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Save the Date — 55th Annual NCNGA Convention NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Save the Date for the 55th Annual NCNGA Convention. The Convention will be held on April 29-30, 2016 at the Sheraton Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The Educational Foundation Golf Tournament and Reverse Drawing will be held April 28, 2016. Read More…

NCNGA Membership contest ends Oct. 31! NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

If not, now is the best time to sign up. Running through Oct. 31, 2015 all new Life Memberships received will be entered into a drawing for a NCNGA PRIZE PACK. Read More…

45th Annual EANGUS Conference set for New Orleans EANGUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Early registration is available for the EANGUS 2016 Convention Aug. 21-24, 2016 in New Orleans. Participants can save $50 through the early registration. The host hotel is the Hilton Riverside at the foot of Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. Read More…

October —Today in Guard History National Guard Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

On Oct. 25, 1993, at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Colonel Irene Trowell-Harris, from the New York Air National Guard, is promoted to Brigadier General, thus becoming the National Guard’s first African-American woman to hold general officer rank. She served as the Assistant to the Director, Medical Readiness, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters, USAF. Read More…

Budget deal good news for military NGAUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The White House and leaders in Congress seem to have reached a two-year budget deal that would increase military spending and end the threat of a government shutdown. There is no guarantee it will pass, but early reports are that the deal will have the support of most Democrats and enough Republicans to reach the president’s desk within days. Read More…

This generation of military families faces the prospect of 20 years of deployments WBEZ-TV Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Never before has a US war dragged on as long as the U.S. deployment in Afghanistan. And for soldiers who signed up right before or right after the conflict began, that means the prospect of serving their entire 20-year commitment. Read More…

Fundraising effort inspired by National Guard troops Lincoln Times-News Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Last March, 167 troops from Lincolnton’s detachment of the North Carolina Army National Guard were deployed for a security mission in Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, which includes the conflict in Afghanistan. A ceremony at the James C. Warren Citizens Center brought the community together to support the effort prior to the troops receiving training in Texas, which was followed by their trek overseas. A group of people pooled their resources together in an effort to provide the troops, who are still deployed, with something special for the holidays to remind them that they are still in the hearts and minds of their family, friends and community in Lincoln County and the surrounding area. Read More…

How higher ed can best assist veteran students Diverse Education Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

From navigating the intricacies of GI Bill benefits to finding a support system, military-connected students traverse obstacles to achieve success in higher education. There are online resources through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as well as through state offices, but all too often veterans and other military-connected students (active duty and reservists) find themselves struggling to succeed in higher education. For some, it’s financial, while others may be dealing with physical or psychological injuries. Read More…

Outdoor brands bring big ideas to military gear lockers Army Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Ever since the Willys Jeep drove off the battlefields of World War II to become one of America’s favorite off-roaders, military gear has been crossing over into the off-duty pursuits of outdoors enthusiasts. But now more than ever, it’s working the other way as well, as innovative outdoor civilian gear designs find their way into the rucksacks of troops downrange. And that, in turn, is fueling even better gear on the shelves of REI, Gander Mountain and other retailers. Read More…

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