NGAMN National Guard Association of Minnesota

NGAMN National Guard Association of Minnesota http://www.ngamn.org The National Guard Association of Minnesota's purpose is to advocate for improved equipment, training, benefits, and support for Minnesota National Guardsmen and their families.
The National Guard Association of Minnesota's purpose is to advocate for improved equipment, training, benefits, and support for Minnesota National Guardsmen and their families.

The National Guard Association of Minnesota's purpose is to advocate for improved equipment, training, benefits, and support for Minnesota National Guardsmen and their families.

Mission: The National Guard Association of Minnesota's purpose is to advocate for improved equipment, training, benefits, and support for Minnesota National Guardsmen and their families.

Limited Time Membership Promotion: Instead of paying $1,250 for both State and National Memberships, it would be only $7...
09/14/2019
Individual Membership | National Guard Association of Minnesota

Limited Time Membership Promotion: Instead of paying $1,250 for both State and National Memberships, it would be only $750. Come check out the details: https://www.ngamn.org/individualmembership

We have partnered with NGAUS to host our membership Join or Renew form. You will be able to renew your State and National Annual dues, Associate State and Annual dues, State and National Active Life or Retired State and Life in full payment. You will need to register an account with NGAUS, then foll...

Protective equipment (body armor and helmet) weighs 27 pounds on average. A full combat load for combat troops is anywhe...
08/28/2019

Protective equipment (body armor and helmet) weighs 27 pounds on average. A full combat load for combat troops is anywhere from 90 to 140 pounds. Skeletal-muscular injuries are serious issue for service members following deployments. For many of these service members who are back home and seeking treatment for those injuries, they find out that Tricare does not cover chiropractic care. Even Medicare recipients and Federal Employees under FEHB have coverage for chiropractic care. This drug-free approach to treatment reduces the risk of addiction to pain killers such as opioids and the associated risk of suicide. Thanks to Representative Tom Emmer for being the latest Minnesota representative in supporting this effort!

Great to see Senator Tina Smith and Senator Amy Klobuchar supporting this important legislation!
08/14/2019
Senators Push for Early Retirement Credit for 12304(b) Missions

Great to see Senator Tina Smith and Senator Amy Klobuchar supporting this important legislation!

Nine senators are pushing congressional leaders from both sides of the political aisle to support a measure that would provide early retirement cre

For those who attended the 2019 State Conference - Requesting Feedback.We understand this is late in getting out, but we...
07/17/2019
NGAMN 114th General Conference

For those who attended the 2019 State Conference - Requesting Feedback.

We understand this is late in getting out, but we very much value your feedback. We are asking for 15 minutes to take this quick survey concerning your experience at this years conference.

Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XMXK9BD
If you could have this completed by 21 July, we will have the results to review at our next meeting.
We thank you for your time and continued support.

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2019 National Conference Reminder.Good Afternoon fellow officers. Due to technical issues with our website, our online N...
06/23/2019
National Conference | National Guard Association of Minnesota

2019 National Conference Reminder.

Good Afternoon fellow officers. Due to technical issues with our website, our online National Conference Registration form is not working. Presently it is showing no one registered. If you attempted to register online, please go back to this link, https://www.ngamn.org/nationalconference and use the Downloadable form to either one, email to the Carl Willis, Executive Director or snail mail it to him. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to correct the issue, but we are not confident it will be corrected by the registration deadline.

Form must be RECEIVED by the Director NLT 30 June 2019

Executive Director: Mr. Carl K. WillisPresident: Lt Col Lyle RockVice President (Air): Lt Col Connie ArmstrongVice President (Army): LTC Jay HackettVice Presdient Alumni: BG (Ret) Tim KennedyVice President Legislative: LTC James DouglasTreasurer: COL (Ret) Al TimmSecretary: VACANTWebmaster: MAJ (Ret...

06/01/2019

UPDATE ON THE TOP TWO NGAMN FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR 2019

1. CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH PARITY ACT

MN Co-Sponsors for H.R. 344:
1 7th CD, Representative Colin Peterson (01/28/19)
2 4th CD, Representative Betty McCollum (02/07/19)
3 3rd CD, Representative Dean Philips (04/29/19)
MN Co-Sponsors for S. 30:
1 Senator Amy Klobuchar (01/08/19)*

2. TRICARE RESERVE SELECT EXPANSION

MN Co-Sponsors for H.R. 613:
1 4th CD, Representative Betty McCollum (01/16/19)*
2 7th CD, Representative Colin Peterson (02/25/19)
3 8th CD, Representative Pete Stauber (03/05/19)
4 3rd CD, Representative Dean Philips (04/12/19)
5 5th CD, Representative Ilhan Omar (05/14/19)
MN Co-Sponsors for S. 164:
1 Senator Amy Klobuchar (03/27/19)

* Original Sponsor/Co-sponsor

Reminder - Scholarship registration deadline is 30 June. There are 3 Scholarships available, 1x$1000 an 2X$500. The topi...
05/22/2019
Scholarships | National Guard Association of Minnesota

Reminder - Scholarship registration deadline is 30 June. There are 3 Scholarships available, 1x$1000 an 2X$500. The topic for this year's essay is "Respect." Please click here for all the details. https://www.ngamn.org/scholarships

Executive Director: Mr. Carl K. WillisPresident: Lt Col Lyle RockVice President (Air): Lt Col Connie ArmstrongVice President (Army): LTC Jay HackettVice Presdient Alumni: BG (Ret) Tim KennedyVice President Legislative: LTC James DouglasTreasurer: COL (Ret) Al TimmSecretary: VACANTWebmaster: MAJ (Ret...

04/28/2019

A big thanks to Representative Pete Stauber for speaking at the banquet dinner for the 2019 State Conference! Fantastic job! Thank you Representative Stauber for your support of the Minnesota National Guard!

Update on Minnesota Sponsorship of the CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH PARITY ACT MN Co-Sponsors for H.R. 344:7th CD, Representative...
04/16/2019
Chiropractic Health Parity | National Guard Association of Minnesota

Update on Minnesota Sponsorship of the
CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH PARITY ACT

MN Co-Sponsors for H.R. 344:
7th CD, Representative Colin Peterson (01/28/19)
4th CD, Representative Betty McCollum (02/07/19)

MN Co-Sponsors for S. 30:
Senator Amy Klobuchar (01/08/19)

https://www.ngamn.org/Chiropractic-Health-Parity

Chiropractic Legislation Update - The current legislature has proposed H.R. 344/S. 30. "Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act". We want Minnesota to lead the charge to pass this legilslation. We urge NGAMN members to send the draft letter below to their federal elected officials.

The Minnesota Legislative session is in full swing. Here is a link to the legislation impacting Minnesota National Guard...
03/06/2019
State Bill Tracker / Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs - State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislative session is in full swing. Here is a link to the legislation impacting Minnesota National Guard Veterans. https://mn.gov/mdva/news/legislative-updates/state-bill-tracker/

The following bills of interest to Veterans have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature. A bill must pass through both chambers and is assigned a file number for each body. A short description of the bill and its current status follow.

We have a great opportunity for one of our CGOs to travel to DC for a few days to learn about the legislative process bu...
01/02/2019
NGAUS Expands National Capital Summit Schedule

We have a great opportunity for one of our CGOs to travel to DC for a few days to learn about the legislative process but note the deadline for the first session is on January 8th. Interested officers should contact our association president, Lt Col Lyle Rock ASAP at [email protected]. NGAUS will cover the cost of flight, as well as hotel room and meals. Click for details! https://www.ngaus.org/about-ngaus/newsroom/ngaus-expands-national-capital-summit-schedule

NGAUS has expanded its popular National Capital Summit to provide more company-grade and junior warrant officers with a chance to see firsthand how

Request you share with any other Reservists you know. If they think this is a good idea and a benefit to their employers...
11/27/2018
NGAMN National Guard Association of Minnesota

Request you share with any other Reservists you know. If they think this is a good idea and a benefit to their employers it would be beneficial to the Bi-partisan effort have them contact their representative to request their support of this effort. If they were to share any personal experiences or friction points they have personally experienced in their requests think that would also be helpful and informative. They can locate the contact information for their U.S. Representative at the link below:
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

https://walz.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walz-introduces-bill-to-help-guard-members-and-reservists-earn-and-keep?fbclid=IwAR0aTCgPED-1rmiz0INpajf0SQrlpwoIuByXteVw-u3ECiN3IMPXA-zcUqE

https://walz.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walz-introduces-bill-to-help-guard-members-and-reservists-earn-and-ke...
11/27/2018
Walz Introduces Bill to Help Guard Members and Reservists Earn and Keep Jobs While Deployed

https://walz.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/walz-introduces-bill-to-help-guard-members-and-reservists-earn-and-keep?fbclid=IwAR0aTCgPED-1rmiz0INpajf0SQrlpwoIuByXteVw-u3ECiN3IMPXA-zcUqE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) introduced the Reserve Component Employer Incentive, Compensation, and Relief Act of 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives. By providing employers with a tax credit aimed to offset costs accrued and hardships undertaken when employ...

140th National Convention, New Orleans 2018
08/29/2018

140th National Convention, New Orleans 2018

140th National Convention, New Orleans 2018

05/23/2018

Okay fellow officers, Mancini's Not Gon Recon is 2 days away. Please RSVP to let me know how many people can show up. I need to call John Mancini to let him know what kind of space to reserve. Mancini's Restaurant has been a staunch supporter of our deployed soldiers and are men, providing them States overseas as well as full meal steaks for their families back home. When we are there Wednesday night, let's thank Mancini staff and owners John and Pat Mancini.

05/15/2018

Early registration for the 1st Annual Association golf fundraiser is fast approaching! Get a team together and register. 1 June with anon shotgun start. Find details here: www.ngamn.org/events

We are asking your support in providing National Guard members access to information regarding state-sponsored life insu...
04/17/2018
NGAMN SSLI Initiative | National Guard Association of Minnesota

We are asking your support in providing National Guard members access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 192. We have created an easy way for you to write your State elected officials. Please follow this link for the details: https://www.ngamn.org/NGAMN-SSLI-Initiative

SSLI is a life insurance program exclusively offered to all members of the Minnesota National Guard (Officers and Enlisted). All NG members are entitle to a $1,000 no cost life insurance benefit. Please support and share.

Below are the instructions to submit a letter to your Minnesota State Elected Officials. Please read all instruction first before acting.

01/23/2018

On Wednesday evening, Jan 31, 2018, at Concordia University’s Sea Foam
Stadium (dome), “America’s Team”, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football
Team (WWAFT.org) a team composed of Iraq & Afghanistan conflict amputees,
will take on more than 30 NFL stars in their 7th straight Super Bowl “Tribute to
Heroes” (flag football) Game-of-Honor. The WWAFT’s unbeaten record, 17-0,
is sure to be tested by the likes of Hall-of-Famers Carl Eller, Jack Youngblood,
Charles Haley, NFL legends Jerry Kramer, Rocky Bleier, Ron Jaworski & Rich
Gannon and more than 30 other NFL stars (please see the attached flyer). Can
you think of a better place to be than at Concordia University on January 31st,
to help honor the service and sacrifice of these inspiring amputee veterans and
to spend an evening with all these famous NFL stars?

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team’s Tribute-to-Heroes

What: Wounded Warrior Amputees vs NFL & Vikings Alumni Game of Honor
Where: Concordia University, Sea Foam Stadium (Dome), St Paul, MN
When: Wednesday Evening, January 31, 6:00-8:00 PM (Doors Open at 5:30)
Why: To Honor America’s Most Deserving, Our Disabled Veterans
Who: 25 Wounded Warrior Amputees & 30 (Or More) NFL Stars & Celebrities
Cost: $10 Adults, Children 12 & Under FREE, Military FREE (contact WWAFT)

To see what these WWAFT games look like please view the videos below. Media
wishing to cover this tribute please contact Chris Visser ([email protected])
or Dave Stevens ([email protected]) 860-690-4877

- Chris Visser
WWAFT.org

09/15/2017

Please join us as U.S. Rep. Tim Walz will be honored with the Harry S. Truman Award for Distinguished Service in support of National Defense, authorized by the NGAUS Board of Directors. The award is the highest recognition conferred upon an individual by the Association. Recipients have made sustained contributions of exceptional and far-reaching magnitude to the defense and security of the United States in a manner worthy of recognition at the national level.

Congressman Walz will be presented with the award on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Mankato Training and Community Center, 100 Martin Luther King Dr., Mankato, MN 56001.

04/27/2017
www.ngamn.org

On behalf of the presidents of the National Guard Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association,

Please see the attached op-ed for your consideration (Link to document listed below).

The above associations representing the officers and enlisted members of the Minnesota National Guard have some serious concerns with the MN House and Senate's budget proposals and impact on readiness of our Minnesota soldiers and airmen.

We respectfully request your review and ask you to consider publishing for the awareness of your readership.

Respectfully,

Brent Jensen, President
National Guard Association of Minnesota

Ray Kennedy, President
Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association

Brian Winter, Vice President, Legislative Affairs
National Guard Association of Minnesota

http://www.ngamn.org/DepartmentofMilitaryAffairsbudget

03/16/2017

Have you registered yet? Take advantage of one of the best Leadership Development Programs in the MNNG. Early registration is still open. If you have already registered then bring a peer with you. This a great opportunity to reconnect with your fellow officers, and expand your network of peers and mentors. Looking forward to seeing you all in Mankato!!

03/01/2017
Write to Congress

NGAUS strongly supports S. 307, the Department of Defense Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act of 2017, introduced on February 7 by Senators Christopher Coons of Delaware, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

The bill would update current law and require the Department of Defense to track cyber capabilities important to national security and domestic response found in the National Guard and Reserve forces within one year. Additionally, S. 307 would allow the Department of Defense to update or utilize existing systems to track the capabilities if it's faster and more cost effective.

A 2016 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that "National Guard units have developed capabilities that could be used, if requested and approved, to support civil authorities in a cyber-incident; however, the Department of Defense does not have visibility of all National Guard units' capabilities for this support." GAO recommended that it was crucial for the Secretary of Defense to maintain a database to identify the cyber capabilities in the National Guard to support civil authorities in a cyber-incident.

The Coons-Ernst-Fischer-Gillibrand bill aims to implement GAO's recommendations and further utilize the skills and training of National Guard cyber units in responding to future cyber incidents. The passage of this crucially important bill will ensure increased coordination between the Department of Defense and the National Guard to protect and respond to a myriad of cyber threats facing our nation. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our Armed Forces.

http://www.ngaus.org/advocating-national-guard/write-congress

NGAUS Point of Contact:
Matt Pincus
(202) 408-5897
[email protected]

Address

PO Box 131766
Plymouth, MN
55447

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