September 17, 2020
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College Within Reach of North Carolina: Male Mentors Needed NCNGA
The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) – High School Program NCNGA
NGAUS 143rd General Conference & Exhibition is coming to Charlotte NCNGA
Save the Date! Tarheel Homecoming is on the calendar for December 11th NCNGA
The Air and Space Forces Want to Break the Mold. Here’s How They’re Starting. AF Mag
Day of Remembrance: North Carolina observes Sept. 11 anniversary News & Record
With election cybersecurity experts in short supply, some states call in the National Guard NBC News
September 17th — Today in Guard History 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
Are you a male and would like to mentor a young man as he considers his college education?
The College Within Reach Program at NC State is in need of 2-3 male mentors. We have two young men in high school that we are looking to pair with a mentor.
In addition, we are accepting mentee applications, so any families you may know would be great as well. You can find the information to apply at cwrnc.weebly.com.
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)
The NGAUS 143rd General Conference & Exhibition is coming to Charlotte in 2021, There are a number of opportunities for volunteering that include our Host Couple program, these individuals serve as ambassadors and provide guest information in each hotel during the event. If you are interested in volunteering for these positions are would like to learn more about how you can be involved please send us an email at Larry@ncnga.org.
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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.
The Department of the Air Force’s top officers are beginning to lay the groundwork for changes to how they manage and provide air and space forces to commanders around the world.
In his first month as Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. has warned that the service needs to overhaul its inventory and quicken the pace of warfare, or risk falling behind other global powers.
To get after that goal, the service’s operations policy team is thinking of new ways to bring in, train, and employ Airmen for global operations, Brown said. Their findings may affect the fiscal 2022 budget request, which is due early next year, and could soon shape deployments overseas.
“Under the leadership of [Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr.], we’re going to conclude that sprint, sit down with Gus on Friday, and say, when are we going to get this thing done so we can go ahead and deliver?” Brown said Sept. 14 during AFA’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference. “My goal is to get this done by the end of the year. We want to make our force generation and force presentation model easy for us to understand and to articulate inside our Air Force, [and] easy to understand in our joint force.”
The plan could debut around the same time as the Joint Staff’s fresh take on joint warfighting, due out in December. Some new ideas will roll out at this fall’s Corona meeting of the service’s top generals, Brown added.
RALEIGH — On the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, ceremonies were held across the country remembering the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93, the hijacked airplane brought down by passengers in a Pennsylvania field.
In North Carolina, the National Guard held its annual ceremony outside the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh. Gov. Roy Cooper, Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks, Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry, and Larry D. Hall, secretary of the N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, joined Guardsmen for the ceremony outside the building.
Maj. Gen. Todd Hunt urged people to never forget the day.
“As we look back let us remember, let us remember, how we rebuilt and we showed the world what Americans are and what Americans are capable of and how resilient we are as Americans,” Hunt said.
Cooper called on us to remember the people who went to work and never came home that day, the first responders and the military.
“Let us remember how unified our country was. We all came together, neighbors helping neighbors,” Cooper said.
Cooper ordered all U.S. and state flags at government buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sept. 11, in observation of Patriot Day.
Warren County in North Carolina has only three full-time staff members, and none of them are computer specialists. That could matter in a year in which foreign governments are eyeing ways to disrupt the November election.
So the county’s election director, Debbie Formyduval, has welcomed cybersecurity experts from the state’s National Guard to help shore up the systems.
“I’m a small county,” Formyduval said. “And it allows me — it affords me the opportunity to feel comfortable with my IT and where I am compared to a larger county in the state.”
The National Guard is often associated with more physical tasks such as helping with disaster relief, or in recent months, responding to protests over police brutality against Black Americans. But some states across the country are increasingly calling on the guard’s cybersecurity specialists to help with the routine but vital task of providing basic cybersecurity help to election officials. The aid is especially important in rural areas or small jurisdictions that may be short-staffed — and which federal authorities say are most vulnerable to hackers.
September 17th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Washington, DC – General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I, leads the National Victory Day Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and past the White House. As Guard units are inactivated at their point of return to the United States, no Guard commands exist to take part in this parade. While not officially represented the Guard does have at least one “unofficial” contingent fall in at the back of he parade. They are African American veterans from the former 1st Battalion, 372nd Infantry, part of the Guard’s all-black 93rd Division during the war. The 1st Battalion was organized from the District of Columbia’s three black Guard companies that existed during the 1917 mobilization. The men, many wearing their uniforms, received both applause and jeers as they marched along behind the ‘official’ parade. No official Victory Parade was held again in the nation’s capital until the end of Desert Storm in 1991.