Activities for Advocacy and Professional Development

NGAUS promotes events throughout the year that bring together members and other stakeholders to foster stronger relationships, to support professional development, and to establish priorities for the association. We also promote activities that raise awareness and funds for the benefit of the National Guard Educational Foundation and its programs.

NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition

NGAUS engages its members on the crucial issues facing the Guard, offers professional development sessions, welcomes defense leaders, provides social interaction, and plots the association's course for the next year. SAVE THE DATE: Conference attendess are welcome in New Orleans, Aug. 24 to 27, 2018.

Industry Day

An annual event and benefit of our Corporate Associate Program, attendees can network with industry peers, hear from Guard leaders, receive briefings on NGAUS legislative priorities and participate in a mini-workshop on “How to do Business with the Guard.” SAVE THE DATE: 22nd Annual Industry Day takes place at NGAUS, Dec. 11, 2018. The mini-workshop will be held the day before.

State Visits to NGAUS

States can visit NGAUS for a legislative briefing before “storming the Hill” to meet with Capitol Hill staff to discuss budget matters relevant to the Guard and your state/territory.

National Capital Summit

The fly-in to Washington, D.C., is one of two officer professional-development programs NGAUS currently offers Army and Air National Guard company-grade officers. The program brings two National Guardsmen from each state and territory to the nation’s capital for a close look at how the government works and the role NGAUS plays in the legislative process. This year's dates will be July 8-10 and July 29-31.

Annual NGEF Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Teams of golfers join in a friendly competition to raise funds for the NGEF. Past tournaments have raised more than $20,000 from participation fees. SAVE THE DATE: Tournament returns to Laurel Hill G.C., Oct. 1, 2018.

Legislative Workshop

This all day workshop gives state legislative liaison officers in the Guard an opportunity to hear speakers detail efforts on Capitol Hill to pass laws beneficial to the Guard. SAVE THE DATE (TBD): Workshop takes place at NGAUS, Early 2019.

Upcoming Events

Date & Location Title
July 29 - 31, 2018
Washington, D.C.
National Capital Summit
September 3, 2018
Labor Day - Office Closed
October 1, 2018
Lorton, Va.
NGEF Golf Tournament
October 8, 2018
Columbus Day - Office Closed