NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017


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1st Annual Association of Logisticians Golf Tournament NCNGA
Please make plans to join us on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at Cedar Rock Country Club for our 1st Annual Sustainment Association Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the North Carolina National Guard Association of Logisticians. We also will be doing a 50/50 raffle at the tournament.

Entry fee includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch, and 2 mulligans. Tickets will be put into the raffle box for door prizes when entry fee is paid. Lunch will be served approximately 1:00 pm immediately following play. 1st and 2nd place teams, Closet to the Pins and Longest Drive Prizes will be awarded. Sponsorships may be purchased for a $50.00 donation and will be recognized on banner at club house.

Sign up as a foursome or individuals will be paired up. Please make checks payable to NCNG Association of Logisticians, and mail to MAJ Brian Castle at 1535 Beecher Anderson Road Lenoir, NC 28645. The address for the golf course is The Cedar Rock Country Club, 2065 Cedar Rock Estate Drive, Lenoir, NC 28645. Phone = (828) 758-4452. Contact MAJ Brian Castle (984) 661-1237 or SSG Richard Crump (828) 310-4004 with any questions. Read More…



NC governor declares state of emergency ahead of ‘powerful’ Hurricane Irma: ‘Get ready’ Herald Sun 

As Hurricane Irma bears down on the Caribbean and Florida, the governors of the Carolinas have declared states of emergency. Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, which will go into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday. Cooper said the state is considering possible impacts to all 100 counties across the state. “It is not too soon to get ready,” Cooper said. “Irma is a powerful storm.” Read More…


North Carolina National Guard Conducts New Equipment Training on Textron-Built UAS Platform
 Executive Gov

The North Carolina National Guard has conducted new equipment training activities near Fort Bragg for six weeks to evaluate the latest model of the Textron-built RQ-7BV2 Shadow tactical unmanned aerial system. The U.S. Army said Friday that the latest model features several upgrades which help meet NATO regulations on interoperability and communications security as well as allow for increased range and longer flight duration. Read More…


NC National Guardsman recounts Harvey helicopter rescues, is now readying for Irma WNCN 

North Carolina National Guard members who traveled to Texas to help rescue people suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey are back home, and they are already preparing for the next storm. They are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma and the possibility that it could impact the East Coast. As for what the crew saw in Texas, North Carolina National Guard Cpt. Aaron Mahoney got a clear view of what was left after Hurricane Harvey. Read More…

New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better military intelligence, longer flight time US Army 

The North Carolina National Guard’s Detachment 1, D Company 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 17 – Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow. This newest version of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is visually similar to the previous model, but with several upgrades including longer flight durations. Read More…

Navy Evacuates 5,000 Personnel, Readies Warships for Hurricane Relief Epoch Times 

Military bases in Florida are going through staged evacuation checklists as Hurricane Irma threatens to sweep through the state with devastating force. Around 5,000 nonessential personnel, including family members and civilians, are already being evacuated from Naval Air Station Key West as the Category 5 storm barrels through the Carribean. Read More…

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy thrives through support Sampson Independent 

As the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program celebrates 25 years, local and state supporters are continuing to build relationships to help cadets. Sampson County is home for one of two academies in North Carolina. The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is just two years away from celebrating a milestone of 25 years. Read More…

September — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1986 Off the Coast of Florida – An F-106 “Delta Dart” of the 125th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron encounters a Soviet Air Force Tu-95 “Bear” bomber flying parallel to the twelve-mile limit of U.S. airspace as it makes its way from Russia to Cuba. These are routine flights which are just as routinely met by Air Guard fighters who act as ‘escorts’ to be sure the bombers pose no threat to the U.S. homeland. Since 1953 Air Guard fighter-interceptor units took on an air defense mission, challenging unidentified aircraft flying into American airspace. Air Guard pilots and aircraft stood alert 24 hours a day, every day. This mission grew each year and by 1965 the 22 interceptor squadrons flew 30,000 hours and completed 38,000 alert sorties. By 1988 the Air Guard provided 86% of the Air Force units assigned to national airspace security. In the post 9/11 environment the Air Guard has continued and expanded its role in homeland defense by flying overhead cover for major cities in times of heightened alert as well as investigating all suspicious air traffic heading toward or across the country. Read More…

At 97, WWII veteran reflects on service, sacrifice The Wilson Times 

Normandy was just a name on a map to Jesse Lester Barnes as he grew up in eastern North Carolina. And while the conflict brewing in Europe was far from his Wayne County farm, he saw the writing on the wall and joined the military at 20. “I joined the Army on June 12, 1940, to keep from being drafted,” the 97-year-old man said. “They were debating the draft law, but I knew I didn’t want no part of that or the infantry. My daddy knew the same, so he told me if I wanted to join, he’d sign the papers.” Read More…

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing N.C. boaters ABC13 News Now 

August 27, the men’s capsized boat was discovered near Oak Island, North Carolina. A Coast Guard C-130 Super Hurcules aircraft crew found the boat. The Coast Guard, Navy and other agencies searched 33,154 miles for 247 hours off the North and South Carolina Coasts. The two men, Steve Chaney and David Hambrick of Gaston North Carolina have not been found. Read More…

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