The 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition for the Enlisted Association of the Arkansas National Guard and the National Guard Association of Arkansas is a combined endeavor featuring both organizational business meetings and recognition events.

This year both of the associations would like to recognize Arkansas National Guard Gold Star Families at the joint conference during the morning business session and invite them to attend the Saturday evening banquet/military ball being held at the Little Rock Marriott. For those not aware, a Gold Star Family is one who lost a loved one while serving in the military. To date, the Arkansas National Guard has lost 20 service members in combat.

Our intention is to cover the cost for 20 Gold Star Families to attend the event and provide hotel rooms for the 11 Families that do not live locally.

The fundraising goal we have set is $5,000.00 to cover all of the costs for the Gold Star Families. We would like to invite you to sponsor one or more of these families with a donation of $250.00 per family or with an amount that you are comfortable with.

Donations can be made online at or by check made out to NGAA and mailed to PO Box 663 North Little Rock, AR 72115. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Jara at or 501-681-4792.

On behalf of both organizations, we thank you for your continued support of our military and never forgetting our fallen heroes.