New Active Life Membership Explained

The NGAUS Board of Directors created a new form of Active Life Membership called a Digital Life Member. Obviously that has created a lot of questions. First, the only difference in an Active Life Membership and a Digital Life Membership is a Digital Life Member does not get a metal Active Life Membership card and does not get a paper copy of the NGAUS magazine each month. However they still get an electronic copy of the magazine. Otherwise the Digital Life Membership counts just the same as an Active Life Membership.

This new Digital Life Membership is only run on a trial basis and will expire in four years unless extended by the NGAUS Board of Directors. The cost of a Digital Life Membership is $500. We are offering a special price for the Digital Life Membership through 5:00pm, June 29th, 2023. If you pay in one lump sum then the cost is $275. In the alternative you can make five payments of $100 for a total cost of $500.

Originally we offered both types of membership. However this caused a lot of confusion as everyone only wants the Digital Life Membership but sometimes signed up for the other. Therefore we are listing the Active Life Membership with the Digital Life Membership price.

As always the Active Life Membership covers both the National Guard Association of the United States and the National Guard Association of Mississippi…for the rest of your active and retired life! Here is how much money you can save.

Annual membership rates for NGAMS and NGAUS have not changed since the early 1990s.  However last year NGAUS voted to increase annual rates.  As a result here are the combined NGAMS and NGAUS rates for the various ranks:

WO1- $45 per year
CW2- $50 per year
CW3- $55 per year
CW4- $100 per year
CW5- $105 per year
2LT- $45 per year
1LT- $50 per year
CPT- $55 per year
MAJ- $100 per year
LTC- $105 per year
COL- $110 per year

Then, to keep the group life insurance and to participate in the association, there is a one time retired life membership fee of $150.

For the sake of this example let’s make a very conservative 26 year estimate that an individual will serve as a 2LT for 3 years, 1LT for 3 years, CPT for 5 years, MAJ for 5 years, LTC for 5 years and COL for 5 years. For a warrant officer career let’s make a conservative 16 year estimate that the service time for a warrant officer is WO1 for 2 years, CW2 for 4 years, CW3 for 5 years and CW4 for 5 years. However most officers and warrant officers serve even longer than each of these estimates.

That means under the previous rates, conservatively, that a warrant officer will spend over a 16 year span $1,010 and an officer over a 26 year span will spend $2,347 in NGAMS/NGAUS dues. However within the same timeframe and under the new dues a warrant officer would spend $1,065 and an officer would spend $3,200.  For longer careers, these numbers only increase. That is why one of the life memberships make so much financial sense.

And the savings for paying as a life member get even better! We will even give you credit for the amount you have already paid for your current year dues! Use the following chart to see how much you can subtract from your total before making your payment(s).

2LT 45.00
1LT 50.00
CPT 55.00
MAJ 100.00
LTC 105.00
COL 110.00
BG 165.00
MG 170.00
WO1 45.00
CW2 50.00
CW3 55.00
CW4 100.00
CW5 105.00

For example, if you are a captain that has already paid your 2020 dues then you subtract $55.00 from the $375.00 and you only have to pay $320.00.

Here is how you can do it…
Visit the One Time Payment ($375) Active Life Membership or Five Payments ($500 total) Active Life Membership on this website and you can be signed up and paid in less than five minutes.
Call us at 601-354-7555
Visit us at 120 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201

Never worry about dues again! Join now!