NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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Nation’s governors seek to modify National Guard act  The Gazette Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The nation’s governors issued a statement urging Congress to consider modification of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to allow the National Guard to preserve its readiness through the Military Technician program. National Guard dual-status military technicians are full-time, federally funded uniformed employees of the state military department who serve as their governor’s immediate response force in times of emergency such as tornadoes, floods, wildfires and civil disturbances, according to the National Governors Association statement. Read More…

Provide your feedback on the NCNGA Convention  NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

If you attended the 2017 North Carolina National Guard Association National Convention, click on the link below to provide your feedback. The survey will assist the association in preparing for future events. Read More…

NCNGA Legislative Initiatives 2017  NGNA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The North Carolina National Guard Association holds several legislative initiatives to the benefit of its members. The initiatives are aimed at improving the quality of life for its members.  Read More…

GOP lawmakers push to end sequestration  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

More than 140 Republican members of the House have pledged to vote for legislation that would repeal sequestration for national defense. In a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, the lawmakers tell the House speaker to “bring a measure to the House floor” that would end the mandatory budget caps put in place by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Read More…

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

In 1968, at Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam, the second Air Guard unit to arrive in Vietnam is Iowa’s 174th Tactical Fighter Squadron. When not engaged in combat operations, many of the men volunteered their time to work with abandoned children in nearby orphanages. The medical personnel treated Vietnamese civilians for a variety of diseases and injuries under the MEDCAP (Medical Civic Action Program) project. Read More…

Support NGAUS in time for the Convention NGAUS 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…

Military prices available on travel services  MWR Leisure Travel Services Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

It’s getting time for the kids to get out of school and families to think about getting away! Here are some opportunities for travel deals. Read More…

NGAUS, EANGUS seek tax help for Guardsmen  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

NGAUS and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States are seeking tax reform to benefit National Guard members and have made those feelings clear in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate finance committees. Read More…

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