NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

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Teams defend against simulated attacks in cyber Guard exercise  U.S. Cyber Command via Department of Defense Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Imagine if you will, a range of worst-case cyber scenarios, rippling across U.S. critical infrastructure all at the same time. Across the country, system outages caused by cyberattacks disrupt hydroelectric dams, shipping ports and electrical power grids. Meanwhile, hacks into the financial sector trigger drastic drops on the New York Stock Exchange, and senior government officials are questioning whom to trust after a spate of phishing emails attempted to gain access to protected data repositories. The massive power disruptions leave millions in the dark, frustrated, confused and without relief during the year’s hottest months. Read More…

Hiring event set for NC State  NCNGA Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

If you are a military service member, a Veteran, spouse, or dependent of a service member interested in networking or looking for a career opportunity, please save the date of Aug. 23! The 2017 Raleigh Hiring Event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the NC State Witherspoon Center features employers from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas. Register for the 2017 Raleigh Hiring Event and our services by calling 984) 664-6463 or visiting the websites listed in the attached flyer. Read More…

First Team troops evacuate ‘casualty’ to Romanian hospital  7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment via Fort Hood Sentinel Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Soldiers with 1st Cavalry Division Artillery; 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade; 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, North Carolina National Guard and aviation assets from 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, executed a training exercise to rehearse their procedures for casualty evacuations and medical evacuations at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, Romania recently. A collection of National Guard and active-duty units are currently in Romania to participate in Exercise Getica Saber, which runs concurrently with Saber Guardian, a U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational exercise that spans across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania with more than 25,000 service members from 22 allied and partner nations. Read More…

Special ops forces among 16 dead in Marine Corps plane crash  CNN  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Seven of the service members killed in a military transport plane crash in Mississippi were from an elite Marine unit based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The other nine Marines killed were from Orange County, New York, county executive Steve Neuhaus said. The KC-130T aircraft was based in New York, officials said. Read More…

North Carolina Museum of History to participate in Blue Star Museums  The Daily Record Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh has announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. Read More…

Congress and the Air Force are in a space war  CNN  Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Congress and the Air Force are going to war over outer space. The Air Force has launched an effort to stop a proposal approved by a House committee last week to create a new “Space Corps” under the Air Force’s umbrella. The proposal, which was included in the House’s National Defense Authorization Act, would set up a Space Corps in the mold of the Marine Corps, which is a separate military branch that’s housed within the Navy. Read More…

Do leaders need to be inspiring?  By Catherine Iste Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Does the founding partner at a law firm need to be as inspiring as the executive director at an equally-large nonprofit? The adjectives describing the type of leader we are have become critical. This three-part series reviews some common but different leadership descriptors — like innovative and transparent — and whether to embrace or ignore them. This article considers when and whether it is important to be an inspiring leader. Read More…

National Guard Soldier serving in native country  7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment via DVIDS Share on LinkedinShare on TwitterShare on Facebook

Spc. Gizela Lupescu of the North Carolina National Guard is currently serving from her native country of Romania during exercise Getica Saber at the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, Romania, July 9, 2017. Getica Saber 17 is a U.S-led fire support coordination exercise and combined arms live fire exercise that incorporates six Allied and partner nations with more than 4,000 Soldiers. Read More…

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