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AMERICA’S NATIONAL GUARD: A FORCE LEANING FORWARD 135TH NGAUS GENERAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION Sept. 20-23, 2013 | Honolulu, Hawaii

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Photos by: Tor Johnson, Kirk Lee Aeder, Stewart Pinsky Hawaii Tourism Authority

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our beautiful islands, our home, our proud Aloha, and “E Komo Mai” (Welcome) to rtant locations in the United States. It is state and one of the most diverse and impo ral Conference & Exhibition in Honolulu. our sincere honor to host the 135th Gene year to execute a conference of this This has been a particularly challenging nges, close scrutiny on conferences, magnitude here in Hawaii. Economic challe uing high operations tempo have particularly in tourist locations, and a contin the many obstacles make it imperative made planning for this event difficult. But and our future. I thank you for making to assemble and address our challenges rence. the effort to be part of this important confe the Middle East, our focus here in U.S. While the headlines continue to focus on c, where events have an increasing Pacific Command is on Asia and the Pacifi gic landscape. We hope to expose you to impact on the global economic and strate realize impact your world. the issues in this theater that you may not press. Slow down just a couple knots Please also take the time to stop and decom y at Pearl Harbor or our museums, the and enjoy what Hawaii has to offer: histor ns, international cuisine and some of dynamic cultures of the Pacific island natio conduct serious business, and also to get the world’s best beaches. Our goal is to style. you to slow down and relax—Hawaiian conference include the Governor’s Some of the notable changes to this year’s tion on Saturday evening and the Reception on Friday evening, the TAG’s recep Aloha attire. Please check the ring States Dinner on Monday evening, all requi don’t have any wardrobe we so 32 guidance on conference dress on page malfunctions! with you in mind. We hope you will enjoy Our special events have been designed ize your down time here, please don’t them. Although we encourage you to maxim out in the hills and ocean. And be sure to overdo it. Be careful when you venture use sunscreen (even if it’s cloudy). are happy to have the chance to share We are very proud of our state, and we we can do to help make your stay more our home with you. If there is anything conference staff know. They are easily enjoyable, please let the members of our identified by their light-blue polo shirts.

Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong Adjutant General of Hawaii

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Adjutant General’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 NGAUS Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 NGAUS Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Conference Room Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Conference Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 Convention Center Floor Maps . . . . . . . . .

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Business Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hotel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Conference Committee Information . . . . . . . . . 24 Conference Staff, Exhibit, Committee Chairs . . . . 25 2013 NGAUS Individual Awards . . . . . . . . .

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Unit Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2013 Legion de Lafayettes . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Conference Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Conference Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Nearby Restaurants . . . . . . . .

Inside Back Cover

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Chairman Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Missouri

Vice Chair-Army Maj. Gen. Deborah A. Ashenhurst, Ohio

Vice Chair-Air Maj. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Wisconsin

Secretary Col. Murray Hansen, Georgia

Treasurer Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Ross (Ret.), Louisiana

Immediate Past Chairman Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Delaware

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Area I TAG: Maj. Gen. William Reddel, New Hampshire Army: Col. Frank McGinn, Massachusetts Air: Maj. Nicole Ivers, Massachusetts

Area II TAG: Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz, District of Columbia Army: Col. Jay Hooper, Delaware Air: Maj. Gen. Hugh T. Broomall (Ret.), Delaware

Area III TAG: Maj. Gen. Emmett “Buddy” Titshaw Jr. Army: Lt. Col. Jimmie Cole, Tennessee Air: Brig. Gen. Robert Hamrick, Alabama

Area IV TAG: Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi Army: Lt. Col. Martin Fries, Kansas Air: Col. Tony DeJesus, Kansas

Area V TAG: Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota Army: Col. Eric Ahlness, Minnesota Air: Vacant

Area VI TAG: Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees (Ret.), Oregon Army: Col. John Lathrop, California Air: Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O’Hollaren (Ret.), Oregon

Retired/Separated Army: Col. Don Deering (Ret.), Tennessee Air: Col. Ron Wagner (Ret.), Wisconsin

Company Grade Army: Capt. Benjamin Ruffner, Florida Air: Capt. John Brownell, Nevada

Warrant Officer Chief Warrant Officer 5 Terry S. Swartwout, Oregon

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Registration Main Lobby Tradeshow Office Main Lobby Conference Information Booth Main Lobby Exhibitor Information Booth Main Lobby Exhibits Exhibit Hall I, II Business Sessions Exhibit Hall III NGAUS Office 308A Hawaii Administrative Center 305B Public Affairs 303B National Guard Bureau Meeting Room 307A Tactical Operations Center 305A First Aid Station Between 318 & 319 Security Mail Lobby or dial “0” on any house phone Internet Café Booth #749, Exhibition Hall I, II In Case of Emergency Dial 808-733-4263

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(ALL TIMES AND LOCATIONS ARE ESTIMATES. SOME EVENT DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 6 a.m.

Hotel Pick-up for Sponsors’ Golf Tournament Begins Specific hotel times to be published Location: All Conference Hotels

7 a.m.

Airport to Hotel Shuttles

7-7:45 a.m.

Conference Update Briefing—Host State & NGAUS Location: 301B

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration–Finance–Credentials & Rules Location: Main Lobby

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Exhibitor Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Conference Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

NGAUS Office Location: 308B

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hawaii Admin Center Location: 305A

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsors’ Golf Tournament (Invitation Only, Shotgun Start) Location: Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move In Location: Exhibit Hall I, II 4-6 p.m.

Exhibitor Reception Location: Main Lobby

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 6 a.m. 6:30-7 a.m.

Hotel Pick-up for NGAUS Golf Tournament Begins Specific hotel times to be published Location: All Conference Hotels Conference Update Briefing—Host State & NGAUS Location: 301B 135th NGAUS General Conference

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7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Exhibitor Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Conference Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

NGAUS Office Location: 308B

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration–Finance–Credentials & Rules, Exhibitor Conference Information Location: Main Lobby 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hawaii Admin Office Location: 305A

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. NGAUS Golf Tournament (Shotgun Start) Location: Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibitor Move In (Touch-Up Only) Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Session Rehearsal (Functional areas throughout the day) Location: Exhibit Hall III Noon-1 p.m.

Resolutions New Member Training Location: 323A, B, C

2-3 p.m.

Industry Workshop Location: 316A

2-2:30 p.m.

Committee on Rules & Credentials Location: Credential and Rules Booth, Main Lobby

1-5 p.m.

Joint Resolutions Committee Location: 323A, B, C

5:30-6 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Reception Location: Exhibit Hall I, II, Main Lobby

6-9 p.m.

Governor’s Reception and Exhibit Hours Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

Midnight

Airport to Hotel Shuttles End

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 5 a.m.

Hotel Pick-up for Hike Begins Specific hotel times to be published Location: All Conference Hotels

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6:30-7 a.m.

Conference Update Briefing—Host State & NGAUS Location: 301B

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hawaii Admin Center Location: 305A

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

NGAUS Office Location: 308B

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration–Finance–Credentials & Rules Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m-5 p.m.

Exhibitor Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Conference Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

8-9 a.m.

NGEDA Breakfast (Invitation Only) Location: 324

8-9 a.m.

Area Meeting Refreshments Location: Pa Kamali’I Courtyard

8-9 a.m.

Officer Professional Development Location: 306A, B

8-Noon

Resolutions Committee (Army) Location: 323B

8-Noon

Resolutions Committee (Air) Location: 323A

8-9 a.m.

Corporate Advisory Panel Meeting Location: 317B

9-11 a.m.

NGAUS Area I Meeting/Caucus/Election Location: 319B

NGAUS Area II Meeting/Caucus Location: 318A

NGAUS Area III Meeting/Caucus Location: 318B

NGAUS Area IV Meeting/Caucus/Election Location: 319A

NGAUS Area V Meeting/Caucus Location: 321A

NGAUS Area VI Meeting/Caucus Location: 321B

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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11 a.m.-Noon

Officer Professional Development Company Grade Professional Development/Brunch Location: 306A, B

11 a.m.-Noon

Committee on Nominations Location: 317A

Noon-4:30 p.m.

First Business Session Location: Exhibit Hall III

2:30-3 p.m.

Beverage Break Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

6-9 p.m. Hawaii TAG/Sponsors Reception (Invitation Only) (Bus transportation provided only from Hawaii Convention Center) Location: Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room 6-9 p.m. Company Grade/Warrant Officer Mixer (Bus transportation provided only from Hawaii Convention Center) Location: Hale Koa Hotel, Luau Garden

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 6-6:45 a.m.

Conference Update Briefing—Host State & NGAUS Location: 301B

7-8 a.m.

Religious Services, Catholic Location: 306B

Religious Services, Protestant Location: 306A

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7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hawaii Admin Center Location: 305A

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

NGAUS Office Location: 308B

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration–Finance–Credentials & Rules Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibitor Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Conference Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

8-Noon

Second Business Session Location: Exhibit Hall III

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit Hours Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

10-10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. NGAUS Spouses Luncheon Location: Waikiki Ball Room, Sheraton Waikiki 11: 30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Location: Exhibit Hall I, II Noon-2 p.m. Company Grade Luncheon/Caucus/Election Location: 306A, B (Noon-1 p.m. Area Elections & Company Grade Business)

(1-2 p.m. Army Breakout) Location: 306A

(1-2 p.m. Air Breakout) Location: 306B

Noon-2 p.m.

Warrant Officer Luncheon/Caucus (Ticketed Event) Location: 316A

Noon-2:30 p.m. Retired/Separated Luncheon/Caucus/Election (Ticketed Event) Location: 311 2-3 p.m. Task Force Meetings (3) Mission Support Task Force (Air)–323C Army Aviation Task Force (Army)–322B Combat Vehicle Task Force (Army)–323A 2-4 p.m. Officer Professional Development Sessions–Exhibit Hall –Company Grade Only Location: Exhibit Hall I, II 2-4 p.m. Task Force Meeting (1) Combat Air Forces Task Force (Air)–323B 135th NGAUS General Conference

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2:30-3:30 p.m.

Committee on Nominations Location: 317A

3-4 p.m. Task Force Meetings (3) Mobility Air Forces Task Force (Air)–319B Medical Task Force (Joint)–318B C4I Task Force (Army)–322B 3-5 p.m. Task Force Meeting (1) Combat Support & Combat Service Support Task Force (Army)–312 4-5 p.m. Task Force Meetings (4) Homeland Security Task Force (Joint)–316C Fire Support Task Force (Army)–321B Personnel Benefits Task Force (Joint)–317B Engineer Task Force (Army)–321A 4-5:30 p.m. Task Force Meeting (1) Combat Support Task Force (Air)–319A 5-6 p.m.

Army Separate Session Rehearsal (Select Individuals) Location: 313A, B, C

Air Separate Session Rehearsal (Select Individuals) Location: 315

6-11 p.m.

Hospitality Night

11 p.m.

Last Bus Leaves

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 6:30-7 a.m.

Conference Update Briefing (CUB)–Host State & NGAUS Location: 301B

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hawaii Admin Center Location: 305A

7 a.m.-Noon

Registration–Finance–Credentials & Rules Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-Noon

Exhibitor Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-Noon

Conference Information Booth Location: Main Lobby

7 a.m.-Noon

NGAUS Office Location: 308B

8 a.m.-Noon

Exhibit Hours (Coffee Service 9 a.m.) Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

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8 a.m.-Noon

Hawaii Invited Guests to Exhibit Hall Location: Exhibit Hall I, II

8:30-10 a.m.

Third Business Session Location: Exhibit Hall III

10-10:30 a.m.

Prize Drawings Location: E2 Exhibit Hall I, II

10:30-12:30 p.m. Army Separate Session Location: 313A, B, C 10:30-12:30 p.m. Air Separate Session Location: 315 10:45 a.m.-Noon  Chief, National Guard Bureau/Graybeards Town Hall Limited to former chiefs, vice chiefs, NGB; former directors/ deputy directors ARNG/ANG; former TAGs Location: 301B 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hawaii TAG Spouse’s Luncheon (Invitation Only) Location: Bishop Museum Noon-10 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Outs (Exhibits in Aisles 1 & 2 must be cleared by 3:30 p.m.) Location: Exhibit Hall I, II 12:30-2 p.m.

TAG-Hawaii Luncheon (Invitation Only) Location: 314

2-3 p.m.

NGAUS President Forum with Executive Directors Location: 301B

5:30-7 p.m.

Chairman’s Head Table Reception (Invitation Only) Location: Ballroom Foyer/Rooftop Garden 4th Floor

5:30-7 p.m.

No-Host Cocktail Reception Location: 3rd Floor (Ala Halawai) Concourse

7-9 p.m.

States Dinner Location: Exhibit Hall III

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

TRAVEL DAY 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Outs Location: Exhibit Hall I, II 9-10:30 a.m. NGEDA Officers/Hawaii/Illinois/NGAUS Meeting— 136th NGAUS Conference Location: 301B 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Board of Directors meeting (Executive Sessions will be Board Only) Location: 321A, B 10:30-11:30 a.m. Conference Center Closeouts 135th NGAUS General Conference

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(As of Sept. 12. Speakers subject to change.)

FIRST BUSINESS SESSION Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 Call to Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Missouri Chairman of the Board, NGAUS - Posting of the Colors - Pledge of Allegiance - National Anthem - Hawaii Song - Service Songs - Invocation Hawaii Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:15 p.m. - Maj Gen Darryll D.M. Wong, Hawaii Adjutant General - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie - Special Entertainment Chairman’s Preview & Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:50 p.m. Roll Call of States/Procession of Flags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:10 p.m. NGAUS Membership Awards Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15 p.m. Membership Committee/NGEDA reps

Beverage Break: 2:30-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall National Guard Educational Foundation Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr. (Ret.), Tennessee President, NGEF First NGAUS Individual Awards Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:15 p.m. Col. Jay Hooper, Delaware Chairman, Awards Committee Special Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:35 p.m. The Honorable Eric Shinseki Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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America’s National Guard: A Force Leaning Forward . . . . . . . . . 4:05 p.m. Gen. Frank J. Grass, Missouri Chief, National Guard Bureau Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m.

SECOND BUSINESS SESSION Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 Call to Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m. Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Missouri Chairman of the Board, NGAUS Determination/Presentation of Junior/Senior Minuteman NGAUS Treasurer’s Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. Brig. Gen. Kenneth Ross (Ret.), Louisiana AGAUS Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:20 a.m. Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky President, AGAUS Credentials & Rules Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:25 a.m. Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Hollaren (Ret.), Oregon Chairman, Committee on Bylaws Special Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. The Honorable Howard P. McKeon Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Special Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. The Honorable Sen. Mazie K. Hirono Member, Senate Armed Services Committee National Guard Leadership Town Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:20 a.m. Gen. Frank J. Grass, Missouri Chief, National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., North Carolina Director, Army National Guard

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, Alabama Director, Air National Guard

Beverage Break: 10-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall 135th NGAUS General Conference

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Looking Ahead to the 136th General Conference . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m. Illinois National Guard National Guard Youth Foundation Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:40 a.m. Gen. Craig R. McKinley (Ret.), Florida NGYF Chairman The Asia-Pacific Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 a.m. Maj. Gen. Darrell L. Moore U.S. Pacific Command Keynote Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15 a.m. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific Recess to Luncheons and Professional Development Sessions . . . . . . . Noon

THIRD BUSINESS SESSION Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Call to Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Maj. Gen. Steven Danner, Missouri Chairman of the Board, NGAUS Second Individual Awards Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Col. Jay Hooper, Delaware Chairman, Awards Committee Presentation of the Charles Dick Medal of Merit . . . . . . . . . . . 8:50 a.m. The Honorable Colleen Hanabusa U.S. House of Representatives Keynote Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:55 a.m. Maj. Gen. (s) Paul McGillicuddy Chief of Staff, Pacific Air Forces NGEDA Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:25 a.m. Ms. Janet Cowley, Wyoming President, NGEDA EANGUS Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Chief Master Sgt. Al Garver President, EANGUS Committee on Bylaws Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:35 a.m. Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Hollaren (Ret.), Oregon Chairman Committee on Resolutions Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:40 a.m. Col. Michael Morgan, Vermont Chairman 20

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Committee on Nominations & Elections Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:50 a.m. Lt. Col. Jimmie Cole, Tennessee

Beverage Break: 10-10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall

ARMY & AIR SEPARATE SESSIONS Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Army Guard Separate Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Maj. Gen. Deborah A. Ashenhurst, Ohio Vice Chair-Army, NGAUS Presiding Speakers include: Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., North Carolina Director, Army National Guard

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields Director, New York National Guard Joint Staff

Air Guard Separate Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, Wisconsin Vice Chairman of the Board-Air, NGAUS Presiding

Speakers include: Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III, Alabama Director, Air National Guard

Dr. Janine Davidson National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Recess to States Dinner

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Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Official Headquarters Hotel 2255 Kalakaua Ave. • Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 808-922-4422 Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Delaware Florida Idaho Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Texas Utah Vermont Wisconsin

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort 2005 Kalia Road • Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 808-949-4321 Alaska Colorado Georgia Puerto Rico South Carolina Tennessee Kentucky Louisiana Maryland U.S. Virgin Islands Virginia

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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa 2424 Kalakaua Ave. • Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 808-923-1234 District of Columbia Massachusetts North Carolina Oklahoma Washington Wyoming

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 2552 Kalakaua Avenue • Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 808-922-6611 Connecticut Iowa Kansas Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island West Virginia

Ala Moana Hotel 410 Atkinson Dr. • Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 808-955-481 Exhibitors Hawaii staff NGAUS staff

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Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Darryll D. M. Wong Conference Chairman Brig. Gen. Stan Osserman Vice Chairs Col. Joe Logan Col. David Molinaro State Association President Lt. Col. K. Mark Takai State Association Vice Presidents Col. Steve Logan Lt. Col. Sharnell Valeho State Association Treasurer Lt. Col. Loren Penney State Association Secretary Maj. Dana Fisher

Operations Committee Chairs Col. Stan Toy Lt. Col. Leif Fautanu Support/Transportation Committee Chairs Col. Bryan Suntheimer Col. Paul Nanamori Admin Support Maj. Manny Carlos SWAG Bags Capt. Macie Akana Distinguished Visitors Operations Lt. Col. Barbara Tucker Maj. Regina Berry Finance/Contracts Col. Gary Littlefield Lt. Col. Tracey Omori Lt. Col. Loren Penney

Safety Maj. Katherine Kalama Signage Maj. Francis Shen Conference Announcers Lt. Col. Lawrence Otto Lt. Col. Troy Kindred Chaplains Maj. Leah Boling Capt. Ray Kitagawa Entertainment Col. Bob Lesher Lt. Col. Sharnell Valeho Fun Hike Capt. Glen Hayase Golf Tournaments Lt. Col. Duke Ota Governor’s Reception Lt. Col. Laura Soares

Fundraising Lt. Col. K. Mark Takai Capt. Stef Lee

States Dinner Maj. Kimo Lowe

Housing Lt. Col. K. Mark Takai Capt. Stef Lee

Company Grade/ Warrant Officer Mixer 1st Lt. Sean Schultz

Coordination Committee Chair Col. Suzie Vares-Lum

Info Booth Lt. Col. Brian Leong

Opening Ceremony Lt. Col. Greg Scrivner

Vice Chair Lt. Col. Greg Scrivner

Legal Maj. Dion Kaimihana

Retired Luncheon Maj. Sandy Hoggan (Ret.)

Events Committee Chair Brig. Gen. Ann Greenlee (Ret.)

Public Affairs Lt. Col. Chuck Anthony

TAG Reception Capt. Malia Chung 1st Lt. Sara Pactol

State Enlisted Association President Senior Master Sgt. Maui Quizon

Vice Chairs Col. Bob Lesher Lt. Col. Sharnell Valeho

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Website/APP Admin Klaire Trajano Registration Maj. Dana Fisher Lt. Col. Dennis Matsuura Greg Garner

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRS

President Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr. (Ret) Conference Coordinator Lt. Col. Robert (Jake) Jakubek (Ret.) Registration/Admin Bonnie Carter, Loretta Fills Business Sessions John Goheen Awards Richard Arnold Resolutions Petty Duffy, Annie Lively, Mary Catherine Ott, Grace Washbourne, Dixie Ross Exhibits/NGAUS Booth Luke Guthrie, Karen Cagle, Glenn Ross, Anne Armstrong, Amelia Myer, Raylynn White Contracts/Finance Col. Patricia O’Connell (Ret.), Laurence Temple Magazine Operations Ron Jensen

Resolutions Committee Col. Michael R. Morgan, Vermont (Joint) Col. Lance E. Englet, Oregon (Army) Col. Murray Hansen, Georgia (Air) Nominations Committee Lt. Col. Jimmie Cole, Tennessee Area II Elections Col. Frank McGinn, Massachusetts Area V Elections Col. Martin Fries, Kansas Retiree Elections Col. Don Deering, Tennessee Company-Grade Elections Capt. Benjamin Ruffner, Florida Credential & Rules Committee Maj. Gen. Daniel O’Hollaren (Ret.), Oregon

EXHIBIT COORINATORS Show Manager Frank Powell, Technology Forums Inc. Decorator Bobby Rispoli, Brede Exposition Services 2014 Booth Sales Randy Williams

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Harry S. Truman Award U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Florida

Montgomery Medal U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia

Charles Dick Medal of Merit State Sen. Bill Wielechowski, Alaska U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, California U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, Indiana State Sen. Thomas Wyss, Indiana Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky U.S. Rep. William R. Keating, Massachusetts Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, Nevada U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia

Patrick Henry Award State Rep. Dan Saddler, Alaska 188th FW/Fort Chaffee Council Steering Committee, Arkansas George Wiley, California William Cathcart, Georgia State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, Hawaii State Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Hawaii Thomas J. Snyder, Indiana Rob Young, Indiana Scott Bensing, Nevada Sierra Nevada Corporation, Nevada Elana Broitman, New York Robert H. (Chip) Lunn Secretary Marla Decker, Virginia State Sen. John Hastert, Wyoming Gary Hartman, Wyoming State Sen. Bill Landen, Wyoming State Sen. John Schiffer, Wyoming

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Distinguished Service Medal Master Sgt. Robert Morgan (Ret.), Arkansas Judy Shere, Arkansas Col. Robert A. Preiss, Reserve Forces Policy Board Col. Thomas M. Carden, Georgia Brig. Gen. Margaret S. Washburn (Ret.), Indiana Brig. Gen. William R. Burks, Nevada Maj. Gen. Mark F. Sears (Ret.), New Hampshire Col. Randy Williams (Ret.), NGAUS Brig. Gen. Butch Kirven (Ret.), South Carolina

Meritorious Service Award Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Vitt, Arizona Col. Michael Horne (Ret.), New Hampshire Lt. Col. Lance E. Englet, Oregon Lt. Col. Beresford F. Edwards (Ret.), U.S. Virgin Islands Lt. Col. Stanley S. Jones (Ret.), U.S. Virgin Islands

Meritorious Service Certificate Col. Jeffrey L. Newton, Alabama Maj. James W. Edenfield, Georgia Maj. JoDee Aubol, North Dakota Capt. Thanh N. Vo, Oregon Col. Richard W. Wedan, Oregon Lt. Col. Deborah V. Lobbenmeier, U.S. Virgin Islands

Valley Forge Cross for Heroism Master Sgt. Eric M. Bigelow, Oregon Spc. Michael C. Black, Wisconsin

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers Capt. James T. Garvey, Arkansas Capt. Leon Parham, Arkansas Capt. Katherine M. Barton, Iowa Capt. Janet L. Dial, Kansas Capt. Phillip L. Moseley, Mississippi

Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers Chief Warrant Officer 2 Keith D. Dortch, Arkansas Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert N. Hammon, Kansas Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard A. Seal, Mississippi Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael E. Ahearn, Vermont

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ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Major General Milton A. Reckord Trophy

Pershing Plaque (Weapons qualification) 229th Military Police Company Virginia Army National Guard

(Highest training and readiness) 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Virginia Army National Guard

Certificate of Victory (Highest weapons qualification) Forward Support Company, 153rd Engineer Battalion South Dakota Army National Guard

AIR NATIONAL GUARD Spaatz Trophy (Top flying unit) 176th Operations Group Alaska Air National Guard Distinguished Flying Unit Plaques 125th Fighter Wing Florida Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing Minnesota Air National Guard 159th Fighter Wing Louisiana Air National Guard 163rd Reconnaissance Wing California Air National Guard 190th Air Refueling Wing Kansas Air National Guard Mission Support Trophy (Top support unit) 251st Combat Communications Group Ohio Air National Guard Distinguished Mission Support Plaques 105th Security Forces Squadron New York Air National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron Ohio Air National Guard

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219th RED HORSE Squadron Montana Air National Guard 226th Combat Communications Group Alabama Air National Guard William W. Spruance Safety Award 193rd Special Operations Wing Pennsylvania Air National Guard Curtis N. “Rusty” Metcalf Trophy* (Outstanding airlift or air refueling unit) 105th Airlift Wing New York Air National Guard Winston P. Wilson Trophy* (Outstanding fighter or reconnaissance unit) 132nd Fighter Wing Iowa Air National Guard Major General John J. Pesch Flight Safety Trophy* 134th Air Refueling Wing Tennessee Air National Guard 193rd Special Operations Wing Pennsylvania Air National Guard * Denotes National Guard Bureau award presented at the conference. Note: Unit awards based on 2012 performance.

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National Guard Educational Foundation

Ashford University BAE Systems Barrett Firearms Big Ass Fans Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum (Ret.) & Susie Blum Brede Allied Convention Services Inc. CALIBRE Cobham Maj. Gen. Steve Danner & Kathleen Danner Ross B. DeBlois Mr. George G. Demetriades Jr. DRS Technologies Inc. EADS North America GE Aviation GMRE Inc. Grantham University Hawaii National Guard Association Col. Raymond Jardine Jr. (Ret.) Laser Shot Inc. Col. Benjamin F. Lucas II (Ret.) Military Personnel Services Corporation National Guard Youth Foundation Nevada National Guard Association Northrop Grumman Corporation Onsite Health Command Sgt. Maj. R. A. Oram Peduzzi Associates LTD. Polaris Defense Raydon Rocky Brands Inc. Maj. Gen. Donald W. Shepperd (Ret.) Sikorsky Systems Plus Inc. T-Mobile Government Solutions UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans University of Phoenix USAA Lt. Col. Ronald G. Washburn (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Jan Young (Ret.) * Members of the Legion de Lafayette are in the largest category of donors to the National Guard Educational Foundation, which operates the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 135th NGAUS General Conference

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As of Sept. 9, 2013

TITLE SPONSORS DRASH EADS North America R-n-R Promotions Sierra Nevada Corporation UnitedHealthcare Veterans United Home Loans DIAMOND LEVEL BAE Systems Boeing Raytheon Company Sikorsky Aircraft T-Mobile

PLATINUM LEVEL AFBA Booz Allen Hamilton Cobham Life Support Gore Hilo Hatties Jacobs Engineering Military Personnel Services Corp Polaris Defense Silver Towne Mint UNICOR W.L. Gore & Associates Xerox Hawaii Y-Tech Services Inc.

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GOLD LEVEL AM General LLC National University Oshkosh Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. Wiley X Inc.

SILVER LEVEL Bell Helicopter Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd. Roosevelt Group SRI International Transhield

BRONZE LEVEL Audio Visual Company Chris Mears & Associates Inc. Geiger Hawaii Pacific University Hewlett-Packard Company Northrup Grumman Patriot Taxiway Industries Robertson Fuel Systems

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The following details the acceptable dress for events at the conference. Don’t know what Aloha attire is all about? Check out the guidelines below. Business Sessions Military Attendees: Class B Short Sleeve, Open Collar (Army & Air) Civilian Attendees: Crisp Aloha (aka Business Aloha) Governors Reception All Attendees: Crisp Aloha States Dinner All Attendees: Crisp Aloha TAG Reception All Attendees: Crisp Aloha Company Grade/Warrant Officer Mixer All Attendees: Casual Aloha Hospitality Night All Attendees: Casual Aloha

Crisp Aloha (aka Business Aloha) for Men A conservative print (not neon, not too bright) pressed Aloha shirt with a collar. It can be a button down or pull over and can even be styled like a golf shirt with Aloha print. It can be tucked in or not (golf style should be tucked in). Dress slacks (not jeans, not corduroy, not cotton cargo pockets, etc.) with dress shoes and belt are appropriate. Flips flops and sandals are not appropriate.

Crisp Aloha (aka Business Aloha) for Women Aloha print dress, preferably cut like evening formal or semi formal wear with a conservative print and/or floral styled fringes. This should be worn with nice shoes (sandals or heels) not flip flops.

Casual Aloha for Men A collared Aloha shirt, shorts, sandals or flip flops are appropriate. T-shirts are stretching it, but if they’re clean and have an island print, you might get by!

Casual Aloha for Women Aloha print summer dress, or shorts and an Aloha print blouse or quality cotton T-shirt with island print. Casual shoes like sandals and flip flops are OK.

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Restaurants Within Walking Distance of the Hawaii Convention Center CASUAL DINING: 5 MINUTE WALK You Hungry, 1695 Kapi‘olani Blvd . . . . . . . . . “Local style” plate lunches Subway, 1695 Kapi‘olani Blvd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandwiches & Salads

RESTAURANTS: 5 MINUTE WALK Royal Garden, Ala Moana Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chinese The Plantation Café, Ala Moana Hotel . . . . . Coffee shop/Casual dining Tsukasa Restaurant, Ala Moana Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japanese XO Seafood Rest., 1718 Kapi‘olani Blvd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chinese Akasaka, 1646B Kona St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japanese/Sushi Yakiniku Mikawon, 1726 Kapi‘olani Blvd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japanese

RESTAURANTS: 10-15 MINUTE WALK Angelo Pietro, 1585 Kapi‘olani Blvd. #110 . . . . . Italian/Japanese fusion Canoes @ the Ilikai Renaissance . . . . . . . . . Regional Hawaiian cuisine Outback Steakhouse, 1765 Ala Moana Blvd. . . . Steak, seafood, pasta, salads The Prince Court Hawai‘i Prince Hotel . . . . Contemporary island cuisine Red Lobster, 1765 Ala Moana Blvd. . . . . . . Seafood, pasta, sandwiches Shokudo Restaurant, 1585 Kapi‘olani Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japanese

Also, the Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (10-15 minute walk), features a wide variety of restaurants, including several U.S. chains, and a large food court.

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