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Donald Johnson Presented with a Certificate of Appreciation NCCOC JROTC Instructor of the Year Supporter

Donald Johnson Presented with a Certificate of Appreciation

NCCOC JROTC Instructor of the Year Supporter

COL Jeri Graham, NCCOC President and COL Ed Baisden, NCCOC Treasurer, present a Certificate of Appreciation to Donald Johnson, Pinnacle Development, Design, Build of Southern Pines, NC for the company's donation in support of the NCCOC Council level of the 2015 JROTC Instructor of the Year Award.

- Award winners, MAJ Russell Armentrout and MSgt Michael Jensen, will be bringing their families for a getaway weekend to St. James Plantation, Southport, NC.

- The Council recognizes the great contributions of JROTC Instructors across North Carolina. We are most grateful to Pinnacle for demonstrating their support through this contribution.

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Robert Penny Receives NCCOC Award and Trophy Developer of the NCCOC JROTC Instructor of the Year Award Program

Robert Penny Receives NCCOC Award and Trophy

Developer of the NCCOC JROTC Instructor of the Year Award Program

COL Jeri Graham, NCCOC President presents an award certificate and trophy to Colonel Robert Penny, USAF (Ret), in recognition of his outstanding work in developing the Honoring LTC Robert J. Jones, USA (Ret) NCCOC JROTC Instructor of the Year Award Program.

- Chapters across the state supported selected chapter winners and then forwarded packets for the Council Level Award.

- Colonel Penny, who has had significant JROTC Instructor experience, now coordinates the Triangle chapter JROTC program.

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U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

* The USGLC is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs, national security and foreign policy experts, and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

* In today’s interconnected world, America must use all of the instruments of national security and foreign policy at its disposal. America’s smart power tools of diplomacy and development are underfunded and undermanned.

* The USGLC supports a strong and effective International Affairs Budget for:

- Protecting National Security by fighting terrorism, stabilizing weak and fragile states, combating weapons proliferation and promoting global stability;

- Building Economic Prosperity by developing international markets, driving economic development, building micro-enterprises and expanding exports;

- Strengthening Humanitarian Values by saving lives, alleviating global poverty, fighting HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as hunger, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening democratic institutions.

* Link here to visit their website: USGLC.

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North Carolina Chapters Capture 14 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards April 16, 2015
North Carolina Chapters Capture 14 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

North Carolina Chapters Capture 14 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

April 16, 2015

* Each year, the winners in the annual MOAA Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards contest are revealed to the state Council presidents attending "Storming the Hill" in Washington, DC.

* This year, North Carolina Council of Chapters President COL Jeri Graham, USA, Ret. learned that 14 communication awards will be forthcoming for the council and chapters in our our state council.

* Kudos to everyone!!

OUR WINNERS INCLUDE:

North Carolina Council:

- Winner, Council Connections Electronic newsletter, Doug Ehrhardt, Editor

- 2nd Runner Up, Website, Doug Ehrhardt, Webmaster

- 2nd Runner Up, Council Comments Print newsletter, Bill & Dee Culler, Co-Editors

North Carolina Chapters:

- Cape Fear, Winner, Website, Juan Chavez, Webmaster

- Cape Fear, Winner, Gram of Info Electronic newsletter, Juan Chavez, Editor

- Catawba Valley, Winner, Unique Communication - Business & Recruiting Cards

- Charlotte-Metrolina, Winner, The Gouge Electronic Newsletter, Ron Wilsbach, Editor

- Coastal Carolina, 2nd Runner Up, Clarion Print Newsletter, Bill & Dee Culler, Co-Editors

- New River, Winner, Unique Communication - "We Are" Program

- Sandhills, Winner, Unique Communication - Recruiting Brochure

- Sandhills, 2nd Runner Up, Website, Mary Schneider, Webmaster

- TarHeel Central, Winner, Unique Communication - Recruiting Brochure

- Western, Winner, Web Legislative Coverage, LTC Karen McKay, Editor

- Western, 2nd Runner Up, Website, LTC Leonard Baker, Webmaster

Link: Click here to open the award list on MOAA's website:

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New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret. "In the Limelight"
New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret.

New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret.

"In the Limelight"

* Captain Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret., President of the New River Chapter was honored with an "In the Limelight" biographical sketch in the March 2015 "Affiliate," MOAA's monthly eNewletter.

* Ehrhardt commented, "I was pleased when Kris Hegle, Contributing Editor for "Military Officer" magazine and the "Affiliate" called and asked if I would share my story on membership in MOAA, as well as my Council and Chapter experiences."

* After receiving an e-mail laundry list of topical questions, Kris also held two telephone interviews with Captain Ehrhardt to finalize an article that summarized efforts of his history with MOAA since 2009.

* "I'm grateful that the piece in the eNewsletter also included the names of other Council and Chapter officers with whom I have worked that make my contributions meaningful," Ehrhardt concluded....

* Open and read the Affiliate article.

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NCCOC Partnership with the VietNam Veterans Commemorative Program

NCCOC Partnership with the VietNam Veterans Commemorative Program

* In 2008, Congress passed legislation authorizing the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War; this program runs from 2015 through 2017, with the following objectives:

- To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

- To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

- To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

- To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

- To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America is a registered Partner in this program. Accordingly, all sixteen Chapters in the Council are also Partners. During the three-year Program, the Council and Chapters will be conducting multiple events in support of the objectives of the program to meet the minimum requirement of two events per year.

Follow the below link to visit the Vietnam War Commemoration website and learn more about the program as well as information on planned events.

Link: Click here:

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COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and Sylvia Black Award Recipients 2014 Citizens of the Year, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and Sylvia Black Award Recipients

2014 Citizens of the Year, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

* COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and his wife Sylvia were recently recognized among 12 individuals as 2014 Citizens of the Year by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.

* Open the below, downloadable file to read the news announcement.

* Congratulations Fred and Sylvia!

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