NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017


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ProTrain, LLC, Opens Career Pathways Institute in Raleigh NCNGA 

ProTrain, LLC, a national educational leader is pleased to announce that they have leased new classroom space from the North Carolina National Guard Association in Raleigh where their new Career Pathways Institute (CPI) will open in September.
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Carolina Woodstock 2017, A Patriotic Music and Art Festival NCNGA 

Carolina Woodstock 2017, a patriotic music and art festival, will be taking place THIS WEEKEND, from August 18th to the 20th at Lenoir County Fair Grounds, Kinston NC. Admission is free to all veterans with ID and military auxiliaries. Click the link to learn more about the event! Read More…

Support our North Carolina National Guard members. NCNGA 

The North Carolina National Guard Association (NCNGA) is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious military nonprofits in America. We are proud to have the support of our many members, corporate partners and patriotic private citizens throughout the years. By popular demand, the NCNGA has developed a one-stop-shop website to offer opportunities to support our mission and members. The website offers opportunities for individuals and corporations to make a donation, join as a member, sponsor our events or honor a past Soldier or Airmen in our memorial program. To find out ways you can support our dedicated current, separated or retired National Guard members click this link Read More…


Brig. Gen. Gary H. Pendleton brought into LDL NCNGA 

The Legion de Lafayette (LDL) is the major donor society of the National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF). The mission of the foundation is to preserve the history and heritage of the National Guard of the United States for present and future generations. The foundation administers the National Guard Memorial Museum, Library and Archive in Washington, DC. as well as the National Guard Monument overlooking Omaha Beach in France, and scholarships for the children of fallen Guardsmen since 9/11.

Legion de Lafayette membership offers donor a number of very high-visibility opportunities and access to a number of events, year-after-year. We are so proud to have hundreds of companies – large, medium, and small; and individual donors in the LDL family. Donations are fully deductible as charitable contributions and the recognition and benefits within NGAUS and the Guard community are second to none.

All donations made to the National Guard Educational Foundation are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

We are honored to include Brig. Gen. Gary H. Pendleton into the Legion de Lafayette family and salute his generosity and commitment to telling the National Guard story.

Study seeks NC military families, up to $300 for participation NCNGA 

Here’s something for you! A research study looking at ways to keep NC military families strong! Are you current National Guard, Reserve Component or Active Duty, have 1 or more children aged 10 to 12 years, and live in Craven, Cumberland, Harnett, Mecklenburg, Onslow, Wake County? Enroll Now! Read More…

Congratulations, 2017 NGAUS AWARDS North Carolina National Winners NCNGA 

Congratulations to the following 2017 NGAUS AWARDS North Carolina National Winners, to be honored in Louisville at the National Convention

Charles Dick Medal of Merit
U.S. Rep. Walter Jones

Valley Forge Cross for Heroism
SGT Charles D. Roper

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers
CPT Sean R. Daily

Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael S. Harris

Hiring Event for NC State NCNGA 

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…

Fayetteville community honors fallen NC soldier at procession ABC11 

The community honored the memory of a North Carolina soldier killed in Afghanistan Monday. Army Spc. Christopher (Chris) Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, NC died in Afghanistan on August 2 when his patrol vehicle was struck by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device. Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana, was also killed. Read More…

August — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1969 Mississippi Gulf Coast – Hurricane “Camille” slams into the state packing winds up to 215 mph (Category 5). It kills 136 people across the state, mostly along the coast.More than 3,200 Mississippi Guardsmen, Army and Air, are called to active state duty to render aid ranging from evacuating citizens from flooded areas to providing housing in armories for the homeless, to traffic control and protecting heavily damaged communities from looting. Some of the men were on duty for more than a week. The storm quickly moved north dumping huge amounts of rain in the mountains of western Virginia, causing massive flooding and killing at least 100 persons. Nearly 700 Virginia Guardsmen, like their comrades in Mississippi, immediately began search and rescue operations. Helicopters from Company A, 28th Aviation Battalion were being used to look for people stranded in cars, on top of their houses and stuck in trees, swept away from their homes by the floods. Meanwhile motor patrols set up road blocks around washed out bridges and roads. Other Guardsmen patrolled devastated areas to keep out looters. Air Guard units from 18 states ranging from New Hampshire to California helped by flying in food, medicine, tents and other needed emergency supplies. In all, the storm, caused over $4.2 billion (1969 dollars) in damage and cost the lives of at least 255 people. Read More…

Author on a mission to make sure WWII 30th Infantry Division veterans finally receive award signed by Pres. Eisenhower Ormond Beach Observer 

The year is 1946 and President Dwight Eisenhower has signed a presidential unit citation for a band of 12,000 national guardsmen who became the top infantry division in Europe during World War II. However, it’s been over 70 years and the award was never issued. Local author Robert Baumer has made it his mission in the last three years to change that Read More…

SERVING STRONG: Childhood ambition comes true in Army Fort Campbell Courier 

Cats and dogs of different breeds and sizes stream into the makeshift veterinary office, accompanied by owners who may offer a grateful hug for the chance to get their pets the health care that they need. Some patients will greet you joyfully, others will cower and try to hide. Scratches and bites that draw blood are an accepted hazard. You do your best to keep them calm, holding them to ease their fears, and in return you might receive some friendly licks to the face. Read More…

Veteran’s Freedom Rally set for Saturday, August 19 Morganton News Herald 

The Concerned Veterans for America invites the community to celebrate freedom with them once again. The organization will hold its second annual Freedom Rally on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Waldensian Trail of Faith in Valdese. The event will include a performance of bluegrass and gospel music by the Tallent Family and presentations on various topics of concern to veterans, according to a press release on the event. Read More…

Volunteers stuff backpacks for military children Fayetteville Observer 

By the end of the day, 1,200 backpacks would be stuffed with all the essential school supplies children need for note-taking, research projects and any class assignment a teacher makes this year. The event, organized by nonprofit Operation Homefront, distributes backpacks to preregistered children of Fort Bragg’s soldiers ranked private to staff sergeant. Read More…

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