NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for October 5, 2017

October 5, 2017


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Join us for the 34th Annual Guard 2 Beach Ride! NGC
The Guard 2 Beach ride is a multi-day cycling event that starts at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, NC and finishes at the Carolina Beach Road Armory in Wilmington, NC. The event covers roughly 75 miles each day, for a total ride distance of around 150 miles. Don’t worry if this seems too long for your skill level though, because there are shorter options available for each day! Read More…

National Guard troops to deploy to Middle East Fayetteville Observer
RALEIGH – Nearly 200 North Carolina National Guard soldiers will deploy to the Middle East later this year to help in the fight against the Islamic State and a mission to deter Iranian aggression. The soldiers from the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade and the 2nd Airfield Operations Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment came together in Raleigh on Thursday for a ceremony at Hope Community Church to mark their pending deployment. On Saturday, the soldiers will fly to Fort Hood, Texas, where they will spend about two months training before deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve – the anti-ISIS mission — and Operation Spartan Shield — the deterrence mission. Read More…

Nevada Guard’s ‘gentle giant’ among 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting DVIDS
Sgt. 1st Class Charleston Hartfield, a first sergeant with the Nevada Army National Guard’s 100th Quartermaster Company and Las Vegas Metro police officer, was one of the reported 59 killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. He was 34. Nevada Guardsmen who served with Hartfield — formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division before joining the Nevada Army National Guard in 2004 — described the 6-foot-4 soldier as a “gentle giant.” Read More…

‘It’s our turn to provide aid.’ These NC troops are taking on the mess Maria made. News & Observer
Soldiers from the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command headquarters at Fort Bragg have been sent to Puerto Rico to help speed up relief work on the storm-torn island, and more will go in coming days. In addition, Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday authorized sending 200 N.C. National Guard engineers to help. The soldiers will work with U.S. Army North, based at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, which is coordinating U.S. military efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both were severely battered by hurricanes in recent weeks. Read More…

NC, SC, LA, NY National Guard sends Engineers to support Puerto Rico recovery efforts
Approximately 150 Engineer Soldiers and 60 vehicles from the South Carolina Army National Guard are heading to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria. The Engineers are part of a multi-state Engineer Task force comprised of Soldiers from North Carolina, Louisiana and New York Army National Guard. They will assist in clearing roads and reaching areas cut off from the storm as well as clearing debris and getting infrastructure restored. The South Carolina Soldiers are assigned to the 122nd Engineer Battalion headquartered in Edgefield and the 178th Engineer Battalion in Rock Hill. The multi-state Engineer Task Force will be comprised of approximately 750 Soldiers and will bring equipment capabilities such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, dump trucks and chain saws. Read More…

NC National Guard soldiers’ paychecks delayed ahead of deployment WBTV
GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) – Hundreds of soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard have gone nearly a month without getting paid because of a computer glitch in a military payroll system. Approximately 500 soldiers with the 505 Engineering Battalion and related companies based in Gastonia have been mobilized to deploy overseas this month. As part of the unit’s mobilization, the soldiers began pre-deployment training in Virginia in early September. The soldiers should have begun receiving paychecks for their full-time military service once they began their pre-deployment training, but that didn’t happen. Read More…

Guardsmen say farewell to family and friends at deployment ceremony DVIDS 

RALEIGH, N.C. – Soldiers of the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 449th Theater Aviation Brigade (449th TAB) and the 2-130th Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB) were honored during a deployment ceremony at the Hope Community Church, here, Thursday, September 28. More than 180 Soldiers and aviators from the 449th and 2-130th will deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait and Iraq. The Soldiers are trained to conduct and oversee aviation operations, reconnaissance and security, air assault and air movement, attack and combat service support missions. Read More…

October — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1781 Yorktown, Virginia – After more than two weeks of preparation the Allied armies of the United States and France complete their trench lines surrounding the British army of General Lord Charles Cornwallis besieged in this town. On this day General George Washington fires the opening shot into the British works and the siege begins. The guns, heavy French siege artillery, will pound the enemy redoubts night and day for nearly two weeks. In conjunction, several small attacks against selected British positions will be attempted. Though some fail, those upon Redoubts #9 and # 10 will succeed, hastening the British surrender two weeks later on October 19. 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.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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