngaus.org .

 

   

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