NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017


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Few Weeks Remain in 2017 National Guard Survey NGAUS
As of right now, we have just a few more weeks for this National Survey, and nowhere near the 6,000+ responses we got last year. We are sitting at just over 1,500 and I know we can do better. Please take the survey and forward it to anyone who may have missed it.

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More NC National Guard Teams Heading to Aid in Puerto Rico Recovery WWAYTV3
More North Carolina National Guard men and women are heading to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. Over 120 N.C. Guard soldiers assigned to the 105th Engineer Battalion “Task Force Rhino”, headquartered in Raeford, and a Joint NC Air and Army National Guard communications team have been in Puerto Rico for over two-weeks supporting recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Read More…

NC Guard 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Drill DVIDS
North Carolina National Guard soldiers with the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) conducted an “all units” drill here, on Oct. 13, 2017 in preparation for Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) program. The XCTC program is an instrumented brigade field training exercise designed to certify platoon proficiency in coordination with First Army. “We are going through crawl, walk, and run phases to get units ready for deployment,” said Col. Robert Bumgardner, commander of the brigade. “You rise to the level that you train at,” he said. “We need to train at a higher level.” Read More…

USVI Relief: History in the Making St. Thomas Source
Museum historians normally research, document and catalog artifacts for their historical archives. However, the job includes much more for a pair of citizen soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard Museum and Learning Center of Excellence. Capt. Sean R. Daily, the museum’s director, and Sgt. Gary C. Spencer, the museum’s curator, are deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to document the National Guard’s response to the destruction wrought from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The two storms struck the islands with a devastating one-two punch two weeks apart in September. Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 7 and Maria hit only 12 days later, on Sept. 19. What Irma didn’t destroy, Maria drowned. Read More…

145th Airlift Wing Welcomes First Female Command Chief, Susan Dietz DVIDS
10/15/2017 – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 145th Airlift Wing celebrates U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Susan Dietz, as she assumes her role of the first female command chief for the wing during an Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Oct. 14, 2017. The ceremony was officiated by Col. Michael “Troy” Gerock, wing commander for the 145th Airlift Wing. Read More…

Veterans come for haircuts, camaraderie at assistance event GoUpstate
Hundreds of homeless veterans from across the Upstate and parts of Western North Carolina came to Spartanburg Friday for the sixth annual Upstate Stand Down. The event supports veterans in need by providing them a hot meal, dental care, clothing, bedding, haircuts and information on resources like healthcare, employment and housing. A line of volunteers cheering and waving U.S. flags greeted veterans as they walked into the Spartanburg Events and Expo Center on Pottery Road beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. Read More…

Veterans activities range from MumFest through November’s Veterans Day Sun Journal
Veterans groups around the area are active year-round, but particularly this time of year leading to November’s Veterans Day and the holiday season. Vet groups will have a presence at this weekend’s MumFest for Wreaths Across America and the local Vietnam Veterans chapter. Read More…

October — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1781 Yorktown, Virginia – After a siege of three weeks American independence is assured when a British army commanded by General Lord Charles Cornwallis is entrapped in this village. Cornwallis is compelled to surrender his more than 5,000 troops to General George Washington. Washington, himself a former Virginia Guardsman, commands a combined Franco-American force which contains in its ranks several thousand militiamen, primarily from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Read More…

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