NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for March 2 2017

March 02, 2017

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Active Army seeks Guard, Reserve officers  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Officers and warrant officers in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve can jump to the active component if they are in certain specialties and grades. The announcement was made recently by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Read More…

NCNGA 56th Annual Convention registration continues  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. You can register and see more details at Read More…

Support the Association and win BIG!!! NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The NCNGA will have an opportunity for members to win a Yeti Cooler, IPad Air, gift cards, golf gear and trips for $5 a ticket at this year’s convention. Those members purchasing $15 of tickets or more will receive a free convention t-shirt. Be sure to stop by the NCNGA store to purchase tickets. All the proceeds will help us with our member programs and services. Read More…

NCNG State Command Chief Warrant Officer included in book of tributes  Today  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

NCNG State Command Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Five James Herring’s portrait is among the portraits published in former President Bush’s — book, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.” Read More…

North Carolina National Guard firefighters train rescue operations  North Carolina National Guard via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Instructors from the North Carolina Air National Guard, 145th Civil Engineer Squadron, train airmen from across the country in high rope rescue techniques and confined space rescue operations at the 145th Regional Training Site in Stanly County. The training is called Urban Search and Rescue I and it teaches students rope techniques, how to repel, high line technique, how to package a victim safely and how to retrieve victims from confined space such as a rubble pile or damaged building. The instructors are airmen and seasoned firefighters stationed at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Read More…

7 leadership insights from West Point  Forbes  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

What are the key characteristics of successful and charismatic leaders? Below are seven leadership characteristics taken away from the experience of the Leadership Speaker’s Academy recent session with 80 business and thought leaders at West Point. Read More…

VA to begin processing Camp Lejeune toxic water claims Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Department of Veterans Affairs expects a surge of compensation claims totaling more than $2.2 billion from veterans exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., but nothing compared to the “tidal wave” of cases that came out of the Agent Orange class-action suit. After years of lawsuits and appeals, acts of Congress and amendments since the contaminated water at the Marine Corps base was confirmed in the 1980s, the VA will begin accepting claims March 14 for disabilities stemming from eight presumptive conditions. Read More…

Bill protects education benefits for Guard  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Legislation was to be introduced by five Democratic senators that would address several issues for National Guard and Reserve members, including a disparity between components regarding education benefits. The Educational Development for Troops and Veterans Act ensures that deployed reserve-component members would receive Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits equal to those enjoyed by active-component members, which is now not always the case. It would also protect them from lost wages while deployed. Read More…

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