February 20, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
Write to Congress-Restore Reprogrammed National Guard Funds NGAUS
Time to Register for the 2020 Convention in Charlotte, “Vision is 2020” NCNGA
New Benefit! The Association has a Notary Public on staff for your convenience. 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
NCNG College Fair: Two Locations with One Purpose NCNG
New NGAUS Rates! NCNGA
February 20th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Support Restoring Over $1.0 Billion in National Guard Funds Reprogrammed by DoD
NGAUS strongly opposes the Department of Defense (DoD) reprogramming $3.8 billion of FY20 funding. Through tireless advocacy, NGAUS helped Congress recognize the critical role of the National Guard to our national security and helped secure robust funding to ensure readiness and lethality in FY20.
The reprogramming disproportionally targeted the National Guard. One-third of the reprogrammed funding was intended by Congress to address unfunded requirements and critical modernization efforts to ensure safety and lethality of Guardsman in the field, including:
$790.0 million for the National Guard within the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA)
- Since 1981, NGREA has been a vital readiness tool for the Reserve Component to address unfunded requirements and ensure weapons platform compatibility across the Total Force
- NGREA is designed to supplement budget requests and ensure National Guard and Reserve equipment interoperability
- NGREA is a direct response to the articulated and demonstrated needs of the warfighters in the field
$100.0 million for the Army National Guard High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Modernization Program
- The Army National Guard HMMWV Modernization Program has modernized over 3,800 HMMWVs (out of 43,000) since it was established in FY13
- The program returns already-procured vehicles in a brand new or like-new, zero hours and zero miles status
- The program guarantees combat readiness for HMMWVs and Army National Guard soldiers when deploying in support of overseas contingency operations
$169.0 million for C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft for the Air National Guard
- It is critical to modernize the Air National Guard C-130 fleet by continuing to replace some C-130H aircraft with new C-130J aircraft because the Air Force plans to continue utilizing the C-130 beyond 2040
- The Air National Guard operates 40% of the Total Air Force C-130 tactical airlift mission and most Air National Guard C-130 wings operate 30-year old C-130H Hercules aircraft
- Air National Guard C-130J procurement funding ensures the safety, reliability and effectiveness of the Air National Guard C-130 fleet, both at home and abroad
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.
The Association has a Notary Public on staff for your convenience. This service is free to all Association members, Soldiers, Airmen and Families. To schedule an appointment, contact Rhonda Mooring at 919-851-3390 ext 1 or Rhonda@ncnga.org
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
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!
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.
February 20th — Today in Guard History National Guard
February 21, 1887
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Company A of the Washington Cadets Corps from Washington, DC, arrives in this city today to take part in the annual Washington’s Birthday Parade held on February 22nd. Despite the name “Cadet Corps” in fact this unit is an African American battalion of the District’s Guard. They are hosted by Philadelphia’s “Grey Invincibles” the only remaining black unit in the Pennsylvania Guard. Both units, like many Guard organizations of the day, have distinctive dress uniforms that are paid for by the men themselves.