NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for December 13, 2018

December 13, 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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Member Spotlight: James Pierce, Veteran of Afghanistan & Iraq Charlotte Observer 

From protecting America to Holding on to its values, NCNGA Life Member James Pierce, is a dedicated patriot that continues his service after the military with the National Park Service, where he serves as a volunteer coordinator and is proud of his work with the American Veterans Disabled for Life for Memorial. He also serves with and supports a number of veterans organizations that serve it’s members through a variety of programs. While in the North Carolina National Guard he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 5-113th, Field Artillery, and Operation Enduring Freedom with the 514th Military Police. In During the later deployment James received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while on a dismounted patrol on Khost. Between these two combat deployment James served with the 211th Military Police Company. I would highly encourage you to take some time and listen to this interview on a great American.

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Snow storm strands baby in NC mountains. National Guard caught on camera helping out Charlotte Observer 

Members of the North Carolina National Guard were called up as the winter storm bore down on the state. They spent their time helping first responders and working with road crews as parts of the mountains got a foot or more of snow, according to the National Guard.

One guardsmen was caught on camera carrying a baby through snow-covered roads in Caldwell County, south of Lenoir. Sharing the photo, the Guard wrote on Facebook: “Earlier today a Soldier with the 883rd Eng CO assisted the NC Emergency Management All Hazard Response Team dispatched to Caldwell County transport a baby to Hudson, N.C. Well done!!”

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NC National Guard pulls ambulance out of snowy ditch in Morganton WBTV 

MORGANTON, NC (WBTV) – The North Carolina National Guard was spotted pulling an ambulance out of a ditch in Morganton Sunday.

According to Chesterfield Fire Rescue, the incident happened on Piney Road in Morganton.

Crews say the National Guard came out to support their emergency operations.

The ambulance was apparently stuck in a ditch filled with snow.

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National Guard called in as snow, ice paralyze much of Southeast USA Today 

More than 200,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee on Monday as a winter storm that spent the past week creating chaos across much of the nation crept out to sea.

Three deaths were reported after some areas were deluged with up to 2 feet of heavy, wet snow or a wintry mix that snapped tree limbs and downed power lines across the region.

Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed from Texas to the Carolinas in recent days, and almost 400 were canceled Monday in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport alone. The North Carolina National Guard helped dig out areas in the state’s western mountains.

“North Carolina has gotten through the worst of the storm, but we need to stay vigilant,” Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference Monday. “Unfortunately, the snow has turned into a nightmare and a tragedy for some, claiming three lives. We mourn them and offer our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.”

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[VIDEO] National guard rescues people, delivers food during snowstorm KSDK 

As a snow storm hit North Carolina on December 8 and 9, the North Carolina National Guard was out rescuing people

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

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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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December 13th — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1636 Salem, Massachusetts – When the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the organization of the colony’s separate militia companies into three regiments on this date the National Guard was born. Designated as the North, East and South regiments today their descendents are: North-181st and 182nd Infantry; East-101st Engineer Battalion; South-1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery.

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