NGEF Deputy Director Speaks in Texas
NGAUS Washington Report
(May 1, 2012) Anne Armstrong, the deputy director of the National Guard Educational Foundation, told an audience in Texas recently about the foundation’s programs, including the library, museum and the college scholarship for children of fallen Guardsmen.
Armstrong spoke in Fort Worth, Texas, last month to the 20th annual conference of COMETS, the Council on Military Education in Texas and the South, which works to promote and support quality education programs for military members and their families in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Of particular interest to the group was the DRS Guardian Scholarship for children who lost a parent in the war on terrorism, as well as NGAUS’ efforts to push for greater National Guard inclusion in the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
The group was interested, too, in efforts in Congress to provide employment opportunities for veterans and their families.
“It was an honor to represent NGAUS and the National Guard Educational Foundation before this professional group,” Armstrong said. “The interests of COMETS and those of the association are often the same, and both groups benefit by knowing about each other.”