July 23, 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
2,410 Airmen Selected to Transfer to the Space Force AF Mag
July 23rd — 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.
Please feel free to share this information.
The U.S. Space Force has selected 2,410 Airmen out of more than 8,500 Active-duty volunteers to transfer to the new service beginning Sept. 1, the service announced July 16.
The accepted volunteers are all in the space operations (13S) and space system operations (1C6) Air Force Specialty Codes, and include a mix of officer and enlisted personnel.
“This is an exciting and historic time for these space operators who will be some of the first members to join the Space Force,” Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, U.S. Space Force vice commander, said in a release. “Each one of them has an important responsibility to contribute bold ideas to shape the Space Force into a 21st Century service.”
Selected members who are awaiting a pending promotion board will transfer after meeting with the board. Space operators who did not volunteer to transfer to the new service may apply to retrain into another career field, transition to the reserve component, or apply for separation or retirement if eligible, according to the release. When the transition period ends “sometime around 2022,” organic space specialties will fall under the Space Force and will no longer be available to members of the U.S. Air Force.
July 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Nationwide – Almost as soon as France was forced to surrender to Nazi Germany on June 22, 1940, some planners in the Army began drawing up an outline of mobilizing the entire 242,400 men of the National Guard in case America got pulled into the war. As the first air battles between the Britain’s Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe started in what soon became known as the “Battle of Britain” these plans were presented to President Franklin Roosevelt and Congressional leaders along with a plan to begin the first peacetime conscription (better known as the “draft”) to put America on a war footing. Within the month the call for a limited, one year mobilization of the Guard was approved. The first of 18 increments (spaced out so as to not overwhelm the Army’s logistical and camp facilities) would enter active duty on September 16, 1940; the last group on March 5, 1941. The recommendation on conscription took longer but it was finally enacted in September 1940 and the first men ‘drafted’ entered active duty in early 1941. Many of these new conscripts were assigned to fill out Guard units, linking up men who would make lifelong friendships forged in battle in operational theaters around the world.