NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for February 9, 2017

February 09, 2017

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Early bird prices end Friday Feb. 10 for NCNGA 56th Annual Convention  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. This year’s theme is BEACH LIFE (Be Engaged & Actively Connected Here Legislative Initiatives For Everyone) and we will be having a Luau-themed dinner on Saturday evening. The dress code for this event is Conservative Luau Dress. We appreciate your support and encourage you to take full advantage of our Early Bird prices. You can register and see more details Read More…

One more hospitality room is available NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

We have one more space available for an MSC to host a Hospitality Room. Please contact Cindy Basler if your MSC would like to host a Hospitality Room at or 919-851-3390 ext. 1. Read More…

Veteran Benefits Action Center set for Wilmington next month  American Legion District 9 Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The American Legion District 9, Department of North Carolina in cooperation with Congressman David Rouzer and The Veterans Administration is sponsoring a Veteran Benefits Action Center from March 30-April 1 at the American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina. This is a great and unique opportunity for eligible veterans and their dependents to be assisted by a combined team that includes Veteran’s Organization Service Officers, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Benefits Officials, and Healthcare Representatives. Read More…

NCGNA welcomes intern Macey Bryant NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Help us welcome our newest intern, Macey Bryant of Durham, North Carolina. Macey is a recent graduate of Northern High School and has worked as a Page in the North Carolina General Assembly and has experience with web design. She will be helping us on various projects to help strengthen your association benefits and impact Read More…

Help your association: Run for the NCNGA Executive Council!  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Nominating & Credentials Committee is actively seeking qualified candidates to run for Executive Council seats. Upcoming vacancies will be filled at the next convention to be held 18-19 March, 2017, at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Tickets for Great Raffles will be given to all voting NCNGA Members! Let your voice be heard! Read More…

Army aims for biodegradable ammunition  By John McAdams Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Will U.S. Army soldiers soon start using biodegradable training ammunition? According to a new solicitation the Department of Defense made with the Small Business Innovation Research Program, that is a goal the organization is hoping to achieve in the near future. In short, the Army hopes to start using training ammunition that is both biodegradable and contains seeds that will grow into plants to further remove soil contaminants. Read More…

Bill notes National Guard cyber skills  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Legislation introduced recently by several senators from both parties affirms the cybersecurity abilities found in the National Guard. The DOD Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act of 2017 would require the Defense Department to track the cyber skills found in the Guard and the Reserves, according to a story in The Hill, a publication that covers Capitol Hill. Read More…

Hyundai’s ‘live’ commercial puts deployed soldiers at Super Bowl with families  USA Today Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Hyundai threw a Super Bowl party at a U.S. Military Base in Zagan, Poland, with big-screen TVs and food and drink. Three soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division — Sgt. Richard Morrill, SPC Erik Guerrero and Cpl. Trista Strauch — were selected by the military to watch the game in a special way: They watched the game in individual 360-degree immersive pods that made them feel as if they were in Hyundai’s luxury box at NRG Stadium. What they didn’t know was that their families would be in the box and they would feel as if they were right there with them. Read More…

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