Entries by Linda Harshbarger

NGAI Update; 21 June 2016

NGAI Members and Friends,With the month of May and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 behind us, we shift to our lineup of summer activities. Check the www.NGAI.net/events page for all the summer events.We start off this coming weekend with the 17th Annual NGAI Car Show & Anything on Wheels. For a preview of […]

NGAUS Call to Action; 1 June 2016

NGAUS supports the National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act to improve access to Small Business Administration (SBA) benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserves. The bill sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., would extend loan-assistance programs beyond periods of military conflict. The legislation also directs the SBA to identify programs pertaining to the […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert; 11 April 2016

Call to Action Contact your representatives and senators. Ask them to support the Army’s unfunded requirement request to authorize and appropriate 36 additional UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Total Army. This includes 15 for the Army National Guard in the fiscal year 2017 defense bills. The Black Hawk’s mission flexibility makes it the Army Guard’s primary rotary-wing asset […]

EANGUS Call to Action 2016-03; 5 April 2016

Please help EANGUS support the Veterans Justice Outreach Act of 2015. S. 2120 would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program to support veterans in contact with the criminal justice system by discouraging unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and other nonviolent crimes. The program would be carried out in partnership with local […]

NGAI Alert#16-2; Hoosier Veteran; 23 January 2016

NGAI Members & Friends, We are one step closer to recognition of thousands of current and former Indiana National Guard members and retirees as “Hoosier Veterans.” Representative Peggy Mayfield’s efforts have been most admirable in shepherding HB 1313 through the legislative minefield of the Indiana General Assembly. Representative Randy Frye threw his full support behind […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #16-3; 22 February 2016

February 22, 2016 The Issue: Extended TRICARE Program Coverage for Certain Members of the National Guard and Dependents during Certain Disaster Response Duty. Immediate Action Required: Contact your representatives immediately and ask them to support H.R. 4554, a bill sponsored by Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington. NGAUS strongly supports H.R. 4554, a bill that would provide […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #16-2; 2 February 2016

The Issue: The legislation seeks to increase rural participation in the National Guard and Reserves by reforming an arbitrary $300 reimbursement cap for members traveling to training exercises and activities. Immediate Action Required: Contact your representatives immediately and ask them to support H.R. 4424, the Rural Guard Act of 2016, a bill sponsored by Rep. […]

NGAI Alert #3; 29 January 2016

NGAI Members & Friends, We are honored to announce that Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, has accepted our invitation as guest of honor for our annual NGAI Conference in French Lick. Registration is open for the conference and there is more information later in this update. Our top priority right now […]

NGAI Alert #2; 25 January 2016

Dear NGAI Member, 2016 NGAI Public Policy Objectives HB1313 Hoosier Veteran Talking Points 1. Federal Law does not include Members of the National Guard or Reserve in the definition of “veteran” 2. Indiana Law refers to the Federal definition when addressing veteran issues 3. The National Guard Association of Indiana is seeking a change in […]

NGAI Alert #1; 21 January 2016

Dear NGAI Members and Friends, Call for Nominations We are currently seeking individuals who wish to serve on the NGAI Board of Directors. If you or someone you know wishes to serve please have them fill out the attached Nomination Form, attach a current photo and send to linda@ngai.net NLT 6 February 2016. Board members […]