NGAUS Washington Report

List of Large NGEF Donors Increases

A technology company, a military vehicle manufacturer and a real estate company were among the donors recognized Saturday in a ceremony at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The ceremony followed the meeting of the NGAUS board of directors. The nine donors honored contributed a total of $105,000 to the National [...]

Edward J. Philbin, Former NGAUS Boss, Dies

A former NGAUS chief executive officer best known for his clashes with the Pentagon in the 1990s has passed away. Retired Maj. Gen. Edward J. Philbin, who was the NGAUS executive director (now president) from June 1, 1995, through the end of 1998, died Jan. 12 in Colorado. He was 81. Philbin's term at the [...]

NGEF Organizes Guard Birthday Bash

National Guard leaders, members of Congress, congressional staff and others gathered last week to celebrate the National Guard's 377th birthday during a reception on Capitol Hill. Held Wednesday in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building, the event sponsored by the National Guard Educational Foundation was an early celebration. The actual birthday was [...]

Legion de Lafayette Welcomes New Members

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 chairman and his wife. The donors contributed a total of $185,000 to the National Guard Educational Foundation [...]

Museum Asking for World War II Artifacts

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 is hoping to receive a variety of items, such as uniforms, equipment, [...]

Shutdown Boosts Guard Museum Visitors

The partial shutdown of the government has been a bonanza for the National Guard Memorial Museum inside the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. With many federally funded museums shuttered, the museum operated by the National Guard Educational Foundation has seen a dramatic rise in visitors. “We’re happy to accommodate the people who came to the [...]

NGEF Wins in Rain-Shortened Golf Tourney

More than 100 golfers tried but were unable to complete a round of 18 holes Monday at the 15th Annual National Guard Educational Foundation Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. Despite the rain, the event was a success as donations and a raffle put more than $25,000 in the coffers [...]

Online Learning: NGEF Debuts Website

The National Guard Educational Foundation will unveil its new website at the end of this week. Developed by the Virginia-based company Balance Interactive, the new NGEF site will feature a streamlined design and enhanced functionality. Visitors to the site will be able to learn about NGEF, submit requests for historical information about the Guard, and support NGEF through event registration and online donations.

Grant Allows NGEF to Evaluate Collection

The National Guard Memorial Museum has been awarded a grant to assess its artifact collection.

Bill Provides Helping Hand to NGEF

The National Guard Educational Foundation may be added to the list of organizations that can receive Guard assistance.