September 3, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
Save the Date! Tarheel Homecoming is on the calendar for December 11th NCNGA
Last week for 2020 NCNG Biennial Survey NCNGA
Internship Opportunity Available NCNGA
The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) – High School Program NCNGA
College Within Reach of North Carolina NCNGA
The July-August Tarheel Guardsman is now available NCNGA
As Military and VA Coronavirus Cases Surpass 50,000, Recovery Indicators Appear Military.com
September — Today in Guard History National Guard
While we don’t have the full details we have begun planning, and we are working through the impact of our current situation. We already know that no money will be collected in advance, just wanted to let you know of the date and to watch out for updates.
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!
We would like to wish Madison Kirshner the best of luck as she moves to a part-time position with NC State. If you know someone interested in our internship let us know.
Do you know a high school senior that is interested in learning about leadership, innovation, collaboration and more to address economic and social challenges by focusing on the rewards and challenges of becoming and entrepreneur?
The 2020-21 TYE High School Program still has 5 openings for military dependents. The program fosters the next generation of leaders by creating a new learning environment where high school ages participants can experiment, build resilience, and collaborate to create productive and successful pathways for personal and professional goals.
For additional information and to apply please visit – https://carolinas.tie.org/tye/
When you apply place military affiliation after your last name i.e. Coleman (Army National Guard)
Are you a military-connected youth in North Carolina? 12-17 Years old? Do you want to work with a professional mentor? Want to lean about college and career opportunities? If You answered yes, this program is for you? Opportunities are also available for mentors. If you would like to learn more and enroll please visit
The July-August Tarheel Guardsman is now available!
The total number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases topped 50,000 in both the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs this week, with up to a quarter of the cases in each agency confirmed in August alone.
Yet even as the number of positive tests and deaths continues to rise among service members, veterans, employees and family members, the rates of those hospitalized or dying from the pandemic have remained steady in DoD throughout August. And at the VA, hospitalizations have dropped considerably.
Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases remain relatively high. That’s even as the number of new cases have declined since the July peak, when the country averaged more than 60,000 new cases per day.
As with the rest of the country, DoD saw its cases more than double last month, rising from 18,071 on July 1 to 39,591 July 31, a 119% increase.
But with 13,442 new cases across the services in August, the rate of new infections slowed this month, averaging 1,338 new cases every two to three days. In July, the average was 1,956 additional cases every several days.
September 3rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Camp Mabry, Texas – Hollywood actor Audie Murphy joins the Texas Army National Guard to show his support of the war effort in Korea. Nearly every schoolboy knows Lieutenant Murphy is America’s most highly decorated soldier in World War II. Aside from receiving the Medal of Honor, he was awarded two Distinguished Service Crosses and four Silver Stars for valor in combat. At the end of the war his picture was everywhere, from movie newsreels to the cover of Life. He left the Army in 1946 to seek an acting career, which literally kept his name in lights and public awareness during the late 1940s. Newly promoted Captain Murphy was assigned to the 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. But he will have little time to train with the troops. The National Guard Bureau decided to use his fame as a recruiting tool to help keep enlistments up despite the war in Korea. Soon his image was on Guard recruiting posters and in magazine ads placed in national publications popular with young male readers. Drawing on his Hollywood background he was featured in the first television (then still a novel invention) commercials ever run by the Guard Bureau. He did recruiting tours speaking to young audiences from coast to coast. While all of this was going on, he continued his movie career, staring in 1951 in one of his best acclaimed film roles, as the young soldier in The Red Badge of Courage, a story set in the Civil War but really dealing with the meanings of courage and duty pertaining to all wars. After two years of working on recruiting and public affairs projects for the Guard Bureau he returned to his unit and actually served as a line officer, being promoted to major before he resigned and left the Guard in 1955. He died in an airplane crash in 1971, having been a strong supporter once again of American involvement in a foreign war, this time in Vietnam.