NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for December 1, 2022

December 1st, 2022


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Digital edition of NATIONAL GUARD is here! NGAUS 
Scholarship Applications Available! NCNGA 
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 24th — Today in Guard History National Guard 

Digital edition of NATIONAL GUARD is here! NGAUS 

November/December 2022

  • Power of Partnerships – Guardsmen largely carry the flag for the U.S. military across Central and South America, a region China and Russia increasingly seek to influence..
  • A Real Rescue Dog – Meet Callie, the U.S. military’s first search and rescue dog.
  • Two Birthdays – GUARD ROOTS: America’s oldest military organization was born 386 years ago. It was reborn as a true national force a little more than 267 years later.
  • Real Gratitude – STATE ROUNDUP: California Guard soldier helps grandfather, other Vietnam vets get special trip, long overdue welcome home.

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Scholarship Applications Available! NCNGA 

Scholarships Applications are available online today until February 1 for college students and high school graduates and March 1 for high school seniors.

Click Here to Learn More and Apply!

690th NCARNG Reunion NCNGA 

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

2022 Commemorative Ornament Now Available NGAUS 

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.

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The Connector: A Weekly Newsletter of Veterans Bridge Home National Guard 

Wednesday, September 28 | 12pm – 1pm | Free – Register
VBH will be on staff at the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce | Thursday, September 29 | 610 S, Lexington Ave. Burlington NC
Car show, entertainment and vendors. Car show proceeds benefits VBH
| Saturday, October 2 | 12pm – 6pm | 5501 W Hwy 74 Indian Trail NC | Free | Info


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Join Us At 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Veterans Bridge Home 

Please join us for the 14th Annual Len Adams Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. See attached flier for information on the tournament.



Tickets-At-Work: Members get Discounts on Tickets NCNGA 

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



This Week in NCNG History NCNG Museum 

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

December 1st — Today in Guard History National Guard 

Near Hwachon Reservoir, South Korea – As the second winter sets in along the front dividing the Communist and United Nations forces, the Red Chinese attempted to destroy the dam holding the waters of the reservoir. If broken the waters will flood through a valley wiping out American and South Korean (ROK) units. The 2nd ROK Division was assigned to attack the Chinese and stop their attempt to blow the dam. This division was supported in the attack by several American units including Tennessee’s 196th Field Artillery Battalion. Over the course of this day the 196th, armed with twelve 155mm towed howitzers, fired more than 250 rounds per tube (over 3,000 shells). Their fire was so effective that the 2nd ROK was successful in stemming the Communist attack, securing the dam. The 196th earned both a Korean Presidential Unit Citation and an Army Presidential Unit Citation for this action. Over the course of their tour the battalion also earned two US Navy citations for support of Marine operations. It ended the war as the most decorated Guard unit to serve in theater.

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