June 4, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
Voting Ends this Week! Vote Today! NCNGA
2021 Convention Location and Dates Selected! NCNGA
Virtual Officer Professional Development Opportunity: Capitol Summit July 19-21 NCNGA
NC National Guard helps conduct COVID-19 testing US Army
Video: National Guard Troops On North Carolina Streets During Protests MilitaryTimes
Mortgage confidently with Quicken Loans® NCNGA
The May/June Edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is Now Available NCNGA
EANGUS Providing Emergency Relief to Current or Former Guard Soldiers & Airmen EANGUS
June 4th — Today in Guard History National Guard
The 2020-21 NCNGA electronic ballot is now available. Your ballot is individually assigned and your vote is anonymous. Voting is open from May 18, 2020 until June 5, 2020. To receive your ballot link send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “vote” and your first and last name in the body. Your name is only used to confirm your eligibility to vote and is not connected to your vote.
The North Carolina National Guard Association’s Convention Planning Committee is excited to announce that 2021 Annual Convention is scheduled for the 12-13th of March. It is being hosted at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park. The weekend will afford an opportunity to enjoy yourself with friends while conducting the business of the Association. Highlights will include an Association hosted informal social events on both Friday and Saturday night. Registration and lodging details will be published in a few months.
If you would like to be a part of the committee to develop the agenda and plan the event please contact the Association @ email@example.com.
The Capitol Summit is one of two officer professional-development programs NGAUS currently offers Army and Air National Guard company-grade officers. The program brings Guardsmen from each state and territory to the nation’s capital for a close look at how the government works and the role NGAUS plays in the legislative process. Contact the North Carolina National Guard Association at Larry@ncnga.org for submission (do not submit directly to NGAUS). Click here for details.
SANFORD, N.C. – North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the 42nd Civil Support Team supported a drive-thru COVID-19 test site at Deep River Elementary School May 27-28.
The test site was open to the community and was a product of Lee County Emergency Management, North Carolina Health and Human Services, and Piedmont Health Services.
The Guard members collected about 500 samples in two days. The last time they conducted COVID-19 testing was April 23 at a Chatham county chicken processing plant.
North Carolina Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Lee Kuberacki, one of the Guard members supporting the test site, said the civil support team’s background in chemical, biological and radioactive safety helped prepare members for the mission.
“Additionally, we have a lot of training in sample techniques,” said Kuberacki, the team’s operations noncommissioned officer. “Every one of us has had some degree of experience in taking samples of different types, be it chemical or biological.”
Troops from the National Guard in Raleigh, N.C., were called to the streets for security during recent protests over police brutality. (Video via N.C. National Guard)
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The May/June edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available at www.ncnga.org, if you have built your online account you can view this and past editions under the news section.
The Enlisted Association of the United States (EANGUS), through its We Care Foundation will be establishing grants to provide emergency relief to current of former National Guard Soldiers or Airmen. These grants are for those experiencing financial hardship due to a loss of income or an increased financial burden due to COVID-19.
Full details can be found here.
June 4th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Rome, Italy – Allied forces enter the “Eternal City”, the first major European capital liberated from Axis control. Among the units contributing to the victory are the 34th (IA, MN, ND, SD), 36th (TX) and 45th (AZ, CO, OK) infantry divisions plus numerous non-divisional units. The celebrations were short-lived as combat operations continued against ever-increasing German resistance. In fact, while the 36th and 45th divisions both would land in southern France in September and fight their way into Germany by war’s end, the 34th Division remained fighting fanatical Nazi’s in the Po River Valley of northern Italy right up to the end of war.