NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018


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Entry now open for the 11th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament NCNGA 


Have your golf team enter an 18-Hole Tournament for a thousand dollar prize, with all proceeds going to the NCNGA Educational Foundation! Click on the link to learn more about prizes, entry, and more!

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Become a Certified Medical Assistant (before Thanksgiving)! NCNGA 

Have a great new career by the holidays and keep the laptop!

Wait…What? Career Pathways Institute has opened its Raleigh Campus, located with the North Carolina National Guard Association! We have spent years successfully providing education to employment training that gets our students into career-oriented jobs with high demand, high wage positions! Now, its available here in the RDU region conveniently at the NCNGA offices!

So… What are we talking about here? For a complete list of what we are offering this fall, check out website at Programs are in classroom and online and include certifications business, healthcare, IT and our newest addition, the Roofing Academy!

PLUS, we can accept NC TAP Funds for tuition as well as help you find other funding sources!

Check out the information below for specific information on one of the Healthcare offerings, becoming a certified Medical Assistant!

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North Carolina National Guard conducts cyber exercise with Moldova US Army 

RALEIGH, N.C. – Two members of North Carolina National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters travelled to Chisinau, Moldova, from July 15 – 20, 2018, to work side-by-side with their Moldovan Army counterparts in support of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, established by the Department of Defense.

The team conducted a Cyber Exercise Development engagement with the Moldovan Army Communications Staff on Tabletop Exercise (TTX) best practices and worked to improve joint cyber operability between the Moldovan Army and the North Carolina National Guard. The opportunity also provided a platform to discuss the use of open source cyber resources that are available to both the Moldovan military and the North Carolina National Guard.

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North Carolina National Guard allows children to experience fun activities at camp Fox 8 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. – The joyful sounds of kids from across North Carolina yelling, screaming and splashing are echoing through the woods that surround the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Education Center.

Since Alice Dean is looking at a lot of smiles, that means the summer camp is working its magic.

“There’s a lot of laughter,” said Dean. “They are not worried about what’s going on at home.”

Back at home, Dean knows a parent could be preparing for a mission that could take them away from home or even out of the United States for an extended time.

Alice Dean is the youth coordinator for the North Carolina National Guard. This week she is overseeing a camp that will give 65 North Carolina National Guard children a chance to behave like kids.

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Boone National Guard Armory to close, relocate by 2021 

The Boone National Guard Armory will close by 2021.

The Watauga Democrat reports that after more than 40 years, the building will deactivate for cost-saving measures.

According to the report, the North Carolina National Guard will relocate its operations to the new regional training center in Morganton.

The facility will be constructed with funds from the 2016 Connect N.C. bond.

An exact timetable for the move is not yet known, but the plan is for the Morganton training center to be completed by the fall of 2021.

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August 2nd — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1956 – Floyd Bennett Field, New York – Captain Norma Parsons becomes the first woman to join the National Guard when she was sworn in as a nurse in the 106th Tactical Hospital, New York Air National Guard. Only two days earlier, and after much debate, Congress finally enacted Public Law 845 allowing the participation of women in the Guard. But there were serious restrictions. Only female officers were allowed and they could only serve as nurses or in medically-related specialties such as dietitians, physical therapists or laboratory technicians. The Army Guard’s first female member was First Lieutenant Sylvia Marie Saint Charles Law who joined Alabama’s 109th Evacuation Hospital in January 1957. Not until November 1967 did Congress amend this law to allow the enlistment of women in Guard. Starting with just a few nurse-officers in the 1950s, women have steadily increased their numbers and job opportunities so that by the close of FY 2003 female soldiers in the Army Guard comprised 12.4% of its total strength while 17.4% of the Air Guard was female.

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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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