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EANGKS Members asked to help

EANGUS President John Harris urges all EANGKS members to assist the Enlisted Association of Texas members that are victims in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey by donating to EANGUS “We Care for America”.  He asked that all Enlisted Association members to donate to the “We Care for America” foundation and share the link to ask their family and friends to donate also.  President Harris noted that 2000 Enlisted Association members have been called to duty to assist other Texans while their own homes have been damaged and their families are in peril.  This fund is available to assist them in their own recovery.

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Click here to learn more about “We Care for America” foundation

EANGKS Member Recognized at National Conference

During Monday’s Business Session former POW COL (Ret) Ed Hubbard gave a talk about his experiences as a POW during the Vietnam war and leadership.  At the end of his speak he recognized four of the youngest attendees at the Conference for having the greatest potential.  Kansas’s own AIC Lindsay Rausch, 190th Operations Group, was recognized and received a signed copy of COL (Ret) Hubbard’s book.  Congratulations Lindsay !!

Kansas Delegation Arrives at National Conference

The EANGKS Delegation arrived at the EANGUS National Conference Sunday.  Lead by EANGKS Officers President Max Miller, Vice President Army Chris Hargis and Secretary Alyssa Parks the delegation includes 14 EANGKS Members, 4 Professional Development attendees, 5 Auxiliary Members and 2 spouses.  After Area Caucus and Committee meetings in the Morning, the first business session was held in the afternoon and the evening concluded with a welcome night function and the National Bowling Stadium.

EANGKS Announces 2017 Scholarship

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas is pleased to help our members and their families reach their education and career goals. The EANGKS Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Spring Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship you must: Be a current EANGKS Member, be a child or step-child of an EANGKS Member, or a grandchild or step-grandchild of an EANGKS Member.

Complete the application and mail to EANGKS not later than 21 April or email to scholarship@eangks.org not later than 24 April 2017.

For more information and to download the Scholarship application go to:

https://eangks.org/benefits/scholarships/

EANGKS Annual Conference

Introduction to the 47th Annual EANGKS Conference

Dear EANGKS Members,
…The 47th General Conference of the Enlisted National Guard Association of Kansas (EANGKS) will convene in Manhattan, Kansas on 26 April, and will run through 27 April, 2018.  The host unit this year is the 235th Regiment.

Manhattan should be a great location and offers quite a bit of entertainment opportunities.

Activities are being scheduled to include spouse and youth activities.

Check back here often for more information

 

Support the Museum of the Kansas National Guard

If you would like to support the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, if you shop at Dillons, if you have a Dillons card, and if you would like to sign up for the Dillons Community Rewards program to support the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, it is a simple process and we receive a percentage of your total purchases.  If you were already signed up in 2015, you need to renew for 2016.

Sign in at http://www.dillons.com/communityrewards and follow the instructions on the website.

The 5-digit NPO number for the Museum of the Kansas National Guard is 85714.

Thanks for your support of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard.

 

Ed Gerhardt, BG (Ret)
President

Museum Board of Directors

 

 

CNGB Support of Professional Organizations

               Great news out of NGB, the long awaited memo supporting Professional Organizations has been published and pushed out for Distro.  Hopefully this document will be helpful to some, opening a door for you to talk with and address your Guardsmen about EANGKS and EANGUS or other similar organizaitons.  This opens up the door for a few things that several have been needing, such as some use of facilities, unit briefings, distribution of publications and flyers, attendance at conferences, and the distribution of information.  Most importantly, it supports the participation in several organizations, specifically naming the Enlisted Association of the National Guard.

CNGB_Spt_for_Mil_Assoc_Signed_Memo

 

EANGKS State Legislative Goals

The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas is an organization comprised of Enlisted men and women of the Army and Air National Guard and their supporters who have banded together to pursue mutual goals in support of the National Guard and the national defense.

EANGKS proudly supports the following Kansas Legislative Priorities:

EANGKS State Legislative Priorities

·      Fix statutory language that excludes more than 90% of Guardsmen from tax breaks available to full-time members

    • KSA 79-5107 provides a two-vehicle tax registration break to AGRs only
    • EANGKS supports changing the language from “full-time AGR member” to “member in good standing”
    • “Member in good standing” is used throughout Kansas law to describe eligible Guard personnel

·     Create a fund separate from State General Fund for Kansas Lottery Veterans Benefit revenue

    • 40% of Kansas Lottery Veterans Benefit revenue goes to our state Tuition Assistance Program
    • However, the money goes through SGF first, making it subject to budget reductions and sweeps
    • Creating a separate fund would ensure ALL of the money goes to TA, as it is intended

·     Protect the TAG’s Budget from further cuts.

  • Allow Kansas National Guard members in state tuition fees at Kansas Regents Institutions–even if they live outside the state.
  • Continued support for Suicide Prevention efforts by Kansas National Guard leadership and in Kansas communities

·     Assign a special identifier for all military children in Kansas public school data systems

    • Every Student Succeeds Act collects data on how military-connected children perform in school
    • However, it does not include children with parents serving in the National Guard
    • Children of Guard members face unique circumstances that affect their education

 

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