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Title: National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW)


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National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW)
  • Membership

2
What is the National Guard Association of
Washington? (NGAW)
  • The NGAW is a private non-profit professional
    organization incorporated in 1891 that is
    comprised of officer and enlisted members both
    currently serving and retired, and organized at
    the state level for the purpose of lobbying for,
    and securing the most effective legislation
    maximizing Washington State Guardsmember benefits
    and resources.
  • The NGAW is tied and partnered at the national
    level with the National Guard Association of the
    United States (NGAUS) representing officers and
    the Enlisted Association of the United States
    (EANGUS) representing the enlisted force.
  • When you join the NGAW you are also joining your
    corresponding national level organization.

YOUR ONLY VOICE
3
Our Vision
  • To be a visible and vocal advocate for our
    members, to pursue policies that protect
    benefits, enhance entitlements, and preserve the
    future of our Guard.

4
Why should you be a part of NGAW?
  • Gain access to the most up-to-date information
    that affects your military career and benefits
  • Track federal and state legislative developments
    that impact the Guard
  • Be part of the voice that bring us the political
    influence and resources
  • Professional development and education
  • Formal coaching or mentoring relationships with
    more experienced people who provide guidance and
    useful insights
  • Opportunities to access and network with other
    professionals and leaders
  • Youll make valuable professional contacts
  • You are not just a member of an association, you
    are a voice for your generation and future
    generations to come
  • If you want to preserve our benefits in the
    National Guard, you must get involved!

5
We are YOUR ONLY VOICE that fights directly for
better training, equipment, pay, and benefits
specifically for Washington Guardsman!But... we
are only as effective as the number of active
members we have in our organization!
Membership matters, and it means power on
Capitol Hill.
Be part of a collective voice your
representatives cant ignore and can clearly
understand!
6
Whats at risk?
  • Drill Pay
  • Retirement Pay
  • Force Structure
  • Tuition Assistance
  • TRICARE Benefits
  • Your Military Equipment
  • Jobs (M-Day/Technician/AGR)

7
We have made such progress.
  • Many company grade and junior field grade
    officers do not remember when Citizen
    Soldiers/Airmen had a pink ID card and could only
    visit the PX or Commissary once a month were
    only offered 10K of life insurance (only while
    at drill or annual training) no ID card for
    spouses (unless you were AGR) drill pay was
    quarterly organizational equipment was World War
    II, Korean or Vietnam War vintage GI Bill and
    other education benefits were not offered
    TRICARE benefits were only offered to AGRs.
  • We have come a long way and had to fight for ALL
    of these changes, with NGAW and NGAUS leading the
    way!
  • Some of the bad proposals being discussed right
    now
  • Your drill pay cut by half to make it more
    "equitable pay for similar service" as the active
    component. Do you think you deserve ½ of your pay
    for your service?
  • Your veteran status in jeopardy. Retire from the
    National Guard, but not earn the title of
    "Veteran of the Armed Forces" unless you have
    served on Title 10 active duty beyond training
    purposes this will exclude them from Title 38
    (Veteran's Benefits). No education benefits?
    Sound equitable?
  • Your unit cut from the force? Significant force
    structure cuts for the Air National Guard and
    uncertainty for the Army National Guard.

8
Past accomplishments ..
  • Veterans Preference Legislation in the State of
    Washington
  • Technician Furloughs Exempted National Guard and
    Reserve Techs from sequester cuts
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Cyber Warrior Act of 2013
  • NGAWs State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI)
  • Overturned Air National Guard Cuts
  • TRICARE benefits for National Guard members who
    are unemployed

YOUR ONLY VOICE
9
What is the NGAW working on
  • Stop attempts to cut drill pay
  • Minimize technician furloughs
  • Protect current benefits (TRICARE, BAH,
    Retirements)
  • Demand Veterans Status for retired National Guard
  • Prevent the loss of equipment and missions
  • Educational benefits and reduced to free tuition
    for our States Soldiers and Airmen
  • Free State Discover Pass for all WA Guardsmen
  • Free hunting and fishing licenses
  • Co sponsor for First Responder license plates
  • Protect over a decade of readiness by stoping
    regression to a strategic reserve

10
Membership Benefits
  • The only organization that lobbies directly on
    National Guard Affairs and Issues
  • Lobbies at a State level on your behalf. NGAW is
    your voice at the Washington State Legislature.
    Each year we fight for your benefits
  • Serves as a strong advocate for the National
    Guard, all Guard members, Guard Families, and the
    Guard community
  • NGAW holds an annual conference each year to
    conduct business, approve resolutions, and
    interface with vendors. We approve resolutions
    and forward them to NGAUS
  • NGAW provides SSLI (State Sponsored Life
    Insurance) to all Washington Guard members (1000
    min.)
  • NGAW has a scholarship program

11
How you can help.
  • Become an active member
  • Attend a board meeting
  • 1st Wednesday of the month in AGO conference room
    at 1700)
  • Help with one of the NGAW committees
  • Talk to your legislators in your district about
    proposals that concern you and tell them about
    the National Guard and your story
  • Take action when Calls to Action are emailed
    out
  • Get involved and help shape our future
  • Educate others about the NGAW and ask them to
    get involved with their military career by
    joining the NGAW

12
Follow us on Linkedin, Google , Twitter, or
Facebook
QUESTIONS?
Twitter _at_NationalGuardWA
YOUR ONLY VOICE
Join online at WWW.NGAW.ORG or contact an NGAW
representative at 253-584-5411
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Title: National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW)


1
National Guard Association of Washington (NGAW)
  • Membership

2
What is the National Guard Association of
Washington? (NGAW)
  • The NGAW is a private non-profit professional
    organization incorporated in 1891 that is
    comprised of officer and enlisted members both
    currently serving and retired, and organized at
    the state level for the purpose of lobbying for,
    and securing the most effective legislation
    maximizing Washington State Guardsmember benefits
    and resources.
  • The NGAW is tied and partnered at the national
    level with the National Guard Association of the
    United States (NGAUS) representing officers and
    the Enlisted Association of the United States
    (EANGUS) representing the enlisted force.
  • When you join the NGAW you are also joining your
    corresponding national level organization.

YOUR ONLY VOICE
3
Our Vision
  • To be a visible and vocal advocate for our
    members, to pursue policies that protect
    benefits, enhance entitlements, and preserve the
    future of our Guard.

4
Why should you be a part of NGAW?
  • Gain access to the most up-to-date information
    that affects your military career and benefits
  • Track federal and state legislative developments
    that impact the Guard
  • Be part of the voice that bring us the political
    influence and resources
  • Professional development and education
  • Formal coaching or mentoring relationships with
    more experienced people who provide guidance and
    useful insights
  • Opportunities to access and network with other
    professionals and leaders
  • Youll make valuable professional contacts
  • You are not just a member of an association, you
    are a voice for your generation and future
    generations to come
  • If you want to preserve our benefits in the
    National Guard, you must get involved!

5
We are YOUR ONLY VOICE that fights directly for
better training, equipment, pay, and benefits
specifically for Washington Guardsman!But... we
are only as effective as the number of active
members we have in our organization!
Membership matters, and it means power on
Capitol Hill.
Be part of a collective voice your
representatives cant ignore and can clearly
understand!
6
Whats at risk?
  • Drill Pay
  • Retirement Pay
  • Force Structure
  • Tuition Assistance
  • TRICARE Benefits
  • Your Military Equipment
  • Jobs (M-Day/Technician/AGR)

7
We have made such progress.
  • Many company grade and junior field grade
    officers do not remember when Citizen
    Soldiers/Airmen had a pink ID card and could only
    visit the PX or Commissary once a month were
    only offered 10K of life insurance (only while
    at drill or annual training) no ID card for
    spouses (unless you were AGR) drill pay was
    quarterly organizational equipment was World War
    II, Korean or Vietnam War vintage GI Bill and
    other education benefits were not offered
    TRICARE benefits were only offered to AGRs.
  • We have come a long way and had to fight for ALL
    of these changes, with NGAW and NGAUS leading the
    way!
  • Some of the bad proposals being discussed right
    now
  • Your drill pay cut by half to make it more
    "equitable pay for similar service" as the active
    component. Do you think you deserve ½ of your pay
    for your service?
  • Your veteran status in jeopardy. Retire from the
    National Guard, but not earn the title of
    "Veteran of the Armed Forces" unless you have
    served on Title 10 active duty beyond training
    purposes this will exclude them from Title 38
    (Veteran's Benefits). No education benefits?
    Sound equitable?
  • Your unit cut from the force? Significant force
    structure cuts for the Air National Guard and
    uncertainty for the Army National Guard.

8
Past accomplishments ..
  • Veterans Preference Legislation in the State of
    Washington
  • Technician Furloughs Exempted National Guard and
    Reserve Techs from sequester cuts
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Cyber Warrior Act of 2013
  • NGAWs State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI)
  • Overturned Air National Guard Cuts
  • TRICARE benefits for National Guard members who
    are unemployed

YOUR ONLY VOICE
9
What is the NGAW working on
  • Stop attempts to cut drill pay
  • Minimize technician furloughs
  • Protect current benefits (TRICARE, BAH,
    Retirements)
  • Demand Veterans Status for retired National Guard
  • Prevent the loss of equipment and missions
  • Educational benefits and reduced to free tuition
    for our States Soldiers and Airmen
  • Free State Discover Pass for all WA Guardsmen
  • Free hunting and fishing licenses
  • Co sponsor for First Responder license plates
  • Protect over a decade of readiness by stoping
    regression to a strategic reserve

10
Membership Benefits
  • The only organization that lobbies directly on
    National Guard Affairs and Issues
  • Lobbies at a State level on your behalf. NGAW is
    your voice at the Washington State Legislature.
    Each year we fight for your benefits
  • Serves as a strong advocate for the National
    Guard, all Guard members, Guard Families, and the
    Guard community
  • NGAW holds an annual conference each year to
    conduct business, approve resolutions, and
    interface with vendors. We approve resolutions
    and forward them to NGAUS
  • NGAW provides SSLI (State Sponsored Life
    Insurance) to all Washington Guard members (1000
    min.)
  • NGAW has a scholarship program

11
How you can help.
  • Become an active member
  • Attend a board meeting
  • 1st Wednesday of the month in AGO conference room
    at 1700)
  • Help with one of the NGAW committees
  • Talk to your legislators in your district about
    proposals that concern you and tell them about
    the National Guard and your story
  • Take action when Calls to Action are emailed
    out
  • Get involved and help shape our future
  • Educate others about the NGAW and ask them to
    get involved with their military career by
    joining the NGAW

12
Follow us on Linkedin, Google , Twitter, or
Facebook
QUESTIONS?
Twitter _at_NationalGuardWA
YOUR ONLY VOICE
Join online at WWW.NGAW.ORG or contact an NGAW
representative at 253-584-5411
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