January 23, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
Time to Register for the 2020 Convention in Charlotte, “Vision is 2020” NCNGA
Paid Internship Opportunity! NCNGA
Campaign Update NCNGA
Calling All Retirees: Requesting Your Support For the Convention NCNGA
Play Golf and Support the NCNGA Educational Foundation NCNGA
Free Federal and State Tax Preparation & Filing NCNGA
2020 NC Women Milvets Summit and Expo NCNGA
Running for Elected Office in 2020? NCNGA
NCNG College Fair: Two Locations with One Purpose NCNG
Membership Data Update NCNGA
Member portal is up and running! 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
January 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Convention and Combined Ball registration is now open here. The North Carolina National Guard Association (NCNGA) and Convention Committee are proud to announce this year’s 59th Annual Convention will be hosted at the Sheraton Le Meridian Complex in Charlotte, NC March 27-28th. The North Carolina National Guard Combined ball is being hosted following the Convention on the evening of the 28th. The NCNGA Educational Foundation will hold a golf tournament and Reverse Drawing on March 26th. All Association business sessions that require voting will occur on Saturday prior to lunch.
Are you a college student or do you know one in the Raleigh area looking to gain some real-world experience? Well, check this out. Your North Carolina National Guard Association has an opening for a part-time, paid internship. The ideal candidate would be a Junior that would want to start in the upcoming semester, work through the summer and then through their senior year.
For full details and application instructions check out the attached document.
With the diverse membership of the North Carolina National Guard Association, it is not surprising that a number of our members currently serve as an elected official or are running for office. This is not an endorsement of any candidate but rather an informational update to our membership.
Greg Gebhardt – Lieutenant Governor JoinTeamGreg.com
Danny Britt – North Carolina Senate Facebook
Jeff Jackson – North Carolina Senate JeffJacksonNC.com
Al Cooper – Warren County Board of Commissioners Candidate
Calling all retirees, please see the attached letter for a request for support for the upcoming convention.
Tournament is open to everyone. Fee includes cart and green fee, 3 mulligans, and a Putting Contest to kick off the event. Put together your own team or sign up individually and be placed on a team. For team registration, send individual entry forms signed by each golfer. Payment must accompany entry form. You can either pay by check, or pay online at our website and use the PayPal Donate button. Be sure to add your information in the note section to indicate the reason for donating. Registration forms can be printed and sent by regular mail, or e-mailed to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for hole sponsors! Anyone interested can contact Terry Westbrook (919) 907-8989.
The North Carolina National Guard Legal Assistance Office prepares and electronically files federal and state income tax returns, free of charge, for members of any branch of the military and Retirees from February through April. Services will be provided every day from 0900–1500, at Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, by appointment only. Interested Service Members and Retirees should contact the NC National Guard Legal Assistance Program at (984) 664-6220 for additional information and to schedule appointments.
The appointment line opens on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and other partners, will conduct a special event designed to Empower, Educate and Enrich the lives of North Carolina’s women who served or are serving in our military.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 00:00
The McKimmon Center
Raleigh, NC 27601
If you are a member of the North Carolina National Guard Association and you are running for an elected position your association wants to know. We are putting together a list of all of our members running for office. This is not for any endorsement of any candidate just to educate and inform our membership. Email Larry Coleman directly at Larry@ncnga.org.
Let us help you start or finish your education goals. We’ll have the VA Certifying Officials, college admissions, and the entire NCNG Education Services staff available for you in two locations. Apply onsite for community, public, private, and online colleges, NCTAP, FAFSA, FTA, testing and much more!
Membership Data Update – During the last six months we have taken a number of steps to improve our services to and protect the information of our Association members. This includes upgrading our secure server as well as reviewing our database records. If you receive an email from Larry@ncnga.org stating you may not be a member and you believe you are simply send me an email and I will confirm. Thank you for your patience as we move through this process.
The November/December of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available through your member portal
Member portal is up and running. You can create your online account at www.ncnga.org . Once registered you can view your SSLI Benefit Information, EANGUS and NGAUS registration information, as well as other benefits that are available.
Beginning 1 January 2020 the Weekly Guardsman update will only be distributed to members of the Association. It will be sent to all classes of members to include Active Associate, Honorary, Special, Corporate, and Affiliate members, that have a current email on file with the Association. If you don’t receive weekly update the 1st week of January please contact us to update your records.
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.
January 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Howard Air Force Base, Panama Canal Zone – Operation “Coronet Oak” enters its 20th year as the longest running Air Force reserve component overseas mission. Air Guard and Air Force Reserve squadrons, flying C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, move vast amounts of material to meet the theater requirements of the United States Southern Command in Latin America. All crew members serving on these missions are volunteers. The number of women and minorities participating in this operation has increased steady over the years. From its beginning in 1977 until the U.S. ended its military operations in Panama, Howard AFB had been the staging area for this mission. In 1999 it was moved to Puerto Rico, where it continues today.