May 16th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
Registration is now open for the 141st General Conference & Exhibition NCNGA
Career Support: North Carolina National Guard and Patriots Path NCNGA
NCNG Survivor’s Outreach Fund Conducts Annual Survivors’ Outreach Event NCNGSOF
“Old Hickory” Division Commemorative Monument to be erected in France on Battle Site NCNGA
Local, federal agencies meet in Raleigh to prepare for hurricane season WRAL
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 16th — Today in Guard History National Guard
NGUAS 2019: Come see your state leadership as they compete with other General Officers for the longest mechanical bull ride. Join us in Denver for the 141st NGAUS Conference. This is going to be a great event that you will not want to miss.
Seats are still available for this great course, see the flyer for details and registration information
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.
World War One Centennial Commemorative Monument to be erected in France on actual battle site, September 29, 2019. No monument to this heroic action exists.
Dedicated to the North Carolinians of the 30th “Old Hickory” Division 60th Brigade American Expeditionary Force who broke the Hindenburg Line on 29 September 1918.
A meeting between local and federal emergency management agencies on Wednesday will ensure response and rescue teams are ready for hurricane season.
Lt. Col. Matt DeVivo from the National Guard said the 9 a.m. meeting at the N.C. Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh will plan and outline North Carolina’s natural disaster response.
“We’re going to discuss the steps it will take to mobilize the N.C. National Guard for a major disaster like a hurricane,” DeVivo said.
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 16th — Today in Guard History National Guard
1889 – San Isidro, Luzon, Philippines – One month after the Spanish-American War began in April 1898, an expeditionary force sailed from San Francisco to capture the Spanish colonial capital of Manila, on Luzon Island, Philippines. Because most of the Regular Army was fighting in Cuba and Puerto Rico, three-quarters of this force was composed of state volunteer units, mostly from mid-western and western states. The Spanish surrendered by August and an uneasy peace settled in. The Filipinos wanted independence and when the American government announced it was annexing the islands as a colony, the local people rose up in revolt in February 1899. By spring the American Army, still composed mostly of state units, was on the offensive cleaning out insurgent strongholds north of Manila. During this period a long-time American resident named Henry Young offered his services as a guide to the Army. He organized 25 men into a highly-mobile reconnaissance force called “Young’s Scouts” to patrol ahead of the advance. Most of the men in this unit were volunteers from the 1st North Dakota and 2nd Oregon Volunteer infantry regiments. On May 13th, a patrol of 11 Scouts plus Young charged and routed about 300 insurgents. Young was killed in this attack. Three days later (this date) 22 Scouts rushed across a bridge being set ablaze by enemy soldiers. The Guardsmen, while under a heavy fire from about 600 Filipinos across the river, succeeded in routing the insurgents and saving the bridge from burning. They continued to hold off several assaults to recapture the bridge until relieved by the 2nd Oregon. A total of 15 Medals of Honor were awarded to Guardsmen during the Philippine Insurrection. For their heroic actions in these two events ten Guardsmen of “Young’s Scouts” received the Medal, seven from North Dakota and three from Oregon.