August 5th, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Legislative Call to Action – House Bill 83 NCNGA
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
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Bell Unveils New High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Design Concepts for Military Application UASweekly
Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall returns to Rockingham County RockinghamNow
OCS 63 and AOC Graduation 21 August 2021 NCNGA
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
August 5th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Legislative Call to Action;
House Bill 83 – Military Pension Tax Exemption. Now is the time to reach out to your NC Senator. You can find your senator and their email at https://ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators . This bill easily passed in the House 100-5 and there is support to pass in the full Senate but it needs to get through committee. While Senate didn’t have much activity this week that is expected to change next week. Now is the time for you to contact your local State Senator. Attached is a draft letter/email that can be sent to them, also include their legislative assistant. I know that several you have already contacted your Senator. However, I would ask that you contact them again just to remind them.
Legislative Affairs Chairs: The message below has been prepared to assist you in contacting your NC State Senators to ask for support of HB 83 – Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees. This is provided in Word format so that you can fill in your Senator’s name and your contact information. It can then be copied and pasted into an email.
You could also add additional personal information, if desired. But the goal is to retain the basic message for consistency and to keep this message short to encourage our Senators and their staffs to read it. You could also provide this message to members of your Chapter who wish to participate.
Thank you for your help in getting this message out to every NC Senator!
Dear Senator _______________,
I am a member of ENTER YOUR VSO INFORMATION HERE. I am also a constituent of your district.
I am writing today to ask for your support for HB 83 – Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees. As you know, this Bill, if passed, would permit more recent Military Retirees to deduct their Military Retired Pay from NC Income Tax. Passage of this legislation would encourage retiring Service Members to stay in, or relocate to, North Carolina, where their contributions to the state economy would be far greater than the revenue lost from this deduction. ENTER VSO HERE and other Veterans organizations have been supporting legislation of this type for many years and are encouraged by the broad support for HB 83 in the House and its progress through the system.
HB 83 passed in the House by a vote of 100 – 5, which shows that it has strong support in the General Assembly. This Bill is now being reviewed in the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the Senate. I would like to ask you to work with your colleagues in the Senate to bring HB 83 out of Committee and to a vote by the full Senate. Passage of this bill would be an excellent step toward making NC a more military friendly state. Thank you for your consideration of this request and for your continuing support of NC military personnel, veterans and their families.
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?
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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the unveiling of design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its innovation of next generation vertical lift aircraft. HSVTOL technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft.
“Bell’s HSVTOL technology is a step change improvement in rotorcraft capabilities,” said Jason Hurst, vice president, Innovation. “Our technology investments have reduced risk and prepared us for rapid development of HSVTOL in a digital engineering environment, leveraging experience from a robust past of technology exploration and close partnerships with the Department of Defense and Research Laboratories.”
Bell’s HSVTOL design concepts include the following features:
Low downwash hover capability
Jet-like cruise speeds over 400 kts
True runway independence and hover endurance
Scalability to the range of missions from unmanned personnel recovery to tactical mobility
Aircraft gross weights range from 4,000 lbs. to over 100,000 lbs.
EDEN — The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall will return to Rockingham County this fall and be showcased at Freedom Park in Eden.
The Oct. 14-17 exhibition will mark the second time the wall — a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C . — has been shown in the county, said American Legion Post 254 Commander David Turner, who is heading up the committee to coordinate logistics for the showing.
Turner is a Navy veteran who served from 1983 to 1992. He was in the Gulf War from 1990-1992.
The Traveling Wall will be the centerpiece for the Heritage and Heroes Festival in Eden, scheduled for Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater, adjacent to the where the wall will be displayed.
The festival will highlight many of the county’s military veterans and will include a display by the North Carolina National Guard, as well as numerous vendors and an array of tasty food.
The 82nd Airborne Choir from North Carolina’s Fort Bragg is scheduled to perform at the festival, as well, organizers said.
“I am very proud that we can do this for our veterans and our civilians who support the military,” Turner said. “It is important to honor our veterans and their families that have sacrificed so much, and we owe them a debt we can never repay. It is important that we remember their loss.”
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
August 5th — Today in Guard History National Guard
On this day, across the United States, the 380,000 man National Guard was drafted into federal service for World War I. Guard units had previously been placed in federal service after war was declared on Germany on April 6, 1917; however, Guard units could not be deployed overseas until the Judge Advocate General determined that only through a universal draft could the National Guard cut its ties from the state militias.
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