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It’s that time of year where we’re thinking about summer and what to do with our days off – or, more likely, finding ways to keep our school-less children from uttering those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”

Luckily, there are a lot of options for military families that don’t involve much money (or are just plain free). Check out some of the things to do below.

The 30th Infantry Division was honored and remembered during a Memorial Day Ceremony in the town of Mortain located in Normandy, France on June 1, 2018.

This year's winners of our State Best Warrior competition, Spc. Steven McMahon and Sgt. Travis Millard, had the privilege to witness first hand how the town of Mortain honors the veterans of Old Hickory who fought and gave their lives for their freedom in WWII.

Photos courtesy of Anthony Paysant.

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The North Carolina National Guard Family Programs has many events available for our military families and children this summer, find out more about their upcoming events on their page.

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On the fence about the new military #BlendedRetirement system? Find out more at: https://go.usa.gov/xUKZT

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The North Carolina National Guard Employment Center is partnering with North Carolina for Military Employment - NC4ME and NC State University to bring you companies from all over the triangle who are looking to hire and make connections with you.

To register go to www.ncngemploymentcenter.com, click on hiring events, and fill out the information. For more information contact SGT Josina Hill at (984) 664-6070.

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Join us for the 4th annual Guard 2 Beach ride! Bringing together civilians/friends, veterans, active service members, police/fire/ and all patriotic citizens within our broader community to support one another through a physical outlet and fellowship.

For more information visit https://guard2beachride.wixsite.com/guard2beach

The 1-252 Armor Regiment spent their drill weekend conducting acclimatization drills in preparation for their upcoming eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Brigade field training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas.

How was your drill weekend?

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Join us in congratulating N.C. Guard's Counter Drug Task Force Director, Jerry E. Baird, who today officially earned the rank of Colonel at a promotion ceremony held at Joint Force Headquarters where family, friends, and colleagues bared witness to the momentous occasion.

NCNG in the news: Veterans of the 30th Infantry Division speak of their experiences during WWII and their descendants, in the form of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), continue to advocate for our WWII Veterans top military honor. Via North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC

Do you have questions about the new physical fitness test? Here, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training answers some of the most common questions that Soldiers, veterans, and civilians had about the ACFT following the announcement.

Check out the latest edition of The Hornet Magazine! Read about our NC Guardsmen, their recent missions, and accomplishments!

Our 382nd Public Affairs Detachment is currently deployed covering Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe and doing an outstanding job telling the mission's story.

On this 'All American Pet Photo Day' we salute all those special pets that support our Service Members through some of their roughest moments.

No matter if they have fur, feathers or scales show us who is your special pet friend by posting their photo on the comments below.

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Unsure of what the six events part of the Army Combat Fitness Test scheduled to begin October 2020 look like?

Here's an overview of each exercise to help you familiarize yourself with the overall test.

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Three members of North Carolina Air National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing Security Forces travelled to Botswana to work side-by-side with their Botswana Defense Air Force counterparts in support of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) and the N.C. Guard have been state partners for 10 years conducting over 70 Army and Air Force engagements in Botswana and in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Air National Guard's C-17 Globemaster III conducted its first Mission Readiness Airlift yesterday where the Airmen were able to conduct valuable training, both sharpening and improving their skills, an important concept as we head further into the 2018 Hurricane season.

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It's a great day when one of our Service Members re-enlists in the North Carolina Army National Guard like SSG Anthony Stobbe (front right) of the 883rd Sapper Company and a Deputy at the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.

SSG Stobbe was joined by fellow 883rd Sappers and law enforcement colleagues who witness as 2nd Lt. Darion Moore (front left) of the South Carolina National Guard administered the oath of enlistment.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020.

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers that consists of a six-event readiness assessment.

Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.

Find out more about the new PT test at the link below.

Today marks the 100th birthday since the Warrant Officers Corps was established in 1918. Join us in saluting our Warrant Officers and wishing them a happy birthday. Thank you for all you do!

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Because unexpected accidents happen here are six practical ways to help safeguard our military families financial future from the Reserve & National Guard Magazine.

Today let us Remember Everyone Deployed, the Soldiers and Airmen currently deployed or preparing for deployment including their loved ones at home wishing they could come home sooner.

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Another story of a heroic N.C. Guardsmen who not only serves as a Soldier but also as a Wilmington Police Officer protecting fellow citizens.

On Monday, June 28th at 06:15 a.m, Sgt. Ben Galluppi of the 211th Military Police Company was on duty as a police officer part of the Wilmington, NC Police Department.

Officers responded where witnesses say they saw a woman in her 30s floating. Upon seeing the woman struggle, Officer Ben Galluppi removed his gear and jumped into the river. Using a life-saving device, he was able to reach the woman and bring her to a nearby dock.

The Wilmington, NC Fire Department and EMS also responded to the scene and performed CPR on the woman, who responded to treatment. After several minutes of CPR, EMS transported her to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Original report from Wilmington Police Department: https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonPD/posts/2254516307908301

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