July 22nd, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Registration is now open for 2021 Tarheel Retiree Homecoming NCNGA
Registration is now open for 2022 Annual Convention – Register early. NCNGA
Spectrum News Seeking Interviewees for 9/11 Anniversary Coverage NCNGA
Are You Or Someone You Know Looking For A Meaningful Paid Internship? NCNGA
July-August Tarheel Guardsman is now available NCNGA
North Carolina Military Affairs Commission’s 2020 Strategic Plan milvets.nc.gov
Earthquakes, floods, locusts, drones and those pesky Russians — what didn’t this Army brigade face on deployment? ArmyTimes
Lumbee Tribal Council member receives award for service to National Guard and U.S. Army Robesonian
OCS 63 and AOC Graduation 21 August 2021 NCNGA
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
July 22nd — Today in Guard History National Guard
FOR: Army and Air National Guard Retirees
DATE: Friday, December 10, 2021
EVENT REGISTRATION: 0900-1000 HRS
LOCATION: Joint Force Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
INCLUDES: Mission updates, benefits seminar, various information stations, luncheon, and a social time.
REGISTRATION: If paying by card, complete this form online or call the NCNGA office at 919-851-3390.
Otherwise, send the form in the attached pdf and a check for $10.00 per person payable to “NCNGA” on or before 1
December 2021 to:
ATTN: Tarheel Homecoming
7410 Chapel Hill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
NOTE: Seating is limited to 350; please make your reservation as soon as possible.
QUESTIONS: Contact NCNGA at 919-851-3390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Spectrum News is planning out their coverage of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. If you fit any of the categories below and would like to be interviewed in your home, please send an email to Larry@NCNGA.org. They would like to do the interviews between now and the end of August. Items of interest would include any photos you might have and any particular work/deployments you did directly related to the 9/11 response.
- Were stationed at the Pentagon or were in NYC at the time of the attacks,
- Were on active duty at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune or Seymour Johnson AFB at the time of the attacks,
- Were activated for domestic security missions immediately following the attacks (NYC, DC, airport security, etc.), and/or
- Joined or rejoined the armed forces as a direct result of the attacks?
North Carolina National Guard Association
Are you or someone you know a college student and looking for a meaningful paid internship? If so we are in the search for the upcoming school year. See the advertisement for details and application instructions.
The North Carolina Military Affairs Commission developed a comprehensive strategic plan to enhance North Carolina Military installations and their missions to report on the State’s performance under the plan. This Strategic Plan will be updated every 4 years.
The North Carolina Military Affairs Commission recommends actions to protect the existing military infrastructure including mission essential training areas, ranges, and military training routes, maintain a high quality of life for military members and their families, and to promote new military missions and economic opportunities for the State and its citizens. Our major installations are the cornerstone of the second largest economic sector in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Military Affairs Commission is comprised of an Executive Steering Group and a full commission of representatives from all military communities in the State. The Commission executes recommendations through the action of four committees. Those committees are Base Sustainability & Community Affairs; Quality of Life; Economic Development and Legislative Affairs.
Earthquakes, a hurricane, floods, locusts, pesky Russians, an assassination, drone-dropped mortars, oil field attacks and landmines were a few of the features of an Army National Guard brigade’s nearly year-long deployment to U.S. Central Command for most of 2020.
Oh, and a historic global pandemic.
It was a deployment of “biblical proportions,” said 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Charles Morrison.
“Everything but frogs falling from the sky happened to us during this rotation,” said Maj. Ben Bagwell, then-brigade operations officer.
More than 3,000 soldiers with the 30th ABCT of the North Carolina National Guard deployed from October 2019 to September 2020 in support of both Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield.
Tribal Councilman Terry Hunt was honored Thursday for his 28 years of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard during the Lumbee Tribal Council meeting.
Before sharing his personal experiences of serving beside Hunt, Col. Michael Marciniak, director of Strategic Plans and Policies for the National Guard, presented him with the North Carolina Association Certificate and the Old North State Award.
The Old North State Award, which is presented on behalf of Gov. Roy Cooper, is for National Guard service members who have served no less than 20 years and who have expressed a “dedication of service beyond expectation.”
The North Carolina Association Certificate also honors National Guard retirees.
“You reached this status through years of sacrifice, hard work and dedication to both this great country and state,” a letter sent to Hunt on behalf of the Association reads in part.
Hunt said he learned two weeks ago that he was being bestowed the honors.
“A lot of us, we dedicate our life to serve the state and the country. It makes a big difference to know that people still recognize us. The reason we do it is for the country,” Hunt said. “Maybe some way it can influence young people to strive to make things better. That’s one of the things that I always tried to do.”
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please join the North Carolina Military Academy as they celebrate the graduation and commissioning of Officer Candidate Class 63 and Accelerated Officer Class 32 on August 21, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.
If you know of anything significant to the NCNG that occurred on any of these dates, and would like it added to our records, please email 1LT Dearie at email@example.com
July 22nd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Phenix City, Alabama – Governor Gordon Persons declares martial law in Russell County after a key witness in an upcoming grand jury inquiry is murdered to prevent his testimony about local corruption and vote fraud. About 150 Alabama Guardsmen, under command of the Major General Walter Hanna, commander of the 31st Infantry Division, started moving into the city and surrounding areas to ‘clean up’ what had been referred to as the “most wicked city in the United States.” Phenix City had been known for years as a den of gambling, bootleg liquor and prostitutes all aided by corrupt cops and others in leadership positions. Located just across the state line from Fort Benning, GA, the city thrived on the ‘soldier trade’. After several failed attempts to clean up the situation, the killing was the last straw. Hanna and his men replaced the sheriff and deputies, while all the local judges were replaced by ones sent by the governor from outside areas. All the gambling equipment (slot machines, roulette tables, etc.) was destroyed, the girls run out of the county and the corrupt officials jailed, fined or otherwise prevented from acting. The mission ended in January 1955, nearly six months after it started. A determined general backed by at least 300 Guardsmen on duty at some point, finally succeeded in cleaning up the ‘wicked city’ once and for all.
The Weekly Guardsman