October 28th, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
Members of the NCNGA, what would you like to see in the future? NCNGA
Registration is now open for 2021 Tarheel Retiree Homecoming NCNGA
Registration is now open for 2022 Annual Convention – Register early. NCNGA
The Hero’s of Old Hickory documentary is finally ready to air! NCNGA
Tarheel Minuteman Foundation Raising Money To Send NC Guardsmen, Retirees, Families to College At An Affordable Price NCNGA
Tickets-At-Work: Members get Discounts on Tickets NCNGA
14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament NCNGA
NC officials using new technology to stop cyber and ransomware attacks CBS17
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
October 21st — Today in Guard History National Guard
Your opinions drive NCNGA actions and it’s your continued support that allows us to be successful. These listed benefits are not options, rather a starting point to help you brainstorm! Send us a email at firstname.lastname@example.org – to let us know what you want.
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 email@example.com.
The Hero’s of Old Hickory documentary is finally ready to air! It was sponsored by the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation and the North Carolina National Guard Association, thanks to donations. Be sure to check it out on these dates!
Thursday, November 11, 10:00 pm on PBSNC
Friday, November 12, 04:00 am on PBSNC
Monday, November 15, 08:00 pm on North Carolina Channel (Digital Channel)
Tuesday, November 16, 01:00 am on North Carolina Channel (Digital Channel)
Tuesday, November 16, 09:00 am on North Carolina Channel (Digital Channel)
We’re excited to partner with Hoovers Sweets and Treats for our upcoming convention! They’re offering $2.00 off all Hoovers Milkshakes for any NCNGA members attending the Convention in March, so don’t forget to sign up at www.ncnga.org/events.php.
The Combined Federal Campaign cause of the week for 9/28-10/4 is Education! The Tarheel Minuteman Foundation is raising money to help send NC Guardsmen, retirees, and their families to college at an affordable price. Help us achieve our goal by making an account at www.cfc.org and selecting the Tarheel Minuteman Foundation (code 94853) as the recipient of your donation! Every amount helps.
Tickets at Work: The benefits are endless when it comes to being a NCNGA member! Check out our Tickets-At-Work program, where members can get discounts on tickets from Busch Gardens all the way to Disney. For more information, visit https://www.ncnga.org/benefits.php#Discount
Join us for the 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. See attached flier for more, information.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — With cyber and ransomware attacks growing, North Carolina is trying to help stop them using a combination of new technology and proactive measures.
Cyberattacks are no stranger to North Carolina agencies. In the last two years, the state’s Joint Cybersecurity Task Force responded to 40 incidents — 19 of them ransomware attacks.
Friday, the task force outlined its efforts to prevent those attacks in a meeting with the State Emergency Response Commission.
The task force says it offers municipalities and other public agencies free cyber hygiene assessments as well as offering to do a so-called penetration test to see where systems may be vulnerable to hackers.
If an agency is hacked, the task force will deploy a special jump team.
“The N.C. National Guard will send in three people,” said LT. Col. Seth Barun. “It’ll be an incident response lead, a threat hunter and a forensic analysis person.”
If it’s a larger incident — the response will include additional people.
Barun said many of the attacks involve rural municipalities.
“They’re targets of opportunity,” he said. “They have less than ideal security and become easy targets.”
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October 21st — Today in Guard History National Guard
Bois Belleu, north of Verdun, France – World War I was reaching its climax as Allied forces all along the Western Front continued to launch attacks against the German “Hindenburg Line.” Used to keep pressure on the Germans, most of these attacks gain some ground, but not all succeed. A case in point is the failed assault launched on this date by the 26th Division (CT, ME, MAS, NH, RI, VT) in a sector known to the French as “Death Valley.” The Division was quite weak, having been in action almost daily with little relief, since the start of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in late September. The 51st Brigade, composed of the 101st Infantry (MA) and the 102nd Infantry (CT), had only 15 officers and barely 800 men when their combined organizational strength should have been about 6,000 men. The men were exhausted, but when orders were given to advance, the units heeded the call. Despite artillery support from the 101st Field Artillery (MA) and French cannons, the assault failed to reach its goal. The survivors withdrew to their original jumping-off point, having lost an additional 150 men killed, wounded, or missing. On November 1, 1918, the 26th Division pulled out of Death Valley, and was sent to a rest area. It would see no more combat as the War ended on November 11th.
The Weekly Guardsman