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Join us at the NGAT Office for our Holiday Open House and 4th Annual Chili-Cookoff on Dec 1, 2022 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at the NGAT Office. Enjoy some holiday cheer, good food, tamales and chili. Don't forget to bring a nonperishable food item for the Central Texas Food Bank.
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Make plans to attend the 64th Annual NGAT Conference at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas, March 23-26, 2023. The conference hotel will be the Westin @ Las Colinas. Visit the conference page for updates on conference activities and events. Registration is now open!
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NGAT News Magazine

NGAT News Magazine

NGAT produces a quarterly news magazine. If you are not getting your magazine by email contact the NGAT office at ngatnews@ngat.org. If you would like to sign up to receive a hard copy of the magazine email membershi@ngat.org. Click below to read the current and past issues of the NGAT News Magazine.
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Attention all Exhibitors and Corporate Sponsors we are excited to be hosting the 64th Annual NGAT Conference at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. We look forward to working with. Click below for all our sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.
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NGATEF Scholarships

NGATEF Scholarships

Our 2023 NGATEF Scholarship competition in now accepting scholarship applications.  Click below to download a scholarship application. Applications must be postmarked by February 14, 2023 in order to be considered.  Winners will be announced at the NGAT Conference. Congratulations to all our previous winners. 
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Swift Transportation Scholarships

Swift Transportation Scholarships

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 costs of tuition and any applicable housing. You can start your career as a truck driver without any concern for costs. It’s our way...
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NGAT is sadden to announce the passing of a former NGAT President, CMSgt Frances M. Arnold. Chief Arnold was the first female to become president of the National Guard Association of Texas. She served as NGAT President from 1982-1983 and was a member of the Texas Air National Guard for over 25 years. We just found out today that she passed away back on July 25, 2021 in Madison, TN. Our prayers go out to her family, friends and fellow servicemembers who mourn her loss.

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NGAT is sadden to announce the passing of a former NGAT President, CMSgt Frances M. Arnold. Chief Arnold was the first female to become president of the National Guard Association of Texas.  She served as NGAT President from 1982-1983 and was a member of the Texas Air National Guard for over 25 years. We just  found out today that she passed away back on July 25, 2021 in Madison, TN. Our prayers go out to her family, friends and fellow servicemembers who mourn her loss.

https://www.hillcrestfuneralhomeandmemorialgardens.com/obituary/frances-m-arnold
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USAA commits $2.3 million to military-focused nonprofits to support COVID-19 response

USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc. have committed a total of $2.3 million to military-focused and national nonprofits to support America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. This support is in addition to the $2.1 million that USAA has directed to local nonprofits in USAA communities.

Military-focused nonprofits included in the planned $2.3 million investment are:

  • The Association of Defense Communities/Blue Star Families COVID-19 Military Support Initiative
  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • USO
  • We Care for America Foundation (EANGUS Foundation) Click here to join NGAT/EANGUS

 The funds will help provide meals and emergency financial assistance for military families, care packages for troops deployed overseas, and the development of best practices and policy recommendations to respond to and recover from COVID-19.  “All Americans are feeling the effects of this pandemic, including those who protect our freedom and their families,” USAA President and CEO Wayne Peacock said. “These organizations are on the front lines providing much-needed resources for military families, and we are honored to be able to help. It’s time for us to come together, to do our part; these resources are designed to provide relief during this crisis.”    
In addition, USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc.’s philanthropic commitment will help address the blood-supply shortage through the American Red Cross and research to create lifesaving coronavirus therapies and vaccines by Texas BioMed Research Institute in San Antonio.  Previously, USAA announced a $1 million donation to five San Antonio-area nonprofits. It also is providing an additional $1.1 million to nonprofits in Phoenix, Tampa, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth and southeastern Virginia.   USAA has taken several steps to protect employees and help members and our communities manage through this crisis. More information is available at www.usaa.com/coronavirus.

Governor Greg Abbott Deploys National Guard Units

As part of the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott announced the deployment of three National Guard Joint Task Force Brigades. The 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and the 176th Engineer Brigade will operate ten general support units located throughout the state.

Click here for Texas Military Department Information on the COVID-19

Texas Coronavirus Cases Prompt Gov. Greg Abbott to Activate National Guard

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is activating the Texas National Guard in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, which had at least 69 positive cases as of Tuesday morning. Abbott’s announcement follows recently discovered instances of possible community spread in Webb, Tarrant, Matagorda and Brazoria counties, in addition to community spread identified earlier Montgomery and Dallas counties. On Sunday, Texas saw it’s first coronavirus-related death when a resident in his late 90s died in Matagorda County with a pending test result, which later came back positive. In recent days, public schools and universities have shuttered classrooms and transitioned to online learning, some for the remainder of the semester, and Dallas and Harris County have closed bars and ended seated restaurant dining in the interest of social distancing. The Texas National Guard was last activated during Hurricane Harvey, the 2017 disaster that devastated the Houston area.

Texas Adjutant General

MG Tracy Norris, Adjutant General of the National Guard of Texas, speaks to the media during a news conference on coronavirus last month. Photo by: Gabriel C. Perez/KUT “Protecting the health of our force is a top priority. We are taking proactive steps to ensure all components have up-to-date information and guidance as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid contracting or spreading respiratory illnesses like the flu or COVID-19. Leaders are ordered to maximize telework (by workforce category) and social distancing. “

Covid-19 Information

National Guard Training Sites Closed to the Public Across the State

Based on prevention guidance from the CDC, TMD is suspending public access to these facilities.

  • Camp Mabry – Austin
  • Camp Swift – Bastrop
  • Camp Maxey – Powderly
  • Camp Bowie – Brownwood
  • Camp Bullis – San Antonio
  • Fort Wolters – Mineral Wells

TMD personnel must bring current military ID for access, as state and federal operations continue.

Letter from NGAT President

 

 

Information from NGAT, EANGUS & NGAUS

The NGAT office is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However the NGAT staff continue to work for you from home. If you have an association emergency please contact MSG (Ret) Theresa Billeck-Zuniga at 512-983-7268. If you need to report a death for a insurance claim please call Kathy Gallatin at 512-467-6803. If you need to leave a message for our NGAT staff please call 512-454-7300 and leave a message. Our staff will be returning all calls. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

The EANGUS office, located at One Massachusetts Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., is closed to the public until further notice. EANGUS operations will continue uninterrupted during this time.
The EANGUS 49th Annual Conference has been cancelled. There is no plan to reschedule this conference or hold a virtual meeting at this time.

The National Guard Memorial Museum and NGAUS headquarters, located at One Massachusetts Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., is closed to the public until further notice. NGAUS operations will continue uninterrupted during this time.
The NGAUS 142nd Annual Conference has been cancelled. Plans are in the works to hold a virtual meeting. Check back for details.

 

Legislative

Since 1959, NGAT has been the voice advocating for the men and women of the Texas Army and Air National Guard.

State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI)

Group Term Insurance

This is a low-cost group term life insurance policy which provides coverage on the member, their spouse, and their dependent children. Starting at $3.66 a month for $10,000 policy.

 

Free $10,000 Life Insurance

NGAT is proud to offer you a benefit of a $10,000 life insurance policy. This policy is offered to new enlistees of the Texas National Guard. Enrollment needs to be completed within 90 days of your enlistment to take advantage of this offer.

 

Free $1,000 Life Insurance

All currently serving members of the Texas Army and Air National Guard are automatically covered with a FREE $1,000 NGAT Life Insurance policy.

 

Want to join NGAT?

The National Guard Association of Texas (NGAT) appears before various state and national legislative committees to speak on behalf of the Soldiers and Airmen of the Texas Military Forces. This is why your membership is so important. The greater our membership numbers, the more influence NGAT can bring to the political decision-makers and continue the fight on top issues affecting you and your family. Join NGAT today and make a real difference in the fight for your benefits and your future as a member of the Texas Military Forces.