November 3rd, 2022
IN THIS EDITION:
Registration Now Available for NCNGA Convention and NCNG Military Ball NCNGA
690th NCARNG Reunion NCNGA
2022 Commemorative Ornament Now Available NGAUS
The Connector: A Weekly Newsletter of Veterans Bridge Home National Guard
Join Us At 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament NCNGA
Tickets-At-Work: Members get Discounts on Tickets NCNGA
This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum
November 3rd — Today in Guard History National Guard
Registration is now open for the 2023 NCNGA Convention and NCNG Combined Ball!
March 10-11, 2023
Twin City Quarter
501 W. 5th St., Winston Salem, NC 27101
What: 690th NCNG Reunion
When: January 28, 2023
Where: Kings Restaurant, Kinston, NC
Time: Doors open at 5:00PM Dinner at 6:00PM
Cost: $20.00 per person
RSVP by January 6, 2023
If you are interested in attending email Faye Tripp at TRIPPF@ECU.EDU
The National Guard Educational Foundation’s Annual Commemorative Ornament is now available.
Following the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, Europe entered a time of uncertainty as new democracies emerged. The National Guard Bureau saw an opportunity to leverage the skills and versatility of citizen-soldiers and airmen at the grassroots level to maintain stability in the region.
The Guard’s dual federal and state missions made it ideal to demonstrate effective democratic institutions, pursue humanitarian assistance and develop crisis management mechanisms across institutions. This idea formed the basis of the State Partnership Program, which officially established its first partnerships on April 27, 1993.
On this ornament are the national flags of the 13 partner countries that joined the program in 1993 and are still active today. They represent the partnerships of Maryland and Estonia; Michigan and Latvia; Pennsylvania and Lithuania; Tennessee and Bulgaria; Texas/Nebraska and the Czech Republic; Ohio and Hungary; Vermont and North Macedonia; Illinois and Poland; Alabama and Romania; Indiana and Slovakia; Colorado and Slovenia; Arizona and Kazakhstan; and California and Ukraine.
Now available online at www.ngef.org.
Please join us for the 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. See attached flier for information on the tournament.
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://ncnga.org/discounts/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 27th — Today in Guard History National Guard
Beverley’s Mill Place (today Staunton), Virginia – The Augusta County Regiment was organized on this date. Men from this regiment would fight under Lieutenant Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War (1755-1763); again under Washington during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783); and under General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson during the Civil War, where the regiment earned the nickname “Stonewall Brigade” it still carries today. Its descendant unit, the 116th Infantry, became part of the 29th Infantry Division in 1917 and saw heavy fighting with it in both world wars, including leading the assault wave on Omaha Beach on D-Day. In the War on Terror different battalions of the 116th Infantry, still part of the 29th Division, have served on missions ranging from guarding the perimeter (but not the prisoners) of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to teaching soldier skills and combat tactics to the members of the newly organized Afghan army.
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