July 18th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
30th Infantry Division 73rd Annual Reunion NCNGA
College Within Reach 4-H National Mentoring Program, Mentors and Mentees Needed 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
North Carolina National Guardsmen training for 9-month deployment to Middle East ABC11
North Carolina National Guard unit returns home to Greensboro from Southwest Asia WXII
N.C. Guard work on building projects, relationships in Botswana Army.mil
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.
The College Within Reach 4-H National Mentoring Program supports military-connected students who are ready to take control of their futures! Participants will engage in fun, hands-on activities focused on exploring a variety of college preparation and workforce topics. Matched with mentors who share common experiences and interests, participants will explore topics such as college and career readiness, college application processes, academic and career goal setting, and creating sustainable plans leading to long-term success! Plus, participants will create networks of friends with other military-connected youth throughout the state!
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.
For the first time in a decade, the entire 30th Armored Brigade is deploying together overseas.
The North Carolina National Guard’s 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team is at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California with others from West Virginia, South Carolina, and Ohio.
The 4,200 citizen-soldiers, 2,700 of which are North Carolinians, are training for a nine-month deployment this fall to the Middle East.
“They’re living in the desert, they’re sleeping in the desert, they’re doing the maintenance in the desert,” said Brig. Gen. Allen Boyette, NCNG Asst. Adjutant Gen. for Maneuver. “The challenge is getting the water to the right place, getting the ice to the right place.”
In a Skype interview from Fort Irwin on day 10 of a 14-day training mission, Boyette told ABC11 that soldiers who traveled from across the country with much of their equipment, had time to set up before heading into the Mojave Desert where they’re now on their own.
They’re training against a unit of Army soldiers known as Black Horse who live there and know the terrain well.
“We want the training to be realistic,” Boyette said. “We want it to be difficult because what we want to do is prepare them for anything that they may see when they deploy and get to the Middle East.”
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Members of the Army National Guard returned home Saturday from nine months in Southwest Asia. More than 120 soldiers arrived at the Greensboro International Airport at about 4:45 p.m. The soldiers said they were excited to be home in North Carolina, and were looking forward to their favorite foods and sleeping in their own beds. The unit makes up the Beta Battery, 5th Battalion of the 113th Field Artillery Regiment.
GABORONE, Botswana – More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey are training in partnership with their Botswana Defense Force counterparts during Upward Minuteman 2019; a U.S. Africa Command exercises promoting the National Guard’s State Partnership Programs on the African Continent.
The training, which runs for about two weeks in July 2019 and will continue through the middle of July, includes security forces, military police, Army musicians, firefighters, and engineers.
The engineers, with the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, are using real-world plumbing and constructions projects to enhance the facilities at the Thebephatshwa Airbase in Botswana, and train BDF service members how to continue these type of projects in the future.
By the end of Upward Minuteman 2019, the 882nd Soldiers, in partnership with the BDF counterparts will have installed a booster pump to increase water pressure, replaced a section of 4-inch sewer pipe with a 6-inch one, installed a separation chamber for a sewer system in one location called the Pink House Project. Also, working simultaneously at the BDF Warrant Officer Barracks replacing countertops, faucets, a water heater, light fixtures, toilet, repairing drains, sinks, installing new showerheads, door locks and repainting more than a dozen rooms. They also have fixed a backboard and installed new hoops on the basketball court.
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.