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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NEWS Expanding The Legion HE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation welcomed 16 new mem-bers, including Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, to its Legion de Lafayette during a special reception March 12 at the National Guard Memorial, NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 16 honorees contributed $10,000 each to join the group of largest donors to the NGEF , which operates the National Guard Memorial Museum and other pro-grams designed to tell all 374-plus years of the Guard story. Also, six existing legion members made significant additional donations last month to bring total contributions for the evening to $237,500. The NGEF received a combined $375,000 at three similar events in 2010, the program’s best year ever. “The NGEF is our opportunity to thank those who came before us and to ensure our successors understand the great legacy they will one day inherit,” said McKinley, who was accompanied by his wife, Cheryl. Members of the NGAUS Commit-tee on Company Grade Issues also were officially welcomed to the legion during the reception. “Supporting the NGEF is about responsibility,” said Capt. John Brownell of Nevada, who, along with Capt. Sharel Paradis of Oregon, represents the 14-member committee on the NGAUS board. “Specifically, it’s about our re-sponsibility to share and document our successes for future generations.” Other new individual members include retired Brig. Gen. Norman E. T NGEF adds 16 more to family of largest donors 100 Arflack, a former NGAUS vice chairman-Army; retired Brig. Gen. David A. Bru-baker, a former deputy director of the Air Guard; Marion Moon; and retired Maj. Gen. Paul A. Weaver Jr., a former director of the Air Guard, and his wife, Cathylee. The foundation also used the recep-tion to recognize retired Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz, a former director of the Army Guard, and his wife, Barbara, for making a third significant donation. They are now members of the George Washington Presidential Order of the legion, which is reserved for total gifts of $50,000 or more. New corporate members include Allied American University, American Military University, Capella University, Cobham, Geppetto Catering, Grantham University, Lincoln Educational Services, StanleyBlack&Decker, Strategic Resourc-es Inc. and Yoste Strategic Partners. The Boeing Company, Booz Al-len Hamilton, EADS North America, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon all added to earlier contributions. Raytheon is now a member of the legion’s Patrick Henry Order, which rec-ognizes donations of more than $30,000. In addition to operating the only museum dedicated to the Guard in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District Columbia, the NGEF maintains a Medal of Honor gallery and a large research library in the National Guard Memorial, and the National Guard Monument on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Future NGEF projects include a new 9/11 Era Gallery at the museum. More information about NGEF is available at www.ngef.org. | Na tional Guard

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Expanding The Legion<br /> <br /> NGEF adds 16 more to family of largest donors<br /> <br /> THE NATIONAL GUARD Educational Foundation welcomed 16 new members, including Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, to its Legion de Lafayette during a special reception March 12 at the National Guard Memorial, NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C.<br /> <br /> The 16 honorees contributed $10,000 each to join the group of largest donors to the NGEF, which operates the National Guard Memorial Museum and other programs designed to tell all 374-plus years of the Guard story.<br /> <br /> Also, six existing legion members made significant additional donations last month to bring total contributions for the evening to $237,500.<br /> <br /> The NGEF received a combined $375,000 at three similar events in 2010, the program's best year ever.<br /> <br /> "The NGEF is our opportunity to thank those who came before us and to ensure our successors understand the great legacy they will one day inherit," said McKinley, who was accompanied by his wife, Cheryl.<br /> <br /> Members of the NGAUS Committee on Company Grade Issues also were officially welcomed to the legion during the reception.<br /> <br /> "Supporting the NGEF is about responsibility," said Capt. John Brownell of Nevada, who, along with Capt. Sharel Paradis of Oregon, represents the 14-member committee on the NGAUS board. "Specifically, it's about our responsibility to share and document our successes for future generations."<br /> <br /> Other new individual members include retired Brig. Gen. Norman E. Arflack, a former NGAUS vice chairman- Army; retired Brig. Gen. David A. Brubaker, a former deputy director of the Air Guard; Marion Moon; and retired Maj. Gen. Paul A. Weaver Jr., a former director of the Air Guard, and his wife, Cathylee.<br /> <br /> The foundation also used the reception to recognize retired Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz, a former director of the Army Guard, and his wife, Barbara, for making a third significant donation. They are now members of the George Washington Presidential Order of the legion, which is reserved for total gifts of $50,000 or more.<br /> <br /> New corporate members include Allied American University, American Military University, Capella University, Cobham, Geppetto Catering, Grantham University, Lincoln Educational Services, StanleyBlack&Decker, Strategic Resources Inc. and Yoste Strategic Partners.<br /> <br /> The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, EADS North America, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon all added to earlier contributions.<br /> <br /> Raytheon is now a member of the legion's Patrick Henry Order, which recognizes donations of more than $30,000.<br /> <br /> In addition to operating the only museum dedicated to the Guard in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District Columbia, the NGEF maintains a Medal of Honor gallery and a large research library in the National Guard Memorial, and the National Guard Monument on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.<br /> <br /> Future NGEF projects include a new 9/11 Era Gallery at the museum.<br /> <br /> More information about NGEF is available at www.ngef.org. <br /> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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