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ASSOCIATION A NEWS Nominees Sought for 2013 NGAUS Individual Awards Rep. Nick Rahall poses with the 2012 Harry S. Truman Award. Rahall Receives Association’s Top Honor REP. NICK RAHALL , D-W.Va., was pre-sented d the NGAUS Harry y S. Truman Award, the association’s highest t honor, Feb. 18 dur-ing Veterans’ Visibility Day recognition ceremonies at the West Virginia a Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. “I humbly y accept this award to remind me that my y commitment to you is not fin-ished,” said d Rahall. “Where would d the nation be without t the citizen-soldier?” y presents no more than NGAUS normally one award annually. This past year, there were co-recipients: Rahall and d Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich. . In 2011, the two lawmakers co-spon-sored legislation to elevate the chief f of f the National Guard Bureau to a seat on the Joint t Chiefs of f Staff. The bill later r passed the Senate and was signed by y President t Barack Obama as part of f the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. “The Truman Award is more than just our association’s highest honor. It is recog-nition of f inclusion in a special fraternity y of patriots, people who have made a difference in the institutions that defend our nation,” said retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett t Jr., the NGAUS president, who presented Rahall with the award “Nick k Rahall l is just t that t kind d of f a patriot,” he said. The Truman Award was authorized by the NGAUS board of f directors in 1968. Recipients have made sustained con-tributions of f exceptional and far-reaching magnitude to the defense and d security y of f the United States in a manner r worthy y of f recog-nition at t the national level. DO YOU WORK with someone with a long record of f outstanding military service? Has your elected representative been a strong National Guard supporter? Do you know of f a Guardsman who has performed a life-saving act? If f so, these individuals are candidates for NGAUS recognition. The association is seeking nominations for its 2013 NGAUS Individual Awards Program. Nominees should have demonstrated superior performance, committed acts of heroism or have contributed significantly to Guard effectiveness. There are 12 separate individual awards. Complete awards program information was mailed last month to each state and territory joint force head-quarters and state and territory Guard association. Award program basics are also available on the redesigned association website at www.ngaus.org/awards. Nominations must be submitted by May 15, and most must have an adjutant general endorsement. The only exceptions are submissions directly from the state and territory associations. A five-person awards committee will review the nominees in June and make recommendations to the NGAUS board for final approval in July. Awards will be presented during business sessions of f the 135th General Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 20 to 23 in Honolulu. Nominations for unit awards presented at the association’’s annual conference must be submitted through the National Guard Bureau. They have different sub-mission procedures and deadlines. RICH ARNOLD Master’s Degree Scholarships Offered to Association Members NGAUS HAS TEAMED up with the University y of f Phoenix x to offer three full-tuition master’s degree scholarships to association mem-bers who are current t National Guardsmen in the rank k of f lieutenant colonel or r below. Recipients may y choose to attend a University y of f Phoenix x on-ground campus or r may y attend online. The application period will open April 11 and close at t midnight May y 30. Scholarships will be awarded July y 11. Application requirements and procedures are available online at www.phoenix.edu/ngauscholar. 88 All applicants must have completed and received a bachelor’s degree prior r to the award date. “Education is a transformative gift. It impacts individual lives and families as well as reinvigorates local communities,” said Pat Gottfried, vice president of f Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Group, the parent company y of f the University y of f Phoe-nix. “The most powerful thing we can do as a university y is to open the door to opportunities for individuals to earn a college degree. Thus, our scholarship programs are the core of f our giving philosophy.” | NATIONAL L G UARD April 2013 WWW . NGAUS . ORG

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Rahall Receives Association’s Top Honor<br /> <br /> REP. NICK RAHALL, D-W.Va., was presented theNGAUS Harry S. Truman Award, the association’s highest honor, Feb. 18 during Veterans’ Visibility Day recognition ceremonies at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. <br /> <br /> “I humbly accept this award to remind me that my commitment to you is not finished,” said Rahall. “Where would the nation be without the citizen-soldier?” <br /> <br /> NGAUS normally presents no more than one award annually. This past year, there were co-recipients: Rahall and Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich. .<br /> <br /> In 2011, the two lawmakers co-sponsored legislation to elevate the chief of the National Guard Bureau to a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The bill later passed the Senate and was signed by President Barack Obama as part of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.<br /> <br /> “The Truman Award is more than just our association’s highest honor. It is recognition of inclusion in a special fraternity of patriots, people who have made a difference in the institutions that defend our nation,” said retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president, who presented Rahall with the award <br /> <br /> “Nick Rahall is just that kind of a patriot,” he said.<br /> <br /> The Truman Award was authorized by the NGAUS board of directors in 1968.<br /> <br /> Recipients have made sustained contributions of exceptional and far-reaching magnitude to the defense and security of the United States in a manner worthy of recognition at the national level.<br /> <br /> Master’s Degree Scholarships Offered to Association Members<br /> <br /> NGAUS HAS TEAMED up with the University of Phoenix to offer three full-tuition master’s degree scholarships to association members who are current National Guardsmen in the rank of lieutenant colonel or below.<br /> <br /> Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on ground campus or may attend online.<br /> <br /> The application period will open April 11 and close at midnight May 30. Scholarships will be awarded July 11.<br /> <br /> Application requirements and procedures are available online at www.phoenix.edu/ngauscholar. <br /> <br /> All applicants must have completed and received a bachelor’s degree prior to the award date.<br /> <br /> “Education is a trans formative gift. It impacts individual lives and families as well as reinvigorates local communities,” said Pat Gottfried, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. “The most powerful thing we can do as a university is to open the door to opportunities for individuals to earn a college degree. Thus, our scholarship programs are the core of our giving philosophy.”<br /> <br /> Nominees Sought for 2013 NGAUS Individual Awards <br /> <br /> DO YOU WORK with someone with a long record of outstanding military service? Has your elected representative been a strong National Guard supporter? Do you know of a Guardsman who has performed a life-saving act?<br /> <br /> If so, these individuals are candidates for NGAUS recognition.<br /> <br /> The association is seeking nominations for its 2013 NGAUS Individual Awards Program.<br /> <br /> Nominees should have demonstrated superior performance, committed acts of heroism or have contributed significantly to Guard effectiveness.<br /> <br /> There are 12 separate individual awards. Complete awards program information was mailed last month to each state and territory joint force headquarters and state and territory Guard association.<br /> <br /> Award program basics are also available on the redesigned association website at www.ngaus.org/awards. <br /> <br /> Nominations must be submitted by May 15, and most must have an adjutant general endorsement. The only exceptions are submissions directly from the state and territory associations.<br /> <br /> A five-person awards committee will review the nominees in June and make recommendations to the NGAUS board for final approval in July.<br /> <br /> Awards will be presented during business sessions of the 135th General Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 20 to 23 in Honolulu.<br /> <br /> Nominations for unit awards presented at the association’’s annual conference must be submitted through the National Guard Bureau. They have different submission procedures and deadlines.

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