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Idhao National Guard

Welcome, Idaho National Guard Retirees

We Salute our Retirees

The men and women of the Idaho National Guard extend our deepest gratitude for your military service to our great state and nation. We also thank you for helping to shape the Idaho National Guard into the great organization that it is today.

Your hard work and service has allowed the Idaho National Guard to provide mission ready forces in support of national security objectives, provide protection of life and property to the citizens of Idaho, and participate in local, state and national programs which add value to America. Be proud of your service and contributions. We are!

Retiree Mailing List

We are developing an electronic mailing list to notify all registered Idaho National Guard retirees of significant events (retirements, funerals, ceremonies, etc) and other items of interest (webpage additions, retiree benefit changes, pay raise announcements, etc). Please let us know if you would like to be included in the mailing list by completing the online mailing list registration form below.

> Click here to sign up for the retiree mailing list


Idaho Army Guard Gowen Field Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD):

The 2014 Gowen Field Army Guard RAD will be conducted on Wednesday, May 28th from 10:00am-3:30pm. The event will include: Enhanced briefings in Bldg 440 auditorium; a no-host luncheon at the Gowen Field Activities Center (Former Officers Club); shuttle bus tours to aviation/ combat vehicle displays including the M1 simulator; availability of various support organization representatives to provide information and answer questions; and a no-host social gathering.

> Click here to RSVP for the Gowen Field Army Guard Retiree Appreciation Day event - May 28th 10:00am-3:30pm

Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC) Bus Tour:

A guided tour of the OCTC will be conducted on Thursday, May 29th from 10:00am-4pm. There will be 3 buses used to transport up to 132 retirees/spouses/companions on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to either bring their own lunch or purchase one at the Gowen RAD (the day before). Bottled water will be furnished. A no host social gathering at the Gowen Field Activities Center will follow the tour.

> Click here to RSVP for the Orchard Combat Training Center Tour - May 29th 10:00am-4:00pm

Idaho Army Guard Regional Retiree Appreciation Days (RAD's):

Regional RAD's for Army Guard retirees will be conducted in 2014 as follows:

  • Lewiston Armory: September 19; 1-5pm
  • Twin Falls Armory: September 24, 2014; 1-5pm
  • Pocatello Armory: September 25, 2014; 1-5pm
  • Idaho Falls Armory: September 26, 2014; 1-5pm

> RSVP for a regional RAD will be available here on June 1,2014

Air RAD 2013

The 1st Annual Air Guard Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) was held on September 8, 2013 at the Gowen Field Activity Center (formerly the Officers Club) in conjunction with the annual Family Day event.

Over 75 retirees and many spouses were in attendance. Included in the briefings were presentations by representatives from Tricare, Mountain Home Air Force Base Legal office, Veteran Administration Advocacy, the Veterans Cemetery and the Idaho Military Museum. Following the presentations, the retirees joined the Air Guards family day festivities in the hangar and partook of a BBQ luncheon and other family day activities.

The date for the 2014 Air Guard RAD is tentatively set for 7 September. All Idaho Air National Guard retirees, spouses, widow(er)s, annuitants, and current members within six months of retirement are invited. If you haven't already signed up to be on the notification list, please do so. You can also sign up for notifications of other items of interest to the retiree community.