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National Guard Educational Foundation Donation

January 3, 2017

Established in 1975 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the National Guard Educational Foundation’s (NGEF) goal is to tell the Guard’s story. Independent of the National Guard Association of the United States, but co-located in the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., NGEF relies solely on charitable contributions to carry out its mission. The purpose of NGEF is to achieve an awareness of the rich heritage and continuing contributions of the National Guard of the United States through a rich programmatic portfolio.

There was a reception at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) headquarters in Washington D.C. in November. The Hawaii National Guard Association (HNGA) made a donation in the name of the late Lt Col Mark Takai, a former HNGA president who died in July while in his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Takai was the host-state conference coordinator at the NGAUS general conference in Hawaii in 2003.

His sister, Nadine Takai Day, represented the Takai family at the ceremony. She was joined by several members of the Hawaii National Guard.


Members, family and friends of the Hawaii National Guard attended the ceremony to help honor the late Lt. Col. Mark Takai.

Standing L-R: Lt. Col. Jeffrey Korando, Col. Eric Oh, Chief Master Sgt. Raquel Ramos (Ret.), Maj. Donna Wu, Jason Schlenske, Lt. Col. Laura Wheeler, Lt. Col. Loren Penny, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Hesch, Col. Soliman Valdez, Lee Ann McClain, Lt. Col. James Wornall, 1st Lt. Jerome Balbin

Seated L-R: Col. Roy Macaraeg, Maj. Stefanie Lee, Maj. Gen. Joe Logan, Nadine Takai Day, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, Director, Army National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Bianca Asato

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