NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for February 2, 2017

February 02, 2017

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These new Guard and Reserve units will deploy with active Army divisions and corps  Army Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

When the 1st Infantry Division headquarters deployed to Iraq late last year, they brought with them about 100 Nebraska National Guardsmen. The addition of the Guard soldiers is part of an Army initiative to round out its active-duty division and corps headquarters elements during deployments. Read More…

NCNGA meets with legislative representatives NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

On Feb. 1, our North Carolina National Guard Association had a wonderful response during our Legislative Day. Members of the association discussed this year’s initiatives (increases to the Pension and Tuition Assistance Program and participation in the State Employee 401k) and gained support. Our representatives met individual House and Senate members and hosted a BBQ lunch reception at the General Assembly. NCNGA President John Ebbinghausen also presented Sen. Tillman with the NCNGA William Polk Award for his support of our organization and Guard as a whole. Read More…

National Guard gets new 2-star general  The Mount Airy News Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Local National Guard soldiers have a new senior command officer after a promotion was announced recently. The North Carolina National Guard promoted Jim Ernst from brigadier general to major general during a ceremony at NCNG Joint Force Headquarters. Along with getting a second star, Ernst stepped up in job title, too.  Read More…

NCNGA 56th Annual Convention registration open  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Our North Carolina National Guard Association and Time and Place Committee are proud to announce that this year’s 56th annual Convention will be hosted at Sea Trail Resort in Sunset beach between March 18-19. It has been a number of years since we have been at Sea Trail and the coast, we are happy to bring it back by popular demand. With the great accommodations and amenities at the resort we believe this year will surpass previous years’ attendance, so we encourage you to book early. We are currently wrapping up items like our agenda, entertainment and Convention theme. Once we have these locked in we will push it out through our Facebook page and Weekly Guardsman. We appreciate your support and encourage you to take full advantage of our Early Bird prices. You can register and see more details at Read More…

Corporate Sponsorship program available through NCNGA  NGNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The North Carolina National Guard Association’s Corporate Membership Program is designed to acknowledge those corporations committed to a strong national defense through a well-manned and equipped North Carolina National Guard. Membership includes Exhibit Space at the 2017 NCNGA 56th Annual Convention, scheduled for March 18-19 at Sea Trails Resort in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Read More…

Familiar faces in new places: Lawmakers to watch on defense in 2017  Military Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The commander in chief isn’t the only new face in Washington that troops and veterans should be keeping an eye on. The new session of Congress that started earlier this month brought with it a host of familiar lawmakers in new leadership roles who could have profound effects on military and veterans policy. Here’s a look at some of the new assignments for key congressional figures whose moves could be as important as Trump’s for defense advocates in the months to come. Read More…

When tank airborne units jumped into combat  Scout  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Airborne forces face a problem whenever they have to jump behind enemy lines — whether it’s to seize an enemy airfield or to take and hold territory. The paratroopers can’t bring their own armor support, because America doesn’t currently have an airborne-certified tank or large armored vehicle. Read More…

5 leadership mistakes to stop making now  By Catherine Iste Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

By reading this article, you will already avoid the first mistake: thinking you are done learning how to be a good leader. Though it may seem that people never change and management principles all boil down to the same few tenets, good leaders know they need a commitment to sharpen and expand the tools in their toolbox. The bottom line is, strong leaders find a way to illustrate or illuminate the path for us, inspire and support us on our journey and celebrate all our wins. Read More…

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