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Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. YOUR Professional Association!. Who We Are www.eangus.org. Largest Enlisted Reserve Component association Created in 1970 by a group of senior NCOs Incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi in 1972

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who we are www eangus org
Who We Arewww.eangus.org

Largest Enlisted Reserve Component association

Created in 1970 by a group of senior NCOs

Incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi in 1972

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia

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

the military coalition www themilitarycoalition org
The Military Coalitionwww.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 almost 6 million members

EANGUS Executive Director Mike Cline is TMC President

guard caucus
Guard Caucus

House Guard and Reserve Caucus

(175 of 435 members)

Senate Guard Caucus

(95 of 100 members)

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

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

accomplishments whydfml
Accomplishments(WHYDFML)

--Kept Air Force from combining ANG aircraft maintenance into AF shops

--Largest full time manning increase in 22 years

--Increase in control grades for officers and senior enlisted grades

--Pay raise above what DOD asked

--Stopped DOD from increasing TRICARE fees and Rx co-pays

--TRS premiums based on actual costs resulting in lower monthly rates

--Waiver of co-pays for preventive health care services

--Stopped Medicare payment reductions, having direct impact on TRICARE for Life

--Stop Loss payments of $500 per month

legislative goals
Legislative Goals

Legislative goals come from the membership through the resolutionsprocess each year.

We also work emerging issues of great importance without resolutions from membership, in conjunction with TMC

eangus legislative priorities for 2009
EANGUSLegislative Priorities for 2009

Earlier retirement eligibility retroactivity to 9/11

Lower VGLI insurance premiums

Increase mental health resources for veterans

Issuing war related equipment to units training for deployment

Maintaining increased budget for military

TRICARE for grey-area retirees at full premium

Protected class status for military technicians

50 resolutions to work this year, plus emerging issues

defense authorization
Defense Authorization

Pay raise of 3.9%

Prohibited centralized asset management by AF of ANG assets

Full budget for Air Sovereignty Alert missions

Largest full time manning increase in 22 years

Armed Forces members and veterans may salute during National Anthem

Prohibits increases in TRICARE fees, co-pays, deductibles for 3rd straight year

Prohibits increases in TRICARE medication co-pays for 3rd straight year

TRS premiums recomputed and lowered based on actual costs

Waiver of co-pays for preventive health services

New tuition assistance program for military spouses

Presumption of service connection for injuries not documented on enlistment

defense appropriations
Defense Appropriations

Pay raise of 3.9%

$1 billion for NG equipment

$480 million for Army Guard eq

$150 million for Air Guard equip

No TRICARE fee increases

20 new F-22 fighters

14 new F-35 fighters

7 new C-27 joint cargo aircraft

12 new armed recon helicopters

$300 million for TBI and mental health programs

$25 billion in MILCON, $4 billion more than 2008

$20 billion more than $72 million requested for Youth Challenge

legislative alerts you helping us
Grassroots Call to Action

16 so far this year

Successful on many alerts—especially Medicare (TFL) funding and Senate Guard Caucus membership

Legislative AlertsYou Helping Us
membership corporate sponsorship
Membership Corporate Sponsorship

USAA will no longer pay for any memberships in EANGUS.

Since February 2007, almost 50,000 soldiers and airmen have joined EANGUS using the USAA benefit.

eangus emergency relief fund
EANGUS Emergency Relief Fund

EANGUS “We Care for America Foundation”

501(c)(3) charitable organization

Emergency grants for financial hardship

Over 400 grants have been approved since Katrina totaling over $300,000

eangus upcoming events
EANGUSUpcoming Events

Legislative Workshop

March 2-4, 2009

Alexandria, VA

[Register on our web site]

Annual Conference

August 9-12, 2009

Rochester, MN

[Register on our web site]

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www.eangus.org

eangus@eangus.org

800-234-EANG (3264)