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EANGUS NATIONAL OFFICE UPDATE

The 44th Annual EANGUS Conference & Expo
EANGUS
August 8-13, 2015
Indianapolis, IN
$200 to attend. No refunds.

For more information/registration please visit: http://eangus.org/events/44th-annual-conference/

To view the schedule: http://eangus.org/44th-annual-conference-schedule/

DRESS CODE
  • Delegates - Class B or business casual at a minimum. Please do not wear ACU/ABU, shorts, or t-shirts in the delegate area
  • Attendees - Civilian business dress clothes if you are not on the delegate floor
  • Professional Development - (on official orders) NGB has authorized military personnel to wear ACU/ABUs
  • Banquet attire: Formal or Business dress
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EANGUS All-Inclusive Special Offer at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
EANGUS
Friday, August 7, 2015
Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream
7pm tip off. Doors open at 6pm.

Location: Legends
Regular price $50.22
EANGUS price $33


A Legends Ticket includes the following: Free Food, Drinks, and Access to the Sports Bar Experience

Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, August 5.
For more information, click here.
Purchase tickets

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Identify a Potential Exhibitor — You May Win a Valuable Prize!
EANGUS
The EANGUS Exhibition is an integral and popular feature of the EANGUS General Conference. As a member/conference attendee, you are a valuable source for identifying suppliers (including perhaps your own service!) who would benefit by exhibiting products/services of interest to a receptive audience of Army and Air National Guard "end-users" / mid-management plus TAGs.

Provide supplier/potential exhibitor contact information to:

EANGUS EXHIBIT MANAGEMENT c/o EXHIBIT PROMOTIONS PLUS, INC.
11620 Vixens Path,
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410/997-0763   301/596-3028    Fax 410/997-0764
eangus@epponline.com   www.epponline.com

In recognition of your support, a prize drawing will be held for a complimentary 2016 convention registration among those individuals who provide “leads” which result in a supplier’s participation, as a first- time exhibitor, at the EANGUS 2015 General Conference & Exhibition.

To Submit Additional Exhibitor Information, click here.

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SPONSORED CONTENT


EANGUS Golf Outing
EANGUS
Friday, 7 August 2015
DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB
7143 S State HWY 39
Clayton, IN 46118

Tournament consists of a one flight scramble format starting at 0900. Registration will be open at 0700. Lunch will be served at the clubhouse during play. Cost is $85.00 per person. Cost includes: 18-hole greens fee and cart.

RSVP with payment NLT 31 July 2015
REGISTER ONLINE

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Focus on the Force Week
EANGUS
Focus on the Force Week is recognizing Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements. Please take a moment to view the ANG Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Visit the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard Facebook page here and follow Chief Hotaling on Twitter @chiefhotaling for more information and to see the award winners.
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National Defense Authorization Act
EANGUS
The House of Representatives will adjourn this week and the U.S. Senate will follow suit next week. Both chambers will break for August Recess without finalizing the FY16 NDAA. House and Senate Conferees could not agree to legislative provisions pertaining to plans to close GITMO, funding DOD using one-year, Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds, and retirement modernization. The earliest the NDAA could pass it is September, once Congress returns to DC. However, EANGUS is prepared for the NDAA fight to continue into the fall. It is increasingly likely that Congress will pass a three-month Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund Federal Agencies from October 1 to the end of the calendar year. It’s seems probable that the NDAA could be absorbed into the Appropriations/CR fight that will take place this fall. Keep checking back with EANGUS for more information.
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GUARD AND MILITARY NEWS


As National Guard shrinks, Maryland soldiers face difficult decisions
The Baltimore Sun
One by one, the troops leaped out of the twin-rotor Chinook helicopter, filling the sky over Western Maryland. Each released an expansive silver parachute and glided down to the drop zone. It was the final training jump for the soldiers from the 1st Squadron of the 158th Cavalry Regiment of the Maryland National Guard. The squadron, which draws members from throughout the country, is scheduled to be eliminated in coming months.
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Defense bill at an impasse, but a solution is within reach
The Hill
The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have focused this year's 2016 defense policy bill on reform. The National Defense Authorization Act has passed both the House and Senate with a variety of positive changes that set the force on a better path for the future.
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National Commission on the Future of the Army conducts Fort Campbell site visit
National Commission on the Future of the Army via Fort Campbell Courier
Two commissioners from the National Commission on the Future of the Army spent July 27 at Fort Campbell as part of their congressionally mandated mission. The NCFA, made up of eight commissioners appointed by Congress and the President, has been charged with examining the structure of the Army and issues related to its size and force mix. The Commission will make recommendations to the Congress and President on how to modify the Army’s structure based on anticipated mission requirements, acceptable levels of risk, and anticipated resources.
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Conservative congressman seeks to remove John Boehner from Speaker's chair
TIME
A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on July 28 filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. The proposal was referred to a committee stocked with leadership loyalists, and it is unlikely to emerge. The move, however, reflected the discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP, whose members have been frustrated with leaders’ willingness to compromise on some legislation.
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Sen. Roger Wicker questions Army chief about Apache helicopter transfers
Y'all Politics
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., recently questioned Gen. Mark Milley, nominee to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, about reports that the Army intends to implement the Aviation Restructure Initiative as early as Oct. 1. The plan would begin the transfer of Apache helicopters from the National Guard to the Army before the National Commission on the Future of the Army completes its recommendations on combat aviation assets, future missions and force mix.
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The Pentagon wants armed citizens to stop standing outside of recruiting centers
We Are The Mighty
The Department of Defense is asking armed citizens to stop standing outside of military recruiting centers, USA Today reported July 24. "We take the safety of our service members, our DoD civilians, and the families who support them very seriously, and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is currently reviewing recommendations from the services for making our installations and facilities safer — including our recruiting stations," Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.
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Former commander: Don't use National Guard as strike breakers
The Southern Illinoisan
A former top commander of the Illinois National Guard voiced concern July 27 about a possible plan to use soldiers to help operate state government if there is a labor strike. State Rep. David Harris, an Arlington Heights Republican who served as adjutant general from 1999 to 2003, said he would advise Gov. Bruce Rauner against such a move.
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Command's goal is keeping soldiers in boots after active-duty service
National Guard
U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army. "We are focused on the continuum of service," said HRC Reserve Component Transition Branch chief Maj. Christopher Hill. "We preserve the human capital. If you look at what it costs to actually train a Soldier to go through basic training, it is roughly $75,000. The cost savings is a preservation of the Army’s investment."
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Secretary of defense visits troops in Iraq
Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs via DVIDS
During his five-day trip to the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made an unannounced stop in Baghdad July 23 and Erbil July 24. The visit, Carter’s first visit to Iraq since becoming the 25th secretary of defense, allowed him to meet with senior leaders and the service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve.
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Like father, like daughter: New York Army Guard pilots fly together
National Guard
Warrant Officer Meghan Polis, a UH-60 pilot in the New York Army National Guard, doesn’t remember it, but she logged her first three hours of helicopter flight time when she was just 3 months old. Her father, New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Polis, and her mother were going to a barbecue in Albany. They lived on Long Island, and they decided to make the trip north by air instead of driving.
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SPONSORED CONTENT


EANGUS "We Care for America" Foundation: Program suspended until further notice
EANGUS
The National Guard Soldier and Airmen Relief Fund was created many years ago through a generous grant from a corporate partner. Over time, this fund has supported National Guard members faster than we have replenished the funds. As a result, we have had to temporarily suspend the program and focus on rebuilding the reserves.

To donate: https://eangus.org/wcfa/

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TRICARE Retiree Dental Program and The Veteran Affairs Dental Insurance Program
Delta Dental
For nearly three decades, Delta Dental Federal Government Programs has had the honor and pleasure of working with active duty, Guard/Reserve and retired military members through our administration of the dental programs under TRICARE and Veterans Affairs. Aside from being able to serve these fine individuals, one of the greatest rewards has been our relationship with your Association and other members of The Military Coalition. Through this partnership, we have been able to help countless military families maintain and improve their dental and overall health. Because most people are now getting their information electronically, I wanted to let you know about some great new e-tools that we have available.
Attached is our Marketing Representative Regions map.

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New TRICARE TV Episode: TRICARE's Pharmacy Formulary Process
TRICARE
Watch this episode of TRICARE TV to learn about the TRICARE Pharmacy Formulary Process.
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Visit Guard Your Health Today!
Guard Your Health
Guard Your Health is a central place online for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness. Website visitors can access health tips, expert commentary, and community forums on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, dental health, readiness, and family resilience.
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The Modern Minuteman Shirt now available!
Order yours today from TacticalDrawings.com

Proceeds benefit The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.

              

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EANGUS Membership Directory Program
EANGUS
Over the next few months, (PCI) will be contacting all members via e-mail, USPS and by phone. Only those members who provide information for their directory listing will be included in the directory.

This is a great opportunity for EANGUS to get updated contact information for our members.

As privacy is a concern for many of our members, it’s important to note that only those members who provide their directory listing information will be included in the printed directory. The publisher works under a very strict confidentiality agreement with EANGUS and will only use the information provided for the purpose of contacting members to gather data and to sell the directory. Only EANGUS members can purchase a directory. It is copyrighted and cannot be used by any member for solicitation purposes.

Please feel free to contact EANGUS Member Services Department with any questions or concerns – Member-Services1@eangus.org or call us at 1-800-234-3264.

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PayCheck Direct/EANGUS
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Take advantage of your shopping program powered by PayCheck Direct today!


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Dell Exclusive for EANGUS
Dell
Offer Highlights:
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SHOP: www.dell.com/EANGUS
You can also email computer request, with your ship address + phone # to Federal_EPP_Programs@Dell.com for a personalized quote!


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USAA Affinity eNewsletter — News You Can Use
USAA
How Do I Teach My Teen Good Money Habits?
One of the main goals of a parent is to prepare your children for adulthood. By educating your teens on family finances, you can pave the way for their success.

Help Prevent Auto Theft
Car thieves can strike anywhere, so use this layered approach to keep your vehicle from being an easy target.

Fortify Your Fortress
Even the safest neighborhoods can be targeted by burglars looking for an easy score. Heed these tips to make a crook’s job much more difficult.

Work on Retirement, Even If You’re Behind
If you’re down the road in your career but have been lax in saving for retirement, now is the time to get serious.

Making Sense of Guard and Reserve Retirement
Serving in the National Guard or Reserve is a great way to serve your country without wearing a uniform on a full-time basis. And, in return for your service, you have an opportunity to boost your retirement.

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.
Hot on USAA Social

Facebook: Have you updated your insurance or inventoried your belongings? Prepare now. http://bit.ly/1gKbcgN ‪#‎SummerSafety
Twitter: Your identity is important. Don't let someone take it from you. http://bit.ly/1K3OycZ #SummerSafety
Twitter: Have these 5 financial questions been on your mind? Get some answers: http://bit.ly/1KPtNEK

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