NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for March 16 2017

March 16, 2017

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McCain: Guardsmen have ‘proven themselves’  NGAUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said National Guardsmen have shown the nation during the war on terrorism that they are the equal of active-component members. “There is literally no difference,” he said during an interview with National Guard, the monthly membership magazine of NGAUS. Read More…

NCNGA 56th Annual Convention this weekend  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

We look forward to a wonderful time this weekend with the start of our Annual Convention in Sunset Beach. We have included a few updates below. Our updated agenda, details about attire, location address etc. can be found on our website at or our mobile app. Our team will be on-site starting tomorrow and will have limited access to phone and email. Again, we appreciate your support and look forward to having the best convention to date. Read More…

North Carolina National Guard, Moldovan Army join in ’22 Push-Up Challenge’  WNCT-TV Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

To raise awareness for suicide, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries within the military and our veteran population, the North Carolina National Guard and the Moldovan Army joined in a “22 Push-Up Challenge.” Moldova, a state partnership program country with the North Carolina Guard, challenged the Guard via Facebook. Read More…

March — Today in guard history  National Guard Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

An American army under the command of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, which includes militia units from North Carolina and Virginia, offers battle to Lord Cornwallis commanding the British army moving out of South Carolina. Greene, who started his military career as a private in the Rhode Island militia, was one of Gen. Washington’s best field commanders. Read More…

Smart bases may be a smart idea, but can the military afford them?  Federal News Radio Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Industry has some ideas for the Defense Department on how it might be able to spare a few pennies and make its bases run more smoothly, but finding an ear in the Pentagon or in Congress is proving hard. Smart bases might be the wave of the future. They offer ways for military installations to use new technologies and big data collection to better the lives of service members and possibly save money in the long run. Read More…

The US is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait, ready to step up the fight in Syria and Iraq  Army Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The deployment will include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. About 1,700 soldiers from the same unit are overseas now, spread between Iraq and Kuwait Read More…

‘Hold harmless’ provision added to proposed tax break for disabled veterans  The Fayetteville Observer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Fayetteville and Cumberland County leaders are relieved that a state House committee decided to compensate them for millions of dollars annually they would lose if the state enacts a new tax benefit for disabled veterans. The original version of the tax break had no compensation for these revenue cuts. Read More…

North Carolina National Guard’s elite compete for top honors  North State Journal Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The strongest soldiers in the North Carolina National Guard recently put their skills to the test. Since 2008, the North Carolina National Guard has been sending the best of each brigade to compete in a weeklong tournament known as The Best Warrior competition. Held at the Camp Butner Training Site Stem, North Carolina warriors competed in tests of agility, strength, strategy and fitness. Read More…

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