May 10, 2018
The North Carolina National Guard’s Camp Butner training center hosted the 2018 Eastern Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Matches, April 26 to May 6, 2018.
Camp Butner provides training facilities and small arms firing ranges for NCNG service members and opens their doors to other DOD agencies.
The CMP is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U.S. citizens in the responsible use of firearms and air-guns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions.
“Our main purpose for keeping the CMP Games and Matches going is to stay true to our mission statement by providing those resources to individuals that want to learn about gun safety and marksmanship competitions,” said Steve Cooper, the General Manager and Marketing Manager for the CMP Games and Matches.
New to the Eastern Games in 2018 was the addition of the CMP Cup Matches. The cup matches competitions use of different weapons including three CMP 800 Aggregate Matches followed by a 4- man Team Match and an Excellence in Competition (EIC) Service Rifle Match.
We have received the first of what will become many photos of our future Wing Commander, Col. Bryony A. Terrell. Following the Change of Command in June, Col. Terrell will be the 145th Airlift Wing’s first female Wing Commander. So how about we take a moment and get to know our future leader!
Col. Terrell entered the Air Force in 1998 and received her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Ohio University. She has experience in the Regular Air Force and Air National Guard as a support officer, maintenance officer, and operational pilot. Her command experience includes the 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., and 139th Mission Support Group, 139th Airlift Wing, Saint Joseph, Mo
The North Carolina National Guard Education Foundation is holding it’s 3rd Cruise for Charity! Royal Carribean will set sail on their Adventure Of the Seas cruise on January 19, from Ft. Lauderdale. Cabins start at $709, with a $250/person deposit. Some of the proceeds from each cabin will go to the NCNG Education Foundation.
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Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on availability and subject to change without notice.
Three Americans held in North Korea have been freed, an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of the planned summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The detainees are en route to Andrews Air Force Base with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and will land there at 2am Thursday, to be greeted by Mr. Trump
Early Tuesday afternoon, the skies outside Maj. Heather “Lucky” Penney’s office window were clear blue, much like the brilliant blue morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
That was the day Penney, then a rookie Air Force fighter pilot, was called upon to serve her country in perhaps the greatest way possible. She was asked to bring down a hijacked jetliner before it could slam into a building and kill thousands. With no missiles aboard her F-16 and no time to load, she would have to ram it, on what was essentially a suicide mission.
After a series of crashes involving military aircraft, the Air Force is requiring some of its units to undergo an “operational safety review.”
April — Today in Guard History National Guard
1775 Fort Ticonderoga, NY – Shouting “Surrender in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress” Vermonter Ethan Allen takes position of this strategic fortress without firing a shot. In fact the small British garrison had not heard of the outbreak of war at Lexington and Concord on April 19th. The joint colonial militia force commanded by Allen and Benedict Arnold of Connecticut finds more than 40 pieces of artillery inside the fort. These will be moved in an arugous (sp) winter convoy to the American siege lines around Boston, compelling the British to evacuate the city.
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