March 4th, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Join us for our 2021 Virtual Conference NCNGA
NCNGA Educational Foundation Annual Meeting March 13th NCNGEF
Tax Free Military Pension Call to Action! Contact the members of the Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. NCNGA
Vaccines Now Available for retired service members over 60+ NCNGA
NCNG Officers – Time to Renew Your NGAUS Membership NCNGA
The March- April 2021 Convention Edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is Now Available! NCNGA
2021 NGAUS Awards Program – Call for Nominations! NGAUS
Apply for the $5,000 Scholarship NGAUS
Air Force Finalizes New PT Uniform AF Mag
March 4th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Join us for our live stream and annual convention on 12 March 2021 at 10:00 am. Along with conducting the business of the Association you will hear Major General Todd Hunt, The Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard. There will also be a leadership panel consisting of Director of Join Staff – Brigadier General Jeff Copeland, Chief of Staff Air – Brigadier General Allan Cecil, and Senior Enlisted Leader for Air – Command Chief Master Sergeant David Rodriguez.
Registration is not required but we would like to know you plan on attending, and you can submit your question prior to the event – Let us know you are coming and submit your questions by sending an email to email@example.com – Put Convention in the subject line.
We hope to see you there.
The North Carolina National Guard Assocation Educational Foundation will be holding their annual meeting Saturday, March 13th at 10:00 AM via Zoom Conferencing. If you would like to be a part of this meeting, please contact the foundation office at (919) 851 3390 ext. 5 and the administrator will send you the meeting link.
Send an email and/or call the following Representatives and tell them to recommend action on House Bill 83, Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees. You can use the draft letter or your own words, but let them know. Also send them the information on current military pension state tax status as an attachment.
Edward.Goodwin@ncleg.gov, George.Cleveland@ncleg.gov, Grier.Martin@ncleg.gov, Dean.Arp@ncleg.gov, John.Autry@ncleg.gov, Jamie.Boles@ncleg.gov, Jerry.Carter@ncleg.gov, Bobby.Hanig@ncleg.gov, Jake.Johnson@ncleg.gov, Carolyn.Logan@ncleg.gov, Nasif.Majeed@ncleg.gov, Graig.Meyer@ncleg.gov, Erin.Pare@ncleg.gov, Garland.Pierce@ncleg.gov, Mark.Pless@ncleg.gov, Larry.Potts@ncleg.gov, Phil.Shepard@ncleg.gov, Raymond.Smith@ncleg.gov, Julie.vonHaefen@ncleg.gov, Matthew.Winslow@ncleg.gov.
Also don’t forget to email/call your specific representative or senator, which you can find at ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators, and ask them to support the military tax exemption effort that are contained in Senate Bill 4, Senate Bill 12, House Bill 52, House Bill 75, and House Bill 83.
While this legislation being approved during this session is not guaranteed, what is guaranteed is that it will not get approved if the legislators do not hear directly from their constituents. This is not only the sentiment of the Association, but also the direct statement of a number of elected officials who support this legislation.
Your Association is working closely with other organizations in this effort. However, it is your individual voice that will make the difference in this effort.
60+year-old Retired Service Members with DOD ID are eligible to get a COVID Vaccine through-out clinics that are hosted by NCARNG (Raleigh, Charlotte), call 984-664-8075 for an appointment.
If you are an officer in the North Carolina National Guard it is time to renew your NGAUS membership. This is your opportunity to “pay it forward” by ensuring a strong voice in Washington that advocates for the men and women of the National Guard. Generations before you supported these initiatives. Now it is your turn to step up as a leader and actively engage in your own development and that of your subordinates through renewing your membership. You can renew with ease and security at ngaus.org/membership . You can also become a life member at the reduced rate of $800 through our office. If you would like to take advantage of the life membership with payment options complete the life membership form and return to Larry@ncnga.org.
The March- April 2021 Convention Edition of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available online at
The NGAUS Awards Program recognizes outstanding National Guard men and women, as well as individuals and organizations outside of the Guard, who have made significant efforts to help advance NGAUS and its mission.
You play an important role in helping us identify and honor deserving people through our nomination process.
The NGAUS Awards Program information packet, which includes purpose and procedures, award criteria and nomination form, can be found by clicking here.
NGAUS Individual Awards
Harry S. Truman Award
Charles Dick Medal of Merit
Patrick Henry Award
Distinguished Service Medal
Meritorious Service Award
Valley Forge Cross for Heroism
Garde Nationale Trophy
Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers
Eagle Rising Award for Warrant Officers
The deadline for the receipt of nominations for NGAUS Individual Awards is May 15, 2021. Nominations should be addressed to:
NGAUS Awards Program
ATTN: Richard Arnold
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
The NGAUS point of contact for individual awards is Rich Arnold at 202-454-5301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now accepting applications
NGAUS Active Life Members and their dependents are eligible to apply for the AFBA (Armed Forces Benefit Association)/NGAUS scholarship, awarding two applicants, each with a $5,000 scholarship.
Now accepting applications through June 1, 2021.
Not a NGAUS Active Life Member? Become one today.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions you may have about the NGAUS and AFBA Scholarship or NGAUS Life Membership.
The Air Force Uniform Office has finished redesigning the service’s physical training uniform, and Airmen will be able to buy it beginning next year, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center announced March 2.
“The new uniform will be available to Airmen in 2022, and there will be a four year transition period for mandatory wear,” according to an AFLCMC release. The center is currently gearing up for production.
More than 150 service members helped test the new outfit, which includes a jacket, t-shirt, pants, and two types of shorts, and marks the service’s first PT uniform change in nearly two decades.
USAF leaders’ primary requirements for the new uniform were that it be something Airmen would actually want to wear, and that its quality meet or exceed civilian athletic gear, Air Force Uniform Office Chief Tracy Roan said in the release.
“The new uniform now includes all of the great performance features that you find in athletic wear today,” she said in the release.
March 4th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands – The forward elements of the 37th Infantry Division (OH) along with other American forces enter the outskirts of the Philippine capital. For the next month they will be engaged in the deadliest city fighting to take place in the Pacific Theater. While fighting house-to-house the “Buckeyes” of the 37th will liberate 1,330 western civilians held in Old Bilibad Prison and capture the walled government complex known as the “Intramuros,” which the Japanese turned into a fortress. After thousands of innocent civilians are killed, mostly by rampaging Japanese troops, the city is finally secured by the Americans on March 2nd.
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