NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

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US, South Korean forces partner to feed troops  U.S. Department of Defense Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The dining facility is a critical element in supporting troops so that they can carry out their missions, so it comes as no surprise that service members from multiple units and branches worked together to support Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 17 in Pohang, South Korea. The Army’s 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command oversaw the main dining facility at the 1st Republic of Korea Marine Corps camp. The Navy provided meals at Pier 9 and the 2nd Infantry Division maintained a combined dining facility with South Korean soldiers at the Area Distribution Center. Troops from those units worked in the dining facilities and were joined by soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, the 8th Army and the North Carolina Army National Guard. 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…

Trump signs veterans bill eliminating expiration date on health care treatments  The Daily Caller Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation that eliminates an expiration measure enacted by the 2014 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. Following the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs three years ago that showed many veterans died while waiting for appointments, Congress passed the Veterans Choice Program. The 2014 initiative ensures that U.S. veterans do not have to wait long periods of time or drive long distances to get their healthcare needs from a provider and can opt instead to receive healthcare from a local provider. Read More…

Are you up to date on your NCNGA Life and Disability Insurance policies?  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Please review the attached flyer and click the link below to find out more about insurance offered by our Association. Take a moment and review your beneficiaries and coverage amounts. Our insurance offers exclusive coverage without many of the clauses found in typical consumer insurance and our goal is to have the payment processed within 24 hours. Read More…

Army expands search for Guard, Reserve officers and NCOs who want to go on active duty  Army Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Army is knee-deep in its effort to grow the active component to 476,000 soldiers by the end of September. The next step: Bringing Army Reserve and National Guard troops on active duty. Since opening up the Call to Active Duty program to officers and warrant officers earlier this year, the Army has received about a thousand applications, according to the head of Army Human Resources Command. And the program has now been extended to noncommissioned officers. Read More…

Play golf and support the NCNGA Educational Foundation  NCGNA Educational Foundation Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The NCNGA Educational Foundation has scheduled a golf tournament for May 3, 2017, at Pinehurst Golf Resort. Entry fees are due by Friday, April 14, 2017. The tournament is open to all golfers and guests. Proceeds go to the NCNGA Educational Foundation. Read More…

National Guard Association of the United States Fellows Program  NGAUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Fellows Program is designed to bring Army and Air National Guard Lieutenants, Captains and Warrant Officers (in the grade of WO1 and/or CW2) to the Headquarters of the NGAUS for a period of one year. The intent of this program is to help develop practical experience in the fundamentals of interaction between the U.S. Congress and the agencies that affect the National Guard in both state and federal missions. Read More…

Tar Heel native assumes command of 60th TC  382nd Public Affairs Detachment via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Service members assigned to the North Carolina National Guard’s most diverse brigade converged onto an enclosed assembly hall to welcome a new leader at their headquarters in Raleigh. U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey Bain, a Tar Heel native and military career logistician, took command of the 60th Troop Command from Col. Ephraim E. Grubbs, III. Read More…

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