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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NEWS Medal Ceremony T he NGE F recogni z es another large group of donors at special event HE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation has 11 new large benefactors to help fund the telling of the Guard story. Foundation officials inducted the 11 into the Legion de Lafayette, which is reserved for those who donate at least $10,000 to the foundation, at a reception July 14 following the sum-mer meeting of the NGAUS board of T directors in Washington, D.C. The NGEF also used the occasion to recognize four existing LdL members for adding to earlier contributions. In all, the 15 honorees provided a combined $150,000 to the NGEF , which operates a variety of public edu-cation programs, including the Nation-al Guard Memorial Museum. The new LdL members include cor-porations, state Guard associations, the 98 | Na tional Guard

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Medal Ceremony<br /> <br /> The NGEF recognizes another large group of donors at special event<br /> <br /> THE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation has 11 new large benefactors to help fund the telling of the Guard story.<br /> <br /> Foundation officials inducted the 11 into the Legion de Lafayette, which is reserved for those who donate at least $10,000 to the foundation, at a reception July 14 following the summer meeting of the NGAUS board of directors in Washington, D.C. <br /> <br /> The NGEF also used the occasion to recognize four existing LdL members for adding to earlier contributions.<br /> <br /> In all, the 15 honorees provided a combined $150,000 to the NGEF, which operates a variety of public education programs, including the National Guard Memorial Museum.<br /> <br /> The new LdL members include corporations, state Guard associations, the Elected heads of NGAUS and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, and the foundation for the late congressman once known as Mr. National Guard on Capitol Hill.<br /> <br /> They are: AMERIPACK Inc., retired Michigan Army Guard Col. Edwin Livingston and Marcia Gosline, retired New York Army Guard Brig. Gen. John L. Jones; retired Montana Air Guard Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Hagan and Family in memory of Master Sgt. Doris “Dorrie” Hagan, Humana Military Healthcare Services, retired Arkansas Army Guard Maj. Gen. Harold Gwatney, the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation, the National Guard Association of Maryland, Remember My Service, the Wisconsin National Guard Association in honor of retired Lt. Col.Ronald R. Wagner, and Delaware Army Guard Maj. Gen. Frank and Jane Vavala.<br /> <br /> Hagan, the EANGUS president, is the fi rst enlisted member of the LDL.Vavala is the Delaware adjutant general and the NGAUS chairman of the board.<br /> <br /> Chris Mears & Associates Inc., Cobham, EADS North America and the NGAUS Committee on Company Grade Issues all added $10,000 each to their existing donations.<br /> <br /> EADS North America is one of the NGEF’s largest corporate contributors.The manufacturer of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter has now donated $85,000.<br /> <br /> The NGEF honored 15 new or existing members of the Legion de Lafayette in July. They are: (standing, from left) Sharlene Hawkes, president, Remember My Service; Capt.<br /> <br /> Charlie Brown, member, NGAUS company-grade committee; Capt.<br /> <br /> John Brownell, company-grade rep, NGAUS board; retired Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Hagan; Capt. Thomas Maguire, member, NGAUS companygrade committee; retired Col. Robert Schweitzer, president, National Guard Association of Maryland; Dwight “Eric” Lisle, senior executive, South Region, Humana Military; Stephen Boucher, director, Guard and Reserve Programs, Humana Military Healthcare Services; Ted Mickevicius, vice president, EADS North America; Chris Mears, president, Chris Mears & Associates Inc.; Jim King, business development director, EADS North America; Bob LeGrand, business development director, AMERIPACK Inc.; retired Brig.<br /> <br /> Gen. John L. Jones; and James “Bo” Maske, executive director, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation; (seated) retired Maj. Gen. Harold Gwatney; Capt. Sarah Reich, member, NGAUS company-grade committee; retired Lt. Col. Ronald R. Wagner, executive director, Wisconsin National Guard Association; Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala; retired Col. Edwin Livingston; and Michael Barbero, senior director of government relations, Cobham.

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