NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017


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NCNGA visits NGAUS National Conference NCNGA
North Carolina National Guard representatives from the NCNGA recently attended the NGAUS National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Featured in the picture above is a portion of our team, pictures of our award winners SGT Roper and CW2 Harris and Major Bobby Lumsden who was elected to the National NGAUS Board. The NGAUS Conference was attended by 29 North Carolina representatives attending professional development, policy meetings and elections. We appreciate the dedication of these individuals willing to represent our State, Soldiers and Airmen in this capacity.



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…

145th Logistics Readiness Squadron Supports Hurricane Irma Relief DVIDS
In response to the state of emergency declaration by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Sept. 7. 2017, the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron was tasked to provide aide to the Logistics Support Center warehouse in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, which provides supplies such as water, meals, blankets and tarps should Hurricane Irma cause significant damage. Warehouses located in Badin and Tarboro serve as central points to distribute commodities to counties in need. The Badin warehouse is located 90 minutes east of the North Carolina Air National Guard Base making it a prime location for Airmen to provide aide. Read More…


Bunker Labs expanding its mission for vet entrepreneurs across NC WRAL TechWire 

More than 760,000 veterans live in North Carolina, representing almost 10% of the state’s total population. Overall North Carolina has the 3rd largest military population in the country when you include the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that serve at one of our 7 major military installations. North Carolina has become the first state to have Bunker Labs events in multiple cities within the 16 nationwide chapters of Bunker Labs. This is an impressive feat when you consider how spread out the military population is within our state. Post active duty service veterans are not restricted to living near bases like Fort Bragg or Camp Lejeune, in fact the biggest concentration of veterans lives in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area (97,184 veterans). Veterans from the state come from both urban and rural areas and many return to those cities and towns in North Carolina. Other service members have military spouses who grow local roots and create small businesses to support their families while they serve overseas. Many more veterans are like myself, who grew up in Ohio, but decided to stay in North Carolina because of all the natural and economic advantages the state has. Read More…

National Guard remains in Jackson County Citizen-Times 

While Hurricane Irma did some annoying damage in most of Western North Carolina in terms of high winds causing trees and powerlines to fall onto roadways, the storm set its sights most heavily in Jackson County, in particular the Cashiers area. “This area was first to get hit with the storm because of the Blue Ridge Escarpment – we always get more severe storms, especially at southern end of Jackson,” said Michael Forbis, county fire marshal. He said about a dozen homes were damaged by falling trees, “and those are just the ones that people have checked on.” Read More…

NC spared by Irma, readies to help southern neighbors North State Journal 

Officials say that at the peak of Irma-related power outages approximately 77,000 N.C. homes and businesses were dark, and by noon on Tuesday 63,000 were still without power, mostly in the west and parts of Charlotte. The Blue Ridge Parkway closed briefly due to high winds, recorded at 50 mph. Crews had to clear a rockslide on U.S. 221 in McDowell County, but overall officials say that statewide damage from Irma was minimal. Read More…

NC Air National Guard helps transfer patients from Florida to Alabama Fox46 Charlotte 

The 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron of the North Carolina Air National Guard recently assisted in the evacuation of medical patients in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma. The squadron worked hand in hand with medical first responders from the Gadsden Alabama Fire Department to successfully transfer eleven patients. Read More…

September — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1901 Buffalo, New York – Twenty-fifth President of the United States William McKinley, Jr., dies today of an assassin’s bullet shot into him on September 6th. Born in Ohio, he enlisted as a private at the age of 18 in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War (also serving as a major in this same regiment was future 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes). McKinley proved an able leader and quickly moved up through the ranks so that by war’s end he was a major. After leaving the Army he entered politics, being repeatedly elected to the House of Representatives until elected President in 1897. The most important aspect of his time as president was taking the United States to war against Spain over the issue of Cuban independence. The outcome of that war made America a world power with colonies in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. During this period nearly 200,000 Guardsmen served in the American Army seeing combat in all theaters of the war. McKinley’s Vice President, who is sworn in as the 26th President on this date, is former New York Guard Captain and Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry, “the Rough Riders”, Theodore Roosevelt. Read More…

NCNG Holds 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony DVIDS 

Soldiers, Airmen and civilians filled the auditorium at the North Carolina National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sept. 11, 2017, to participate in a 9-11 remembrance ceremony. Gov. Roy Cooper and his cabinet, as well as several Emergency Management personnel and NC Highway Patrol leadership were also in attendance. The host of the ceremony, the Assistant Adjutant General for Sustainment, Brig. Gen. Allen Boyette, asked that the audience remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. “Nearly 3,000 innocent civilians, military and extremely brave first-responders perished on this day sixteen years ago,” Boyette said. “Those who fought for their lives in the flames of the towers and the Pentagon, on board the planes, and climbing the endless stairs with fire and rescue gear, this day will be remembered forever for their sacrifice.”
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Guardsman jailed after alleged threat against Pence The Charlotte Observer 

Authorities say a National Guardsman has been jailed after a reported threat against Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash. Twenty-two-year-old William Robert Dunbar of Berlin was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. Read More…

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…



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…

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