The Enlisted Association of the National Guard, or EANGUS is the only association that has its focus on the enlisted men and women of the Army and Air National Guard. EANGUS was formed in 1970 by a group of Senior NCOs who met in South Dakota and decided to put together an organization to represent the interests and concerns of the National Guard enlisted force. It is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and has state associations and chapters in each and every state and US territory.
Each and every year, legislative goals are set by membership of EANGUS. These goals come from the enlisted men and women in each state association through the Area Legislative committees and then are represented before delegates in a large session. Some of the accomplishments achieved through EANGUS are:
- Education scholarships and tuition waivers
- State income tax advantages
- Group Life Insurance benefits
- Distinctive Vehicle License Plates
- Low cost home loans
- State bonus for combat zone service
- Interest free emergency loans
- State retirement income for NG Service
- Burial Rights in State cemeteries
There are five (5) categories of EANGUS membership. When a Soldier pays their dues, they belong to the State as well as the National Organization. In addition to the legislative activist benefits EANGUS offers, members also enjoy other membership benefits such as grants/scholarships, travel discounts, vendor discounts, individual awards and much more!
It is always recommended that Soldiers treat their career as a professional career and encourage joining a professional association. EANGUS is a great organization that fights for the Soldier whether it is to better benefits, pay, education, healthcare or retirement. If you are interested in becoming an EANGUS member visit:
- www.eangus.org or call 1-800-234-EANG