State Conference

Join us for a Roaring good time in Biloxi for the 82nd Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2020!

It is that time of year again for the biggest and best state conference in the nation at the National Guard Association of Mississippi Conference.  This year we celebrate the New Roaring Twenties.  Register Here:  Individual Registration

All events for the 82nd Annual NGAMS conference will be at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS  39530.  There is a block of rooms at the below listed resorts.  These resorts share a parking lot and are only feet from each other.  Please be aware, Margaritaville is also a family resort that has lots of activities for children.  Therefore they are welcome and encouraged to come.  Reservations can be made by calling the numbers below.  Use group code for each hotel.  Block deadline is Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Golden Nugget                    1-800-777-7568                      Group code:  S200313

Margaritaville                     1-800-794-1582                      Group code:  636

Reservations can also be made for the Golden Nugget on NGAMS website at Golden Nugget Reservations, or by calling the hotel.  Depending on the room the rate is $119.00-$189.99 per night, which does not include state and local taxes.  Again, use the Group Code to ensure you receive the conference rate.

EVERYONE IS REMINDED TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS WITH THE HOTELS.  YOU MUST RESERVE EARLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED IN THE BLOCK OF ROOMS SET ASIDE.

ALL REGISTRATION OTHER THAN ROOM RESERVATIONS ARE HANDLED ON A PRE-REGISTRATION BASIS ONLY AND IS DUE IN THE NGAMS OFFICE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, April 14, 2020. Tickets for events will NOT be available at the Registration Desk.  Cancellations will be honored with full refund until 12:00 p.m., Monday, May  11, 2020, if you contact NGAMS.  There are 4 easy ways to register for the conference.  Members may register at https://www.ngams.org, Events, State-conference, Individual-information or download and complete the registration form and mail to NGAMS or scan and email to gtaylor@ngams.org or fax to 601-353-1207.

Hospitality rooms will be in the Golden Nugget.  All units will have hospitality rooms provided at no cost to the units beginning Friday, May 15, 2020.  Rooms should be coordinated with Capt Jessica Green at 228-424-6666 or jessica.l.green42.mil@mail.mil.   The “AT EASE GANG” will have their own hospitality room again this year.

Information on events can be found here:

As we often get this question from spouses and guests here is a guide for attire:

Sporting Events:          Casual or attire appropriate for the event.  Collared shirts are required for golf and tennis.

Friday Night Social:     Roaring Twenties or casual attire.  There will be music and dancing for those who are so                                            inclined.

Business Session:          Military:  ACU or ABU.  Civilian: Business casual.

Spouse Luncheon:       Roaring Twenties or casual attire.

Unit dinner:                 Military:  Mess Dress or ASU with bow tie/Class A

Men:  Suit or coat and tie; no tuxedos required; Women:  Short or long evening dress.

We hope you will also make plans to attend the 142nd NGAUS Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, August 28-31, 2020.  No deposit needed at this time, just contact Greg Taylor at gtaylor@ngams.org with your name and email address (civilian preferred) if you want more information as it becomes available.  I look forward to seeing you in Biloxi.

Sincerely,
Allen McDaniel
Executive Director