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Welcome to the Missouri National Guard Association

The Missouri National Guard Association (or, MoNGA) was established in 1947 for the purpose of providing united representation for all Army and Air National Guard members of the State of Missouri (enlisted and officer personnel and Guard retirees). As the Association represents all Guardsmen and Guard retirees, MoNGA is better heard by the Missouri General Assembly, the US Congress, and other policy makers.  

Simply stated, the mission of MoNGA is to improve the quality of life for all Guardsmen, retirees, and their families while ever-seeking to improve the readiness and capabilities of the Missouri National Guard in fulfilling its state and federal responsibilities.

The Missouri National Guard Association is officially designated as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(19) Missouri-based corporation.  Offices of MoNGA are located at Missouri National Guard headquarters, the Ike Skelton Training Center, Jefferson City, Missouri.

The current President of the Association is John P. Martin, Missouri Army National Guard (Presidential term: April 2018-April 2019).  The President Elect of the Association is Brian K. Kirkpatrick, Missouri Army National Guard (Presidential term: April 2019-April 2020).  The Executive Director of the Missouri National Guard Association is Dr. Joel D. Denney.  For a complete list of members of the Board of Directors of the Missouri National Guard Association, click here.


2019 MoNGA Conference:

12-13 April in Kansas City

Plans are moving forward for the 72nd State Conference of the Missouri National Guard Association (MoNGA) set for Friday and Saturday, 12-13 April, next, at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center, 9103 East 39th Street, Kansas City.  To register for the conference, click here.   For a complete conference schedule, click Conference Schedule: 7th Edition.

Lodging reservations for the MoNGA Conference are now being accepted by the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center.  Reservations may be made by telephone or online.  For reservations by phone, contact 856-722-1369; reservations may be made online at Conference Lodging.  The preferred lodging rate for the conference is $143.39 (taxes included) per night.  In making reservations, use the group three-letter code: MON

Dress for all conference events except the Saturday evening reception and banquet is casual . . . black, MoNGA Polo shirts, or National Guard Polo shirts and slacks are encouraged.  The theme for the Saturday reception and banquet is (casual) "western denims and diamonds.  Thus, conference attendees are encouraged to don their blue jeans and other denim apparel, cowboy boots and hat and to mix their apparel with bling and ornamented accessories for the concluding conference reception and banquet events on the evening of 13 April!  At the reception and banquet, attendees now have a place to sport those sequined shirts and blouses in their closets!!  "Western denims and diamonds" will also be the theme for the conference's Major Command hospitality areas. ("Denims and diamonds" is also the theme for the States' Dinner at the 2019 NGAUS Conference set for 30 August-2 September in Denver, Colorado.) 

This year, the MoNGA Conference in Kansas City will feature:

  • A pre-conference "best ball", four-person team golf tournament on 11 April.  The tourney will be played at The Deuce at the National, 6415 North National Drive, Parkville, Missouri.  Team check-in will start at 9:00 a.m.  Play will commence with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.  The registration fee for the tournament is $240 per team (four persons per team).  To register a team for the golf tournament on 11 April, click Golf Tournament Registration for the registration form.  The team registration fee can be paid on the day of the tournament at The Deuce at the National; however, a registration form must be submitted not later than 3 April.  Specific inquiries about the tournament should be directed by email to MoNGA Conference golf tournament.

In other details about the golf tournament . . . 

Complimentary shuttle service will be available from/back to the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center to/from The Deuce at the National.  The team fee will include a roasted whole hog lunch.  Specific inquiries about the tournament should be directed by email to MoNGA Conference golf tournament.

Businesses, other organizations, and individuals may sponsor one or more holes in the tournament to demonstrate support for the National Guard.  To sponsor a hole, return the MoNGA Golf Tourney hole sponsor form with payment to MoNGA.  To download or print the form, click here.

  • Professional development sessions for enlisted and officer personnel of the Missouri National Guard;
  • Exhibits and displays from corporate partners of MoNGA on Friday, 12 April and Saturday, 13 April (exhibit set-ups will commence at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 April).  Specific inquiries about exhibiting at the conference should be sent to MoNGA Conference exhibits;
  • Air Guard and Army Guard (separate) caucus meetings on Friday, 12 April as well as caucus meetings by Missouri Guard Major Commands and Retirees on 12 April.  Specific inquiries about caucus meetings should be directed by email to Air Guard caucus meetings or Army Guard caucus meetings;
  • Themed hospitality areas "open" on Friday, 12 April and Saturday, 13 April sponsored by Missouri Guard Major Commands.  Specific inquiries about the Major Command hospitality areas should be directed by email to Air Guard hospitality areas or Army Guard hospitality areas;
  • A barbecue buffet (entree selections: pulled pork and barbecued chicken) and auction on Friday, 12 April (starting at 5:00 p.m.).  Again this year, the auction will benefit the MoNGA Scholarship Program--Major Commands, corporate partners, and all Guard supporters are encouraged to provide auction items.  Specific inquiries about the auction, or to donate items, email MoNGA Conference auction;
  • Timely remarks from The Adjutant General on Saturday, 13 April;
  • Presentation of 2019 MoNGA Scholarships on 13 April (see the web site article that follows);
  • Meeting of the MoNGA Auxiliary on 13 April.  Specific inquiries about the meeting of the MoNGA Auxiliary should be directed by email to Auxiliary meeting.
  • Election of MoNGA officers and Command Representatives for 2019 on 13 April.  For the 2019 Call for MoNGA Officer Nominations, click Call for Nominations.
  • A "western denim and diamonds" themed reception and banquet buffet (entree selections: top sirloin medallions w/brazed bacon and herb roasted chicken) on Saturday, 13 April (starting at 5:00 p.m.) that will conclude the conference; and
  • Great fellowship and fun.
General questions about the 2019 State MoNGA Conference can be directed to John P. Martin, President, Missouri National Guard Association, (email:; telephone: 573-999-6387), Brian K. Kirkpatrick, President Elect, Missouri National Guard Association (email:; telephone: 573-694-4398), or Dr. Joel D. Denney, Executive Director, Missouri National Guard Association (email:; telephone: 573-819-1353).


2019 MoNGA Membership

For Annual members of the Missouri National Guard Association, it's time to re-invest in the total Guard experience and remit dues to MoNGA--including paying MoNGA Auxiliary Dues. Annual dues that are paid to MoNGA will keep a member "dues current" until 1 January 2020.  Dues for 2019 are unchanged from the dues schedule for 2018.

See both the 2018/2019 MoNGA Dues Schedule by clicking here.  Dues for individuals desiring Associate or Retired level membership are also noted on the schedule.  MoNGA Membership dues can be paid via US mail or online.

To pay MoNGA dues by mail, complete the Pay-by-Mail Membership Form and send the completed form with the appropriate dues payment (that matches rank/pay grade) to: Missouri National Guard Association, Missouri National Guard Headquarters, 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101-1203.  To print a copy of the Pay-by-Mail Membership Form, click here.

To pay MoNGA dues online, click ONLINE.  This is the preferred method by MoNGA for the payment of dues and better assures that a paying member will receive information about MoNGA events and MoNGA news.  Credit card transactions are easy through MoNGA's safe, secure payment gateway. To pay dues online, remember that persons must first register on the MoNGA web site (if not registered, already). After one registers on the MoNGA web site, it is important to keep profile information (especially one's email address) up-to-date.

To pay MoNGA Auxiliary dues, click here.

For email responses to questions about dues, including questions about Corporate membership, click here.

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