May 23rd, 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
Soldiers with NC National Guard welcomed home from deployment ABC11
NC National Guard Public Affairs Unit Returns from Atlantic Resolve Deployment DVIDS
NCNG to host Region III BWC DVIDS
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
Hindsight is 20/20 Career Pathways Institute
May 23rd — 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.
RALEIGH (WTVD) — The NC National guard welcomed home 280 soldiers from Afghanistan at Hope Community Church on Friday.
“This little guy. He was born two weeks prior to me leaving. So I came back right in time when this one turned one. So it was a great feeling to be back with them,” said Captain Peter Adegboye.
Adegboye is one of the 280 soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in April of 2018 with the North Carolina National Guard’s Task Force Panther, an Apache helicopter unit.
“The deployment itself–it was a great experience. I really am grateful to be back home,” Adegboye said.
And in the room full of supporters, no one was happier to have Adegboye home than his wife and two sons.
“I am very, very, super proud of him. And I’m proud of him as a husband, as a father and as a soldier,” said Bilikisu Adegboye.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Army National Guard honored the Soldiers with the 382nd Public Affairs Detachment during a welcome-home ceremony from their deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve in Europe at the North Carolina National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 17, 2019.
The Atlantic Resolve in Europe mission builds strong, ever-lasting bonds between NATO allies and partner nations by conducting multinational training exercises and community relation events in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.
Deployments are challenging for both Soldiers and their families, said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Craig Norton, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 382nd PAD.
“Each Soldier’s family, significant other, friends, co-workers, and community experience the challenges and demands of a deployment,” said Norton. “Without the support of these individuals and groups, we wouldn’t have been successful!”
BUTNER, N.C. – Soldiers from across the Southeastern region of the U.S. gather in North Carolina to compete in the National Guard Region III Best Warrior Competition at the Camp Butner Training Site from May 13-18, 2019.
North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands send their best enlisted and noncommissioned officers to represent their state in a demanding five-day competition for a chance to compete at the national competition later this year.
“We did the ‘Soldier of the year’ for the state,” said Spc Marina Grage, representing Mississippi National Guard. “I have been on orders training, prepping, going to the ranges, doing the new PT [physical training] test, land nav. [navigation], everything.”
Excitement builds as competitors don their best-warrior patches officially making them the 2019 region III competitors. Sponsors and competitors jump right into marksmanship qualification with the Beretta M9 and the M4 carbine rifle followed by the new modified Army Combat Fitness Test.
Day two is the most grueling day of the competition, testing soldiers’ mental and physical fortitude. The day starts with an Army Physical Fitness Test, followed by a demanding 16-station obstacle course, daytime land navigation, a mystery event and nighttime land navigation.
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!
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 here.
This month’s featured course is Pharmacy Technician Career Prep. This program prepares students to be professional Pharmacy Technicians dedicated to assisting Registered Pharmacists in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Graduates are equipped to assist the Pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders. Pharmacy Technicians also participate in ordering products and inventory control, as well as billing and receiving payments. Trained graduates that pass this course, are eligible to sit for a national certification exam.
May 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
1944 – Anzio Beachhead, Italy – Allied forces, including elements of three National Guard divisions; the 34th (IA, MN, ND), 36th (TX) and 45th (AZ, CO, OK) begin their final “push” to breakout of the besieged positions which have held them contained just south of Rome for four months. The original intent was to land behind the German “Gustav Line” (running across Italy about 100 miles south of Rome) and rush to capture Rome before the Germans could react. But poor leadership slowed down the advance and the enemy was able to seal the Allied forces on the beachhead. They shelled it constantly with heavy rail guns and bombed it from the air. Finally after four months and thousands of killed and wounded the Allies were finally able to make some headway by May 25th. The breakout will be completed on May 31st and on June 5th the Allies enter a liberated Rome. Unfortunately the achievements of these men and capture of Rome was overshadowed in the media by the D-Day invasion on June 6th.