NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

 

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EANGUS, We Care Foundation for America – Emergency Relief Fund Grants – Phase 2 EANGUS 
Rebirth of the Divisions. A new plan will return much of the Guard’s Combat Structure to the Eight Division Headquarters. NG Magazine 
Apply for the S.A.R.G.E. Grant EANGUS-WCFA 
The latest edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available AFA 
Save the Date! Tarheel Homecoming is on the calendar for December 11th NCNGA 
NGAUS 143rd General Conference & Exhibition is coming to Charlotte NCNGA 
October 29th — Today in Guard History National Guard 


The latest edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available AFA 

The latest edition of the Tarheel Guardsman with a Q&A from MG Hunt and a gubernatorial candidate forum is now available on-line.

Save the Date! Tarheel Homecoming is on the calendar for December 11th NCNGA 

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.

Apply for the S.A.R.G.E. Grant EANGUS-WCFA 

WCFA offers an opportunity to a current or former enlisted National Guard member who is in good standing and is an EANGUS dues paying member (Life or Annual) who has experienced a catastrophic financial hardship and/or personal property loss to apply for a Soldier & Airman Relief Grant for Emergencies (hereafter referred to as “SARGE”). Grants may be used for financial hardships related to events such as mobilization, natural disasters, fires and other catastrophic losses. The grants are intended for otherwise non-reimbursable expenses (i.e., not covered by insurance) due to these events and include medical bills, utility bills, rent or mortgage payments, groceries, relocation, shelter due to loss of residence and funeral expenses. Other expenses, not listed here, may be deemed appropriate and approved by the committee. Grants are typically $500 and are transmitted to the individual usually within 5 days after receipt of completed application.

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Rebirth of the Divisions. A new plan will return much of the Guard’s Combat Structure to the Eight Division Headquarters. NG Magazine 

To better prepare for future fights, Amry Guard leaders are reforming the force to look more like the Guard of a century ago.

Under the National Guard’s division alignment plans, the current eight division headquarters are adopting training-oversight relationships with other units to include brigade combat teams, aviation brigades, sustainment brigades and other support elements that would be part of a more traditional division structure.

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EANGUS, We Care Foundation for America – Emergency Relief Fund Grants – Phase 2 EANGUS 

EANGUS and the We Care for America Foundation are pleased to announce the receipt of additional funding which will allow us to provide much needed assistance to National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to USAA for their continued support and this most recent donation which will be distributed in three phases over the next several months.

Similar to the initial COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds that were distributed in May 2020 (Phase 1) these funds will be available to current and former members of the National Guard, enlisted or officer, who demonstrate the loss of their primary income or employment, or a financial emergency directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be capped at $500, and are intended to assist with basic household necessities such as rent, utilities, food, etc. In order to assist as many National Guard members as possible, the fund can only support one emergency grant per household. National Guard members who received a grant in Phase 1 are not eligible to receive another WCFA-COVID grant at this time.

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NGAUS 143rd General Conference & Exhibition is coming to Charlotte NCNGA 

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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October 29th — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1864
Henrico County, Virginia – Union forces under the command of Major General Benjamin Butler attacked the Richmond defenses along Darbytown Road. Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, has been under indirect siege since General Ulysses Grant placed the Army of the Potomac in a wide arc surrounding its southern flank, including the outlaying town of Petersburg. Butler hoped to breech Richmond’s outer works but was easily repulsed, loosing about 1,000 men, 600 of whom were captured. General Butler, having no military experience when the war began was nevertheless appointed a brigadier general of Massachusetts volunteers. He succeeded in bringing reinforcements to Washington despite riots in Baltimore against Union troops. For this, President Lincoln appointed him a major general and placed him to command Fort Monroe, situated on the point of land between Richmond and the Chesapeake Bay. While in command here, he offered runaway slaves sanctuary by calling them “contraband of war.” In late 1861, he returned to Massacusetts to organize six new regiments and with these, he captured New Orleans in May 1862. This was the high point of his military career. After some minor actions, Butler was commanding the Army of the James, on the southern flank of Richmond. Within this army, he organized the XXV Corps composed entirely of African-Americans fighting for the Union cause, known then as U.S. Colored Troops. Butler launched this corps in an unsuccessful attack at Chapin’s Farm. Fourteen of the 18 Medals of Honor awarded to African-American soldiers were earned in this battle. One recipient, Sergeant Christian Fleetwood, would later serve as a Major commanding the black battalion in the Washington DC National Guard in the 1880s. Soon after his defeat on Darbytown Road, Butler transferred to North Carolina, where he failed in his efforts to capture Wilmington. Grant and Lincoln finally agreed to relieve him from command. Butler then went on to have a successful career as a Congressman, serving from 1867-1879. Butler later served as Governor of Massachusetts.

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