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  1. Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States “EANGUS 101” MSG (ret) Mike Cline, Executive Director Bryan Birch, Chief of Staff

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Our Organization AREA VII AREA I AREA V AREA VI AREA II AREA IV AREA III

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Member Benefits MILITARY CHECKS INC 800-VET-CHEX Term Life Insurance

  15. 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

  16. “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

  17. EANGUSEvents 38th Annual Conference August 9-12, 2009 Rochester, MN (register on our web site)

  18. WEB PAGE on the Internet www.eangus.org (Site registration required) 1-800-234-EANG For the price of a couple of movie tickets…

  19. 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

  20. 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