As NGAT Members, you have access to several benefits and discount programs. Click on each tab below for more information.
- Educational Benefits
- Additional Educational Opportunities
- Discounted Services
- Legal Services
- Hotel Discounts
- Rental Car Discounts
- Healthcare Benefits
- Free Hunting & Fishing License
- Military License Plate - Veterans Drivers License - Military Toll Discount
- Financial Services
- Travel Benefits
The National Guard Association of Texas Educational Foundation (NGATEF) exist exclusively and solely, for furthering the educational opportunities of young people and for the carrying on a support of education, literary or scientific activities, including the granting of educational scholarships to members of the National Guard Association of Texas and/or the children of members of the National Guard Association of Texas. The foundation will award several educational grants of various amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. High school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students will be considered for educational grants.
You must be a NGAT Life or Annual Member or the spouse/son/daughter of a NGAT Life or Annual Member in order to apply for the scholarship program.
The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) provides Educational Scholarships Annually to EANGUS Members, their spouses/son/daughters. In order to join EANGUS you must be a member of NGAT. NGAT Annual membership does include membership in EANGUS. There are two types of scholarships available. The CSM Virgil R. Williams and the Patriot Scholarships are paid by EANGUS directly to the school the selectee is attending. The second type of scholarships are presented by specific universities that EANGUS has partnered with. If at anytime you have questions, please contact email@example.com and someone will respond to your inquiry or request for assistance.
EANGUS accepts online applications only. Deadline to apply for most scholarships is 1 April unless listed otherwise.
Click here to learn more.
The AFBA NGAUS Active Life Member Scholarship awards two $5,000 scholarships every July to Active Life members of NGAUS or dependents of Active Life members seeking an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree. The applicant must be a full-time student. The application period runs March 1 through June 1.
The Van Hipp Heroes Scholarship Fund established in 2015, Van Hipp donates 100% of the proceeds from his book, The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It to The Van Hipp Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund which will award scholarships to Guardsmen wounded in action in the War on Terror. This initiative is administered by the National Guard Educational Foundation. The application period runs through July 1.
Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund. Since September 11, 2001, nearly 800 Guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. These heroes left behind more than 1,000 children. Established in 2011 and underwritten by Leonardo DRS, the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to the children of National Guardsmen who have been lost in service to our nation since 9/11. Over the past decade, NGEF has awarded 94 scholarships to students through the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund. The application period runs through June 30.
Enlisted NGAT Annual Membership includes membership in EANGUS and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). AUSA provides many scholarships for their members. Click here for more information on available scholarships.
NATIONALLY APPROVED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
At Swift, we’re proud to be part of the VA on-the-job training and apprenticeship program. Not only will you receive a world-class education from caring, knowledgeable instructors, but you’ll earn your Class A CDL. and join a company that honors your commitment to your country – and your family. You can find additional information about the apprenticeship program here:
VETERAN CDL SCHOLARSHIP
As a Veteran, you understand the value of loyalty. Swift offers fully-paid tuition scholarships to service members, their spouses or dependents, to attend a Swift Academy. Our military scholarship covers the cost of tuition and any applicable housing. You can start your career as a truck driver without any concern for costs. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service. Contact a recruiter at 888-829-4191 to learn more about our scholorship.
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As a member of NGAT you and your family have unlimited access to “Making Education Possible” (MEP) suite of benefits. As a MEP member you will have free access to automated degree planning so you can find the fastest path to degree completion. You will also have access to free resources and discounts.
We have teamed up with the Army & Air Force Times Publishing Company to offer all NGAT members a discounted subscription to Army Times or Air Force Times. Subscribe today by calling 1-800-368-5718 and mention that you are an NGAT member to receive the discounted subscription.
- 52 issues of Army Times or Air Force Times for $39.95
- Total access to the Army Times or Air Force Times website
- The Insider’s Guide to Military Benefits
- The Guard and Reserve Handbook
- A $5.00 gift to NGAT to support your Association
Join AAA today for only $45.00 when you enroll in automatic renewal. Plus, get a free first-year membership for an eligible family member.
- 24-hour Roadside Assistance – Free Towing, Free Tire Change, Free Lock-Out Service, Free Battery Jump-Start
- Shopping Discounts
- Free Identity Theft Protection for AAA Members
- Full Service Leisure Travel Agency
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POC is Rose Washington at 972-837-6763 or Washington.Rose@aaa-texas.com
Because of your service T-Mobile would like to offer you Work Perks. Switch & Save more than $900 over Verizon with $10/mo discount on Magenta MAX and get premium UNLIMITED Talk, Text and Data! For more information contact us at 855-570-9947 or visit our website at www.t-mobile.com/governmentperks.
T-Mobile – Switch and Save – Work Perks
Dell Discount Program. With the speed you want, great designs and the latest technology in entertainment – a Dell Windows PC brings it all together at your fingertips. To receive an extra 10% off using your .mil email address. Just go to www.dell.com/Military and enter your military email address. You will then receive a coupon code in your inbox. Enter that coupon code in the online checkout and it will take 10% off your purchase!
Legal Assistance for NGAT Members
O’Connell – West, PLLC will provide the following service to NGAT members:
• 30 min legal consultation at no charge
• 10% legal fee discount for Annual Members
• 15% legal fee discount for Life Members
Attorney Doug O’Connell is a NGAT Life Member and partner at O’Connell & West, PLLC.
Choice Hotels – NGAT members can save money at any one of the 5,000 locations worldwide. Call 1-800-258-2847 to obtain a discount and use special rate ID# 00803238. If booking online, be sure to choose “Significant Organization Savings” in the rate program to receive the discount.
La Quinta Inn – NGAT members can save money at any one of the almost 300 locations nationwide. Call 888-312-2399 or book online and use code “Veteran/Military” to receive discount.
Motel 6 – Motel 6 now offers a 10% discount off their best available rate at all Studio 6 Extended Stay and Motel 6 properties for NGAT members and families. Book online or by phone at 855-445-3388 and give the reservation agent code: CPS2QUSP. Discount is available anytime your travel, for Business or Leisure.
Omni Hotels & Resorts Omni Hotels offers luxury hotels and resorts throughout North America. They are also proud supporters of the military. Check out their government rates for active and retired military personnel. **
Holiday Inn San Antonio Downtown – NGAT members – Market Square – Save at the Holiday Inn in San Antonio, Texas Downtown-Market Square. A special National Guard rate of $85.00 a night. 318 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 200-9008. Rate may not be available during special occasions or peak times. POC: April McCoy, Sales Manager.
U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks – Check out campgrounds and RV parks and read reviews from recent visitors.**
Bed & Breakfast Inns Online – Bed & Breakfast Inns across Texas wants to thank you for your service to our country with various discounts for weekend stays. **
Armed Forces Vacation Club – The Armed Forces Vacation Club® (AFVC) is a “space available” program that offers military and other Department of Defense-affiliated personnel the opportunity to enjoy vacations at popular destinations around the world – for the incredibly low price of just $349* USD per unit, per week. **
Government & Armed Forces Travel Cooperative – If you are in the military or work for federal, state, or local government, GovArm provides military discount travel, federal government travel discounts and state and local government employee travel discounts. **
Hale Koa Hotel – An all-ranks, all-service hotel bent on providing first-class service without regard to an individual’s status. This is echoed in the mission of the hotel that has remained unchanged from its inception, “To operate a first-class hotel and recreation facility at affordable prices for military members and their families.” **
Kilauea Military Camp – The Big Island of Hawai’i is home to Pele, the legendary Goddess of Volcanoes. In her fiery and majestic domain lies one of the military’s timeless Hawaiian resorts. Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) puts you in the heart of creation, with full-service amenities and recreation near the active Kilauea Volcano. **
**Please note in most cases to qualify for the above hotel discounts you must be one of the following: Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, or a Disabled Veteran.
ADVANTAGE RENT-A-CAR – NGAT members can save money by renting cars at Advantage Rent a Car. Call 1-800-777-5500 to get a 5% discount off of their already low rates.
ALAMO – Special car rental discount from Alamo Rent a Car. Call 1-800-354-2322 for details, and ask for plan “BY” and use NGAT ID#93706.
BUDGET – NGAT is a proud member of the Budget Business Program. NGAT members can save on car rentals by using the Budget Corporate Discount (BCD) number X338109. To make a reservation call 1-800-218-7992.
The RxCut® Prescription Savings Card is FREE with NO enrollment, activation or expiration date.
There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Download (click here) and print the Card to Start Saving Immediately! Tell your Friends and Family too!
Life Line Screening
NGAT has partnered with Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest mobile vascular screening provider in the country. Anywhere our members are located, Life Line Screening has local presence through community events at various locations and times of the year, which you can take advantage of through our discounted member program.
Life Line Screening offers painless, noninvasive ultrasound screenings for stroke and vascular disease. These are tests that are often not part of routine physicals and can only be ordered by your doctor if symptoms are present, and by then, many times it can be too late. Prevention is key.
The 4-test package includes:
1. Stroke Screening/Carotid Artery $60
Screens for buildup of fatty plaque in the carotid artery, the #1 cause of stroke.
2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening $60
Screens for the existence of an aneurysm (enlargement) in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
3. Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening $60
Screens for peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities, which is linked to coronary artery disease.
4. Atrial Fibrillation Screening $60
Screens for the most common irregular heart beat, which increases the risk of stroke 5-fold.
Additional tests include:
- Heart disease risk
- Osteoporosis risk
- Elevated C-reactive protein
- 6 for Life
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Elevated liver enzymes
Call to find the next event in your area or make an appointment for you and your family members by calling 1-866-964-5845. Please mention priority code: CSMS-011 when calling to get our special price.
Health Care Discount Program
Total Care Plan only $29.95 a month
1. THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE
2. The plan provides discounts at certain health care providers for medical services.
3. The plan does not make payments directly to the providers of medical services
4. Plan members are obligated to pay for all health care services but will receive a discount from those healthcare providers who have contracted with the discount medical plan organization.
5. Discount Medical Plan Organization and administrator: CAREINGTON International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.
When enrolling on the phone use organizational code NGAT-TC.
Note to Utah residents: This contract is not protected by the Utah Life and Health Guaranty Association. The program and its administrators have no liability for providing or guaranteeing service by providers or the quality of service rendered by providers. *This program is not available in Vermont and Montana.
WANT TO HUNT WITH THE TEXAS MILITARY DEPARTMENT
WHO CAN HUNT: Texas Military Department (TMD) members, their dependents, and other eligible personnel.
WHAT CAN THEY HUNT: Training Center Garrison Command (TCGC) hosts the 2018 TMD Hunting Program at Camp Bowie, Fort Wolters, Camp Swift and Camp Maxey. The purpose of the TMD Hunting Program is threefold:
1) Management of game species (i.e., white-tailed deer)
2) Management of non-game species (i.e., feral hogs)
3) Provide safe, hunting opportunities to TMD members, their dependents, and other eligible personnel.
WHEN/HOW CAN THEY HUNT: Registration for the 2018 Archery Season will be open 27 August – 21 September 2018. Registration for the 2018 General Season (rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader) will be open 24 of September – 12 of October 2018. Requests will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Participants will be registered based upon their eligibility category and the availability of their requested dates. Priority of registration begins with Category 1 and follows through Category 5. Participants are limited to three days to maximize opportunities and effectively achieve targeted game management goals.
Category 1: TMD Members and Native Americans; this includes TXARNG ID Card Holders, TXANG ID Card Holders, TXSG ID Card Holders, TMD State Employee ID Card Holders, TMD Non-Dual Status Employee ID Card Holders and Native Americans with Tribal Identification Card.
Category 2: Dependents of TMD Members.
Category 3: TMD Hunting Program Volunteers, Retired TMD Personnel.
Category 4: Dependents of Retired TXMF Members.
Category 5: Non TMD Active Component, Reserve Component, and DoD Civilians.
PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: Eligible participants must possess a valid DoD Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniformed Services ID Card, a Hunting License, and a valid Hunter Education Certification Card (regardless of age). Native Americans participants must possess a valid Tribal Identification Card, valid Hunting License, and a valid Hunter Education Certification Card (regardless of age).
TMD HUNTING DATES:
*Hunting dates are subject to change due to soldier training.
Hunting with the Texas Military Department
POC’S FOR TMD TRAINING AREAS
Camp Bowie Training Center
5611 FM 45S
Brownwood, Texas 76801
(325) 646-0159 X 716-4400
Camp Swift Training Center
1705 HWY 95 N.
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-321-4122 ext. 719-4175
Fort Wolters Training Center
7705 Wagner Drive
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
940-325-6872 X 13
940-325-6872 ext. 20
Camp Maxey Training Center
6351 US HWY 271 N
Powderly, Texas 75473
512-782-5001 ext. 4517
SPECIALTY MILITARY LICENSE PLATES
Specialty Plates for current and former military personnel without the Specialty Fee. *Provided you are not customizing your plate numbers and letters.
As the Nation continues to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) reminds veterans and their families that they can display recognition of their service with special military license plates.
In 2015 the Texas Legislature created 47 new military plates, and in 2016 the 36th Infantry Division plate was added to the list. Many of the new designs are for disabled veterans and feature military emblems. For the first time, Texas military plates will specifically recognize veterans’ combat and non-combat era service in theaters of battle in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and display the award that the plate holder received. Additionally, there are also plates that recognize the service members for their duty in combat.
Legislators have also expanded acceptable military medals which allow registration fees to be waived. A military member who has received certain medals will be provided a free set of license plates, and vehicle registration fees will be waived as long as the vehicle is registered in the State of Texas.
Fee Exemption for Disabled Veterans
A Texas driver license or ID card may be provided free-of-charge to a veteran of the United States Armed Forces if the veteran meets all four requirements:
- was honorably discharged
- has a service-related disability of at least 60 percent
- receives compensation from the United States because of the disability, and
- not subject to sex offender registration requirements
NOTE: The driver license fee exemption does not apply to commercial driver licenses.
Verification of Disability
To qualify for a fee exemption, veterans must present documents to verify their disability status while at the driver license office. If renewing by mail, the verification documents must be included with the renewal invitation. Verification documents should be copies; do not mail in originals. Once the disability status is established, the veteran will be eligible to use online services for fee-exempt driver license or identification card transactions.
To verify the disability, please present one of the following:
- A signed letter on disability status issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or
- Official documents certifying conditions 1, 2, and 3 above.*
*If a veteran receives disability compensation but does not have a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, verification of the disability must be provided by the veteran’s branch of military service.
Qualified Veteran Discount Program
The Board Members and staff of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority honor and appreciate the service of the men and women of our military forces, past and present. The Qualified Veteran Discount Program allows qualified veterans to drive toll-free on 183A Toll, 290 Toll, the 71 Toll Lane, 45SW Toll, and 183 Toll. The MoPac Express Lane is not eligible for the program as price is determined by demand. Program participation is limited to one (1) vehicle per veteran, or for those who qualify for a hardship exemption, the limit is two (2) vehicles per veteran. Veterans must meet eligibility requirements and register for the program.
Registration in the program is not automatic. To be eligible to participate in the Qualified Veteran Discount Program, the Mobility Authority requires that at the time of the transaction the vehicle be compliant with the following:
- Standard registration with the State of Texas, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
- Vehicle must be registered in the name of the qualifying veteran
- Issued a qualifying specialty plate and have it properly displayed
- Congressional Medal of Honor
- Legion of Valor recipients
- Purple Heart recipients
- Disabled veterans who qualify and meet the requirements for specialty license plates
- Have no outstanding Mobility Authority toll violations
- Please contact Cofiroute at (833) 762-8655 to address any outstanding balances.
- Cofiroute bills in 30-day cycles, so you may not have received a bill for outstanding balances. Tolls incurred prior to successful registration in our program must be fully resolved to be eligible for participation in the discount program.
- Electronic tag account properly displayed and associated with the vehicle’s license plate
- If you do not have an electronic tag, you can click any of these links to be taken to the tag sites to learn more and/or register for a tag: TxTag, TollTag, EZ Tag, K-Tag, Pikepass, BancPass.
Since 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has waived tolls for eligible veterans to support those who have served and sacrificed for our country. The program serves veterans in vehicles registered with the state of Texas and displaying a qualified specialty license plate. Qualifying Texas license plates are for recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross (Legion of Valor), Distinguished Service Cross (Legion of Valor), Army Distinguished Service Cross (Legion of Valor), Navy Cross (Legion of Valor), and Purple Heart, and disabled veterans who qualify and meet the requirements for a disabled veteran license plate.Eligible veterans in vehicles with qualifying license plates may drive the following TxDOT toll roads free of charge.
Central Texas Turnpike System (CTTS) – Austin Metro Area
- SH 130 (Segments 1-4), from I-35 in north Austin to US 183
- SH 45 North
- Loop 1, from the non-tolled portion of Loop 1 at Parmer Lane north to SH 45N
- SH 45 Southeast
Grand Parkway (SH 99) – Houston Metro Area
- Segments E, F-1, F-2, and G from I-10 to US 59N on the west and northwest side of Houston. This segment also includes a small portion of Segment D near I-10
- Segment I-2 near Baytown, from I-10 south to Fisher Road in Chambers County
TEXpress Lanes – Dallas/Fort Worth AreaIn the Dallas/Fort Worth area, only TEXpress Lanes managed by TxDOT offer the discount.
- SH 183 TEXpress Lanes – Euless to Dallas
- Loop 12 TEXpress Lanes – Dallas
- SH 114 TEXpress Lanes – Grapevine to Dallas
- I-635E TEXpress Lanes – US 75 to I-30
- I-30 TEXpress Lanes – Dallas to Arlington
- I-35E TEXpress Lanes – Denton County to Dallas County
- If you do not have an electronic tag, you can click any of these links to be taken to the tag sites to learn more and/or register for a tag: TxTag, TollTag, EZ Tag, K-Tag, Pikepass, BancPass.
JOIN A CREDIT UNION
Member of the National Guard Association of Rexas are now able to join Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Open your free account at rbfcu.org/join or at your nearest branch.
It’s Banking….only Better!
Really Free Checking – No monhtly maintenance fee or no minimum balance required.
2% CashBack Rewards Mastercard Credit Card – Make shopping a rewarding experience with unlimited cash back on every purchase.
RBFCU Mobile App – Use the free RBFCU Mobile app to deposit checks, transfer money and more.
Low-Rate Home & Auto Loans – Purchasing a home or vehicle? Refinancing an existing one? Our low rates will help you save money.
Paperless activity – eStatements, ePay and eDeposits can eliminate the paper activity from mailed statements, bills and documented checks, thru keeping thieves from stealing confidential information from trash and mailboxes.
Security features – RBFCU uses state-of-the-art security features to ensure your account information is protected when viewing your account, paying bills or depositing checks.
Tips and tools – RBFCU has online links to various sites to help educate you on online security and protection.
And remember as one of our Select Groups, NGAT members are already eligible to join. Stop by one of our branches or join online today at www. rbfcu.org!
Austin – San Antonio 1-800-580-3300
Active/Drilling Guardsmen – Free tickets to Sea World and Busch Gardens for you and up to 3 direct dependents. Please see http://www.herosalute.com.
Active/Drilling Guardsmen – Get discount tickets to Six Flags at the nearest MWR Ticket Offices.
Active and retired military personnel planning a vacation to Central Florida, do not want to miss this best kept secret. Located less then 10 minues from the Orlando International Airport is a Navy Exchange and Navy MWR ITT Office.
The Navy MWR Attraction Ticket Office is located outside of the Navy Exchange in a trailer.
GPS Address: 8717 Avenue C, Orlando FL 32827
407-855-0116 or 407-851-4396
Please email for current pricing – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation
Mon – Sat: 0900-1700
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES.
Tickets are subject to availability and prices are subject to change without notice.
MWR TICKET OFFICES
Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio)
Hours of Operation: Mon 10am – 3pm, Tue – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2 pm
Phone: (210) 808-1378 or (210) 808-1376
Randolph AFB (San Antonio)
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Phone: (210) 652-5142
Lackland AFB (San Antonio)
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm
Phone: (210) 671-3059
Corpus Christi NAS
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 830am – 430pm
Fort Hood (KIlleen)
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm
Phone: (254) 287-7310 or (254) 532-5292
NAS JRB Fort Worth Carswell Field
Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs 9am – 5pm, Fri – Sat 8am – 6pm
Phone: (817) 782-6121
Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), a Joint Services Recreation Center, is surrounded by the dramatic beauty of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. Nearby is the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. The accommodations, amenities and tour packages offered by KMC let capture all the mystery and wonder of the Big Island.
KMC is open to all active and retired military, Reserve, and National Guard members, current and retired Department of Defense civilian employees, dependents, and sponsored guests.
KMC is a resort with a suprising array of amenities and activities. You can have a fulfilling vacation without leaving the grounds. For those of you who do, our tours cover the many wonders of the Big Island. Due to limited seating, advance reservations recommended.
For reservation and pricing information, please visit their website: www.kmc-volcano.com