Tarheel                        February/March 2013Guardsman                    Three                   Events             ...
TAG’s                                                    into every county of North Carolina – ready, reliable, and respon...
TARHEEL GUARDSMAN               Official publication of the North Carolina National Guard Association                     ...
NC National Guard Participates in GovernorMcCrory’s Inauguration Ceremony                                                 ...
Reindeer Dash for CashSubmitted by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, NCNG Public AffairsGREENVILLE, NC – Runners gathered for ...
NC National Guard Association & NCNG Combined Event Registration                Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC      ...
COMBINED EVENT                                       NC National Guard Association        INFORMATION                     ...
ATTENTION RETIREES! O     n April 25-27, 2013, the North       Carolina National Guard Association will conduct its 52nd A...
Chaplain Glick Retires WithMore Than 30 Years ServiceRALEIGH, NC – Army Col. Chaplain Phil-              steadied me and w...
875th Engineer Company NewsSubmitted by SFC Willie N. Nethery, Operations NCOThe 875th Engineer Company is conducting cons...
Help Your Association –                         Run for the NCNGA Executive Council!The Nominating & Credentials Committee...
Tarheel ChalleNGe Graduates 114 CadetsBy Sgt 1st Class Robert Jordan, NCNG Public AffairsM     onths of hard work, sweat, ...
PLAY GOLF AND SUPPORT                       THE NCNGA                EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONFORMAT:	 18-Hole Captain’s Choi...
The North Carolina Department       3rd Annual                                            of the American Legion     30th ...
Legacy Bridge ProgramL    ast year, Active Associate     Representative Al Rose introduceda program that is designed to fi...
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  1. 1. Tarheel February/March 2013Guardsman Three Events Combined Into One Weekend 25 - 27 April 2013 Winston-Salem, NC See pages 6-7 for Please join more information.us for a great weekend!
  2. 2. TAG’s into every county of North Carolina – ready, reliable, and responsive to the needs of our fellow North Carolinians. At this writing, we have temporarily avoided the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” but are warily eyeing the actions of our nation’s lawmakers as we approach the new deadline of March 1. The ongoing discussion has C generated a lot of angst among our force. Though the crystal ball is fuzzy as I sit here today, civilian leadership at all levels has repeatedly assured the military that support for our uniformed members will not slacken. Having o said that, it’s not clear what the negotiating process will yield for things like maintenance funds, new construction, new equipment and the civilian workforce. While layoffs will almost certainly be avoided, the potential for r furloughs is there. Secretary Leon Panetta has already ordered a civilian hiring freeze to help offset the potential impact of cuts if a deal can’t be reached by the beginning of March. The bottom line is that while the picture is not rosy, it is at least not as grim as it could have been. n Of course, we will continue to make the case for additional force structure for North Carolina. We have a lot to offer in emerging arenas like cyber security, and we will discuss the potential for expanded North e Carolina National Guard missions with lawmakers at all levels. One of the highest priorities for our force has been, and continues to be, improvements to our infrastructure. The difficult job of maintaining our ready team is made more difficult when armories have significant Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Lusk Adjutant General of NC r maintenance issues. The problems brought on by these austere fiscal times will make meeting our needs even more challenging, but we will continue to beat the drum for much-needed improvements. Our state’s finest citizens deserve the finest facilities.C As always, I want to thank the families of our Soldiers and Airmen. Our hanges and opportunities have come with the Citizen Soldiers and Airmen continuously, professionally, and selflessly new year. answer the call. Our families, similarly, continuously, quietly, and stoically We have a new governor and a new secretary support our continued service to state and country. Without them, we wouldof the North Carolina Department of Public most certainly be a hollow force.Safety. The start of a new legislative season has Likewise, we can’t forget the contributions from our civilian employers.brought new faces to the North Carolina General We have historically enjoyed overwhelming support from this vital part ofAssembly as well as our state’s congressional our team, and we will continue to recognize that in 2013. I encourage alldelegation. of our Soldiers and Airmen to honor their employers by putting them in for Opportunities abound to tell our new civilian ESGR awards. It only takes a few minutes, but it goes a long way towardleaders about the outstanding jobs you do for reminding these important people just how important a role they play in theour state and our country every day. We can’t security of our state and our nation.lose any chance to remind them that hundreds of Again, thank you all for what you do. I look forward to visiting withyou remain on active duty and deployed around as many of you as I can in the new year. Don’t hesitate to contact me, Airthe nation and around the world, many of you Guard commander Brig. Gen. Todd Kelly, state command chief warrantin harm’s way. Still hundreds more of you are officer CW5 Rick Comer, state senior enlisted leader Command Sgt. Maj.in the on-deck circle waiting for orders to kick John Swart or state command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Pickett, within and send you to post-mobilization training any concerns or attaboys.and then down range to tackle vital missions for Always Ready, Ready Team!America. I never hesitate to remind our leadersthat our North Carolina National Guardsmen,not deployed overseas, are forward deployed óó — CONTACT INFO — NC Adjutant General – MG Greg Lusk NC Command Chief Warrant Officer Rick Comer http://www.facebook.com/NCAdjutantGeneral http://www.facebook.com/pages/NC-Command-Chief-Warrant- http://twitter.com/NCTAG Officer/261726843901458 http://www.twitter.com/NCCWO NC Assistant Adjutant General Air – Brig. Gen. Todd Kelly http://facebook.com/NCAirAAG NC Command Chief Master Sergeant Chief Master Sgt. Bruce http://twitter.com/NCAirAAG Pickett http://www.facebook.com/pages/NC-State-Command-Chief- NC Senior Enlisted Leader – Command Sgt. Maj. John Swart Master-Sergeant/330777956943662 http://www.facebook.com/NCCSM http://www.twitter.com/NCCmdChief http://twitter.com/NCSCSM TAG email contact: pao@ng.army.milPage 2 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  3. 3. TARHEEL GUARDSMAN Official publication of the North Carolina National Guard Association FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013 Volume 47 Number 1Contents: Do you have a high school senior? NCNGA: It’s not too late to submit a scholarship Combined Event Information 6,7 application to the NCNGA Educational Application for Office 11 Foundation. Deadline for high school Educational Foundation Golf Tournament 13 seniors is 1 March 2013 (college students In Memoriam List 14 and graduates, the deadline is 1 February 2013). For more information: Legacy Bridge Program 15 http://ncnga.org/benefits/education- NC National Guard: foundation-2/scholarship-information/ Guard Participates in Inauguration Ceremony 4 5th Bn 113th FA Deploys 8 Cover Photos: Clockwise, from left: Downtown 875th EN Co News 10 Winston-Salem Arts District, Sciworks, Tarheel ChalleNGe Graduation 12 Bethabara Park, Nightlife in down- town Winston-Salem, and Old Salem. Officers Executive Council President 30th HBCT Deadline for submitting articles to the Ronnie Honeycutt Tarheel Guardsman: Scott Schnack Vice President Bobby Lumsden APR/MAY issue: 1 MAR 2013 Bernie Williford 130th MEB Diana Stumpf Send articles/photos to Teri Foster, Past President Editor at the NCNGA (7410 Chapel Hill Russell Thorington Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-5047) or email Fisk Outwater 60th Troop Command (terieakes@bellsouth.net) Secretary-Treasurer Tom Holcomb Adene Tyler Dale Baker, Jr. Address changes or questions? 449th TAB Call us toll free in NC at Judge Advocate 1-800-821-6159 or if Thomas Underwood Rick Fay out of state, 919-851-3390. Stephen Davis Chaplain Our email address is 113 Sustainment BDE th K. Carl Singley ncnga@bellsouth.net Billy Hill and our web site is Stephen McCormick www.ncnga.org STAFF JFHQ-NC Executive Director Charlene Johnson The Tarheel Guardsman, (ISSN 10618392) is published bi-monthly for the Army and Air National Guard of North Carolina, by the North Adene Tyler Wes Morrison Carolina National Guard Association, 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-5047. Periodicals postage paid at Raleigh, NC 27676-9651. Insurance Administrator 139th Regiment (CA) POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Tarheel Guardsman, 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-5047. Teri Foster Ronald Hill The Tarheel Guardsman is the official publication of the North Carolina National Guard Association, a non-profit organization. TheAssistant Insurance Administrator K. Todd Helms publication’s mission is to promote the general welfare of the NCNGA, Rhonda Arndt Air Guard assist in increasing the readiness of the NC Army and Air National Guard of North Carolina and serve as a vehicle of expression for Executive Assistant members of the National Guard. Wendy Larsen Members receive the publication free with their membership. The Kathy Ford annual subscription rate for non-members of the Association is $15.00.NCNGA Educational Foundation Scott Harrell Please include your old address when requesting change of address. Deadline for submitted material to the Tarheel Guardsman is Administrator Associate Class the 5th of the month, two months preceding the calendar date of issue. Manuscripts and photographs on subjects of general interest Peggy Robinson John Sweat, Jr. are invited. Unless otherwise indicated, material may be reprinted provided credit is given to the Tarheel Guardsman and the author Al Rose where listed. Articles and photos will not be returned, unless requested. (USPS 533-640) Junior Council Advertising is accepted. For details contact the Association Teri Foster, Editor Lonnie Brooks headquarters. Advertising, including political ads, published in this publication does not represent the endorsement or approval of the Leverne Jackman, Jr. North Carolina National Guard Association. Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 3
  4. 4. NC National Guard Participates in GovernorMcCrory’s Inauguration Ceremony RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina National Guards 440th Army Band and a Joint Color Guard at the North Carolina State Capitol Building before and during the Inauguration Ceremony for North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Janu- ary 5, 2013. (Photos via NC Archives)NC National Guard TarheelHomecomingBy Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, NCNG Public Affairs RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, civilian staff, service organizations and other vendors hosted the Tarheel Homecoming celebration, held at the NCNG’s Joint Force Headquarters, on December 13, 2012. Tarheel Home- coming invites NCNG retirees and prior service members to learn more about current Guard operations and provide information on retiree benefits. This year, attendees also celebrated the National Guard’s 376th birthday.Page 4 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  5. 5. Reindeer Dash for CashSubmitted by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, NCNG Public AffairsGREENVILLE, NC – Runners gathered for Army Major Chris Padgett, 139th Training Regiment, formerlythe “Reindeer Dash for Cash,” an annual in the 120th CAB, ran the 5k today for the fourth time. “Cash was myfundraising race for the Captain Christopher company commander in Iraq and running this race is a good way to giveCash Memorial Foundation of NC, Inc., held back,” said Padgett.December 2, 2012. “Chris just liked to laugh. Everyone talks about his smile. He liked Soldiers and civilian runners of all ages to have a good time,” Padgett said. “This is a great cause and it hasran a five-kilometer and 10-mile race in become more of a reunion than a race.”remembrance of Army Cpt. Christopher Charles E. Daniels, a retired Master Sgt. of the 252nd CombinedScott Cash, commander of A Company, 120th Arms Battalion, also ran the 5k.Combined Arms Battalion (CAB), North “Cash was a platoon leader in Windsor, my hometown, and myCarolina National Guard, who died serving his instructor at a junior leadership course,” said Daniels.country in Iraq in 2004. “I didn’t know him that well but I served with a lot of soldiers who A first-time runner running the 5k race, had previously served with Captain Cash. I mainly remember him forArmy Sgt. Major Robert Bowen with the his energy and leadership. He was a very up-beat guy. Always smiling,120th CAB said that he knew Cash through the always positive, always up for any challenge,” said Daniels.National Guard and ran in remembrance. Cash’s wife, Dawn Cash-Salau, said that the run raises scholarship “Captain Cash always said that he wanted money for East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, NCto make a change and put a positive influence National Guard Association Educational Foundation, and Northon the Guard,” said Bowen. Carolina Wesleyan College. The first time Army Lt. Col. Wes Cash was a graduate of ECU and the run is held in DecemberMorrison, 120th CAB commander, ran the because Christmas was Chris’ favorite time of year according to Cash-Reindeer Dash for Cash was in Iraq during Salu.his second deployment. Morrison said that a “A lot of people who run the race just want to carry on Chris’run was held there for Cash since the soldiers legacy of helping people. He loved helping people and he lovedcould not be home to run the race. He and running,” she said.Cash were friends who both served together Cash-Salau said that Cpt. Cash used to run in a benefit that raisedas company commanders in 120th CAB and money for cancer research.deployed in Iraq together in 2004, he said. “This year, the first water stop is all staffed by scholarship Morrison ran the 5k today to have the recipients,” she said. “They were happy to get involved in a charity thatopportunity to give back to the community. He had helped them.”said that this year is his third year running forthe cause. Planning a Romantic Getaway for Valentine’s Day Weekend? Group Buying Discount Program If you are going to Asheville, don’t for- New Benefits get the NCNGA sells Biltmore tickets for $39 each. Call Kathy Ford at 1-800- Brunswick Pest Control - 10% off goods 821-6159 ext 2 for more information. and services. Muliple locations. http://www.brunswickpestcontrol.com/ Sam’s Club – See website for latest special. www.ncnga.org/benefits VIP Nail Salon – 10% Military Discount. http://vipnailspa.net/ 919-231-0551. Owned by NC Guardsman. As a member of the NCNGA, you are entitled to discounts from many businesses, nationwide and statewide, these are just a few of our newest discounts. If you would like a complete listing, please contact Kathy Ford at 1-800-821-6159, ext. 2 or check out our website - www.ncnga.org/benefits. Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 5
  6. 6. NC National Guard Association & NCNG Combined Event Registration Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC 25-27 April 2013 Association First Rank Member ConventionRegistrant’s Name _____________________________________ __________ Yes No Yes NoSpouse/Guest Name ___________________________________ __________ Yes No Yes NoAddress ________________________________________________________ Unit:City_______________________________ State________ Zip____________ ______________________Telephone ____________________________E-mail_____________________________________________ COMBINED EVENT REGISTRATION FEES Saturday Dinner Choices Attendee: Spouse/Guest: Retirees & Spouse/Guest By 31 March *After 1 April (based on rank at retirement) Per person Per person Total  Beef  Beef Chicken  Chicken  E1-E4 & Spouse/Guest $20 $30 $ Vegetarian   Vegetarian E5-E7/WO1-WO2/O1-O2 & Spouse/Guest $35 $45 All other ranks & Spouse/Guest $40 $50 Seating Preference (if any) _____Joint Force Headquarters Non-Military $35 $45 _____145th Airlift Wing Child(ren) (meal only) $20 $30 _____60th Troop Command Credit Card Fee $3 _____130th MEB _____30th Armored Bde Combat Team TOTAL $ *We are unable to accept registration AFTER 15 April 2013 _____449th Theater Aviation Brigade _____113th Sustainment Brigade Attending Business Session: Attending Friday Dance: _____139th Regiment (Combat Arms) Member: Friday Yes No Member: Yes No _____Retirees Saturday Yes No Spouse/Guest: Yes No _____Open Seating Method of Payment: ____Check enclosed (payable to NCNGA) ____Charge my: ____MasterCard ____Visa Account #________________________________ Expiration date ____________3 digit security code ______ Authorized Signature ____________________________________________________________________ There will be a $23 Fee for Returned Checks. Complete & Return To: NCNGA, 7410 Chapel Hill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607 (Or Fax to: 919-859-4990 Or Call: 919-851-3390) Links to on-line registration and hotel registration are available on our website at: http://www.ncnga.org/CombinedEvent2Page 6 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  7. 7. COMBINED EVENT NC National Guard Association INFORMATION &The North Carolina National Guard Association’s NC National GuardAnnual Convention, and the Enlisted andOfficer Military Balls are joining forces in 2013 Combined Eventfor a special weekend of fun, fellowship and 25-27 April 2013camaraderie. This event will be held 25-27 April2013 at the Twin City Quarter in Winston-Salem, Tentative Schedule of EventsNC. What is the Twin City Quarter? It is comprisedof the Marriott Hotel, Embassy Suites Hotel andBenton Convention Center — all connected with Thursday, 25 April 2013a covered walkway and in beautiful, downtownWinston-Salem. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Educational Foundation Golf Why combine all these events? Well, we hope Tournament - Tanglewood Golf to save you some money and eliminate another Club, Clemmons, NCGuard related weekend. We really hope you willplan to come early and enjoy the activities of the 6:30 p.m. - until Educational Foundation Reverse NC National Guard Association annual convention. Drawing - Winston-Salem ArmoryFor one registration price, you can attend theBusiness Sessions and learn about YOUR Friday, 26 April 2013Association, attend the Friday night hospitalityrooms and dance — and then attend the grand 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/Exhibitors/finale: The Combined Event Ball. Silent Auction If you are able to come on Thursday, you 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. First Business Sessioncan participate in the NCNGA Educational 52nd Annual ConventionFoundation’s golf tournament and later thatevening, try your luck at winning $4,000 at the 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Enlisted/Junior Office ForumFoundation’s annual Reverse Drawing (ticketrequired). Then you will have most of Friday to 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Rooms Openenjoy a visit to Old Salem, the downtown artsdistrict, the Winston Cup Museum for race fans, the 8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Dance/DJ/Cash Bar Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, shopping, or golf before joining the Association for their activities on Friday afternoon/evening. Saturday, 27 April 2013 Hotel rooms are blocked for Thursday, Fridayand Saturday — so reserve your room today! 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Exhibitors/ Silent Auction(Marriott Hotel - 1-800-320-0934 or EmbassySuites - 1-800-696-6107) Hotel cut-off date is 31 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Second Business SessionMarch 2013.) Awards & Installation Ceremonies Are you a regular attendee to the NC NationalGuard Association Annual Convention? If so, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. NCNGA Auxiliary Business Sessiondon’t worry — this is going to be a unique eventand a lot of fun. There will be a lot of attendees 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Unit Representative Workshopfor the dinner and dance on Saturday evening, andthe dress will remind those of you that have been 12:00 noon Enlisted Awards Luncheonattending for quite a few years of the “old times”when we used to dress up for the Saturday evening 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Educational Foundation Annual Meetingevent. You will also have the opportunity to meetthe leadership of the NC National Guard and visit 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Social Hour/Cash Bar/Hosp. Rmswith your current and former unit members. It isgoing to be fun and different — don’t miss this 5:45 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Dinner/Dance/Cash Barevent! We look forward to seeing you there! Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 7
  8. 8. ATTENTION RETIREES! O n April 25-27, 2013, the North Carolina National Guard Association will conduct its 52nd Annual Convention the Association office at 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 no later than March 15 in order for us to begin serious planning. at the Twin City Quarter, Winston, NC. If you are planning to attend the convention and would be A retiree group will again sponsor willing to assist in the setup, operation of and cleanup of the a retiree hospitality room which will be area, please include a note along with your donation. located in the Marriott Hotel, one of the Our association has provided many benefits for our two event facilities. This initiative will membership over the years. We enjoy the benefit of the State provide us an opportunity to maintain Retirement Plan every month! Please seriously consider sending connectivity between active guardsmen a donation today, and come have a great time and make our and those of us who are retired. hospitality room the place to be. We are again excited about Please feel free to contact those listed below if you have any continuing a retiree hospitality room questions or concerns. for the third straight year, but it takes money and volunteer help to continue John Atkinson Kerney Peoples this event. The purpose of this article is 910-739-3567 919-389-7725 to request your support. We would like Al Rose Gene Ray you to consider a donation of $10 to $25. 704-491-4797 RAYG7356@GMAIL.COM Checks may be made payable to: Retiree Hospitality Room—2013 and mail to Steve Blackwood 919-724-0625 5th BN 113th FA Deploys to Egypt Members of 5th Battalion 113th FA saluting during the Transfer of Authority Ceremony. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elliot Westbrook) RALEIGH, NC – Nearly 400 North Carolina National Guard Soldiers from units based in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and Reidsville are deployed for peacekeeping duty in the Sinai. The Triad-area units, along with a fifth element based in Louisburg, NC, make up the NC Guard’s 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment. The unit will observe and report on compliance with the 1979 peace accord between Israel and Egypt.Page 8 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  9. 9. Chaplain Glick Retires WithMore Than 30 Years ServiceRALEIGH, NC – Army Col. Chaplain Phil- steadied me and welcomed melip Glick retired after more than 30 years of home,” said Glick. He is the cur-service to state and nation at a ceremony at rent Rector of Saint Andrew’s-by-the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force the-Sea Episcopal Church in NagsHeadquarters recently. His service stretched Head. “We in the Guard leavefrom his draft notice in the last Vietnam our community, serve and comeConflict lottery in 1972 to his retirement as the back,” said Glick. (U.S. ArmyNCNG’s Senior Army Command Chaplain. Photos by Pfc. Lindsay Cooper“God works in mysterious ways,” said Glick. and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan,He served from 1972 to 1983 on Active Duty North Carolina National Guardand after seminary commissioned as an Army Public Affairs)First Lieutenant in the NCNG in 1989. He hastwo wartime deployments with NCNG to Iraqand Afghanistan. “Friends, family and SoldiersSocial Security Announces New Online ServicesAvailable with a “My Social Security Account”Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Additionally, people use the letter to prove current Medicare healthSecurity, recently announced the agency is insurance coverage, retirement or disability status, and age. People canexpanding the services available with a my print or save a customized letter.Social Security account, a personalized online Social Security processed nearly nine million requests for benefitaccount that people can use beginning in their verification letters in the past year. This new online service allowsworking years and continuing throughout the people to conduct business with Social Security without having to visittime they receive Social Security benefits. an office or make a phone call, and very often wait for a letter to arriveMore than 60 million Social Security in the mail. It also will reduce the time spent by employees completingbeneficiaries and Supplemental Security these requests and free them to focus on other workloads.Income (SSI) recipients can now access their People age 18 and older can sign up for an account at www.benefit verification letter, payment history, and socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, they must be able to provideearnings record instantly using their online information about themselves and answers to questions that only theyaccount. Social Security beneficiaries also can are likely to know. After completing the secure verification process,change their address and start or change direct people can create a my Social Security account with a unique user namedeposit information online. and password to access their information. "We are making it even easier for People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can signpeople to do their business with us from the up for a my Social Security account to get a personalized online Socialcomfort of their home, office, or library," Security Statement. The online Statement provides eligible workersCommissioner Astrue said. with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and "I encourage people of all ages to take benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to planadvantage of our award-winning online for their retirement.services and check out the new features In addition, the portal also includes links to information aboutavailable through an online my Social Security other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability andaccount." Medicare. Social Security beneficiaries and SSI "Given our significantly reduced funding, we have to findrecipients with a my Social Security account innovative ways to continue to meet the needs of the American peoplecan go online and get an official benefit without compromising service," said Commissioner Astrue. "These newverification letter instantly. The benefit enhancements will allow us to provide faster service to more people inverification letter serves as proof of income to more places."secure loans, mortgages and other housing, and For more information, please go to www.socialsecurity.gov/state or local benefits. myaccount. Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 9
  10. 10. 875th Engineer Company NewsSubmitted by SFC Willie N. Nethery, Operations NCOThe 875th Engineer Company is conducting construction engineering operations in the region as part of theInternational Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. The 875th mission is to construct a staging area to preparemilitary equipment for transfer back to the US as the December 2014 deadline nears for the withdrawal of all UScombat forces from the country. Securing the flag: L-R: SGT Eric Witherspoon, SGT Eric Wilson, and SPC Shane Andrews. Left to right, SPC Matthew Nethery The Soldiers of the 875th Engineer Company of the NC Army (Lansing, NC), SPC Ronald Gardner National Guard, based in North Wilkesboro and Lexington, NC (Kannapolis, NC), Reggie Shumate recently participated in a re-enlistment ceremony in northern (N. Wilkesboro), and SPC Zane Afghanistan. The 875th is currently deployed to the region Eldridge (Hamptonville, NC). in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The ceremony recognized the continued commitment to duty of three Soldiers assigned to the unit. The Soldiers extended their enlistments in the National Guard by six years. The Soldiers are; SGT Eric Witherspoon of North Wilkesboro, SGT Eric Wilson of Hickory and SPC Shane Andrews from Pilot Mountain, NC. The Soldiers recited the oath of enlistment as given by their Commander, CPT William Dudley from Concord, NC. Assisting the Commander was First Sergeant Ted Leonhardt of Dallas, NC. The ceremony was witnessed by the 3rd Platoon from North Wilkesboro. We can’t build a snowman in the desert yet, but we can build a rockman!! Left is SPC Timothy Taylor from Winston-Salem, and on the right is SPC David Lyons from Boon- ville, NC. (Rockman does not have a name as of yet!) Members of the 875th EN CO mail team are surrounded by care boxes sent to them by the NC State Employees Credit Union staff and members. The boxes were very much appreciated by the unit members.Page 10 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  11. 11. Help Your Association – Run for the NCNGA Executive Council!The Nominating & Credentials Committee is actively seeking qualified candidates to run for ExecutiveCouncil seats. Upcoming vacancies for each major command will be filled at the next convention to beheld 25-27 April 2013 at the Twin City Quarters in Winston-Salem, NC. Qualifications to run for office: you must be a member of the North Carolina National GuardAssociation and have served on an active committee within the past five years (except Junior Councilmembers). If you are qualified (see above) and interested in being an important part of your Association,complete the application below and mail to the NCNGA. If you have any questions, please contact TeriFoster at the NCNGA 1-800-821-6159 ext 1 (teri.gregory.foster@gmail.com). 2013-2014 Indicate office you want to be considered for: Application for Nomination Candidate for the Executive Council ___ President (at large) North Carolina National Guard Association ___ Vice President (at large) Name ___ 30th ABCT – Council Seat ___ 130th MEB – 2 Council Seats Home Address ___ 60th Troop Command – 2 Council Seats City State Zip ___ JFHQ-NC – Council Seat Home Telephone No. ___ HQ 449th Theatre Avn Bde – Council Seat ___ 139th Regiment (CA) – Two (2) Council Seats Business Telephone No. ___ HQ 113th Sustainment Bde – Council Seat Unit ___ Air National Guard – Council Seat Email address: ___ Junior Council – Council Seat ___ Associate Membership – Council Seat Attach a list of your current/past committee Deadline for submitting applications: 1 April 2013 and/or Executive Council involvement. NCNGA Educational Foundation Fundraiser RaffleThe North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation will have a raffle withthe Grand Prize of $2,000 and a second prize of $100. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 andcan be purchased from any NCNGA Educational Foundation Board Member or by contactingPeggy Robinson at 1-800-821-6159 ext. 5. The drawing will be held during the 2013 Convention in Winston-Salem. (Winner assumes all responsibility for local, state & federal taxes) Would you like to win this Stanley Tool Box? Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and can be purchased from any NCNGA Educational Foundation Board Member or by contacting Peggy Robinson at 1-800-821-6159 ext. 5. The drawing will be held during the 2013 Convention in Winston-Salem. Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 11
  12. 12. Tarheel ChalleNGe Graduates 114 CadetsBy Sgt 1st Class Robert Jordan, NCNG Public AffairsM onths of hard work, sweat, tears, hope and discipline came to fruition at thegraduation ceremony for 114 cadets of theNorth Carolina National Guards Tarheel Chal-leNGe Academy held at the Sampson CountyAgri-Exposition Center recently. Friends,family, and distinguished guests cheered thecadets for their commitment to the 22-week in-residence military style educational program atthe academy’s Salemburg, NC campus. “Youshould be proud, congratulations,” said NC State Senator Brent Jackson, District 10, represent- MG Greg Lusk, ing Duplin, Adjutant General, Lenoir, Samp- North Carolina son counties. National Guard, The residen- congratulates one tial program of the cadets on focused on her graduation academics from the program. and physical training aimed outs and giving them critical citizenship skills. A one-year mentoring at reclaiming phase follows the in-residence portion. “The Guard trained, mentored troubled high and changed these graduates’ lives,” said Reuben F. Young, secretary of school drop- the NC Department of Public Safety. NC Air Guard Mini-Plane Participates in Parade Happy St. Patrick’s Day! CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Air National Guards mini-C-130 made its way through Charlotte for Veterans Day 2012. (Photos by TSgt Christopher Poarch)Page 12 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  13. 13. PLAY GOLF AND SUPPORT THE NCNGA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONFORMAT: 18-Hole Captain’s ChoiceWHERE: Tanglewood Golf Club, Clemmons, NC 27012WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2013 – Shotgun Start at 9:00 AMENTRY FEE: $65.00 (Make checks payable to NCNGA Educational Foundation, Inc.)DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING: Payment must be received by Monday, 2 April 2013TEAM PRIZES: 1st Place Team — 4th Place TeamMAIL TO: NCNGA Educational Foundation, Inc., 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607The cost includes cart and green fee, all prizes (Longest Drive Front and Back Nine, Closest to the HoleAll Par 3’s, Hole in One All Par 3’s, Putting Contest at Conclusion of Round, Door Prizes) and DrivingRange prior to round. Mulligans may be purchased for $5.00 (3 for $10.00). Moneyfrom mulligans will be added to the donation s to the NCNGA Educational Foundation.Cost for Putting Contest is $10.00. Prize for Putting Contest is 50/50 split the pot onthe cost, with the remainder also added to the donations to the NCNGA EducationalFoundation.You may put together your own team or sign up individually and I will place you on ateam For additional information, contact Terry Westbrook at 919-620-5400, X17328Open to all golfers during the 52nd NCNGA Annual Convention in Winston-Salem, NC and their guests.All proceeds go to the NCNGA Educational Foundation. Check must accompany entry form. Conventionattendance not required to enter tournament. Entry fee will be returned if tournament is cancelled due torain.If you would like to register as a team, all four entry forms must be submitted together with checks totaling$260.00.Name ________________________________________________________________Address_______________________________________________________________Phone: (home) _________________________ (work) _________________________I declare myself physically able to compete in this event. I waive all rights for claims for injury or illnesswhich may occur during this event.Signature:___________________________________ Date:_____________________NCNGA Educational Foundation estimates the value for each entrant to be $45.00. Charitablecontributions are deductible only to the extent that they exceed the value of any goods and servicesreceived. Your cancelled check is acknowledgement of your contribution. Thank you for your continued support of the NCNGA Educational Foundation! Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 13
  14. 14. The North Carolina Department 3rd Annual of the American Legion 30th Engineer Thanks You for Your Service to Brigade Reunion Our State and Nation! Date: March 16, 2013 We invite you to visit any of our 334 Location: Charlotte Armory, Posts, statewide, visit our website 4240 West Blvd. www.nclegion.org, Time: 5:00-8:00 (Social hour and Dinner) email us at nclegion@nc.rr.com, Cost: $14.00 or call 919-832-7506. RSVP By March 1, 2013 “For God and Country - Still Serving Proudly.” Please send payment with your confirmation to Galen Cassada, A Message From EANGUS PO Box 894, Mt Hollly, NC 28120. EANGUS has a new website! WWW.EANGUS.ORG is the new portal of information about the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Questions: the United States. Check back often as the information contained here is periodically updated. Galen Cassada — EANGUS has only one mission--to provide a voice on Capitol Hill 704-363-9260 on enlisted National Guard issues. These issues affect not only National w05gc1@gmail.com Guard but all reserve component members. Lewis Stabel — Join EANGUS today and support this worthwhile organization! 704-687-8839 (Membership information is available on their website or by calling lstabel@uncc.edu Rhonda Arndt at 1-800-821-6159 ext 0.) Listed below are those members (and non-members), spouses and In Memoriam dependent children that have passed away between November 11, 2012 and January 10, 2013. If we have missed someone, please contact the Editor, Teri Foster at teri.gregory.foster@gmail.com or 919-851-3390 ext 1. Below are individuals not mentioned in the Paul J. Donohue Nathaniel Johnson Gurnwood Lee Dec/Jan issue, that passed away prior to Raleigh, NC Stanley, NC Radcliff Jr. 5 November 2012: 11 November 2012 9 December 2012 Belhaven, NC 15 December 2012 Carter L. Newton Dana Jackson Ruth E. Moran James W. Burger Lilesville, NC Brafford Spouse of Lexington, NC Michael T. Moore 4 June 2012 Daughter of Timothy E. Moran 11 December 2012 Det 4 NCARNG RRB William D. Jackson 145th CE Sqdrn Fayetteville, NCHerman P. Powell, Jr. Youngsville, NC Stanfield, NC Hugh L. Jolly 21 December 2012 Goldsboro, NC 27 Sept 2012 12 November 2012 Grifton, NC 12 June 2012 12 December 2012 Carolyn J. Taylor Willard Hinkle Dallas J. Chapman Shawn M. Nelson Spouse of James E. Hall Lexington, NC Det 7 NCARNG RRB Co B 1-252d Armor Roy L. Taylor Parkton, NC 28 October 2012 High Point, NC Smithfield, NC Calypso, NC 5 July 2012 1 December 2012 15 December 2012 31 December 2012Page 14 – Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013
  15. 15. Legacy Bridge ProgramL ast year, Active Associate Representative Al Rose introduceda program that is designed to financially Long-term, we hope to reach an investment fund goal of $3 million. At that point, even at a modest 4%, the Association could survive indefinitely should our insurance and new revenue sourcescarry the Association through our present take a hit during lean times.fiscal transition period. As we move from Please consider joining us in the Legacy Bridge Program.a system where we depended on our And, if you would like to remember or honor someone, pleaseinvestments and insurance premiums to consider making a donation in their name. Take a few minutespay our Association’s expenses to one to fill out the application and to write a check. Al and his teamthat will rely on new revenue sources have started us in the right direction. It is up to us now to make itto cover our budget, the Legacy Bridge happen.Program will provide the interim funds to Questions? Please call us at 919-851-3390.meet budget costs until the transition iscomplete. Our projection is that this shouldoccur within 2-3 years, and as such it is a *Our Newest Members of theclosed end program. The short-term plan is to use the Legacy Bridge Program:income from the Legacy Bridge Programuntil our new revenue sources come on- 239. James D. Carterline allowing us to insulate our investments 240. Norm LaVrihaso that they are allowed to grow over the 241 - 251 - Not assignedlong-term. At the end of 2-3 years, thenew revenue sources, along with insurance 252. 2-252 Ar OLD DAWGSpremiums, will be our main incomesources and the Legacy Bridge Program *As of press timewill close. NCNGA LEGACY BRIDGE PROGRAM DONATION Name: Mailing Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: ( ) NCNGA Life Member: Yes No Unit: Rank: E-Mail Address: ( ) I would like to make this donation in honor of ( ) in memory of ( ) $100 Donation (Donations are not tax deductible) Return Application & Payment To: $25 Quarterly Installments _____ $100 Full Payment _____ _____ Check _____ Money Order _____ Master Card/Visa (Add $2 credit card fee) NCNGA ATTN: Legacy Bridge Credit Card Information: Program Acct #__________________________________________ Exp Date: ___________ 7410 Chapel Hill Road 3-digit Sec Code:__________ Signature: ____________________________________ Raleigh, NC 27607-5047 Tarheel Guardsman — Feb/Mar 2013 — Page 15
  16. 16. Tarheel Guardsman Periodicals NC National Guard Assoc. U. S. Postage 7410 Chapel Hill Road Raleigh, NC 27607-5047 PAID Raleigh, NCWinston-Salem Point of Interest: Korner’s Folly The Strangest House in the World 1880’s home of artist, designer Jule Gilmer Korner. 22 rooms. 7 levels. 15 fireplaces. Intriguing and entertaining. Photos provided by Korner’s Folly. Tour this home, located only 10 miles from the conference center, and see the beautiful wood- work, painted ceilings and murals. It also houses, in the attic of the home, the nation’s first known private little theatre — Cupid’s Park. Join us 25-27 April 2013 Winston-Salem Point of Interest: for the NC National Sciworks Guard Combined Event At Sciworks, its fun for the in Winston-Salem, NC. whole family to learn about There are so many ac- science. Interactive, hands- on special exhibits, plane- tivities in the area, plan to tarium, environmental park come early and experience with barnyard animals, river Winston-Salem! We hope otters, and white-tailed deer. to see you there! (Photo courtesy of SciWorks)Make your reservations today — hotel cut-off datefor group rate is 31 March 2013.Marriott Hotel - 1-800-320-0934 ($97 plus tax)Embassy Suites - 1-800-696-6107($107 plus tax - includes full breakfast)