April 18th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
NCNG Survivor’s Outreach Fund Conducts Annual Survivors’ Outreach Event NCNGSOF
Join NGAUS and EANGUS! Your membership in our national level partner association is critical.
Have you seen our re-designed website? NCNGA
1st Annual American Legion Post 116 “Vets Helping Vets” Charity Golf Tournament, supporting Fisher House Foundation NCNGA
Career Support: North Carolina National Guard and Patriots Path NCNGA
Announcing Registration for the 4th Annual Sustainment Ball on the 5th of October in Greensboro NCNGA
The Minuteman Muster 5K & 8K NCNGA
Hindsight is 20/20 Career Pathways Institute
North Carolina Air National Guard Shines the Light on Domestic Violence DVIDS
VIDEO: NC troops head to patrol Guantanamo Bay WRAL
Largest Guard armored unit deployment in a decade wraps up, an even bigger one is on the way ArmyTimes
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April 18th — Today in Guard History National Guard
On May 17-19, 2019 the NCNGSOF will host approximately 30 surviving families of North Carolina Army and Air Guardsmen who lost their lives while members of the NCNG for a special weekend. This annual event provides an important mechanism for families to connect, share, and heal due to the shared experience of losing a loved one during their time of service to this great state and nation. This year’s event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Raleigh and will consist of sensing sessions, a discussion panel, and a buffet dinner with guest speaker First Lieutenant Patrick C. “Clebe” McClary III, USMC (Retired). On Sunday, the signature Memorial Service will be conducted where the service member’s sacrifice will be recognized and honored. If you would like to participate or donate to make this an extra special event, visit the website at www.NCNGSOF.org and click select ‘Donate’ or ‘Get Involved’. NCNGSOF, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide support, information and services to North Carolina National Guard Survivor family members.
Check it out! Within the next few weeks you will be able to join and update your membership information on our website! www.ncnga.org
Join us as we raise funds to help support the FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION to take care of our service members and their families. Our 1 st annual charity golf tournament will be held on MAY 24 th , 2019 (Friday). The 18-hole tournament will take place at EAGLE RIDGE GOLF CLUB. We will have some great prizes on the course for you to win. Come join us for a day of golf to remember with your friends and show your support for our military heroes! This tournament is sure to be a sell-out, so don’t forget to sign your team up early!
Are you or your spouse in transition from the military, seeking meaningful employment or thinking about a new career? The North Carolina National Guard Association (NCNGA) can help. In an effort to improve career opportunities for its members, the NCNGA is looking for 8-10 Soldiers, Airmen, or Spouses to participate in a five part career support course conducted by Patriots Path. In this course you will define new career goals, map out job search strategies, identify opportunities, create personal marketing approaches and connect within the community to peers, mentors and coaches for continued networking and support. Each of the five in-classroom, interactive workshops are held in corporate boardrooms or training facilities offering students added connectivity to employers who are committed to supporting the Guard. In addition to the five group classes, student also participate in one-on-one breakout sessions with assigned mentors and coaches to cover more personalized resume writing, mock-interviews and job shadowing.
If you are interested in participating in this program please contact Larry Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-664-0308. Possible Course Locations included the Triangle and Triad area and there is no cost to association members and spouses for this course.
The Minuteman Muster 5K & 8K is part of an open house event at the NC National Guard Military Center (near the NC Fairgrounds). The event includes USATF Certified 5K & 8K Races, a National Guard & Emergency Services open house, and fun activities for everyone. Presented by Celito.net. Take the Challenge and run BOTH the 5K & 8K races. This year teams of 4 high school runners can compete in the 5K for FREE!
Runners and spectators will enjoy an open house featuring military, emergency management, and law enforcement equipment displays, a rock climbing wall, and other fun activities.
Enjoy the premium race experience provided by Precision Race with state of the art Jaguar timing, real-time race results, and automated finish line photography. The Minuteman Muster 5K & 8K races are part of the Triangle Race Series.
This year the registration price is lower than ever, but the race shirt is available as a $15 option. It will be the same design and type running shirt, but a different color.
Hindsight is 20/20. North Carolina National Guard members are eligible for up to $2000 per year for tuition assistance (TA) funding in career and professional development courses. Use yours now for a successful 2020. Choose your course at http://bit.ly/NCNG2019Catalog.
This month’s featured course is Medical Assistant Career Prep. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today. In this course you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel.
See a need; fill it! Members of the 145th Airlift Wing are encouraged, March-May, to donate needed items, including flashlights and batteries, into specified blue bins placed throughout the base for the local Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter, Charlotte, N.C.
“As a guard unit, we don’t have an in-house domestic violence support system,” said U.S. Air Force Captain Lindsey Weston, sexual assault response coordinator for the North Carolina Air National Guard. “We have the legal office and chaplains that help, but not an organization like the domestic violence shelter to process something like this, so it’s a local resource that fills the gap on something we don’t offer.”
The Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter was established in 2012 and can support up to 80 beds or 19 families and 10 single adults. The shelter staff create service plans based on the each family’s needs; some may stay longer than others based on their situations. The 40,000 square-foot facility located on 5 acres in Charlotte offers counseling, support groups, individual advocacy, substance use treatment, and life skills/career planning services. The shelter also has a donation room to assist in providing residents with needed toiletries and clothing, much like the donation drive put together by Capt. Weston and Chapter 7.
“This is a special thing we started doing,” said Tech. Sgt. Erik Maiers, Chapter 7 president. “This shelter is in our back yard. Not only is it a way for us to give back to our community, but it helps us reach many people. It also allows the shelter to take in more victims and house them until they find a new place to live.”
Guantanamo Bay is one of the most notorious detention centers in the world. The facility has held terrorists involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as the USS Cole bombing.
On Tuesday, members of the North Carolina National Guard’s 514th Military Police Group, were headed to Cuba to help patrol the facility.
WRAL’s Gilbert Baez is also headed there to tour and learn what the conditions are like.
U.S. Army brigade combat teams will deploy this summer to Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea to participate in ongoing rotations, according to recent Army announcements.
The 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan to replace 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, a March 29 news release states.
“Our great paratroopers are honored to answer our nation’s call to deploy overseas,” Col. Art Sellers, commander of the 3rd BCT, said in the release. “We stand eager and ready to work alongside our Afghan and coalition partners toward mission success in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”
The Army will deploy the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to replace the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, according to another news release.
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April 18th — Today in Guard History National Guard
1906 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..