NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

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NCNG memorial is a golden tribute  The News-Herald  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

May is Military Appreciation Month, so named to honor all the men and women who have served in uniform in defense of our freedom. The North Carolina National Guard, which has always gone above and beyond the call of duty, is doing its part by constructing the Gold Star Family Memorial at Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh. According to NCNG, the memorial will pay tribute to Gold Star Families who lost loved ones in defense of our freedom and security. Read More…

Renew your NGAUS membership, help us meet our goal NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Support NGAUS by renewing your membership and by attending the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Membership dues are needed by the June 30 deadline to help us retain our 100 percent status. For more details follow this link Read More…

Inbound North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III tail flash unveiled  North Carolina Air National Guard via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

“This was a two to three week process involving innovation, creation, and approval. We maintained much of the same design from our C-130 [Hercules] aircraft tail flash which stems back to the F-86 Sabrejet we flew from 1959 to 1961,” stated Master Sgt. McNeill, sheet metal supervisor. The tail flash, much like an aircraft Punnett’s Square, has maintained the heritage of the 360th Fighter Squadron that was stationed in England and was deactivated after World War II. 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…

ECU recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve employees  ECU News Services via The Daily Reflector Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

East Carolina University is the first university in the country and the only employer in North Carolina to receive the U.S. Department of Defense Extraordinary Employer Support Award for sustained support of National Guard and Reserve service members. The award recognizes public and private sector employers who have demonstrated a culture of support for military members within their organization. Read More…

Lawmakers spar over new health care bill’s impact on veterans  Military Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

House lawmakers passed a controversial health care overhaul on May 4 without a clear answer on what the changes could mean for veterans. Republicans maintain that the new law won’t affect any veterans’ access to health care and related tax credits. But Democrats insist that it could jeopardize access to care for millions of veterans nationwide, and labeled it an embarrassing mistake for Congress. 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…

Guard readiness centers old, in wrong places  NGAUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

About 70 percent of National Guard readiness centers are in poor or failing condition and are functionally obsolete, according to a study required by Congress and done under the watch of the Army National Guard. Plus, several hundred of the force’s 2,300 readiness centers should be moved closer to cities with larger populations, according to a story in Army Times.  Read More…

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