(February 7, 2017) The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States will move its operations to the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. EANGUS will occupy a suite on the eighth floor of the building located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street, just a short walk from the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings.
Frank Yoakum, the EANGUS executive director, said the association will move into its new offices March 1, culminating years of work by the EANGUS Executive Council. The association signed a five-year lease for the space.
“The coordination will be fantastic. Being here on the Hill will be a boom for us,” Yoakum said. “This is going to be great for us.”
The move will give EANGUS close proximity to other associations like the Association of the United States Army, something it didn’t have from its office in Alexandria, Virginia.
Retired Brig. Gen. Allyson R. Solomon, the president of the National Guard Youth Foundation, will work alongside the five-person EANGUS staff.
The National Guard Memorial opened in 1991. It is the second NGAUS building on the site. The first opened in 1959 and was torn down to make way for the current building. The NGAUS staff occupies the first two floors.