NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018


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NC National Guard Association is currently taking applications for the Executive Director Position. For those interested, here is the job description. NCNGA 

145th Airlift Wing Welcomes New Commander and Makes History ABC11 

RALEIGH, NC — Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that he has recalled the three members of the North Carolina National Guard from the border.

He shared the following message:

“The cruel policy of tearing children away from their parents requires a strong response, and I am recalling the three members of the North Carolina National Guard from the border.”

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First Black Brigadier General In NC National Guard Credits Sharecropper Father For Success WUNC 

Gorham says in the town of fewer than 100 people, there were not explicit signs designating areas for blacks or whites only, but there were unwritten rules about race. As a kid, he once violated one by sitting at a table usually occupied by white customers. His father yanked him up from the table and tried to teach him about the race dynamics in the small North Carolina town. Gorham’s father imparted tough love and tough lessons, and he didn’t leave room for self-pity or excuses. Gorham says looking back, his upbringing set up the path for his success.

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Gov. Roy Cooper Declares June 14 The Birthday Of The U.S. Army In NC WFMY 

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared June 14 as the birthday of the U.S. Army in North Carolina.

“Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army,” said Governor Cooper. “Today’s celebration is a terrific opportunity to reflect on the Army’s contributions to our state and our country and thank the brave men and women who have served so honorably.”

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June — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1952 South Korea – Utah’s 213th Armored Field Artillery Battalion is awarded the Distinguished (now Presidential) Unit Citation for its stubborn defense of Sanghong-Jong-Ni during the Communist Chinese offensive of April 1951. The battalion, one of two from Utah in Korea, is among the eleven non-divisional National Guard field artillery battalions serving in country. Equipped with M-7 Priest self-propelled, 105mm howitzers it fired missions in support of the IX Corps. Among the units supported during this crisis was the 1st Marine Division, 16th New Zealand Artillery Regiment and a battalion of Australian infantry. The unit remained in Korea until after the armistice ended the fighting in July 1953.

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3rd NCNG Educational Foundation Cruise for Charity NCNGEF 

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.

Click below to register, or email for questions.

Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on availability and subject to change without notice.

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