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Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

“EANGUS 101”

MSG (ret) Mike Cline, Executive Director

Bryan Birch, Chief of Staff

who we are www eangus org
Who We Arewww.eangus.org
  • Largest Enlisted Reserve Component association
  • Created in 1970 by a group of senior Noncommissioned officers from MS and SD
  • 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 www eangus org
Where We Arewww.eangus.org

National Headquarters is located at 3133 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria Virginia

5 minutes to NGB

15 minutes to

Capitol Hill

categories of membership
Categories of Membership

Annual – member of NG, pay your dues every year, fees graduated based on rank

Associate – not member of NG, pay your dues every year, set fee

Retired – retired NG, pay your dues every year, set fee

Life – payment of set fee plus additional for each year of age under age 50 (one time fee paid for life)

Honorary – bestowed by EANGUS leaders

 Payment includes national and state dues—must be a national member to be a state member

our organization
Our Organization

AREA VII

AREA I

AREA V

AREA VI

AREA II

AREA IV

AREA III

organizational structure
Organizational Structure

Officers and Appointees

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Past President

Executive Director

Parliamentarian

Sergeant At Arms

Chaplain

Historian

Memorial Book Chairman

State Presidents

Area Chairmen

Area Directors

COMMITTEES

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
Auxiliary Structure

Committees

Awards

Constitution

Distinguished Guests

Family Affairs

Finance

Fund Raising

Legislative/Philanthropic

Life Membership

Membership

Nominations

Public Relations

Resolutions

Scholarship

Ways and Means (Silent Auctions)

Officers and Appointees

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Past President

Sergeant At Arms

Chaplain

Historian

Webmaster

Area Directors

http www themilitarycoalition org
http://www.themilitarycoalition.org

Formed to work on compensation and benefits issues for servicemembers and veterans, and their families

Speaks with one powerful voice to lawmakers

35 member associations, representing over 5.5 million members

EANGUS Executive Director Mike Cline is President of TMC and co-chairs the Guard-Reserve Subcommittee

guard caucus
Guard Caucus

House Guard and Reserve Caucus

(185 members)

Senate Guard Caucus

(96 members)

Steve Buyer (R-IN) Gene Taylor (D-MS)

Kit Bond (R-MO) Pat Leahy (D-VT)

legislative goals
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.

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I’m thinking of joining EANGUS

but why should I?

Pay! 3.9% pay raise, even though the Administration only asked for 3.4%

More money! Hazardous duty pay raised from $150 to $1,500 monthly

More money! $300 per weekend for IDT travel (with conditions)

More education! New GI Bill with stipends and better benefits

More affordable! Held TRICARE fees at today’s level, not 350% increase

More health care! Extends VA care from 2 years to 5

More retirement points! Was 90 per year, now 130 per year

Earlier retirement! Deployment time counts for earlier retirement

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In 2009…

Pay! 3.9% pay raise, even though the Administration only asked for 3.5%

More full time people! Additional AGRs and Mil Techs—readiness!

More protections! Hold TRICARE fees at current level

Longer reup periods! Reenlist for up to 8 years, not capped at 6

More for your spouse! Tuition assistance program for spouses

Sabbatical! Rotate off active status for up to 3 years, then return

More equipment! Over a billion dollars invested in your protection

what your state accomplishes through the state association
What Your State Accomplishes through the State Association

Some or all

of these

are

State benefits

made possible

from

EANGUS

membership

  • 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
  • Free drivers license
  • Monetary award for enlistment referrals
  • Credit union membership
  • 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
  • Reduced or free hunting/fishing licenses
  • Limited exemption of property taxes
  • Exemption from jury duty
  • Burial rights in state cemeteries
member benefits
Member Benefits

MILITARY CHECKS INC

800-VET-CHEX

Term Life Insurance

scholarships
Scholarships

CSM VIRGIL R. WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000 awarded to two winners each year

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.

EANGUS AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP

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
“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

Over 400 grants have been approved since Hurricane Katrina, totaling more than $250,000

eangus events
EANGUSEvents

38th Annual Conference

August 9-12, 2009

Rochester, MN

(register on our web site)

web page on the internet
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
Senior Leader Involvementwww.ngb.army.mil

CSM David Ray Hudson

Senior Enlisted Advisor

National Guard Bureau

Life Member of EANGUS

CSM John Gipe

Command Sergeant Major

Army National Guard

Life Member of EANGUS

CCM Dick Smith

Command Chief

Air National Guard

Life Member of EANGUS

join today www eangus org
Join Today!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