NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017

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Transcom Commander: Growing global complexities require global organization  U.S. Department of Defense Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The world is becoming ever more interconnected, and the U.S. military must be a global force to meet the challenges of an interconnected planet, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently. Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew told the senators that his command was “born global” and it is the glue that ties the military together, gets military forces where they must be and sustains them. Read More…

Double amputee veteran inspires as police officer  By Denise A. Valenti Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Matias Ferreira recently joined more than 40 other military veterans in graduation and acceptance into the ranks of the Suffolk County Police Department in Long Island, New York. In fact, he was voted as the class president. Ferreira stood upright and proud as he accepted this responsibility — on two prosthetic legs. Ferreira lost both his legs below the knee after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving with the Marines deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. Read More…

Technicians Disability Insurance  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

This disability insurance is a substitute for lost income if you are disabled, as defined in the policy… so you and your family can carry on with financial responsibilities. Click here for details. Read More…

Support the NCNGA while you’re shopping  NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Help to support the Association through your weekly purchases, travel planning and business expenses. We have a new portal with more than 150 top companies that will make a donation back to the Association. The NCNGA’s partnership includes online purchases made through companies like Target, Amazon, Expedia, etc. Participation costs you nothing more and you go directly to the websites with all their general sales and promotions. The only thing you need to do is use this portal to select your partner and the Association will receive a donation back from these businesses. It’s an easy and great way to support our mission every day. Read More…

5 obvious signs someone has true leadership ability  Inc. Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Sometimes the only way you’ll truly know whether the skills a leader possesses is genuine is to measure a manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, “This is too good to be true.” They are often referred to as servant leaders, conscious leaders, authentic leaders or transformational leaders. Read More…

Durham deputy honored for heroism in rescuing two drowning girls  The News & Observer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The North Carolina National Guard has recognized Durham County Deputy David Earp for his heroism while responding to an emergency call involving two children at risk of drowning on Sept. 20, 2015. Earp was one of five recipients of the North Carolina National Guard’s Soldier and Airman Medal. Service members are eligible for this honor if their act of bravery saves lives at risk of their own. Read More…

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

In 1959, in Washington, D.C., former President Harry S Truman, who was a Guard captain commanding Battery D, 129th Field Artillery from Missouri during World War I, is the honored guest at the dedication of the new National Guard Association “Memorial” on Capital Hill. The Association, organized in 1879, is a private organization with membership restricted to National Guard officers (active and retired), and represents Guard political and financial interests to members of Congress on actions prohibited by federal law for the Guard Bureau to pursue. Read More…

Study seeks NC military families, up to $400 for participation  USO  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Promoting Strong Military Families is a research study seeking North Carolina military families. Families with children age 10-12 are being sought for participation in the study. Enroll now for the chance to earn up to $400 in Amazon gift cards!  Read More…

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