August 19th, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Legislative Update on Military Pension Tax Exemption NCNGA
6th Annual NCNG Guard 2 Beach This October! NCNGA
Registration is now open for 2021 Tarheel Retiree Homecoming NCNGA
Registration is now open for 2022 Annual Convention – Register early. NCNGA
July-August Tarheel Guardsman is now available NCNGA
OCS 63 and AOC Graduation 21 August 2021 NCNGA
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
August 18th — Today in Guard History National Guard
As mentioned in an earlier update House Bill 83 passed with tremendous support 105-5. While the Senate did not take up House Bill 83 as a separate bill they did include the wording from the bill in Senate Bill 105, https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/s105 , budget bill page 632. While Senate Bill 105 passed the Senate 72-41 it failed in House Subcommittee, as expected. This triggers a Conference Committee that consists of the Senate and the House. The Senate has named their committee, which you can view at the previous link, but the House still has to appoint its members. Hopefully, the committee can agree on a budget compromise that keeps the Military Pension Tax Exemption in place. If this occurs it will be sent to the Governor for signature, the concern is he could veto entire budget since it does not currently include Medicaid expansion. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for further updates.
In addition to the Tax Exemption there are a number of other Guard Focused items that are in Senate Bill 105. They include:
- Funding for armory construction projects
- Transfer of management of the Tuition Assistance Program back to the Department of Public Safety
- Tarheel Challenge Codification
- North Carolina National Guard Job Act – Page 465
$60 for 1 day & $70 for 3 days. Entry fee includes all meals, rider support and shirt. Proceeds go to the NC National Guard Education Foundation.
1 or 2 day ride with 3 groups@ Raleigh to Roseboro on Day 1, Roseboro to Wilmington on Day 2, and Wilmington to Fort Fisher on Day 3. Free overnight in Guard armories. Free transportation to starting point.
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,
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 12th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Santa Fe, New Mexico – Soon after war is declared against Mexico, American Brig. Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny with 2,000 soldiers, mostly Missouri volunteers, enters this town unopposed. He claims New Mexico for the U.S. Later the Missouri troops will fight near the Mexican town of Chihuahua City where they soundly defeat a larger enemy force, inflicting 600 losses while only suffering 6 causalities of their own.
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