NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

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Gov. Cooper declares May ‘North Carolina Military Appreciation Month’  WNCN-TV Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Gov. Roy Cooper made a major announcement to honor military members. ooper declared May “North Carolina Military Appreciation Month.” “We’re grateful for their lives. It shows us — it could happen any time and the courage that’s displayed by this guard. We’re grateful, deeply,” Cooper said of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 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…

Active shooter exercise catches Airmen off ‘Guard’  Jayhawk Flyer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The sound of gun shots rang out in Building 65, McConnell Air Force Base, during the morning hours. POP! “You’re dead!” POP! POP! “You’re dead!” Airmen were startled at their work stations as two members of the 184th Security Forces Squadron invaded the area, stating that this was an active-shooter exercise. Read More…

NCNG host TMM on Armed Forces Day  382nd Public Affairs Detachment via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Always Ready, Ready Team of the North Carolina National Guard celebrated Army Forces Day by hosting the 5th Annual Minuteman Muster. Approximately 370 competitors, which included service members and civilians, competed in one of the two premier competitive races, a 5K or 8K run/walk, and select competitors competed in two-team-competitive events, the High School Team Challenge or the Chief’s Challenge, during the abnormally hot day on the western edge of the City of Oaks. Read More…

Concord assistant manager named National Guard leader  Independent Tribune Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Concord assistant city manager has been selected for new leadership role in NC National Guard. Lloyd Wm. Payne, Jr. has been selected as the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the 113th Sustainment Brigade, North Carolina Army National Guard. Read More…

Learning never stops for leaders  By Betty Boyd Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Leaders who want to be successful cannot remain complacent — they must continue to grow through learning. Learning should be a lifelong pursuit for anyone, but it’s crucial for leaders. Studying a new area of expertise can give people a boost in achieving their dreams. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change,” said Peter Drucker, the great management coach of our time. “And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” 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…

Trump budget calls for 2.1 percent military pay raise in 2018 Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal included a 2.1 percent pay increase for military troops in fiscal 2018 — the same as was recently approved by Congress for the current year. he pay request topped the proposal by the administration of President Barack Obama for a military pay hike of 1.6 percent for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Read More…

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