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2024 NGAUS Convention - Detroit

What : The 146th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition
When: August 23-26, 2024
Where: Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan

Meet your leaders, network with your peers, and help shape the future of the National Guard!!

Huntington Place
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
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Aug 23, 2024 07:30am - Aug 26, 2024 05:00pm

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$0.00 - $205.00

The National Guard Association of New Hampshire cordially invites you to the 146th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition, August 23-26, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan at the Huntington Place Convention Center. This annual conference allows members to gather and vote on the top legislative priorities for NGAUS. There are ample opportunities to network with other National Guard members and hear from influential military and civilian leaders. Witness the power of having a unified voice in Washington DC as we face future battles over force structure, equipment, and readiness.

Click here for full information about the conference from the NGAUS website, including links to the Schedule of Events, Conference Activities, and Trade Show information.




Arrival Travel Days: Thurs and Fri, Aug 22nd and 23rd


NGAUS Golf Tournament: Fri, Aug 23rd - Pine Knob Golf Course

Resolutions: Fri, Aug 23 and Sat Aug 24th

5K Fun Run: Sat, Aug 24th - GM Plaza

CGO/FGO/Warrant Officer Mixer: Fri, Aug 23rd - Carnivale on the Isle

TAG Reception: Fri, Aug 23rd - Gross Pointe War Memorial

Ribbon Cutting: Sat, Aug 24th - Lobby outside Hall B

Business Sessions: Aug 24-26 - Hall D

Officer Professional Development: Aug 24-26 - Grand Riverview Ballroom

Task Force Meetings: Aug 25th

Spouses Luncheon: Sun, Aug 25th - Detroit Yacht Club

Hospitality Night: Sun, Aug 25th - Various Locations

States Dinner: Mon,Aug 26th - Hall D


Departure Travel Day: Tues, Aug 27th




New Registration Fees: This year all actively serving O1-O3 and W1-CW2 registration fees are complimentary for member and one (1) guest or spouse. For all actively serving O4-O6 and CW3-CW5 registration fee is $50 for member and one (1) guest/spouse. For all others, the registration fee is same as previous years, $180.

The registration fee covers the cost of the Governors Reception, Spouse's luncheon, all Mixers, and States Dinner. Not covered in the registration fee are the Golf Tournament, 5K Run, Retired/Separated luncheon and Shuttles to/from DTW. You must be registered NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2023. Hotel rooms and conference rates will not be guaranteed after this date. DO NOT register through the NGAUS website. All NH member registrations are completed here.




Accommodations this year for the NGANH will be at the Detroit Marriot @ The Renaissance Center which is a short distance to the Huntington Place Convention Center. The rate is $173.65 inclusive. There is a $100 deposit per room.

Rooms are first come first served so please make your reservation through this registration site as early as possible. Please do not try to make your reservation directly with the hotel. They will refer you back to your state. Please be vigilant about letting me know any changes to your itinerary. Cutoff for requesting additional rooms from NGAUS is also June 30th so please don't wait.



Space A travel may be available from Pease. However, this may change so please plan accordingly.



The host state has arranged for shuttles from/to DTW on Thursday and Friday from 10AM to 10PM for arrivals and Tuesday for departures from 6AM-3PM. If your travel falls within those dates/times, sign up with this registration. The cost is $9 each way per person. Delta is offering a group discount code for travel if you call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3JH



We are collecting a nominal $25 landing fee for miscellaneous expenses regarding NGANH shirts (to be worn during the convention) and our NGANH delegate suite. This cost is included in the overall $205 cost of registration ($180+$25) or $75 ($50+$25) depending on rank/status. No landing fee for the complimentary registrations!

The New England hospitality venue/event is in Greektown. Info and details at a later date.

We have polo shirts (from last year) for this year's conference! Every attendee will get 2 new shirts if you don't already have one. Please sign up for them unless you already have them. 

Uniform (Operational Camouflage Pattern - OCP) is mandatory for those CGO or WO going in paid status. For all other military members, uniform (Class B or OCP) is optional. You may also wear any previous/new NGANH polo shirt with slacks/skirts. Please reference dress codes for each event on the NGAUS website.

Any questions or to discuss with me in more detail as things unfold, you may reach out to me at my personal email:  [email protected] or my cell at 603-918-0159.  




Nicole Bixler

National Guard Association of NH

[email protected]