We Advocate for the National Guard

PNGAS is the professional organization that represents nearly 20,000 Pennsylvanians who proudly serve their state and nation in the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard. PNGAS is the only organization solely dedicated to fighting for the Pennsylvania National Guard and its members, veterans, retirees, and families.

Membership is through constituent organizations

We are YOUR professional organization

There are more reasons to become a member of PNGAS than ever before.

The Pennsylvania National Guard Association provides a powerful voice for Guard members in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg -- to advocate for your needs and benefits that you have earned, and foster your personal and professional growth. Join us today and experience the support, opportunities, and recognition that await you as a member.

Advocacy Powerhouse
We are dedicated to championing the needs of National Guard members at local, state, and national levels. We leverage our influence to ensure your concerns are heard and addressed by policymakers, securing the support and benefits you deserve.
Professional Development
Gain access to a plethora of professional development opportunities tailored specifically to National Guard members. Enhance your skills, broaden your knowledge, and unlock new avenues for personal and career growth.
Networking Hub
Forge connections with fellow Guard members, both past and present, within the National Guard Association. Share experiences, exchange knowledge, and build a network that supports your military and civilian life.
Scholarships for Education
Fuel your educational aspirations with our scholarship programs. We offer financial assistance to help you pursue higher education, whether it's an undergraduate degree, graduate studies, or vocational training.
Mentoring and Guidance
Benefit from our mentorship programs, connecting you with experienced Guard members who can provide guidance, advice, and support. Gain valuable insights from those who have navigated similar paths and overcame challenges.
Legislative Impact
Engage in the legislative process and influence policies that directly affect the National Guard. Through our association, you have a platform to shape the laws and regulations that impact your service and benefits.
Recognition and Awards
Stand out and be celebrated for your exceptional contributions. Our association recognize outstanding Guard members through awards and recognition programs, highlighting your dedication and achievements.
Military Pride and Camaraderie
Join the Pennsylvania National Guard Association and be part of an esteemed organization that celebrates your commitment and service. Connect with like-minded individuals who share your dedication to duty and honor.

Frequently asked questions

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How do I become a member of PNGAS?
PNGAS is an umbrella association comprised of the National Guard Association of Pennsylvania (NGAPA) and the Pennsylvania National Guard Enlisted Association (PNGEA). Membership is obtained through joining one of these organizations.
Which organization should I join?

That depends upon how you served. National Guard Officers, currently serving or released/retired, should join NGAPA. Enlisted personnel of the National Guard, currently serving or discharged/retired, should join PNGEA. If you are a current member of one of these organizations, you are automatically a member of PNGAS.

Family members, spouses, and any other person who wish to join PNGAS may do so by joining the PNGEA Auxiliary, either as a full member or as an associate member.

What memberships are available?
Memberships vary by constituent organization but are generally available as lifetime membership, annual membership, and associate membership.
  • Lifetime membership is a one-time payment that grants you membership for life.
  • Annual membership is a yearly payment that grants you membership for one year.
  • Associate memberships are generally available in and annual or lifetime basis. Associate members are not eligible to vote or hold office.
Please visit the constituent organization’s website for more information.