New NGEF Staff Has Guard Roots

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 creating and researching exhibits, developing the archives, giving tours of the museum and implementing a collection development [...]

NGAUS/NGEF Delegation Travels to Normandy for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 2, 2014, a delegation from NGAUS will leave for Normandy to take part in the anniversary ceremonies in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the allied forces’ landing on the beaches of northern France, D-Day, June 6, 1944. That dark, blustery morning, the soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division (Md., Va. and D.C.) [...]

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 [...]