May 9th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
Join us in the Mile-High City for the 141st General Conference & Exhibition NCNGA
NCNG Survivor’s Outreach Fund Conducts Annual Survivors’ Outreach Event NCNGSOF
Career Support: North Carolina National Guard and Patriots Path NCNGA
The ROTC cadet who sacrificed his life to stop the UNC Charlotte gunman will be buried with military honors Task&Purpose
NCNG OCS students learn leadership by studying historical battles Army.mil
North Carolina Air National Guard Enjoys Wingman Day DVIDS
Base students honored at Month of the Military Child event Lejeune Globe
Join NGAUS and EANGUS! Your membership in our national level partner association is critical.
1st Annual American Legion Post 116 “Vets Helping Vets” Charity Golf Tournament, supporting Fisher House Foundation 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
May 9th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Join us in the Mile-High City for the 141st General Conference & Exhibition. More than 2,000 Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to connect, and get down to business setting the NGAUS upcoming legislative agenda.
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This year to simplify registration your Association has made it possible to complete all of your registration on line.
If you have any question or issues related to the registration process don’t hesitate to give Katie a call at 919 851 3390
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
(Reuters) – The slain student hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman during last week’s shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) will be buried on Sunday with full military honors.
Twenty-one-year-old Riley Howell was one of two students killed on Tuesday when a shooter opened fire with a handgun inside a classroom full of nearly 50 students. Four other students were injured.
The gunman, who authorities identified as former UNCC student Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, has been charged with two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder.
“The North Carolina National Guard will conduct military funeral honors today for cadet Howell. This action is approved by the adjutant general under state orders,” said Wells Greeley of Wells Funeral Homes in Waynesville, North Carolina.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The tradition of the Staff Ride dates back to the early 1900s when Maj. Eben Swift, the assistant commandant of the General Service and Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas would take students to visit Civil War battlefields.
Today, units across the Army, like the North Carolina National Guard’s 139th Regional Training Institute, still conduct Staff Rides as a way to enhance professional military education and training.
For the 139th’s Officer Candidate School Class 61 the Chancellorsville Battlefield near Fredericksburg, Virginia on May 3-4, 2019 gave the students an opportunity to discuss tactics and evaluate the decisions of leaders who came before them.
The 16 students were each assigned a leader certain leader at different points in the battle and presented the information they gathered about what the leaders were doing during specific moments in the battle.
Members of the North Carolina Air National attend the Wingman Day brief in a C-17 Globemaster III hangar at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, May 4th, 2019, which encompassed guest speakers including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the USO Outreach. The objective of Wingman Day is to bring Airmen together and promote positive well-being, camaraderie, and teamwork.
Vendors were also set-up to help promote Wingman Day including the U.S.O., Family Readiness, Sexual Assault Response Coordination, Veterans Affairs, and the Chaplain Corps., just to name a few. Each vendor had a table with information regarding support they offer the military as well as small tokens including items with their information printed on them such as stress balls, flashlights, and charging ports.
A multitude of guest and motivational speakers were in attendance to support and inform the Airmen including Jodie Anderson with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Daggett regarding physical training, and Jeremy Boone, professional athletic director and coach motivator.
“If your presence doesn’t make an impact, then your absence won’t make a difference; you have to be present and make a connection,” said Boone while speaking to a large group of Airmen.
The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (N.C. DMVA) celebrated the Month of the Military Child on Tuesday, April 30 at the N.C. Museum of History, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The month of April was designated as a time to honor the sacrifices of the dependent children of soldiers, Sailors, Marines and airmen serving at home and overseas. In accordance with a proclamation issued by Governor Roy Cooper, this year, the N.C. DMVA, in collaboration with the N.C. Museum of History, N.C. Department of Public Instructions Troops to Teachers Program, N.C. National Guard Child & Youth Program and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Mid-Atlantic District (Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune) conducted the first N.C. Military Child Day program in honor of the sacrifices made by military families in the state.
In addition to hosting the event, the N.C. DMVA developed a contest for DoDEA elementary schools from Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune to create a short video about “What it means to be a Military Child.” Two local classes were honored as winners of the 2019 N.C. DMVA video contest.
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!
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.
May 9th — Today in Guard History National Guard
1916 – Two months to the day after “Pancho” Villa and his rebel followers raided the town of Columbus, NM, a Presidential order places the National Guards of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas into federal service. Four days earlier, several hundred Mexican raiders overran the small hamlets of Glenn Springs and Boquillas, Texas in the remote Big Bend country, where a small cavalry detachment was stationed. The May 5 raid left four dead and two injured. The clash took several days to report to the closest post at Marfa, TX. Given this news, the Department of War realized it faced a critical shortage of Soldiers in the area. With the “Punitive Expedition” led by Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing consuming several thousand troops in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the aftermath of the Villa attack, and hundreds of others stationed outside the continental United States, the Border region required further stabilization through the immediate presence of these regional National Guards.