NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for June 1, 2017

June 01, 2017

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Companies find vets ready to serve  Albuquerque Journal Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. Smith also finds that veterans are ideal for his company, whose clients are mostly federal workers; anyone who’s been in the service has spent years understanding and navigating government-supplied benefits. Read More…

Hurricane season starts as NC still recovers from Matthew  WFMY-TV Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

It’s that time of the year again where we have to pay close attention to the tropics. Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30. Tropical cyclones can form any time of the year, but they are more common during the summer and fall seasons. Read More…

NCNGA Convention overstocks available NCNGA  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Take advantage of some overstock from the NCNGA Convention. Purchase an NCNG Unit Polo shirt at the discounted cost of $20. Contact us at for more details.  Read More…

Lejeune Marines honor fallen at Battleship North Carolina  Camp Lejeune Globe Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Veterans, friends, family members and community leaders honored those who lost their lives through military service during the 56th annual Memorial Day Observance aboard the USS North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina. Guest speakers included North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations East — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Col. Michael Scalise, among others. The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band played each branch’s service song in succession as veterans of their respective services stood during their song. Read More…

States look to military veterans to fill teaching positions  Education Week Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Efforts to combat teacher turnover rates in high-poverty and high-needs schools could tap into a growing pool of military veterans entering the classroom. But veterans who are interested in becoming teachers need more encouragement, and states with large military and veteran populations are offering increased support through programs like Troops to Teachers. Read More…

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

In 1906, enlisted members of the 7th New York Volunteer Infantry pose for the camera while stationed at Camp Cameron, Washington, D.C. In 1825 the unit adopted the nickname “National Guard” and proudly displayed their “NG” on belt plates, buttons, or as in this case, a camp sign. Note they are wearing gray dress uniforms, not an uncommon experience early in the war; with many Northern units in gray and many Southern units in blue. Read More…

Top general: Change needed to avoid ‘hollow Army’  NGAUS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The Army chief of staff told lawmakers recently that the service needs reliable budgets free of funding caps or it risks becoming a “hollow Army.” Gen. Mark A. Milley used those words to describe what would happen if Congress continues to pass continuing resolutions instead of budgets and fails to eliminate the Budget Control Act spending caps known as sequestration. Read More…

Guardsmen group wants Army to end longtime inquiry into recruiting bonus program  The Washington Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

A large association of enlisted National Guardsmen is calling on the Army to end its six-year criminal probe into a now-defunct recruiting bonus program, accusing investigators of inflicting “relentless harassment” on targeted soldiers. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) since 2011 has been investigating soldiers who participated in the National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or G-RAP. It created a new cadre of recruiting assistants who received up to $2,000 for each recruit they helped sign up to meet a soldier shortfall during two wars. Read More…

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