September 23rd, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Military Pension Tax Exemption – Updated Call to Action as of September 23 NCNGA
14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament NCNGA
National Guard teams up with active duty, reserve to support Operation Allies Welcome Army.mil
Help us grow the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation! There are multiple ways to donate NCNGA
For the first time, the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation is a part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! NCNGA
Greensboro Science Center Day Camp NCNGA
NCNG Family Programs Update & Information 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
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
September 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
The Conferences for Senate Bill 105 – 2021 Appropriations Act is in the process of negotiating with the Governor’s Office for moving a budget forward for consideration. It is critical that Military Retirement Tax Exemption remain in the budget during this negation process. At this time our voice needs to be focused on a small group of individuals. These individuals are:
- Senator Phil Berger – Phil.Berger@ncleg.gov, Robin.Braswell@ncleg.gov, 919-733-5708
- Senator Ralph Hise – Ralph.Hise@ncleg.gov, Susan.Fanning@ncleg.gov, 919-733-3460
- Senator Brent Jackson – Brent.Jackson@ncleg.gov, William.Kirkley@ncleg.gov , 919-733-5705
While they may not be in your district the National Guard is located in all 100 counties and this legislation is a state issue, not a district issue. With this in mind you Association asks you to email, write, or call these individuals as ask them to ensure Military Pension Tax Exemption remains in the budget.
Dear Senator _______________,
I am a member/retiree of the North Carolina National Guard.
I am writing/calling today to ask for your support to Eliminate Income Tax for Military Retirees contained in the current Senate budget. 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. The North Carolina National Guard Association and other Veterans organizations have been supporting legislation of this type for many years and are encouraged by the broad support for HB 83, that contained the same language that is contained in the current Senate budget proposal.
HB 83 passed in the House by a vote of 100 – 5, which shows that military tax exemption has strong support in the General Assembly. As you know, there are a number of groups, specifically the 4th Branch, which is advocating for tax free retirement for all NC public service heroes along with the military tax exemption effort. While I am not speaking out against this effort I am asking you to stay the course on the current legislative path and not allow the military tax exemption effort to end because of the state retiree effort.
While these state employees do play a critical role in supporting and protecting North Carolina Citizens the U.S. military is clearly in a class of its own in its role to our Nation and State. This is evident by recent events within and outside of our state. Furthermore, the legislature has a number of tools available to them to influence the state retiree program. For our military members there is no such tools available.
Passage of military pension tax exemption 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.
Join us for the 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. See attached flier for more, information.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N. J. – Since August 2021, Afghan evacuees have been arriving at several U.S. military installations across the country. These secure locations are an entry point for Afghans and their families who supported the U.S. Government.
Since the end of August, more than 50 members from the Evergreen State have been supporting Task Force Liberty and working side-by-side in Liberty Village with their Air Force active duty and reservist counterparts, along with other Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, JBMDL personnel, and dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGO), providing essential support for Afghan guests.
National Guard members from nearly every state and territory are helping an estimated 50,000 Afghan guests by providing transportation, temporary housing, culturally appropriate food, medical screening, religious accommodations, and general support for Operation Allies Welcome.
“We knew we were coming into a situation that was unprecedented,” said Washington State Air National Guard Command Chief, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Marvin Boyd. “As Guardsmen, we’ve been responding to one unique challenge after another for nearly two years and once again, we had people who were eager to help out on short notice and volunteer.”
With temporary housing and medical facilities being rapidly built and expanded, the need for immunizations and urgent medical issues was quickly addressed. Boyd (a former Navy Corpsman) worked with U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nikki Pritchard, Task Force Liberty Public Health Lead, deployed from U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California, to open up the medical facility at Liberty Village that was fully functional on Sept. 10.
Task Force Liberty is one of the largest military installations to support Afghans. Prichard said that the number of people and logistics coupled with the medical needs of those arriving from Afghanistan is a challenge and an opportunity to help our Afghan guests.
“With everyone coming from areas where they might not have had proper medical attention, the need for immunizations is what we’re focused on,” she said.
One of the easiest ways to donate is through the Amazon Smiles program. At no extra cost to you, this program offers a small percentage of the price of your Amazon purchases to your selected charity, The Tarheel Minuteman Foundation. This can be done via the web at smile.amazon.com or on the Amazon App following these steps below:
- Open the Amazon app on your phone
- Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
- Select “Tarheel Minuteman Foundation” as your charity
- Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Once you make an account through the CFC website, you can select the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation as the recipient using our code 94853. Donations can be made via payroll deduction, or they can be one-time or recurring monthly pledges via credit/debit card. For more information about how to donate, please visit https://www.ncnga.org/CFC.php. Donations will be used to help fund scholarships for NC National Guard Members, Retirees, and families.
If you would prefer to donate to a local campaign rather than a national one, the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation is also a part of the State Employees Combined Campaign. Donations can be made via payroll deduction, credit card, cash, or check after filling out the donation form available online at https://www.ncsecc.org/donate-now/. Our charity code is 4132, and donations will be used to fund scholarships just like the CFC campaign.
Please see the flyer for the Greensboro Science Center Day Camp that Child & Youth is hosting on 25 September. Space is limited do to Covid guidelines so please share with your families and let them know to register asap before the event is full.
If you have any additional questions please call a member of the Child & Youth Team:
Carla Esworthy 984-664-6082
Amanda Kohl 984-664-6676
Kristi Wagner 984-661-4761
The Mission of the ARNG Family Program is to empower Soldiers and Families to become resilent and sustainable as well as ensure all Soldiers and Families are entitled, informed, educated, assisted, and made ready for the unique demands of military life before, during, and after deployment.
Please take a look at the below Family Programs Updated Quick Reference Guide and Map.
Please visit our Facebook page for all current and upcoming events as well as submit any feedback to help make our program better!
The Defense Alliance of North Carolina is a private, nonprofit, organization focused on strengthening North Carolina’s defense sector and those who support it.
The Alliance combines the powerful leadership of distinguished military officers and industry executives, a large and active membership base, and an impressive set of standing forums and events to support North Carolina’s government, military, business, and academic communities.
$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.
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
September 23rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Along the Mexican Border – The War Department issues orders for some National Guard units to begin preparations to return home safely. In May President Woodrow Wilson had mobilized most of the Guard; having it deploy along the border areas of CA, AZ, NM and TX to prevent Mexican bandits led by Pancho Villa from raiding U.S. territory (as they had in March when they stormed into Columbus, NM, killing several civilians and soldiers.) World War I had started in Europe in the summer of 1914, so by the time of the Mexican Border call up, it had been raging for two years. America had thus far remained neutral but many people, especially in the Army, felt our involvement was inevitable. So while guarding the border the Army used the time to conduct large-scale, multi-division sized field exercises not usually available to Regular Army or Guard units. Guardsmen found themselves training in trenches like those they saw in newsreels from the Western Front in France. As autumn moved toward winter, more and more Guard units were returning home and being released from active duty. By April 1917 however, America would indeed be involved in the war and all would once again find themselves preparing, this time in earnest, for combat.
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