Enlisted Association
of the National Guard
of the United States
“EANGUS 101”
Who We Are
www.eangus.org
 Largest enlisted reserve component association
 Created in 1970 by a group of senior
Noncommissioned officers from Mississippi and
South Dakota
 Incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi in 1972
 Created to give a voice on Capitol Hill for
enlisted National Guard issues
 Represent over 414,000
enlisted National Guard
men & women, and their
families, and retirees
 Longstanding Member of
The Military Coalition (TMC)
Where We Are
AREA VII
AREA I
AREA VI
AREA V
AREA II
AREA IV
AREA III
Organizational Structure
Officers and Appointees
COMMITTEES
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
Scholarship
Strategic
Planning &
Oversight
Time & Place
Veterans Against
Drugs
Ways and Means
“We Care For
America”
Foundation
Auxiliary Structure
Officers and Appointees
Committees
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Sergeant At Arms
Chaplain
Historian
Webmaster
Area Directors
Awards
Constitution
Distinguished Guests
Family Affairs
Finance
Fund Raising
Legislative/Philanthropic
Life Membership
Membership
Nominations
Public Relations
Resolutions
Scholarship
Ways and Means (Silent Auctions)
National Office
Location
www.eangus.org
National Headquarters is located at
3133 Mount Vernon Ave,
Alexandria Virginia
10 minutes to
National Guard Bureau (NGB)
15 minutes to
Capitol Hill
National Office Staff
Al Garver
Executive Director
Bryan Birch
Chief of Staff/
Director Member Services
Renae Avallone
Executive Assistant
Cheryl Garner
Accountant
Heather Stevens
Administrative Assistant
Randy Jennings
Legislative Director
http://www.themilitarycoalition.org
Formed to work on compensation
and benefits issues for service
members, veterans, and their
families
Speaks with one powerful voice
to lawmakers
33 member associations,
representing over 5.5 million
members
EANGUS fully participates
with the TMC
The National Guard Coalition
Guard Caucus
House Guard and Reserve
Caucus
(229 members)
Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Tim Walz (DFL-MN)
Senate Guard Caucus
(96 members)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Pat Leahy (D-VT)
Legislative Goals
Each year, EANGUS works
legislative issues to benefit
National Guard members.
Legislative goals come from the
membership.
Legislative goals, point papers can
be found on our web site.
Fiscal Year 2011 Legislative Accomplishments, only half the story
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Post 9/11 Veterans Education Improvement Act of 2010 - Signed into law on January 4th, this legislation
expands GI Bill benefits to over 84,000 members of the National Guard. This will allow, for the first time,
soldiers and airmen who have served under Title 32 full GI Bill educational benefits.
National Guard & Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) $700 million – FY-11 NDAA authorizes $700
million in NGREA to provide equipment for Title 32 and Title 10 operations.
Military Construction $1.068 Billion – ARNG facilities will receive $873 million and ANG to receive $194
million in military construction funds. While this is represents an adequate funding level, the out years are
below the needs to improve and maintain over 3,000 readiness centers, of which 40% are over 50 years
old. The NDAA mandates that the Secretary of the Army report back to Congress on the present condition
of readiness centers and the funding required to properly maintain the Guard’s facility infrastructure.
Banned transfer of Guard & Reserve C-130s to active units – The NDAA halted Air Force attempt to take
C-130s from both Guard and Reserve units across the country and place designated aircraft with an activecomponent unit. The Secretary of the Air Force must now submit to Congress a written agreement
between all involved parties that details any plan to transfer aircraft from one component to another.
Access to the Operational Reserve - Also included in the NDAA report language is the opinion of the
Committee that current legal authorities may not offer the flexibility for the effective use of the
operational reserve and recommends that the Secretary of Defense review current authorities and submit
legislative proposals for additional authority needed to facilitate involuntary activation of reserve
component members or units to support operational requirements.
Temporarily hiring non-dual status technicians – This represents a partial victory, as the ARNG will be
given the authority to hire only for two years 1,600 non-dual status technicians to make up for permanent
technicians who are on Title 10 orders. This is in contrast to the President’s budget request of 2,520 nondual status technicians.
What Your State Accomplishes
through the State Association
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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
The Launch of the new
“New Patriot” Magazine
Scholarships
CSM VIRGIL R. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP
$2,000 each awarded to 10 winners for
2010-2011
EANGUS AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP
The following persons are eligible:
1. EANGUS members
2. Unmarried sons and daughters of
EANGUS members
3. Spouses of EANGUS members
4. Unmarried spouses and unmarried
dependent sons and daughters of
deceased EANGUS members who
were in good standing at the time of
their death.
The following persons are eligible:
1. EANGUS Auxiliary members
2. Unmarried, dependent sons and
daughters of EANGUS Auxiliary
members
3. Spouses of EANGUS Auxiliary
members
“We Care for America” Foundation
Scholarships
Awards Program
Veterans Against Drugs Program
501(c)(3) charitable organization
Emergency grants for ANG/ARNG due to
financial hardship
You do not have to be an EANGUS member
to receive an emergency grant
EANGUS
Events
40th Annual Conference
August 14-17, 2011
Charleston, WV
(register on our web site)
WEB PAGE
on the Internet
www.eangus.org
(Site registration
required)
1-800-234-EANG
For the price of a
couple of movie
tickets…
Senior Leader Involvement
www.ngb.army.mil
CMSgt Denise Jelinski-Hall
Senior Enlisted Leader
National Guard Bureau
CCM Chris Muncy
Command Chief
Air National Guard
CSM Richard Burch
Command Sergeant Major
Army National Guard
Life Member
Life Member
Life Member
Categories of Membership
Annual – member of NG and retired NG, pay
your dues every year
Life – payment of set fee plus additional for
each year of age under age 50 (one time fee
paid for life)
Retired – retired NG, pay your dues every year,
set fee
Honorary – bestowed by EANGUS leaders
Associate – not member of NG, pay your dues
every year, set fee
Corporate – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and
Platinum Plus membership levels
I’m thinking of joining EANGUS
but why should I?
Pay! We consistently lobby for pay raises to reduce pay inequity
Money! Hazardous duty pay was increased
Money! $300 per weekend for IDT travel (with conditions)
Education! New GI Bill with stipends and better benefits
Affordable! Held TRICARE fees at today’s level, not 350% increase
Health care! Extended 5 year VA care eligibility
Retirement points! 130 points per year, up from 90
Earlier retirement! Deployment time counts for earlier retirement
Join UsToday!
www.eangus.org
The only association that has two
things in common with YOU:
- National Guard
- Enlisted
Shouldn’t you and all your troops be
an EANGUS member today?
800-234-EANG (3264)
www.eangus.org