NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for August 24, 2017

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ATTENTION all current and retired North Carolina National Guard service


Governor Roy Cooper recently signed House Bill 120 into law that makes National Guard members and retirees immediately eligible to save
hundreds of dollars on the purchase of items like eyeglasses, clothing, metal grills and fire pits, printing and furniture from Correction
Enterprises, a division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. See The Adjutant General’s letter to the NC Guard announcing the new benefit
and flyer for more details. Read More…



10th Annual Len Adams Memorial NCNGAEF Scholarship Golf Tournament Fundraiser NCNGA 

Please make plans to join us on Monday, 2 October 2017 at River Oaks Golf Club for our 10th Annual Len Adams Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation (NCNGAEF). The first $1500 raised will go to our 505ECB Len Adams Memorial Scholarship NCNGAEF Fund for the annual scholarship. All additional funds raised will go to the NCNGAEF General Endowment Fund. We also will be doing a 50/50 raffle at the tournament. Entry fee includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch, door prize tickets, and 2 mulligans. Tickets will be put into the raffle box for door prizes when entry fee is paid. Lunch will be served during the round. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams. All par 3’s will have a closest to the pin prize and we will also have a long drive prize. Hole sponsorships may be purchased for a $50.00 donation and will include a sign on the course. Fees and donations are tax deductible. Sign up as a foursome or individuals will be paired up. Please make checks payable to Donnie Mote, and mail to 7846 Adeline Lane, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. The address for the golf course is The River Oaks Golf Club, 233 Broken Arrow Dr, Statesville, NC 28677. Phone = (704) 883-8724. Contact Reggie Hill or Donnie Mote with any questions.
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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…

Support our North Carolina National Guard members. DVIDS 

The Military, including the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG), is one of many smaller pieces that make up the government of the United States of America. Recently, a group of 17 NCNG Soldiers and Airmen had the chance to see just how their piece fits into the puzzle thanks to a professional development program called Operation Potomac. The program allows young leaders to travel to D.C. and see how the Guard integrates national policy and strategy into the organization, and how the NCNG partners with the Army and Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau and NC Congressional Delegation. Read More…


Airborne Day celebrates first military parachute jump Fayetteville Observer 

Four-year-old Jonah Hiller squinted his eyes toward the sky where a member of the Golden Knights had just jumped from an airplane. “I see the smoke,” he excitedly told his father, David Hiller. About a minute later, a black and gold patch appeared. “There’s the parachute,” Hiller said. Before long, a soldier from the Army’s parachute team landed on a field about 100 feet away.
Hiller and his son came from Lexington to Fayetteville on Saturday for the National Airborne Day celebration at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. The event, which marked the the 77th anniversary of the first military parachute jump, featured displays and performances by the 82nd Airborne Division chorus. Read More…

Enlisted Leadership Symposium focuses on development tools for Airmen DVIDS 

More than 350 Air National Guard Airmen from across the 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia gathered here August 15-17 for the ANG’s Enlisted Leadership Symposium to foster leadership development and professional education. Airmen from each enlisted tier: junior enlisted, noncommissioned officers and senior NCOs, as well as first sergeants, were selected by their wings to attend and then share what they learned within their units once they return. Read More…

Newly activated Guard unit to bolster Army Cyber forces 

The newly formed, full-time Army National Guard cyber unit, Task Force Echo, activated under control of Army Cyber this week. The event marked the largest mobilization of reserve-component forces for a cyber unit in support of U.S. Cyber Command. TF Echo consists of 138 National Guard members from seven states and highlights the total Army’s capability and focus to support cyber operations and carry out defense of the Army network. Read More…

Freedom Award: Supporting Our Guard, Reserve Members DoD Live 

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan will be presenting the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to 15 worthy recipients tomorrow. Don’t know what the Freedom Award is? Lucky for you, we figured that might be the case and decided to explain it to you here. Read More…

Marine crash inquiry continues, but no answers expected soon Sun Herald 

Military investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a crash that killed 15 Marines and a sailor in Mississippi in July, but it could be a year or more until any information becomes public. In the meantime, the Marine Corps’ fleet of KC130T transport planes remains grounded. That plane is similar to the one that crashed near Itta Bena on July 10. Read More…

August — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1867 Bladensburg, Maryland – over 300 sailors and about 100 marines, coupled with a small number of active duty Army Soldiers, join a sizable force of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and District of Columbia militia in an effort to stop a British invasion force, intent on capturing the nation’s capital. Many of these militia soldiers are poorly trained and armed and their officers lack leadership skills. The British open the engagement by unleashing their “secret” weapon, Congreve rockets. Though highly inaccurate (no American was reportedly injured by one) they caused great noise and smoke, creating panic in the militia ranks. Almost as soon as the British infantry started their assault, some militia routed off the field. However some units, like the 5th Regiment of Infantry, Maryland Militia (today the 175th Infantry) and the Harford Dragoons fought a delaying action long enough to cover the retreat of other troops. The British enter Washington this evening with no further problem and burned several key government buildings, including the White House and the United States Capitol. Read More…

Search suspended for 5 in Army helicopter crash near Oahu WSLS 

The US Coast Guard has suspended the active search for five crew members missing after their Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down last week off the Hawaiian coast. “A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact,” Rear Adm. Vincent B. Atkins, commander of Coast Guard 14th District, said in a statement. Read More…

SERVING STRONG: Childhood ambition comes true in Army Assoc. Press via Washington Post 

Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state, public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. Read More…

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