October 24th, 2019
IN THIS EDITION:
You’re Invited to a Farewell Event for Major General Lusk NCNGA
Free financial seminar in Charlotte with food and drinks provided NCNGA
Have Your Children Aged Out NCNGA
Mentors Needed in the Raleigh Area NCNGA
2020 Disney Discounts NCNGA
Walgreens HERO Program NCNGA
State Fair, Pumpkin Spice and Boo Bash at JFHQs NCNGA
Tarheel Retiree Homecoming 2019 NCNGA
Articles Needed! NCNGA
Your Benefit, are you using it? NCNGA
New NGAUS Rates! NCNGA
Do you have an event at your unit or with your Family Support Group and need some help raising funds? NCNGA
Guard 2 Beach 2019, STARTS TOMORROW NCNGA
NC National Guard and Emergency Management’s Cyber Team Help Maintain Security DVIDS
October 24th — Today in Guard History National Guard
The North Carolina National Gaurd Association would like to invite you to a farewell event for Major General Lusk. You can view the full details here.
Do you want to learn how to create a solid budget or save money for your future? Do you need to learn how to establish credit? Do you dream of owning your own home? Register for a free course hosted by your Association in partnership with BB&T. Registration is for head count only and will only be received by the North Carolina National Guard Association. None of you contact information will be shared. See flyer for additional details.
Have your children turned 21 recently? If so they may have aged out of your Association Insurance Coverage. Please contact our Insurance Administrator at 919-851-3390 XT 1 or email at Rhonda@ncnga.org
The 4-H National Mentoring Program: College Within Reach is proud to announce that NC State University has been selected to participate in the College Within Reach Program, which strives to help prepare military connected youth for college and career success.
As this program is getting underway, they are looking for qualified mentors to mentor youth in the local area. As educators, and teachers of aspiring educators, they would like to pass this information along to you in the hopes that you, a colleague, or a student that you know may be interested in participating in this rewarding program. Below, we have provided a program overview, how you can apply for the program, and links to the website and applications.
This unique program focuses on building relationships and college and workforce preparedness for military-connected youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants are matched with individual mentors who guide the exploration of a myriad of college preparation and readiness activities. Mentors would meet with mentees for a minimum of 4 hours a month with goals of establishing meaningful relationships that aid the positive advancement of college and workforce readiness while also establishing networks of peers and professionals throughout the state of North Carolina.
The program operates on a 12-month calendar and open to youth aged 12-17 years old who have a military connection (mother, father, brother, sister etc). This is inclusive of all services (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) and inclusive of all component status (active duty, guard, reserve, retired, or veteran). Lastly, but certainly important, the program is free to all participants!
We are currently accepting applications for mentors interested in joining the program. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in being a part of this program you can find more information at the College Within Reach website or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve attached a flyer that provides a bit more info as well as links and points of contact. Below you will find links for the Mentor, Site Liaison, and Mentee application.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or would like additional information. We are more than happy to further discuss this program with you. You can reach us through email at email@example.com or by phone at 919.513.2703
2020 Disney Discounts NCNGA
Disney has extended deep military discounts on theme-park tickets at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, through 2020, with 2019 deals still in place until mid-December. The Military Promotional Tickets program offers multiday passes at discounted prices for service members (active, Guard and Reserve), retirees and their family members and spouses. For details, click here.
In addition, there is an Armed Forces Recreation Center hotel, Shades of Green, on the Disney property. Rates and other information is available here.
This is an exciting opportunity for our veterans to bring their expertise and leadership skills into a transitional career such as retail management. Click on the flyer to learn more.
It’s October, and we know what the means, The State Fair, Pumpkin Spice, and Boo Bash at the JFHQs see attached flyer.
FOR: Army and Air National Guard Retirees
DATE: Friday, December 13, 2019
EVENT REGISTRATION: 0900-1000 HRS
LOCATION: Joint Force Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
$15 Registration includes Mission updates, benefits seminar, various information stations, luncheon, social time, and a celebration of the National Guard’s 383rd Birthday. For registration information click here.
Do you have a proposed article for the next Tarheel Guardsman Magazine that you have written or do you have a topic you would like us to include? Let us know at info.ncnga.org.
One of the many roles your Association performs on your behalf is the administration of the congressionally sanctioned State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) benefit program. This locally managed program is available to all currently serving North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. This is a benefit you can keep even after you take off the uniform after 6 years or 30 years of service. The price will remain the same until age 60. In addition to Servicemember coverage you can obtain coverage for your spouse and dependents. The low-cost premiums are directly deducted from your LES through DFAS.
This is a separate benefit from the nationally managed Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program which converts to a more expensive Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program upon separation.
If you believe you are enrolled you can utilize our new benefit portal at www.ncnga.org, just click on sign-in link on the upper right of the page. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about enrollment.
At the NGAUS Conference in Denver, there was a majority vote that our dues structure would be reduced from 15 different price points to three. This rate change will be going into effect on October 1, 2019 for the 2020 membership year.
- Company Grade – $40
- Field Grade – $80
- Flag Grade – $130
You can renew or join for the year 2020 here.
Do you have an event at your unit or with your Family Support Group and need some help raising funds? Let your Associations’ Tarheel Minuteman Foundation, a 501 (C)(3), assist with you efforts. Contact the Association at email@example.com for more information.
It is that time of year again for the Guard 2 Beach ride. Take a look at the flyer for this year’s event and sign up to help make this the biggest and best ride yet. We have been putting in a lot of effort to organize another great ride and would like to see all past riders come out and ride with us again. The event begins tomorrow so sign up now! We only have a limited number of slots so don’t delay. If you can’t make it, please spread the word so we can make this weekend an awesome time of riding and funding a great cause.
The North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) is a part of the State Emergency Response Team and provides resources available to the state to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from various incidents, natural disasters, and cyber intrusions. The NCNG Cyber Security Response Force (CSRF), N.C. Emergency Management (NCEM) and N.C. Department of Information and Technology (NCDIT) work together to defend the state against malicious cyber threats every day of the year.
The NCNG CSRF, NCEM, and NCDIT, as a part of the state cyber protection response coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state and local agencies when appropriate.
NC Guard’s Chief Information Officer, Lt. Col. Robert Felicio, explains the details of how the CSRF interacts with state agencies.
“This response force can perform a lot of functions, some of them are preventative, and some of them are reactive,” Felicio said. “From a preventative perspective, they can do cybersecurity assessments to help before attacks occur in their network environment. On the reactive side of the house, after an attack takes place, we assist in managing the response through the chaos.”
The CSRF continues to be relevant by training municipalities and counties in the state finding the best solutions to implement for their particular cyber environment.
October 24th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Jamaica, West Indies – Gooch’s American Regiment of Foot is disbanded, and its men, most weakened by tropical diseases, are boarded on ships to return them to their respective colonies. With the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain in 1740, the British authorities decided to capture Spanish colony of Cartagena (today, the nation of Colombia) in South America. The regular army was stretched too thin to support this effort so it was determined to organize an expedition from volunteers drawn from the militia of eleven of the English North American colonies. Two colonies, Georgia and South Carolina, were too involved in their own ‘war’ against Indian raids coming from Spanish Florida to aid in the Cartagena campaign. From the remaining 11 colonies a huge regiment numbering almost 3,500 men was organized. It was known by several designations as the 61st Regiment of Foot, the American Regiment and probably most frequently as “Gooch’s Regiment” after Virginia’s Governor, William Gooch, who served as its colonel. Keeping with the regional composition of the regiment, the 1st Battalion was composed of men from New England, the 2nd from New Jersey and New York, the 3rd from Pennsylvania and Delaware and the 4th from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Commanding a Virginia company in the 4th Battalion was Captain Lawrence Washington, older brother of George. The expedition proved an utter failure, due to incompetence in leadership and poor planning which had the men involved in a siege operation during the height of the malaria and yellow fever season. Only about 600 men survived the expedition. Perhaps the most lasting effect of the entire venture was when Lawrence Washington returned home he named his plantation “Mount Vernon” in honor of Admiral Edward Vernon, the British naval commander of the expedition. When Lawrence died in 1752 and George inherited the property he retained the name, which it still carries today.