NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for March 30 2017

March 30, 2017

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NCNG honors soldiers for heroism during 354th anniversary celebration  The Fayetteville Observer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Spc. Robert Shook was one of three North Carolina National Guard soldiers to be among the first to receive a new medal meant to recognize heroism in and out of uniform. The North Carolina National Guard Soldier and Airmen Medal was introduced the same day the state Guard celebrated its 354th anniversary. Read More…

Capt. Stephen Marthy 1st active duty soldier to win All American Marathon  The Fayetteville Observer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Army captain Stephen Marthy became the first active duty soldier to win the All American Marathon, leading the pack of over 600 full marathon runners to the finish with an unofficial time of 2:40.01. The fourth annual running of the All American, and its concurrent events the Mike to Mike Half Marathon and the All American 5k, attracted over 3,700 registrants across all three races, including 200 shadow runners who participated remotely overseas. Read More…

Guard plans $3.5 million armory expansion  The Daily Advance Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

In a long-term commitment to Elizabeth City, the North Carolina National Guard is planning a $3.5 million expansion and renovation to its armory on Westover Street. Maj. Kent Caldwell, director of design and project management for the NC National Guard, said recently that the National Guard is planning extensive improvements that include upgrades to electrical systems, replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and installation of new roofing and new windows. Read More…

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

In 1951, near the 38th Parallel, South Korea, the 936th Field Artillery Battalion goes into action in support of the 7th Infantry Division during a counterattack to restore and stabilize the front along the 38th Parallel dividing the two Koreas. While a number of Army Guard non-divisional, mostly transportation and engineer, units began arriving in Korea at the start of the new year, the 936th is the first to enter into offensive combat Read More…

Army studies ‘3rd arm’ device for soldiers  UPI  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying the use of a body-worn weapons mount for soldiers to carry and fire their weapons. The prototype mount is made of composite materials, weighs less than four pounds and is attached to a soldier’s protective vest. Read More…

Veteran legislators seek help for National Guard members  WRAL-TV Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

A group of legislators who served in the military introduced seven bills recently that would increase protections and benefits for the National Guard and other service members. The bipartisan effort comes on the heels of the early March announcement that at least 2,500 Fort Bragg troops will head to Iraq and Afghanistan to support anti-Islamic State efforts. Read More…

NCNGA opens application process for committee seats  NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

With the beginning of our new NCNGA year following the convention, we are in the process of filling open seats on our numerous committees. Below is a link to our application, which you can complete and send in. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to our Association. Read More…

Whole Vet — NCVEC Military Corporate Networking Event  NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Join us for the first in a series of campus visits to corporate members of the North Carolina Veterans Enablement Consortium (NCVEC) in conjunction with Whole Vet. Read More…

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