NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

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The effect of PTSD on the heart  By Denise A. Valenti Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Suffering a traumatic event and having underlying cardiac or systemic risks can result in even greater risk to health and risk of mortality. Roughly 8 percent of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime, and in any given year 8 million adults manifest post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. As researchers study PTSD more, they are finding a complex interaction between PTSD and medical conditions, especially those affecting the heart.  Read More…

NGAUS seminar covers mental-health care  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The phrase “unique challenges” was uttered multiple times at the National Guard Memorial, the NGAUS headquarters in Washington, D.C. Several speakers at the Reserve Component Mental Health Seminar used those words to describe how National Guardsmen and Reservists lack the tight-knit bond of an active-component unit or live far from capable providers or fear the effect of a mental-health diagnosis on their civilian careers. 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…

USACAPOC dedicates new headquarters to fallen N.C. soldier  The Fayetteville Observer Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Pfc. Alan H. Newton had a seemingly endless supply of love. While he was known for rescuing any animal spotted near his family’s home in Star — and a few people in need, too — Newton’s greatest loves were his family and his country, officials said. Nearly eight years after he was killed in Afghanistan, Newton’s two biggest loves intersected Tuesday at Fort Bragg as his family, who traveled from Asheboro and Wilmington, helped dedicate the Pfc. Alan Newton U.S. Army Reserve Center. Read More…

Subcommittee approves Guard MILCON money  NGAUS  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

A subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved more than $370 million for military construction in the National Guard for fiscal 2018. The funding includes $210 million for Army National Guard projects and $161 million for Air Guard efforts. Read More…

Operation Vigilant Catamount: The JOC  North Carolina National Guard via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Operation Vigilant Catamount’s JOC is the center for all command operations and allow commanders and the different staff sections to jointly plan, monitor and guide the execution of the multiple exercises taking place throughout western North Carolina. Operation Vigilant Catamount is jointly training emergency response forces from over five different counties integrated with National Guard units from across the state as well as a National Guard unit from Tennessee. Read More…

Mattis: Military pay is ‘competitive’ even with a smaller 2018 raise  Military Times Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Defense Secretary James Mattis on June 12 dismissed concerns about a growing pay gap between service members and their civilian counterparts, calling current military salaries “competitive” with private-sector wages. “It’s a balancing act as we try and balance what we need to outfit (troops) with what we needs to bring them home victorious and what we need to pay them to maintain our obligation to these people,” he told members of the House Armed Services Committee during an unusual evening hearing. Read More…

Study seeks NC military families, up to $300 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 $300 in Amazon gift cards! Read More…

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