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  1. 1. Tarheel April/May 2012Guardsman
  2. 2. Association Report By Ronnie Honeycutt, NCNGA PresidentW hen I was a young man with the benefits of our North Carolina National Guard. We were presented pressures of buying diapers for my a painting which depicted a two-day Battle in Baqubah, Iraq. The babies and needing a car payment, narration and painting of the battle captured everyone’s attention. I satI joined the Air National Guard. We all have there asking myself, “How did I not know about this battle?” And whatour own reasons for joining, some to pay for else about the North Carolina National Guard did I not know?college, some to supplement our income, some In hearing about the leadership, bravery and sacrifice of Alphafor whatever the need, and patriotism. Co. 120th Infantry, I felt such pride in belonging to the North Carolina I know, “What does this have to do National Guard. Since then, I have learned so much more about thewith the North Carolina National Guard sacrifices and accomplishments of both our North Carolina Army andAssociation?” Stay with me. I promise there is Air National Guardsmen. Honestly, I do not believe this would havean end point to this rambling. Thank goodness, been possible without my involvement in our Association.while I was all caught up with the pressures of Since my first time attending a Convention, I have seen severalpaying my bills and building a life and career, increases to our NC State Pension, an increase in our NC TAPthere was a group of NCNGA members who with opportunity to pay for text books, increases in the number ofwere involved with, attending meetings and NCNGAEF Scholarships, the ability to retire before age 60, an overallrepresenting all of us. increase in NCNGA membership and plans for many other programs It was my first drill weekend, and in that will benefit all our NC Guardsmen and our families.the hallway was a Senior NCO sitting at a “Only once before I retire” or so I thought when I was consideringtable stopping everyone who passed. As I attending that first convention. But, I had no idea the calling it wouldapproached him, he pointed to the signature have on me. And now, when the lines in my face match those of thatblock on a registration form and told me to distinguished looking senior NCO from many years ago, I have alsosign my name. So I asked, “What is it?” he matched him in another way and that is in my belief in the Association,told me it was an organization I had to join. I and the work that it does for all of us. For me personally, since thatlooked at the lines in his face, which matched weekend long ago, it has meant serving. I have served our Associationthe many, many, stripes on his sleeve, and as a; Unit Representative, as a member of the Executive Council, thethought, he must know. (Just in case he reads Legislation & Resolutions Committee, the Finance Committee, thethis masterpiece, then let me add, he was a Convention Committee, the Communications Committee, and as Vicevery distinguished looking gentleman!) So I President for two terms and now proudly serving as your President.signed, and became a member of the NCNGA, It has been an exhilarating ride, and so much more than I could haveeven though I did not really know why it was ever imagined. And, who knows what it can mean for you, if you makeimportant or how it would impact my life for that decision to come to the convention “Only once before you retire.”so many years and lines in my face later. Rewarding? Fulfilling? Exciting? Why don’t you come and find out for Now, let us fast forward in time, and now yourself. We would love to make it happen for you as it did for me.I’m a Senior NCO. I had never attended aNCNGA Convention, and so I decided Ihad best do it once before I retire. I hadseen pictures of the Convention in our The North Carolina Departmentmagazine over the years and to be honest, of the American Legionthought it was only a big ol’ party. I wasalso concerned because Rosanna and I Thanks You for Your Service todid not know anyone, but as most of you Our State and Nation!know, that has never stopped me! Turnsout, it didn’t matter because all five We invite you to visit any of our 334hospitality rooms welcomed us with open Posts, statewide, visit our websitearms and the best food. We made friendsthat night, I cherish still today. www.nclegion.org, Saturday morning, I attended the email us at nclegion@nc.rr.com,business session which was an eye openerfor me as I suspect it was for many first or call 919-832-7506.time attendees. This was the first time Ihad heard how the Army and Air were “For God and Country -one, working together to improve the Still Serving Proudly.”Page 2 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  3. 3. TARHEEL GUARDSMAN Official publication of the North Carolina National Guard Association APRIL/MAY 2012 Volume 46 Number 2Contents: Convention 2012 —NCNGA:Legacy Bridge Program 4 Don’t forget about the NCNGAConvention Information 6,7 Educational Foundation conventionLegislative Update 9 activites:In Memoriam 132012-13 Executive Council Candidates 15 The golf tournament will be held on Thursday, 19 April 2012 at the BlackBy-Law Amendments 15 Bear Golf Club in Longs, SC (see ourNC National Guard: website for an application).“Always Ready” 5113th SUS BDE Takes Command 10,12 The NCNGA Educational Foundat-“Heroes of Old Hickory” 11 tion’s Reverse Drawing will be also be on Thursday, 19 April 2012 - it begins at 6pm. The Drawing will be held at Officers Executive Council the SC Armory, 501 19th Avenue, S. Myrtle Beach, SC. President 30th HBCT Ronnie Honeycutt Bobby Lumsden Deadline for submitting Joey Douglass Vice President articles for the June/July 130th MEB John Atkinson issue of the Robert Holland Tarheel Guardsman: Past President David Lewczyk Fisk Outwater 60th Troop Command 1 May 2012 Dale Baker, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer Tom Holcomb Address changes or questions? Adene Tyler 449th TAB Call us toll free in NC at Stephen Davis 1-800-821-6159 or if Judge Advocate Mark Pickett out of state, 919-851-3390. Rick Fay 113 Sustainment BDE th Our email address is Chaplain Stephen McCormick ncnga@bellsouth.net Charles Morrison Scot Heineman and our web site is JFHQ-NC www.ncnga.org STAFF Wes Morrison The Tarheel Guardsman, (ISSN 10618392) is published bi-monthly for the Executive Director Jeremy Davis Army and Air National Guard of North Carolina, by the North Carolina National Guard Association, 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607- Adene Tyler 139 Regiment (CA) th 5047. Periodicals postage paid at Raleigh, NC 27676-9651. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Tarheel Guardsman, 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Insurance Administrator Steve Boyles Raleigh, NC 27607-5047. The Tarheel Guardsman is the official publication of the North Carolina Teri Foster John Byrd National Guard Association, a non-profit organization. The publication’s mission is to promote the general welfare of the NCNGA, assist in increasingAssistant Insurance Administrator Air Guard the readiness of the NC Army and Air National Guard of North Carolina and serve as a vehicle of expression for members of the National Guard. Rhonda Arndt Scott Harrell Members receive the publication free with their membership. The an- Executive Assistant Warren Newell nual subscription rate for non-members of the Association is $15.00. Please include your old address when requesting change of address. Kathy Ford Associate Class Deadline for submitted material to the Tarheel Guardsman is the 5th of the month, two months preceding the calendar date of issue. ManuscriptsNCNGA Educational Foundation and photographs on subjects of general interest are invited. Unless other- Al Rose wise indicated, material may be reprinted provided credit is given to the Administrator Tarheel Guardsman and the author where listed. Articles and photos will Peggy Robinson Bob Suber not be returned, unless requested. (USPS 533-640) Advertising is accepted. For details contact the Association headquarters. Advertising, including political ads, published in this publication does not Teri Foster, Editor represent the endorsement or approval of the North Carolina National Guard Association. Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 3
  4. 4. Legacy Bridge ProgramL ast year, Active Associate Long-term, we hope to reach an investment fund goal of $3 Representative Al Rose introduced million. At that point, even at a modest 4%, the Association could a program that is designed to survive indefinitely should our insurance and new revenue sourcesfinancially carry the Association through take a hit during lean times.our present fiscal transition period. As we Please consider joining us in the Legacy Bridge Program. And,move from a system where we depended on if you would like to remember or honor someone, please considerour investments and insurance premiums to making a donation in their name. Take a few minutes to fill out thepay our Association’s expenses to one that application and to write a check. Al and his team have started us inwill rely on new revenue sources to cover the right direction. It is up to us now to make it happen.our budget, the Legacy Bridge Program will Questions? Please call us at 919-851-3390.provide the interim funds to meet budgetcosts until the transition is complete. Ourprojection is that this should occur within *Our Newest Members of the2-3 years, and as such it is a closed end Legacy Bridge Program:program. The short-term plan is to use the income 215. Greg Adamsfrom the Legacy Bridge Program until our 216. Bernie Willifordnew revenue sources come on-line allowing 217. In Honor of Annie R. Bland, (CPT) Retired Navyus to insulate our investments so that they 218. H. Lloyd Millerare allowed to grow over the long-term. 219. In Memory of COL Henry C. MerrittAt the end of 2-3 years, the new revenue 220. In Memory of Billy Joe May & Tommy C. Wallacesources, along with insurance premiums, will 221. Frank D. Odellbe our main income sources and the Legacy 222. Maurice L. WilliamsBridge Program will close. *As of press time 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 27607-5047Page 4 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  5. 5. “Always Ready”Submitted by SSG John Smith, HHC 690th BSB“Always Ready!” was the primary theme for the 690th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) as itrolled into Camp Butner Training Site (CBTS)during February. Having recently returnedfrom a rotation at the National Training Centerin support of the 4/82nd BCT’s upcomingAfghanistan deployment, the battalion waseager to get back into “the box.” While atNTC, the 690th BSB was able to reviseand validate its tactical standard operatingprocedures (TACSOP) to ensure the BSB’srelevance as a highly deployable asset for theNational Guard. In order to remain proficient and combatready, the 690th BSB moved tactically intoCBTS and exercised all state active duty(SAD) equipment. While at CBTS, the 690thBSB primarily performed individual weaponsqualification. This consisted of simulated In addition to all the training, a special ceremony was held to recognize the 694th Maintenance Company and add the Meritorious Unit Citation Battle Streamer to their company’s guidon. While deployed to Iraq from 2005-2006, the unit played a key role in the success of coalition forces. Their efforts were highlighted by but not limited to: hundreds of combat logistics patrols, maintenance repair and recovery of combat assets, and base security operations. The 694th Maintenance Company is currently under the leadership of CPT Damian A. Bethea and 1SG Jeffrey W. Casey. “Always Ready!”night and NBC fires in the EngagementSkills Trainer (EST) 2000, refresher primarymarksmanship instruction on each range, andengaging record fire targets. Soldiers were alsoprovided training on newly fielded equipmentsuch as DRASH tents. Driver training wasconducted concurrently and focused on up-armored (UA) light and medium tacticalvehicles in an effort to increase licensedoperators in the event of a state or nationalemergency. NCOs led the way in all trainingevents which allowed time for all officerswithin the battalion to receive professionaldevelopment training under the guidance ofLTC Stephen Jones, 690th BSB commander. Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 5
  6. 6. NC National Guard Association 51st Annual Convention Registration Form Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes 20-21 April 2012 Association First Member Convention Registrant’s Name   Guest Name   Address City State Zip Telephone E-mail **No Refunds after 1 April 2012** Registration _____ @ $50 per person = $________ Saturday Lunch Choices Registration-after 6 April _____ @ $60 per person = $________ Attendee: Business Session Only _____ @ $0 per person = $________ N/A Child’s Lunch per child _____ @ $15 = $________ New York Strip Sirloin (Chicken Tenders) Chicken (with prosciutto, mozzarella & sauteed spinach) Saturday Night Events (choose one event) (see page 11 for more info) Big “M” Casino _____ @ $30 per person = $________ Spouse/Guest: Alabama Theatre _____ @ $27 per person = $________ Legends in Concert _____ @ $28 per person = $________ New York Strip Sirloin Chicken Credit Card Fee — $2.00 = $________ (with prosciutto, mozzarella & sauteed spinach) Total Amount = $ Method of Payment: _____Check enclosed (payable to NCNGA): Charge my: ____MasterCard ____Visa Account #________________________________ Expiration date ____________3 digit security code ______ Authorized Signature ____________________________________________________________________ Complete & Return To: NCNGA, 7410 Chapel Hill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607 (Or Fax to: 919-859-4990 Or Call: 919-851-3390) Important Notice Regarding Convention Hotel: We have been advised that our convention site, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes, has no additional rooms available for the weekend of our convention. We have contacted another oceanfront hotel, the Grandshore Ocean Resort, which is less than one mile from the Marriott. Rooms are $78 per night (plus tax). To reserve a room, please contact them at 877-798-4074 ext 5012. Our group code is 1649064.Page 6 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  7. 7. NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION 51st ANNUAL CONVENTION 20-21 APRIL 2012 Tentative Schedule of Events Thursday, 19 April 2012 Saturday – 21 April 20129:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Golf Tournament 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Silent Auction Educational Foundation Black Bear Golf Club, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Registration/Exhibitors N. Myrtle Beach 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Second Business Session6:00 p.m. – until Reverse Drawing – Awards & Installation Ceremonies Educational Foundation 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. NCNGA Auxiliary Business Session SC National Guard Armory 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon/Guest Speakers Friday, 20 April 2012 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration/Exhibitors/ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Annual Meeting – Silent Auction Educational Foundation 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. First Business Session 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pick up items – Silent Auction 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Unit Representative Workshop To be determined Travel to Big “M” Casino 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Rooms Open Alabama Theater Legends in Concert 8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Dance/Cash Bar/DJ Barry Miller 2012 Convention InformationT he 51st Annual Convention will be held at Council and to renew acquaintances. Afterwards, we are having a dance the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa with a very entertaining DJ. at /Grande Dunes. Rates for guestrooms Saturday morning we will have our second business session to includeare $89 per night, plus tax, single or double the Awards & Installation Ceremonies. We are changing our format thisoccupancy. Reservations must be received year and instead of a banquet on Saturday evening, a luncheon will be heldprior to the cut-off date of 20 March 2012. immediately following the Saturday business session for all registeredReservations not received by this date will be attendees. Special guest speakers have been invited to speak on Guardreserved at the group rate on an availability basis issues that affect the Guard Family such as legislation that affects Guardonly. Special room requests should be directed to retirement benefits; current and future Guard programs; and a discussionthe Marriott. on employment opportunities for the Guard Family. We hope you and The Marriott is located right on the ocean your spouse/guest attend the luncheon – you do not want to miss theseand all rooms feature balconies. A European very informative briefings.spa and health club is also located in the hotel. Three different entertainment venues have been selected for guestsYou’ll also find an indoor pool and large tropical to choose from on Saturday evening. You can choose from the Big “M”oceanfront pool with water slide. Casino Boat, Alabama Theatre or Legends in Concert. The Big “M” The convention officially begins Friday Casino Boat will include an all you can eat buffet dinner, $5 bet on thewith an afternoon business session, but the roulette table, $10 casino cash or $20 casino match play, one beverage atEducational Foundation holds their annual Golf the bar, Big “M” casino souvenir and a free spin on a $1 slot machine. BusTournament and Reverse Drawing on Thursday. transportation will be provided to the Big “M” Casino boat.These events are fundraisers for the scholarship Alabama Theatre, known for some of the best concerts and shows inprogram. An application for the golf tournament Myrtle Beach, as well as a top-notch variety show, will be another option.is located in this issue of the magazine and Information on performers will be made available at a later date. And, lastseparate tickets can be purchased for the Reverse but not least, is Legends in Concert, the place to go for superstar look-Drawing by calling the Foundation office at 919- alikes (and sound-alikes) such as the Blues Brothers, Marilyn Monroe,851-3390 ext 5. Please join us for these events Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, and many other legends.as well….you’ll have a great time! Alabama Theatre and Legends in Concert are both located within several After the business session on Friday, blocks of the hotel. Transportation may or may not be provided, but willhospitality rooms with food and drinks are depend upon the numbers of attendees that register for each show. Bothopen. This is a great time for you to get to know are within an easy driving distance from the hotel.members running for a seat on the Executive Make your reservations today and send us your registration form. You don’t want to miss the fun! Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 7
  8. 8. NC Petroleum Marketers Donate to NC Guard Assistance FundBy Army Staff Sgt. Robert Jordan, North Carolina National Guard Public AffairsR epresentatives of the North Carolina Petroleum & Convenience Marketers Association presented the NorthCarolina National Guard’s Soldiers andAirmen’s Assistance Fund (SAAF) witha generous donation at the association’sheadquarters here, January 4, 2012.  Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. IwanClontz, NCNG deputy director, accepted the$18,447 donation on behalf of the fund thathelps NCNG members and families who facesevere financial challenges.     “What you have done guarantees ourfund’s longevity,” said Clontz.  The fund is available to NCNG Soldiers,Airmen and their families who meet certainqualifications. The SAAF helps serve thenearly 12,000 Guard members who are The mission of the Soldiers and Airmen’s Assistance Fund is todeployed throughout all 100 counties of the provide financial aid to our North Carolina National Guard Soldiers,state.   Airmen and their families coping with extreme difficult financial The convenience store chain Han-Dee situations. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.saaf-Hugo’s, owned by the Sampson-Bladen Oil nc.com/.Company, collected all of the donations from The North Carolina Petroleum & Convenience Marketerscustomers and staff in their stores across the Association is a trade organization composed of wholesale/retailstate.  petroleum marketers and convenience stores/service stations throughout “In our company we believe in giving back North Carolina. For more information, visit their website at: http://to the community, you needed help and we www.ncpcm.org/.were there,” said Rogers H. Clark, presidentand CEO of Han-Dee Hugo’s.  At each of the stores, Han-Dee Hugo’sstaff encouraged customers to donate to the ATTN: INSURED MEMBERS OFcampaign.  THE NCNGA — “I have got to thank the ones in the store,”said Rogers H. Clark. Clontz awarded Rogers H. Clark an artprint by artist Don Stivers of the “Battle of HAVE YOU CHECKED YOURBaqubah,” documenting the clash between BENEFICIARY LATELY?Soldiers of Company A, 120th Combined ArmsBattalion and a large enemy force in Iraq atdawn on June 24, 2004. We have experienced several claims in the past “We will put it in a place of pride, thank year where beneficiaries had not been updated andyou,” said Rogers H. Clark. ex-spouses received the death benefits of the mem- Clontz also gave an Eagle Statue toHaddon Clark, general manager of the ber’s NC National Guard Association Group LifeSampson-Bladen Oil Company, for his work Insurance. Have you had a change in your maritalsupporting the fund.  status? If so, please contact us to ensure your ben- “It is very humbling; it was the least we eficiary is who you think it is! Call 919-851-3390could do,” said Haddon Clark. “It should bethe Guard that is honored; you deploy away ext 1 (Teri Foster) or ext 2 (Rhonda Arndt)from family and go in harm’s way.”Page 8 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  9. 9. Legislative Report By Dick Carlton, NCNGA LobbyistT he Legislature will convene May 16, the Guard Members. One thing is for sure — our elected members of 2012 for its Short Session, where the the NC General Assembly appreciate the unprecedented sacrifice that purpose historically it is to adjust the our National Guard has made over recent history.State’s two-year budget. In the past, these Adene Tyler is busy planning our annual State Legislative Breakfastsessions have been as short as five or six scheduled for 12 June 2012. This has traditionally been well attendedweeks or as long as five or six months. House by the elected representatives and there is a strong core of support forand Senate leadership has been working hard the National Guard. As is our normal custom, the Adjutant General hasin the interim on budgetary matters so they been invited to attend and speak to the Legislators.will be able to hit the ground running when the The Legislative Committee will continue to work on its legislativesession convenes. agenda, which includes restoring $152,000 to the Tuition Assistance While economic times continue to be very Program; increase the maximum monthly benefit for the National Guardchallenging, the forecasted numbers for the pension fund; and free license plates for active Guard Members. Thisdeficit are no way near as high as they were is an ambitious agenda and times are tough, but we will continue tocoming into the long session that began in advocate for these items and try to make things a little better for ourearly 2011. In 2011, every branch and agency more than 15,900 members of the NC National Guard Association.of state government had to cut back to take Hopefully, we will be successful in obtaining some of our goals in thecare of the billion dollar plus deficit. very near future. Your help and support of our agenda is critical to our Your NC National Guard Association’s success; and remember, the Legislators want to hear from you, theirLegislative Committee headed by Chairman constituents back home!John Thompson, President Ronnie Honeycuttand Past President Fisk Outwater has been Special Forces Associationworking hard to prepare for this year’s session. Chapter I - XVIIIThe Legislative Committee has continued to Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302-0118work on its grass roots organization; so any Convention “2012”members out there that knows or is willing toget to know your legislator please contact one 60th Anniversary of Special Forcesof our committee members now. It does make 19 June 1952 -19 June 2012a difference. We have also been meeting with the Sponsored by: Aaron Bank – Samuel S. Theriaultleadership of the General Assembly and Chapter I / XVIII Fayetteville, North Carolinatalking to them about the important needs of www.sfa1-18.org W ere you aware you could Personalized Retired Tag order a personalized retiree NC National Guard license plate? NCNGA life member and Raleigh resident, Gary Pendleton (former Commander of 1st Tank Battalion 252nd Armor Regiment), just received his new personalized license plate. Gary ordered his license plate on-line at the DMV web site (http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/) and then followed up with a copy of his separation papers from the NC National Guard. Within a few days, he received his license plate and is shown here proudly displaying it on the back of his truck. If you would like more information on this benefit, please contact us at 800-821- 6159 or go to our website (www.ncnga. org) for the information you will need to order your license plate. Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 9
  10. 10. 113th Sustainment Brigade Takes Command atCamp ArifjanBy Sgt. Miko M. Booth,113th SUS BDE Public AffairsCAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – During a changeof authority ceremony here Dec. 27 at theZone One gym, the Tennessee Army NationalGuard’s 230th Sustainment Brigade transferredcommand to the North Carolina Army NationalGuard’s 113th Sustainment Brigade. Leaving their home station of Chattanooga,TN, in January, Col. Mark Hart, the BrigadeCommander, led the 230th Soldiers intohistory. Once the unit landed here, the 230thbecame the only Army Sustainment Brigade(SB) in Kuwait. The unit’s mission was alsohistoric, supporting US Forces stationed inIraq and Afghanistan while participating in theresponsible drawdown of forces from Iraq. The CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Col. Mark Hart, Brigade Commander of theunit was also in charge of safely moving US Tennessee Army National Guard’s 230th Sustainment Brigade, holds hispersonnel and equipment out of the southern unit’s colors as Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Massengale, the 230th Com-part of Iraq. mand Sergeant Major, pulls the cover over the flag. The 230th SB cased Both units participated in a two-week its colors during the transfer of authority ceremony before the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 113th Sustainment Brigade unfurled itstransition process where the North Carolina colors, taking command as the Sustainment Brigade here. (U.S. Armyunit shadowed their counterparts for a week, photo by Sgt. Miko M. Booth, 113th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs.)while the Tennessee unit stood by the nextweek to provide any last-minute advice or “The 113th Sustainment Brigade is a great organization,” said Hartassistance for the incoming team. during the transfer ceremony. “They are real ‘super troopers.’” The 230th SB’s Brigade, Battalion and Company colors were rolled up and cased in front of an audience mixed with Soldiers from various units here, to include the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, the higher headquarters for the incoming 113th SB. Once the Brigade colors were carefully wrapped up by Hart and Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Massengale, the Brigade’s Command Sergeant Major, Col. David Jones, Commander of the 113th SB, and Command Sgt. Maj. William Gill, the 113th SB Command Sergeant Major, unfurled their unit’s colors and stood at attention as it was raised next to the American flag. “It has been an honor and a humbling experience working with the ‘Old Hickory’CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – (From left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. team as we transfer responsibility of theStanley Massengale, Col. David Jones, and Command Sgt. Maj. William mission for the Sustainment Brigade here inGill salute during the singing of the national anthem, before the transfer Kuwait,” said Jones.of authority ceremony between the Tennessee Army National Guard’s “This has been a very easy transition for230th Sustainment Brigade and the North Carolina Army National many reasons, if not for one simple reason,”Guard’s 113th Sustainment Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Miko M. Jones continued. “We both understand the sameBooth, 113th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs.) ‘Southern English.’” continued on page 12 -Page 10 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  11. 11. “Heroes of Old Hickory”Dear Friends and Supporters of the NationalGuard,I would like to take this opportunity to informyou about one of the most compelling stories ofmy long television career… and ask you for yoursupport. It involves a film production about a littleknown or publicized National Guard Divisionduring WWII. The 30th “Old Hickory” InfantryDivision comprised National Guard andvolunteers (mostly southern farm boys fromTennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas), whowere rushed to war to shore-up the invasionat Normandy. Although initially scheduled asreplacements, the Old Hickory Division wouldend up fighting in all five major battle campaignsof the ETO. They not only fought in the Hedgerows,spearheaded the break-through at St. Lo, defeatedone of the largest German counter-offensives at Fouron le Compe Belgium - school children learning aboutMortain, liberated much of Belgium and Holland,were the first division to penetrate the vaunted WWII, come to meet a real Old Hickory veteran, FrankSiegfried Line, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Deegan. Frank helped liberate their village in 1944, wherecaptured Aachen (the first city inside Germany), a monument to the 30th now stands.but also met the Russian Army at Magdeburg. completion of the film…but we need your help! Please help us complete This unlikely group of “citizen soldiers” this very worthwhile project by retransmitting this message to yourbecame a highly effective fighting force, members and associates, fellow soldiers, families, and friends, and even byrepeatedly proving their worthiness, and gaining providing links to our website to help spread the word.recognition among US Commanders as “The These men are now mostly in their late 80’s and early 90’s, so time isWorkhorse of the Western Front.” short! Only with your help and support can we preserve this little known At war’s end, they had so distinguished and outstanding story….a key part of the legacy of your National Guard!themselves that they were rated by S.L.A. (Slam) One of our primary sponsors is the National Guard Association ofMarshall, chief U.S. Army combat historian Texas Educational Foundation, which is working closely with us toduring World War II, the “Number One” preserve this divisional legacy of the National Guard. I have included a listdivision in the ETO, and were recommended to of some of our other sponsors below.receive the highest commendation a Division For more information about this incredible project - please take acan receive, the Presidential Unit Citation. moment to visit our website or follow Heroes of Old Hickory on FacebookInexplicably, they were denied that honor, while and Twitter. Or, you can contact Sgt. Shane Meyers, Media Director, atregular Army divisions were so honored. smeyersHOH@gmial.com. But the accolades they had won throughout Sincerely,the war are not the final chapter … Lew Adams Through our film “Heroes of Old Hickory,” Producerwe hope to preserve this incredible piece ofhistory so that future generations will never www.heroesofoldhickory.com — “Heroes of Old Hickory”forget the debt we owe these veterans. For thepast five years, we have recorded a large amount Sponsors, Support Groups and Endorsements:of footage and stories both here in the US andEurope to capture the story of the 30th Infantry National Guard Association of Texas Educational FoundationDivision. Cain Foundation Campbell Soup Family During the 65th anniversary of the Allied Ed Rachal Foundation Patton Foundationinvasion of France, we filmed a group of Old Summerlee Foundation US Battle Monuments CommissionHickory veterans returning to the towns and Army Heritage Center Foundation 30th Infantry Division Veterans of WWIIvillages they had liberated six decades before. 30th Infantry Division Association Dutch Adopt-a-Grave CommitteeWe were astonished to witness thousands of Dutch Adopt-a-Grave Foundation Orange Committee Kerkrade, HollandEuropeans who came to honor the men that had City of Mortain, France Vincent Heggen WWI Museum, Belgiumrestored their freedom, an uplifting part of the WWII Memorial Museum, St. Lo, Francestory that is little known here in America. Les Fleurs de la Memoire (French Adopt-a-Grave committee) We are much closer to our objective and the Ambassador to France Monsieur Francois Delattre Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 11
  12. 12. Letter from the President New “Financial Field Manual” of the NCNGA For Military Families’ Personal Educational Foundation Finances By Barbara Bennett, Investor Education Specialist, NC As I write this letter, we are nearing the convention at Secretary of State Securities Division M Myrtle Beach. To all the folks that have supported the Educational Foundation in the past and also to all that ilitary families in North Carolina face a lot of are aware of us and want to get involved, we thank you financial pressures during these difficult economic for years of support and look forward to many years of times. This updated manual can strengthen your continued support in the future. finances and help you avoid the unscrupulous con artists and We, as a Foundation and with God’s blessings, have quick-buck schemers who prey on those who serve our nation. continued to work towards providing scholarships to Finding the resources needed to help make smart investing our members and their families. This has been the most decisions can be challenging. This publication was created to rewarding and often challenging mission I personally fill this gap in financial education for military personnel and have gotten involved with. Given the opportunity to see families.  the smiles on the many faces of the recipients over the An online version of the guide is available at http:// years has been tremendous. www.secretary.state.nc.us/sec/brochures.aspx that can also I would encourage any of you that have a few moments to give to consider working more closely with be downloaded. The 20-page booklet features success stories us at the Foundation. We always need help and always from service members and their families, and provides welcome any participation given. comprehensive guidance on a wide range of timely personal With all this being said I would encourage all finance topics, including: of you to buy our tickets, participate in our reverse Investing for the Future. The guide shows them how to drawing, golf tournament, silent auction, and most make the most of your special savings plans, make smart importantly give of your time to make sure this investing decisions, avoid the new generation of scams, access organization continues to be able to collect and special investing plans and protect yourself and your family distribute funds for the continued education of our from being targeted by scam artists and identity thieves. members and their families. Protecting Investments and Family. Unique risks, I look forward to personally thanking you for especially during deployment, create challenges in protecting support but for now, thank you for all you do. God bless you, the North Carolina National Guard and the your savings and families. Take advantage of special Educational Foundation and our great country. programs for extra help. Make the most of special resources in areas such as insurance, estate planning, and new tax rules. Allen J Price Special Home-Buying Resources. Many Guardsmen President may not know if they are eligible for VA home loans, which NCNG Educational Foundation, Inc. offer special mortgage programs. The guide addresses these Board of Directors valuable resources and some key investing decisions to protect you from housing troubles that can jeopardize your financial situation. 113th Sustainment Brigade: Protecting Investments When Leaving the Military. Men continued from page 10 and women of the National Guard need to make some key investing decisions after leaving the military. The booklet In closing, Jones wished good luck and safe travel provides guidance to help ensure that the savings built to the outgoing unit and addressed the 364th ESC throughout your service lasts through retirement. representatives present, which included Brig. Gen. Special Benefits for Military Families. Members of the Jonathan G. Ives, Commanding General, and Command military have special legal rights and access to other valuable Sgt. Maj. Thomas W. Jennings, the Command Sergeant benefits, such as a GI bill that can help you, your spouse and Major of the 364th ESC. your children pay for college. The guide shows you how to “You have a trained and ready Sustainment Brigade make the most of those benefits to help protect your savings. that is proactive, flexible to accept any mission. and that Contact me, Barbara Bennett, Securities Division Military will be an asset to your team,” said Jones. “We will be Liaison and Investor Education Specialist at 919-807-2015, one team, twice as strong!” 800-688-4507 or bbennett@sosnc.com to order your free For more information, become a fan on Facebook: copy. I would also be honored to help you arrange a free, http://www.facebook.com/113thSB unbiased presentation about avoiding investment fraud to your or see more photos of the 113th SB at command, a spouses’ or retiree’s group or any gathering. http://www.flickr.com/photos/113thSB.Page 12 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  13. 13. ATTENTION RETIREES!On April 20-21, 2012, the North Carolina National Guard Association will conduct its 51st Annual Convention at theMyrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes, in Myrtle Beach, SC. Recently, a group got together to discuss the feasibility of hosting a Retiree Hospitality Room at the upcomingconvention. As many of you know, the hospitality rooms are an integral part of the festivities, and this being the 51stAnnual Convention, it would be nice to have a hospitality room hosted by the retirees. This initiative would provideus an opportunity to maintain connectivity between active Guardsmen and those of us who are retired. We are excited about this idea, but as you know, it takes money and volunteers to fund and operate a first classhospitality room. The purpose of this article is to request your support. We would like to request you considera donation to support this event in the amount of $10 to $25 dollars. Checks may be made payable to: RetireeHospitality Room – 2012 and mailed to the Association office at 7410 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. If you can attend the convention and would be willing to assist in the setup, operation of and cleanup of the area,please include a note along with your donation or contact one of the individuals listed below. Our Association has provided many benefits for our membership over the years. We enjoy the benefit of theState Retirement Plan every month! Please seriously consider sending a donation today, and come have a great timeand make this project a success. Please feel free to contact those listed below if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. John Atkinson — 910-739-3567 Kerney Peoples — 919-389-7725 Gene Ray — gene7356@nc.rr.com Steve Blackwood – 919-724-0625 Listed below are those members (and non-members), spouses and dependentIn Memoriam children that have passed away between January 8, 2012 and March 8, 2012. If we have missed someone, please contact the Editor, Teri Foster at terieakes@ bellsouth.net or 919-851-3390 ext 1.Below are individuals not mentioned in the William F. Jarman, Channie S. Chapman William L. LongFEB/MAR issue, that passed away prior to Washington, NC Spouse of Yanceyville, NC January 8, 2012: January 8, 2012 Curtis L. Chapman February 8, 2012 Dover, NC Sherwood H. Batchelor Jonathon R. ChavezWilliam F. York Gretchel Wilkins January 30, 2012 Wilson, NC Co F 230th BSB (-) Columbia, SC Spouse of January 14, 2012 Thea S. McDuffie St. Pauls, NC July 16, 2010 Leon Wilkins Winston-Salem, NC February 24, 2012 Snow Hill, NC Samuel Miller Joseph L. Hill February 3, 2012 November 3, 2011 Dudley, NC Mark Hennessey Hickory NC January 21, 2012 Dalton H. Morris Spouse ofFebruary 4, 2011 Asa W. Duke Troy, NC Deborah Hennessey Parkton, NC James S. Bellamy John M. Stoen February 3, 2012 HHC 630th CSSB December 15, 2011 Whitakers, NC Charlotte, NC Mocksville, NC January 20, 2012 Bobby G. Cooper August 1, 2011 Arthur L. Jefferson March 2, 2012 Creedmoor, NC Fayetteville, NC Sylvia B. HayesFrances J. O’Dell February 6, 2012 Christopher R. Tesner December 16, 2011 Spouse of Jerry Hayes Spouse of Det 1 Co B 690th BSB Lexington, NC William R. SchriberFrank D. O’Dell John B. Parrish Raleigh, NC January 24, 2012 Fayetteville, NC Eden, NC Canton, NC March 2, 2012 February 7, 2012August 11, 2011 December 20, 2011 Jack P. Johnson Gibsonville, NC Marilyn Brown Carl H. Baker Gwendolyn F. Thomas January 27, 2012 Spouse of Jay D. Newport, NC Thomasville, NC Brown, Jr.August 13, 2011 January 5, 2012 Statesville, NCGordon W. Stocks February 9, 2012 Hookerton, NCOctober 30, 2011 Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 13
  14. 14. The USO of North Carolina needs 300 individuals to sign up for their new license plate, in order to have them printed by the Division of Motor Vehicles. If you are interested, please complete the application below and send a check or money order to the address listed. It would be a great way to show your support of the USO and all that it does for our Soldiers and Airmen. APPLICATION FOR A USO OF NC LICENSE PLATE Remit a $20.00/$50.00 check or money order with this application to USO of NC, PO Box 91536, Raleigh, NC 27675  Regular USO of NC $20.00  Personalized USO of NC $50.00 NOTE: You are allowed four (4) spaces for a personalized message. ___ ___ ___ ____When applying for a Personalized USO of NC license plate, the prefix/suffix will be the first/last letters on the plate. This leaves only four(4) spaces for a Personalized message. The four spaces may be a combination of letters and numbers, but cannot be numbers only.Choice cannot conflict with another class of license plates. The $20.00/$50.00 special fee is an (ANNUAL) fee due in addition to the regular license fee. NAME(To agree with certificate of title) Home ________________________________________________________________ FIRST MIDDLE LAST _______________________ AREA CODE-TELEPHONE NUMBER ________________________________________________________________ Office ADDRESS ______________________ ________________________________________________________________ AREA CODE-TELEPHONE NUMBER CITY STATE ZIP CODE E-Mail Current North Carolina __________________ _________________________________________ _______________________ Vehicle Identification Number Plate Number _________________ _________________________________________ Driver License # Year Model Make Body Style Owner’s Certification of Liability Insurance I CERTIFY FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLE DESCRIBED ABOVE THAT I HAVE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS REQUIRED BY LAW. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRINT OR TYPE FULL NAME OF INSURANCE COMPANY AUTHORIZED IN N.C. – NOT AGENCY OR GROUP ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POLICY NUMBER – IF POLICY NOT ISSUED, NAME OF AGENCY BINDING COVERAGE____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF OWNER DATE OF CERTIFICATIONIn the event that we don’t have 300 license plates sold by June 30, 2012, would you like to donate your $20 to the USO of NC? ____Yes ____NoPage 14 – Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012
  15. 15. PROPOSED AMENDMENTSCandidates for the 2011-12 Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws ProposedNCNGA Executive Council Amendments to be voted on during the 51st Annual convention. Amendment #1 - To amend the By-laws to clarify rankPresident: criteria for Junior Council Members. (Nominating &John Atkinson - Active Associate Class - Lumberton, NC Credentials Committee recommendation.)Ronnie Honeycutt - 263rd Cbt Com Sqdrn - New London, NC 1. Present Wording: Article I - Officers, Section g.Vice President: g. Twenty (20) Executive Council members, two (2) fromJeremy Davis - JFHQ-NC - Raleigh, NC 60th TC; two (2) from 30th HBCT; two (2)from 130th MEB; two(2) from 449th TAB; two (2)from 113th SUS BDE; twoBernie Williford - JFHQ-NC - Raleigh, NC (2) from JFHQ-NC; two (2) from 139th Regiment; two (2) from the Air National Guard; two (2) from the ActiveJFHQ-NC (one seat): Associate class of membership; and two (2) from theLinda Horton - JFHQ-NC - Raleigh, NC Junior Council.Charlene Johnson - JFHQ-NC - Raleigh, NC Proposed Wording: Article I - Officers, Section g. g. Twenty (20) Executive Council members, two (2) from30th HBCT (one seat): 60th TC; two (2) from 30th HBCT; two (2)from 130th MEB;Shane M. Evans - HHC 1-120th CAB (-) - Wilmington, NC two(2) from 449th TAB; two (2)from 113th SUS BDE; twoLeo “Scott” Schnack - HHC 30th STB (-) - Durham, NC (2) from JFHQ-NC; two (2) from 139th Regiment; two (2) from the Air National Guard; two (2) from the Active Associate class of membership; and two (2) from the60th Troop Command (one seat): Junior Council (E1-E6, WO1, 01-02).Tom Holcomb - HHB 5-113th FA (-) - Louisburg, NC Amendment #2 - To amend the By-laws to clarify rank criteria for Junior Council Members. (Executive Council130th MEB (one seat): recommendation.)Russell Thorington - 878th EN Co, Kings Mountain, NC 1. Present Wording: Article I - Officers, Section g.113th Sustainment Brigade (one seat): g. Twenty (20) Executive Council members, two (2) fromBilly J. Hill - 130th FM CO - Siler City, NC 60th TC; two (2) from 30th HBCT; two (2)from 130th MEB; two(2) from 449th TAB; two (2)from 113th SUS BDE; two (2) from JFHQ-NC; two (2) from 139th Regiment; two449th Aviation Brigade (one seat): (2) from the Air National Guard; two (2) from the ActiveNo one as of press time Associate class of membership; and two (2) from the Junior Council.139th Regiment (CA) (two seats): Proposed Wording: Article I - Officers, Section g.Kenneth Helms - RTSM - Fort Bragg, NC g. Twenty (20) Executive Council members, two (2) fromRon Hill - HHD 139th Regiment (CA) - Fort Bragg, NC 60th TC; two (2) from 30th HBCT; two (2)from 130th MEB; two(2) from 449th TAB; two (2)from 113th SUS BDE; twoAir National Guard (one seat): (2) from JFHQ-NC; two (2) from 139th Regiment; twoWendy Larsen - 145th Force Spt Sqdrn, Charlotte, NC (2) from the Air National Guard; two (2) from the Active Associate class of membership; and two (2) from the Junior Council (E1-E5, WO1-WO2, 01-02).Junior Council (two seats):Eric Black - 156th AES - Charlotte, NC 2. Present Wording: Article VII, Section 4.Lonnie Brooks - 145th FSS - Charlotte, NC SECTION 4. Executive Council Members beingBrittany Callahan - 156th AES - Charlotte, NC transferred to another major command, assigned to theTwan Fields - Co A 1-120th CAB - Jacksonville, NC Active Associate Class of Membership or Junior Council Members promoted to E7, WO2, 03, must resign theirLeverne Jackman, Jr. - 145th MSX - Charlotte, NC position on the Executive Council at the next annualShakema McClean - Det 1 Co G 230th BSB - Thomasville, NC convention. Proposed Wording: Article VII, Section 4.Active Associate Member (one seat):Bob Suber - Associate Member - Pittsboro, NC SECTION 4. Executive Council Members beingJohn Sweat, Jr. - Associate Member - Concord, NC transferred to another major command, assigned to the Active Associate Class of Membership or Junior Council Members promoted to E6, WO3, 03, must resign their as of 3/1/12 position on the Executive Council at the next annual convention. Tarheel Guardsman — April/May 2012 — Page 15
  16. 16. Tarheel Guardsman Periodicals NC National Guard Assoc. U. S. Postage 7410 Chapel Hill Road PAID Raleigh, NC 27607-5047 Raleigh, NCHow to reach us:919-851-3390800-821-6159 (in NC only)ncnga@bellsouth.net - emailwww.ncnga.org - website 2012 NCNGA Discount Ticket Order Form Quantity Total $Carowinds/Kings Dominion — Valid at either park - $32.00 for ages 3 & up.(Carowinds opens March 31: Kings Dominion opens April 6)Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park Adult Tickets-$26.00 for anyone over 48” tall.(Park open May 26 - Sept. 3)Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Junior Tickets - $18.00 for anyone under 48” tall.*Tickets can also be ordered online at www.emeraldpointe.com. Call NCNGA for Corporate Code.**Busch Garden’s Military Appreciation Days - Valid March 24 Through Sept. 3 OnlyTickets $42.00 for ages 3 & up.Water Country USA - Tickets $33.00 for ages 3 & up. Park open May 19 through Sept. 3.Busch Gardens/Water Country 7 Day Discovery Ticket - Tickets $78.00.Valid March 24 - October 28, 2012. Two-Park combination ticket, expires 7 days from first day of use. Subtotal *ANHEUSER-BUSCH “HERE’S TO THE HEROES” TRIBUTE Single Day’s FREE Admission to Anheuser-Busch Parks for active military & 3 direct dependants. Credit Register online @ www.herosalute.com or at the park entrance plaza with DOD photo ID. Card Fee +$2.00Type of Payment: ___ Check ___ Money Order ___ Master Card ___ Visa Total Due $Make checks or money order payable to NCNGA.A fee of $23 will be charged for any check returned due toinsufficient funds or a check written on a closed account. If checks remain unpaid, Commanders will be notified.Credit Card Information: Account #_____________________________________________________Exp. Date _____________________ 3 Digit Security Code:_____________Name on Card: __________________________________________ Signature _______________________________ When ordering tickets, please allow one week for deliveryMail tickets to: Name: _______________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________ State: _________ Zip code: _________________ To order tickets, send check, money order, MasterCard or Visa information to: NCNGA, 7410 Chapel Hill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 or call 1-800-821-6159, ext. 2 for Kathy Ford Tickets — *The NCNGA pays for tickets as they are sold; we are unable to provide refunds if tickets are unused. *Tickets are mailed the day the request is received. *Ticket info is also on our website: www.ncnga.org