National Guard Educational Foundation
Leonardo DRS Pledges Support to National Guard Educational Foundation
Leonardo DRS is pledging its support to the National Guard Educational Foundation and their mission to tell the Guard’s story to achieve an awareness of the rich heritage and continuing contributions of the National Guard of the United States.
Leonardo DRS is proud to support the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund which provides college scholarships to the children of National Guardsmen who have been lost in service to our nation since 9/11.
About This Organization
The National Guard’s story transcends all eras of our nation’s history, encompassing millions of citizen-soldiers past and present. Now, more than ever, Guardsmen are being asked to do more, both domestically and abroad. Today there are nearly 470,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen comprising the Army and Air National Guard in 54 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, spanning more than 3,300 American communities. Members of the National Guard serve both their states and their nation, making the National Guard the only U.S. military service that handles domestic and international missions in a unique state-federal partnership. Honoring their service and heroism for present and future generations is our duty and calling.
Based in the heart of our nation’s capital in the National Guard Memorial, the mission of the National Guard Educational Foundation is to preserve the history and heritage of the National Guard for present and future generations.
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Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship
Since September 11, 2001, nearly 800 Guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. These heroes left behind more than 1,000 children. Established in 2011 and underwritten by Leonardo DRS, the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to the children of National Guardsmen who have been lost in service to our nation since 9/11. Over the past nine years, NGEF has awarded 80 scholarships to students through the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund.
“The sons and daughters of our National Guard men and women who have been killed in the line of service to our country are the children of all Americans,” says Joseph Militano, the senior vice president for communications and public affairs at Leonardo DRS. “We are proud to sponsor the Leonardo DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund to send the children of America’s heroes and heroines to college, and we encourage others to join the effort to help them lead happy and heathy lives.”
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Donate to the National Guard
The National Guard Educational Foundation (EIN # 52-1038433) depends on the charitable support of corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals to help us tell the Guard’s story.