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August 21 - 24, 2016
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Click here to learn about the National World War II Museum.
For information or to schedule a tour, call Ruth Katz or Shelly Dupuis at 504-528-1944.
I am deeply honored to return to America's Army. Our Army, Active, Guard, and Reserve, is the finest Army the world has ever known. While it is great to be back, the Army is not new to me. Over the course of 25 years, I have seen Army leaders from every seat at the table, including all three military departments, all four services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Capitol Hill, and the White House. Through these interactions and the relationships developed as a result, I have earned an appreciation of the complexity of ground warfare and the challenge of sustaining and advancing a ready Army.
The Washington Times
In full ceremonial mode, hundreds of soldiers gathered June 20 near Arlington National Cemetery to formally welcome Eric K. Fanning as the 22nd secretary of the Army.
The Army Band, the Continental Color Guard and a 56-flag procession representing all U.S. states and territories paraded at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to greet the Army’s new civilian leader.
"I was beginning to think my arrival ceremony and departure ceremony would be the same day," Mr. Fanning said, referring to his circuitous route to top Army leadership.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense has released a department-wide policy on the Phased Retirement Program. As more employees become eligible for retirement, this program will assist DoD components and agencies with the transfer of knowledge and provide continuity of operations on a short-term basis.
Federal News Radio
The so-called blended retirement system for those exiting a military career goes into effect in 2018 after long congressional and Pentagon debate. It substitutes future annuity levels with matching funds in the Thrift Savings Plan. Even before the plan goes into effect, the Pentagon is monkeying with it, and that’s got the ire of retired officers. James Sweeney, retired Marine Corps colonel and president of the Reserve Officers Association, joins Pentagon Solutions to offer his take.
Washington lawmakers will spend the next few months merging the separate House and Senate drafts of the annual defense authorization bill, including a host of thorny issues that could impact military personnel and their families for years to come.
Among them are the size of next year's pay raise and long-term plans for housing stipends, issues that directly affect how much money service members will see in their bank accounts.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to open the door for more "lateral entry" into the military's upper ranks, clearing the way for lifelong civilians with vital skills and strong résumés to enter the officer corps as high as the O-6 paygrade.
The idea is controversial, to say the very least. For many in the rank-and-file military, it seems absurd, a bewildering cultural change that threatens to upend many assumptions about military life and traditional career paths. But while it's not universally embraced, there is interest in Congress and among some of the military's uniformed leaders — even, they say, in exploring how the services could apply this concept to the enlisted force.
The Washington Post
Since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, military officers facing retirement have had a revolving door to walk through to a civilian job at the Defense Department.
Often it’s the same job they held while in uniform, and often they start the Monday after they retire and start collecting their military pension.
The Obama administration’s pick for the next Air Force chief of staff breezed through a confirmation hearing Thursday, with Senate lawmakers for the most part choosing not to engage with the nominee on many of the controversies that have fueled past feuds.
Senate Armed Services Committee members seemed widely supportive of nominee Gen. David Goldfein, who currently serves as the air service's vice chief. The top Democrat on the committee, Jack Reed of New Hampshire, praised him as "highly qualified" for the Air Force top military position.
The Air Force wants to replace the aging but beloved A-10 "Warthog" with a robotic "flying coke machine" that loiters over the battlefield, dispensing firepower at the touch of a button, the outgoing Chief of Staff said this morning. Gen. Mark Welsh also wants a "sixth-generation fighter" that can defeat the most advanced air defenses. But he can’t afford either.
The woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton said she would direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to fight the Islamic State in the region.
Michele Flournoy, formerly the third-ranking civilian in the Pentagon under President Barack Obama, called for "limited military coercion" to help remove Assad from power in Syria, including a "no bombing" zone over parts of Syria held by U.S.-backed rebels.
Grand Canyon University – Deadline June 30
American Military University – Deadline June 30
More scholarships here.
American InterContinental University is pleased to partner with The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) to offer one full tuition scholarship. The scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at American InterContinental University.
Platinum Partner Military Benefit Association is a proud sponsor of the Adaptive Training Foundation.
Help MBA identify a National Guard service member who have suffered a disabling injury for the ATF program.
For more information, contact MBA at 877-MBA-1020 or visit militarybenefit.org.
See the video here.
Army OneSource provides a network of services to support Active Reserve and Guard Soldiers and their Families regardless of their component or geographical location.
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You’ve probably heard of it…Credit By Examination (CBE). Take a test, pass it, and get the credit because you have learned about that subject. You may have heard of CLEP too. College Level Examination Program. It’s been active for over 40 years.
Successful CLEPers have saved thousands of dollars and years of time earning their college degrees.
Your service has taught you invaluable skills to seeing a job through. You can use those skills to earn your college degree. Your family, including high schoolers can also earn colleges credits with CLEP and apply the credits right away or in the future to their college of choice.
SpeedyPrep.com has compete online materials to prepare you to pass 24 CLEP tests.
EANGUS and SpeedyPrep.com have partnered to help EANGUS members and their families test out of college classes using CLEP examinations. Receive a 30% discount for a three (3) month subscription. Use the discount code EANGUS when registering at SpeedyPrep.com.
See what Degree Quest can do for you!
Fill out your application TODAY for your EANGUS HERC (http://militarycollegedegrees.net/).
Join us as we explore, hear the history, and applaud the bravery and
contributions of the National Guard and the entire Allies’ military on
this once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Normandy WWII beaches.
This NGAUS D-Day Battlefield Tour will depart the US
from Dulles International Airport on September 28 and return
October 4; the tour will be limited to twenty persons in order to
guarantee an intimate, and up-close and personal visit to these
historic sites. Make your deposit today and be a part of this first-ever
Listen to this week's podcast to hear about:
- Benefits During a Disaster
- Sickle Cell Awareness
- Receiving Summer Prescriptions
USAA Is Proud to Be the Exclusive Provider of Banking and Investment Products for EANGUS
When you belong to the USAA family, we're here to serve you with financial strength and stability. You get access to competitive products, award-winning customer service and the convenience of banking, savings and insurance when and where you want. Best of all, USAA is free to join and you can pass the benefits of membership to your children.
Special LifeLock Military Discount: 30 days free and 15% off!
You served to protect our freedom. We’re here to help protect your identity.
The second installment of the Minuteman Series is now available — protecting the United States of America from the enemy's threats — foreign and domestic.
The name of the model of this drawing is "Luke" and he is an active-duty soldier of the US Special Operation Command.
The majority of the proceeds will go to EANGUS (Enlisted Association of National Guard of the United States)
To purchase please click here.
Olde Glory Coffee
For every pound of coffee purchased, 30 cents will go to the state association of your choice, and 20 cents will go to the WCFA Foundation.
Thank you to all of our Corporate Partners who support the Enlisted Men & Women of the National Guard!
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The USAA Member Community serves as the place for members to seek/give advice and tips around items that are most important in their life.
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