Washington Report (June 10, 2014) A delegation from NGAUS has returned from Normandy, France, after taking part in ceremonies honoring the 70th anniversary of D-Day. June 6 marked seven decades since Allied forces landed on the beaches of Northern France in what was the beginning of the end of... Read more
Washington Report (May 27, 2014) Family roots in the Maryland militia spurred the newest National Guard Educational Foundation staffer's interest in the National Guard. Ryan Trainor, 28, started today as the National Guard Memorial Museum's archivist and museum specialist. He will focus on... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Jan. 28, 2014) Nine National Guardsmen from Hawaii will be added to the Medal of Honor Gallery today at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C. The nine include eight who fought in World War II and one who saw action in the Korean War.   All had been... Read more
(Dec. 12, 2013) National Guard leaders, members of Congress, congressional staff and others gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the National Guard’s 377th birthday during a reception on Capitol Hill. Held in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building, the event sponsored by the National... Read more
The first artifact that greets visitors as they enter the National Guard Memorial Museum’s Militia Era Gallery is not a relic from the historical first muster 377 years ago, but is instead a tribute to that momentous occasion—a diorama of the first muster created by sculptor Andrew Chernak. Read... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 10, 2013) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, will speak Wednesday when the Guard’s 377th birthday is celebrated on Capitol Hill. The event, sponsored by the National Guard Educational Foundation, will be held at 5 p.m. in the Cannon Caucus... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Nov. 19, 2013) Defense companies, a university, individuals and a state National Guard association were among the  donors recognized Saturday in a ceremony at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The list of donors included the NGAUS... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Nov. 5, 2013) The National Guard Educational Foundation is seeking artifacts related to the National Guard from the World War II era. The items will be part of NGEF’s planned renovation of the gallery dedicated to that war in the National Guard Memorial Museum. The museum... Read more
This year we celebrated a historic moment at the 135th NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition when Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the association chairman, announced that the mortgage of the National Guard Memorial building had officially been paid off.  The announcement of this historic moment gave us... Read more
Since the start of the federal government shutdown last week, NGAUS has been “always ready, always there” for disappointed tourists and wayward delegations without a museum to visit or a venue for an important meeting. When the government partially closed on Oct. 1, myriad federal offices and... Read more