NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for November 15, 2018

November 15, 2018


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Tarheel Retiree Homecoming NCNGA 

On behalf of the North Carolina National Guard and the North Carolina National Guard Association, we are proud to support this year’s Tarheel Retiree Homecoming. The event will be held at Joint Force Headquarters on December 13, 2018. This annual event is one of our largest events for Retirees held throughout the year. We will be hosting various vendors, a briefing from JFHQ leadership and our annual lunch. Space is limited to 350 participants and we sell out early every year. We appreciate your service and look forward to your attendance. Registration forms are available here. Or you can register online below.

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58th Annual NCNGA Convention and NCNG Combined Ball Registration NOW OPEN! NCNGA 

Our North Carolina National Guard Association and Convention Committee are proud to announce that this year’s 58th Annual Convention will be hosted at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills in Raleigh, NC between March 16-17. This year we are collaborating with the NCNG and hosting the Combined Event/Ball. We encourage you to book early to reserve your room. Again, this year we will host our Membership Session on a Saturday and Sunday timeframe to minimize conflicts with those on a typical Monday-Friday work schedule and maximize attendance. We are currently wrapping up items like our agenda, entertainment and Convention theme. Once we have these locked in, we will post it on our Facebook page, Weekly Guardsman online newsletter, and on our website. You can sign-up for these resources on our homepage. We appreciate your support and encourage you to take full advantage of our Early Bird prices.

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Program Aids N Carolina Veterans With Cybersecurity Training US News 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina veterans, reservists and National Guard members can now get free online training to become certified in skills sought in the job-rich cybersecurity field.

North Carolina’s entry into the CyberVetsUSA initiative was announced Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration and Cisco Systems at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission. Cisco, Amazon Web Services and other companies provide content for the online classes.

Military users and their spouses who enroll in the roughly three-month classes can obtain career assistance and a free voucher to obtain industry certifications. CyberVetsUSA already is helping veterans seeking employment in Maryland and Virginia.

CyberVetsUSA says there are 18,000 open information technology jobs in North Carolina.

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Fallen North Carolina Soldier Returned to Family WWAY TV 

The body of a N.C. National Guard soldier was returned to his family Friday morning.

Sgt. James Allen Slape, 23, of Morehead City, was based in Washington, N.C. He was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Oct. 4, according to the Department of Defense.

Slape was promoted to the rank of sergeant posthumously. Officials said in a press release Slape was assigned to N.C. Army National Guard’s 60th Troop Command, 430th Explosive Ordnance Company, based in Washington.

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Veterans reflect on Veterans Day US Army 

November 11, formally celebrated as Armistice Day has been known as Veterans Day since 1954 when it was renamed.

Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918 and honors those who served in the armed forces.

Even decades before the end of WWI, President Abraham Lincoln used part of his second inaugural address to call upon the American “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

To those who served, Veterans Day is more than just a holiday, for some, it is a time of reflection on their years of service.

“It’s not just about the free meals you get,” said Tammy Fowler, who retired from the North Carolina National Guard as a Staff Sergeant after 20 years of service. “It’s a time to reflect on my past years in the military.”

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Get 20% off a Treetop Adventure GoApe, courtesy of the NCNG! NCNG 

TREETOP ADVENTURE – Way more than just zip lines, Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a 2-3 hour exhilarating journey through the forest canopy. Experience unique suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and breathtaking zip lines that will keep you flying through the trees – all with an incredible view. Supervision and other restrictions apply.

TREETOP JUNIOR (SELECT LOCATIONS) – Perfect for new adventurers of all ages, Go Ape Treetop Junior offers a 1-hour exhilarating outdoor adventure experience. Tackle elevated multi-action obstacles in the trees and close it out with an epic zip line. Supervision and other restrictions apply. Check out our website for locations with Treetop Juniors. LEARN MORE AT GOAPE.COM

Visit GOAPE.COM for the most up-to-date information on locations, pricing, height, weight, age and supervision requirements.

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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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November 15th — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1864 San Francisco, CA – The “great” earthquake strikes this morning. Within hours large portions of the city not already destroyed by the quake itself are consumed in massive, uncontrollable fires. Almost immediately the 2nd Brigade, National Guard of California, under the command of Brigadier General John A. Koster, is called up for state active duty to assist in security. The brigade consisted of one battalion of coast artillery, two troops of cavalry, three infantry regiments and one signal company. However, since many of the members of these units live in the areas affected by the quake they failed to show up, so other California Guardsmen from areas spared damage were brought in. So many men served at least some term of service, and the funds used to pay and feed them totaled nearly $400,000, that the state adjutant general reported to the Chief, National Guard Bureau that summer camp for some units of the CA NG was cancelled for 1906. Looting got so bad that the mayor issued a controversial degree allowing military and police authorities to shoot to kill any looters resisting arrest. Several looters, person’s actually attacking soldiers (usually found to be drunk) or in other ways causing “trouble” were shot by Guardsmen. The Guard remained on duty until finally released on June 2nd.

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