July 16, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
Enlisted Promotion List Now Available on Your Phone NCNGA
The 2020 NCNG Biennial Survey is now available NCNGA
Voting Assistance, Democracy Heroes NCNGA
Have You Completed the 2020 Census? NCNGA
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Customer-Focused Database Manager NCNGA
NC DMVA Veterans Treatment Court Virtual Round Table NCNGA
Guardsmen bring food, hope to community during COVID-19 USArmy
July 16th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Virtual Mini 4-H Youth Futures College Within Reach Conference NCNGA
Are you on the promotion list? Do you know how the board will evaluate your packet? Download the NC Guard app to learn how!
This survey is a tool for senior leaders to review and gain a sense of the overall climate within the North Carolina National Guard by assessing various critical areas that impact our organization. Your individual responses are vital to the health of our organization as we strive to be the most Ready, Reliable, Responsive, and Relevant military force for our State and Nation. The survey remains open through 15 September 2020.
Click here to take the survey!
Census data is used to bring over $675 billion of your tax dollars back to your community. Funding for health care programs (Medicaid and Medicare), infrastructure programs (Highway Planning and Construction Grants and Community Development Block Grants), child services (Foster Care, Title I Education Grants, National School Lunch Program), and more rely on Census data. Census data is also used to support preparation for local planning for schools, roads, water/sewer, and electric needs. Businesses use Census data to determine where to place stores, assess potential workforce, and evaluate markets. Future funding and planning in your community depend on accurate Census data.
Elections officials across North Carolina are now asking Veterans to serve again – this time as “Democracy Heroes.” Poll workers serve their communities, learn about the elections process and get paid in the process.
States across the country are looking at potential poll worker shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so we need your help to conduct the 2020 elections. Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided to all poll workers and voters at all polling places and early voting sites.
See the attached flyer for more information.
The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) is looking for customer-focused database manager to fill an upcoming vacancy in its membership and marketing department. The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The selected candidates will perform national and state data entry, database quality control, regular maintenance and upgrades of net FORUM Enterprise (AMS). Resumes with cover letters should be sent to Michele Mahoney at Michele.Mahoney@ngaus.org.
Job location is in Washington D.C.
You are cordially invited to attend the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Virtual Round Table on July 9, 2020 starting at 1100hrs via the WebEx video conferencing platform. This round table will be comprised of officials from Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Health and Human Services, Veterans Treatment Court Directors and Local Re-entry Coordinators. We will also have the honor of having Representative Grier Martin of House District 34 on our panel to discuss House Bill 804.
The purpose of this round table is to show our veteran community that the DMVA and the NC court system are still actively involved in the pursuit of their well-being. We will discuss best business practices, lessons learned and the path forward while taking the necessary precautions during this Covid-19 pandemic.
The attached flyer contains the details needed to call into this virtual roundtable.
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Soldiers from the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 449th Theater Aviation Brigade worked alongside volunteers from Team Rubicon, a veteran disaster relief service organization, Action Pathways, a nonprofit organization; and the Second Harvest Food Bank Southeast to distribute food to about 250 families at the Midway Elementary School in Dunn, North Carolina.
Guardsmen assigned to the 2-130th Airfield Operations Battalion and the 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion worked together with local organizations to help feed citizens during COVID-19.
“It’s a very humbling experience,” Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Norris, assigned to the 1-130th ARB, said. “You actually get to see, face to face, the families that you’re helping.”
July 16th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Mineola, New York – Captain Raynal Bolling commanded the 1st Aero Squadron, New York National Guard, when it was mobilized during the Mexican Border Crisis. Using a variety of privately owned aircraft the 1st was the first flying unit organized in the Guard. Though the unit was not deployed to the border before being released from active duty in November 1916, a large number of its members, including Bolling, joined the Signal Corps Reserve (then controlling all Army aviation) prior to the U.S. entry into World War I. During the war Bolling, now a colonel, was a leading planner of American air strategy. For instance, he determined and got approved the use of British DeHaviland’s for observation and daylight bombing missions and British Bristol’s and French Spads as America’s lead fighters. While riding in a staff car near the front at Amiens, France on March 26, 1918, he was surprised by advancing German troops. Bolling and his driver, coming under enemy fire, jumped into a ditch, where Bolling returned fire with his pistol (the only weapon either man had). He killed a German officer and almost immediately was killed himself by another officer. His had to be one of the few pistol fights to have occurred in World War I! Bolling was posthumously awarded the French Legion of Honor and the American Distinguished Service Medal for his bold leadership and far-reaching vision of the role air power would come to play on the battlefield.