July 11th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
30th Infantry Division 73rd Annual Reunion NCNGA
Announcing Registration for the 4th Annual Sustainment Ball on the 5th of October in Greensboro NCNGA
Registration is now open for the 141st General Conference & Exhibition NCNGA
The Soldiers and Airmen Fund-NC announced their 8th annual “Fairway to Honor” charity golf tournament will by played at Bentwinds Golf and Country Club, Sep. 19 NCNGA
Tell us what your Soldiers and Airmen are doing NCNGA
Your 2019 Guide to Military Pay and Benefits MilitaryTimes
Join NGAUS and EANGUS! Your membership in our national level partner association is critical.
Career Support: North Carolina National Guard and Patriots Path NCNGA
“Old Hickory” Division Commemorative Monument to be erected in France on Battle Site NCNGA
High Point Rockers Providing Tickets to Baseball Games for Service Members NCNGA
NCNGA Education Foundation: $1 / Month Campaign NCNGA
Operation Hickory Sting, NC Guard Logistics Keeps Soldiers in the Fight DVIDS
Looking for a new MOS? How about blasting rockets, artillery and missiles out of the sky? MilitaryTimes
Hindsight is 20/20 Career Pathways Institute
July 4th — Today in Guard History National Guard
July 25-28th, Raleigh NC, Ramada Inn, Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
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.
Register today, and view the call to conference!
The rate is $90.00 per person. This includes golf cart, 18 holes of golf, practice facility, range balls, beverages, lunch, magic ball putting contest, $5,000.00 individual putting contest, two mulligans and a raffle ticket for the $500.00 grand prize drawing, 3 par 3s – $5,000.00 hole-in-one on each one, longest drive and closest- to- the pin holes on all par 3’s. Cash awards for 1st and 2nd place teams.
We need your articles for our fall/winter edition of the Tarheel Guardsman magazine. Tell us about what your units are up to this summer. Please provide articles to our editor, Katie Westbrooks, at Katie@ncnga.org. Articles need to be submitted by the 13th of September.
Your 2019 Guide to Military Pay and Benefits MilitaryTimes
Military service members and veterans have seen major changes to their pay and benefits over the past year. A new retirement benefit, revised rules for Tricare health insurance and changes to GI Bill eligibility can have a far-reaching impact on the lives and livelihoods of military families around the world.
Seats are still available for this great course, see the flyer for details and registration information
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.
Will you be in High Point this summer and want to watch some professional baseball? The High Point Rockers are part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and are in their inaugural season in a brand new stadium in downtown Highpoint.
They have a Row of Honor for every home game. This programs provides free tickets for a servicembember and a guest for each home game. The servicemember is asked to wear their uniform. You can see the full home schedule at the below website.
If you are interested please contact the Association at email@example.com or give us a call at 984-664-0308 at least three days before your desire date.
You are aware of the NCNGA Educational Foundation’s fundraising efforts through the years. You’ve enjoyed our Reverse Drawings, Golf tournaments, Raffle tickets, and of course the Little Red Wagon!!
Your contributions are what makes the Educational Foundation successful. The Board of Directors would like to thank all of you for your support over the years. We recently celebrated our 50th year of operations, and since we started we have paid out almost $1.5 million in scholarships to members of the NC National Guard and their families. You can help us continue for the next 50 years with just one dollar a month!
Each year it becomes more difficult to conduct large-scale events to provide the funds necessary to operate. While our Board members participate on a 100% volunteer basis, we still have certain minimal costs to operate our office and process our annual scholarship applications and to award payments. We are asking for your assistance in sustaining our Educational Foundation.
As active or retired members of the NC National Guard Air and Army, we are asking you to consider donating just $1 each month to the NCNGA Educational Foundation. There are several ways you can donate – the easiest is to simply make a monthly commitment via our WEB site at edfoundationofncnga.org. You can also mail a check for $12 to our offices at 7410 Chapel Hill Rd/ Raleigh, NC 27607. Visit our website at www.edfoundationofncnga.org for more information.
Again, Thank you for supporting the NCNGA Educational Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
“Tactics win battles, logistics wins wars,” an ancient and anonymous military axiom proved by Operation Hickory Sting across hundreds of square miles of the High Mojave Desert where almost 4,200 Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team with nearly 350 armored vehicles and more than 1,500 other wheeled vehicles maneuvered and fought in 24-hour operations against OPFOR, or Opposing Force, Army peers who mimic weapons and tactics of the most current real-world threats at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, in the heat of early July. Multi-million dollar, jet turbine powered tanks burn through thousands of gallons of fuel, the best weapons money can buy need spare parts, Soldiers pushed to their limits need food and water, all continue mission because of the Soldiers of the 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 113th Sustainment Brigade.
“We bring the warfighter the required supplies so they can continue the fight,” Army Lt. Col. Tom Petzold, commander of the 630th CSSB said.
The Army’s new pilot Stinger missile course and the formation of a new short-range air defense unit last year are the first steps in an ambitious goal — 10 SHORAD battalions and Strykers brimming with hellfire and Stinger missiles to counter what’s being seen in Ukraine and elsewhere.
That means job openings for interested soldiers and new recruits.
A recent Army release noted that while the service has 519 positions on the rosters for the air missile defense crewmember MOS, they plan to quadruple that in the next five years as they build out those battalions and field the necessary equipment, said Sgt. 1st Class Arianna Cook, senior advisor for the 14P MOS at the ADA School.
FORT IRWIN, Calf. – The North Carolina National Guard’s (NCNG) 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) deployed to National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, California for Operation Hickory Sting in late June, 2019. The over 4,200 ABCT Soldiers will participate in a grueling test of endurance and “near-real” combat against a high-tech, cunning, and agile enemy force preparing them for deployment overseas later this fall.
“National Training Center is extremely important, we are ready, we are going overseas and need to be prepared for anything that comes along,” said NCNG Maj. Michael Pilotte, an operations officer assigned to the 252nd Armored Regiment, 30th ABCT.
“Old Hickory” consists seven battalions of Soldiers and material from the NCNG (which has four of the seven battalions) and three other National Guard states; West Virginia, South Carolina and Ohio. All flew in via charter and commercial flights from airports nationwide. From maintenance and railyard depots across the country hundreds of rail cars ship the nearly 350 armored vehicles and more than 1,500 other wheeled vehicles needed for the deployment to NTC throughout May and in the last weeks of June with firepower equal to some small countries.
The ABCT, combines the offensive punch of armor, infantry and field artillery with the skills and precision of engineers, military intelligence and logistics experts making the unit able to mobilize and deploy for offensive, defensive or stability operations anywhere in the world.
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 Medical Billing Career Prep. Employment of medical billing specialists is one of the fastest growing professions in the allied health field, projected to grow by 13 percent by 2026. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field.
July 11th — Today in Guard History National Guard
1846 – Sonoma, California – The “Grizzly Bear” flag proclaiming the “California Republic” is lowered to be replaced by the United States flag as the former Mexican colony comes under American control. The ‘bear’ flag was adopted by the California Battalion organized in Sacramento in mid June by Major John C. Fremont, a Regular Army officer and famed western explorer. As soon as he received word that the U.S. and Mexico were at war, he quickly enrolled local Anglo settlers, mostly recent immigrants from Missouri and Iowa, into a militia force. Numbering about 500 men, Fremont moved the battalion south toward Los Angeles. He soon took the city without a fight. In fact, except for one small engagement of Mexican cavalry against a force of Army Regulars lead by General Stephen Kearny, coming into California from New Mexico, the rest of the colony willingly accepted American control.