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In this issue you will find: ~Easy Ways to Stay Fit ~Operation Kids on Guard 2014 Events ~Employment Initiatives in 1919 ~The Nitty-Gritty Guide for Family Readiness Groups

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  • NCNG FAMILY PROGRAMS, VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3, MARCH 2014

    Family Matters

    Easy Ways to Stay Fit a 28-Day Challenge

    O P E R A T I O N K I D S O N G U A R D

    THE NITTY-GRITTY GUIDEFOR FAMILY READINESS GROUPS

    BACK IN TIMEEMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES IN 1919

    SUMMER JOBSTIPS FOR JOB SEEKING TEENS

    SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW TO

    LIKE NCNGFAMILY

  • 04 Liveourvalues,StepuptoStopSexualAssaultSexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual

    Assault

    05 KidsonGuardSign up for an event near you.

    06 StayintheGame!Guard your health tips for a healthier you.

    08 ConnectingSocialMedia&VolunteeringMarch Webinars for Volunteers

    09 Nitty-GrittyGuideforFamilyReadinessGroupsIt is more important than ever that Family Readiness Groups stay Active and

    Ready for whatever comes their way! So, how do you do this?

    10 BackinTimeMonths after the declaration of the end of World War 1, employment was a

    concern for the Servicemembers returning home. In the Start and Stripes May

    9, 1919 edition the following was printed regarding instructions and initiatives

    for employment. ~ NCNG Family Programs

    11 FamilyReadinessGroupsQuiz yourself. Find out if your FRG reaching its full potential.

    12 TaxesTaxes resources for Servicemembers and their dependants.

    13 UpcomingEventsCheck it out!

    Page 10

    Contents

    On the Cover : Graphic by NCNG Family Programs

    Do you have a photo that would be great on the Cover of Family Matters? E-mail a photo you have permissions for to ncngfamilyprograms@gmail.com with a description of the photo and who took the picture.

    BackinTime

    Page 04

    Page 06

    Connecting & Social Volunteering page 8

    This April, Show Your Support See Page 4

  • NC National Guard and Families

    First line of Defense

    Call the Behavioral Health

    At

    1-855-322-3848

    Hello Everyone,

    We hope that your year is going well. We are certainly moving along as quickly as ever.

    Family Programs is in full-swing with upcoming events throughout the State.

    While we like to highlight the national programs that are available for Military Families, we want to make sure that you are taking full advantage of our in-house programs.

    Remember that free legal assistance is available to you on a variety of subjects. We also have tax services this year, that are also free of charge. Read through to find out the dates,

    hours, and how to schedule an appointment.

    Be sure to take a look inside, also, for our upcoming Military Kids events. Our Child & Youth Program has announced many up-

    coming opportunities, from Kids on Guard to Operation Purple Camps, and more.

    With upcoming Military Recognition Holidays, like Month of the Military Child and Volunteer Appreciation in April, and Military Family Month in May, be sure that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will have lots coming up, and this is a great place to keep you informed. Plus, we sometimes learn about free tickets to games, in honor of you. And, we want you to take advantage of it.

    As warmer temperatures come along, we hope youll get a chance to enjoy the weather perhaps, take a walk with your family or enjoy one of our many trails here in North Carolina. And, distress and rejuvenate yourself. March Madness gives us basketball fans here in the State lots of opportunities to gather with family and friends for game time, laughter and friendly rivalry.

    Thank you for all you do,Diane Coffill

    MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

    FAMILY MATTERSMarch 2014

    Diane Coff i l lS tate Fami ly Program Director

    diane. l .coff i l l . c iv@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6324

    Master Sgt . Ramona ScottFami ly Programs Specia l is t

    ramona.k.scott .mi l@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6000 Ext . 47005

    Staff Sgt . Tammy FowlerFami ly Programs Assistant

    tammy. l . fowler.mi l@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6000 Ext 46876

    Lana GreerState FAC Coordinator

    lana.m.greer.ct r@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 11667

    Terry HendersonAirman & Fami ly Readiness Program Mgr.

    terry.henderson@ang.af .mi l(704) 398-4949

    Al ice DeanLead Chi ld & Youth Program Coordinator

    a l ice.c .dean.ctr@mai l .mi l(800)621-4136 Ext 12183

    Kr ist i WagnerChi ld & Youth Program Coordinator

    kr ist i . l .wagner4.ct r@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 12023

    Lynn Al l red Chi ld & Youth Program Specia l is t

    Lynn.h.a l l red2.ct r@mai l .mi l , Ext . 12181

    Judy RichardsonSenior FRSA

    judi th. r. r ichardson.ctr@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 11346

    Angelena DockeryMarket ing & Communicat ions Manager

    sal l ie .a .dockery.ct r@mai l .mi l(919) 485-9570

    Kathryn Jarv isMarket ing & Communicat ions Manager

    kathryn.a. jarv is .ct r@mai l .mi l(919) 485-9571

    About Our Fami ly Our Fami ly was created to provide

    Serv icemembers and Fami l ies the most up-to-date informat ion and serv ices avai lable .

    I f you would l ike to contr ibute to future issues, or i f you have suggest ions and comments, p lease contact the NCNG

    Fami ly Programs Market ing and Communicat ions Department

    personnel , Angelena Dockery or Kathryn Jarv is , at

    ncngfami lyprograms@gmai l .com. E-Vers ions of

    Fami ly Matters can be downloaded at the NCNG Fami ly Programs web page at

    www.nc.ngb.army.mi l/ss/ fp.

    References in th is newsletter to any speci f ic commercia l products , processes, serv ices, or the use of any t rade, f i rm,

    or corporat ion name does not const i tute endorsement, recommendat ion, or favor ing

    by NCNG Fami ly Programs.

    M a r c h 2 0 1 4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s 3

  • The North Carolina National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has

    continued to support the DoD theme and Commanders intent to develop and implement training, enforce

    policy, and enhance victim support to improve system accountability. SAAM projects and events help to reduce obstacles to reporting sexual assaults and

    educates our force about what is myth and what is fact regarding sexual violence in our community. SAAM

    Events to be announced in next months issue.

    Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual AssaultWe need cultural change where every Service member is treated with dignity and respect, where all allegations of inappropriate behavior are treated with seriousness, where victims' privacy is protected, where bystanders are motivated to intervene, and where offenders know that they will be held accountable by strong and effective systems of justice.

    -Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

    Live our Values: Every Service member, at every level in our military, must adhere to and internalize Service values and standards of behavior. Underpinning our entire program is the need for every Service member from new recruit to General Officer to live the core values of our profession: integrity, trust, dignity, respect, fidelity, and courage. We continue to strive for an environment where pro-fessional values, team commitment, and respect define

    how we treat one another at every command, workplace, and throughout our military community. Step up: Our entire DoD community has a critical role in preventing and responding to sexual assault and must intervene to reduce risk, stop inappropriate behavior, and report crimes Bystander intervention is vital in helping to stop unsafe behavior. Service members decision to act could prevent a sexual assault.

    Stop Sexual Assault: Our aim is to reduce, with a goal to eliminate, the crime of sexual assault from the Armed Forces. In order to prevent sexual assault, every member of the DoD Community must be committed to advancing an environ-ment where sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are not tolerated, condoned, or ignored. Sexual assault is not only inappropriate behavior, it is criminal behavior.

    About Sexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The Teal Ribbon is displayed or worn to help raise awareness about SAAM and show your support.

    About the Teal ribbon: In 2001, the NSVRC conducted a brief survey on the issues of color and symbol, and discovered that teal was the color most often used and preferred for SAAM. On the subject of symbol, about half of the respondents preferred the use of a ribbon to anything else.

    Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April! Display with your free teal ribbon download at www.nsvrc.org/saam

    SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM REPORT PROCESS

    If You Are the VictimVictim Reports To:

    Law Enforcement, Chain of Command or other Military Member

    Victim Reports To:Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA), Chaplain, or Healthcare

    Provider

    UNRESTRICTED REPORT

    Local Law Enforcement, Military Policy (MP), Criminal

    Investigation Department (CID) or NGB Office of Complex

    Investigations (OCI) Notified and Investigation Started

    JFHQ SARC and MSC SARC Notified and victim

    advocate (VA) assigned

    VA provides crisis intervention, non-clinical support, and an

    explanation of reporting options and available resources

    VA provides crisis intervention, non-clinical support, and an

    explanation of reporting options and available resources

    UNRESTRICTED REPORT RESTRICTED REPORT

    Medical Care and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)

    Medical Care and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)

    VA provides ongoing survivor advocacy and non-clinical support

    JFHQ SARC notifies TAG and MSC CDR with non-identifying

    information and provides monthly updates during SAPRC meeting.

    VA provides ongoing survivor advocacy and non-clinical support

    Survivor receives monthly updates on case/investigation, crime

    victims rights and resources and ongoing advocacy

    At any time, the survivor may switch a Restricted Report to an Unrestricted Report triggering

    an investigation.

    AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND ADVOCACY

    MedicalCare and treatmentSexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) KitMental HealthCounselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, PsychiatristsSpiritualChaplainsLegalVictim Witness Assistance Personnel (Unrestricted Only)Legal Assistance Attorney

    NOTE: References for these steps are based on

    DoD Directive 6495.01; DoD Instructions 6495.02; Army

    Regulation 600-20, Chapter 8; TAG Policies and Procedures and

    AFI 36-6001.

    JFHQ SARC and MSC SARC Notified and victim

    advocate (VA) assigned

    Local Law Enforcement, Military Policy (MP), Criminal

    Investigation Department (CID) or NGB Office of Complex

    Investigations (OCI) Notified and Investigation Started

    What can we do during April? We should offer messages and activities that reinforce our personal and unit commitments to the elimination of the crime of sexual assault in the military.

    JFHQ-NC SARCSSG KRISTIAN S. HAll, SARC

    Cell: 919-410-1960 /OFFICe: (800) 621-4136 exT. 46909; KRISTIAN.S.HAll.MIl@MAIl.MIl

    4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s M a r c h 2 0 1 4

  • About Sexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The Teal Ribbon is displayed or worn to help raise awareness about SAAM and show your support.

    About the Teal ribbon: In 2001, the NSVRC conducted a brief survey on the issues of color and symbol, and discovered that teal was the color most often used and preferred for SAAM. On the subject of symbol, about half of the respondents preferred the use of a ribbon to anything else.

    Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April! Display with your free teal ribbon download at www.nsvrc.org/saam Introducing ThE OnE&Only

    Kids On GuardOperation

    Contact Kristi WagnerChild & Youth Program CoordinatorKristi.l.Wagner4.Ctr@mail.mil800-621-4136 ext 14761

    Or aliCe dean, lead Child & Youth Program CoordinatoraliCe.C.dean.Ctr@mail.mil800-621-4136 ext 12183For more information or to Pre-register for an event.

    Sign up on JSS www.jointservicessupport.org to receive email notifications of KOG and other Youth events, our public website www.nc.ngb.army.mil , Facebook search NCNGFP, or follow us on Twitter @ncngfamily.

    April 5, 2014 -Saturday, ages 8-16Tryon Palace, 529 South Front St., New Bern, NC 28562

    May 17, 2014 -Saturday, ages 6-12Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., GBoro, NC 27455

    July 26, 2014 -Saturday, ages 1-4 w/adult & ages 5-14Morrisville Armory, 2025 National Guard Dr., Morrisville, NC 28560

    September 26-28, 2014 - Friday-Sunday, ages 8-16Camp Butner Training Center, 539 Roberts Chapel Rd., Stem, NC

    Join More -Upcoming-Events in the North Eastern Area Charlotte Area, and Western NC Area-

    SuperTastic FunM a r c h 2 0 1 4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s 5

  • Heres some tips we found online fromguardourhealth.com to help you

    STAY IN THE GAME.

    12 Ridiciously Simple Ways to Combat

    Stress, Illness, and Aging

    When most people think of getting healthy, they think of running a marathon, hitting the gym five days a week, or giving up all carbs and sweets in lieu of meals filled with fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. While these are great ambitions to have, improving your health doesnt have to involve such drastic shifts. And in many cases, setting such lofty goals can set you up for failure before you even get started.

    If you arent anywhere close to running a marathon or finding time in your schedule for daily trips to the gym, this doesnt mean you have to resign to poor health. Instead, focus on what you CAN do at this very moment by starting with these twelve simple techniques that are so easy anyone (yes, even you!) can do them:

    1.STOP MULTI-TASKINGPeople who eat in front of the TV eat up to 40% more AND enjoy it less. At work, heavy multi-taskers experience a 40 percent decrease in productivity, take 50 percent longer to complete a task, and make up to 50 percent more errors.

    Where to start: Eat one meal per day without multi-tasking, turning off all electronics and concentrating on chewing each bite slowly and completely.

    2. SPEND TIME OUTSIDEWhy? Spending time outdoors, even as little as ten minutes a day, is linked to a variety of health benefits, including en-hanced mood, reduced stress, faster healing, and improved concentration. So slap on the sunscreen and take a short break outside.

    Where to start: Set alarms to remind yourself to take a 10-minute break three times a day. At every alarm, go outside and take 100 steps.

    3. CARE FOR YOUR TEETHWhy? Brushing your teeth regularly could help protect against heart disease, respiratory infections, erectile dysfunction, and other serious conditions linked to bacteria that can build up in your mouth without proper dental care.

    4. GET ORGANIZEDWhy? Mess leads to stress. Living with clutter has been linked to over-eating. Clutter also reduces productiv-ity and increases the level of cortisol, AKA the stress hormone in your body.

    5. WASH YOUR HANDSWhy? In an analysis of 390 cellphones, 16 percent were contaminated with E. coli, likely transferred by dirty hands. In another study, hand hygiene education and soap prevented 50% of cases gastrointestinal illness.

    6. STRETCHWhy? Stretching for a short period of time each day can improve flexibility, coordination, and circulation while also protecting against injury and stress.

    7. TAKE DEEP BREATHSWhy? Most of us take shallow breaths. But deep ab-dominal breathing can release tension, lower blood pressure, and support relaxation. When you take deep breaths from the abdomen, rather than shallow breaths from your upper chest, you inhale more oxygen. The more oxygen you get, the less tense, short of breath, and anxious you feel.

    (continued on next page)

    make the PLAY ...GET WHERE TO START TIPS AND FIND OUT PLACES TO LEARN MORE

    AT GUARDYOURHEALTH.COM

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  • Registration is Now OpenGreensboro, NC

    March 8https://www.jointservicessupport.org/Events/EventDe-

    tails.aspx?Mode=ReadOnly&Id=58FE5F7A-95FB-49FB-BA7F-DB3C007455D7

    FRG Regional Training

    2 0 1 4 O p e r a t i o n P u r p l e C a m p swww.mil i taryfamily.org

    North Carolina is fortunate to have two camps in our state:

    Camp Bob, Hendersonville, NC 29 June 4 July 2014 (ages 7-16) Camp Rockfish, Parkton, NC 29 June 4 July 2014 (ages 10-15) Please note that families are not restricted to just camps in North Carolina. In past years some of our children have attended camp in another state. Prior-ity is given to children experienc-ing deployment during a 15 month deployment window (September 2013 December 2014). Applications are being accepted beginning 24 February through 24 March 2014.

    Camp Corral www.campcorral.org (ages 8-15)

    Easter 4-H Center, Columbia, NC 22-27 June 2014YMCA Camp Hanes, King, NC 6-11 July 2014YMCA Camp Weaver, Greensboro, NC - 10-15 August 2014

    Any child from military family is eligible but priority given to children of wounded, disabled or fallen Military families. Registration is open now and no deadline has been given at this time.

    8. SLEEP MOREWhy? Adults that get five hours or less of sleep each night are at a 2.5 times higher risk for diabetes, 45 percent higher risk of heart attack, and 12 percent higher risk for death. Sleep helps you burn fat, boost your immunities, enhance your mood, and increase energy levels, so it is critical to get the recommended 7-9 hours each night.

    9. MAKE SIMPLE DIET SUBSTITUTIONSWhy? Making simple changes to your food choices, such as re-placing one soda with a glass of water or switching from whole milk to skim milk in your 16oz latt, could help you shed up to 15-20 pounds a year.

    10. SOCIALIZEWhy? Having strong social ties could help you lengthen your life and fight depression.

    11. GET MOVING(SPEND LESS TIME SITTING)Why? In one study, people who sat for 11 hours or more a day were 40 percent more likely to die from any cause. In addi-tion, the World Health Organization says physical inactivity is the main cause for approximately 21-25 percent of breast and colon cancers and 27 percent of diabetes cases. The easiest way to stand up for your health? Literally, stand up.

    12. HYDRATEWhy? 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Dehydra-tion is associated with heart and digestive issues, fatigue, high blood pressure, kidney distress, and premature aging. Water helps your body get rid of toxins, regulate your body tempera-ture, and control calorie intake.

    These small steps may seem obvious, but they can deliver real results for your health and well-being. The best part? They can be worked into even the busiest and most de-

    manding of schedules.

    Want to see for yourself how these and other small steps can transform your life? Participate in Guard Your Healths upcom-ing Small Steps to a Healthier You Challenge, a 28-day chal-

    lenge designed to boost your physical, mental, and spiritual health, one day and one step at a time.

    GET IN THE GAME

    The Small Steps to a Healthier You Challenge, a 28-day challenge starts

    March 1st

    M a r c h 2 0 1 4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s 7

    Dont Delay, Slots Fill Up Fast!

  • Volunteer Training TeamBy Volunteers - For Volunteers

    MARCH 2014Everyone Ready! (ER)with Rob Johnson

    Connecting Social MediaandVolunteering

    Two Sessions

    Social media has radically transformed Internet communication and, increasingly, our lives. With a bewildering choice of social networks and new ways to access them on the run, we

    are all still figuring out how social media can help engage and support volunteers. This online seminar will provide a framework of principles you can use in deciding whether and which forms of social media (those that exist today and the next tools likely to evolve) you

    can successfully adopt in working with volunteers. How can we keep up? More importantly, how can we spend our limited time most productively?

    Social Media Strategy volunteer recruitment training communication community building potential social networking sites tools volunteer engagementchallenges cautions TIPS success technical understand-ing help pointers blogging instant messaging Twitter Facebook fast pace changes technology

    TAG CLOUDPlease register using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information about joining the Webinar.

    Session 1March 4th 10:00 AM -11:00 AM, Easternhttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/318920826

    March 6th 9:00 PM 10:00 PM, Easternhttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/325171994

    Session 2March 11th 10:00 AM -11:00 AM, Easternhttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/326812930

    March 13th 9:00 PM 10:00 PM, Easternhttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/329460602

    This is a Voice over Internet (VoIP) session, please use where possible. Follow prompts post login. Speakers for

    sound are required & microphone (optional) to participate in the conversation. If you do not have a microphone &

    want to be able to speak or attend by telephone please use the toll free line: 1-877-380-7755 - access code 4665215. For further information, please contact, Judith.l.Wolf2.mil@mail.

    mil (703-607-5309) or tammychase.vtt@gmail.com

    Nitty - GrittyGuide for

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  • Family Readiness Groups are Vital Part of the NCNG and Family Programs!!!

    The FRG is established by the commander to assist in military and personal deployment prepared-ness and enhance the Family readiness of Soldiers and Families. The FRG plays a vital role in pre-paring Families and Soldiers for deployment, activations due to natural disasters, and while away at training.

    Why Family Readiness Groups? Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) are NEEDED and are a VALUABLE RESOURCE for the Soldiers/Families in general. FRG is an essential part of FAMILY READINESS! Without YOU, the FRG, some Families have no connection with their Soldiers Unit/Resources and Other Benefits.

    Family Readiness Groups have been an important part of the Army for many years, but their importance has grown tremendously. The need for FRGs has increased, particularly since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, as Soldiers are increasingly deployed and forced to be away from their Families more frequently.

    It is more important than ever that Family Readiness Groups stay Active and Ready for whatever comes their way! So, how do you do this?

    Nitty - GrittyThe

    Family Readiness Group VolunteersGuide for

    Promote Self-Sufficient

    Joint Strategies between

    Volunteers and Familys by equipping them

    with credible information, tools

    and resources.

    Appointed in Writing: FRG leader/Volunteer Ap-pointed in writing by Unit Commander(Copy of memorandum appointing the leader signed by the commander or Rear Det. Commander if the unit is deployed); and Copy of DD2793 signed by the leader, and Commander or SFPD in the appropriated funds box) Code of Conduct & Volunteer Services Confidentiality Statements Signed

    All Appointment letters & StatementsOriginals Filed in Unit FRG Binder (Maintained at the Unit) Copy to each individualCopy to Bde FRSACopy to State/SFRSA-FRG Advisor

    Register on jointservicessupport.org (training, newsletters & one-stop-shopping) Mandatory Tracking of Volunteer Hours on jointservicessupport.orgFRG Leaders Training (Connecting, Empowering, leading & Managing) https://www.myarmyonesource.com/skins/aos2/dis-play_ajax.aspx?ModuleID=a53b8c22-018c-40c9-b51f-d6a1263c9889

    FRG Telephone Tree is originally prepared by the FAC that is designated to support the Unit. This Telephone Tree is compiled from the Family Assistance Information Sheets collected at the Units SRPs. The FAC provides to Bde FRSA, who compares this to the Units Alpha Rosters to assure all Soldiers are on the Telephone Tree, and then to FRG leader, who in turn provides to Properly Appointed Key Callers. The FRG Telephone tree consists of names, addresses (mail-ing and email), telephone numbers, and other pertinent information on company Soldiers and Families (including other individuals identified by Soldiers)

    If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with your service mem-bers national Guard unit or would like more information about Family Readiness Groups, please contact Judy Richardson at 910.347.4352 ext 5 / judith.r.richardson.ctr@mail.mil. If you are a new or current FRG Volunteer and need training (new or refresher) please register to attend an upcoming Regional FRG Training: Greensborotentative date: 8 Mar 2014, Address: 110 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro Charlottetentative date: 17 May 2014, Address: 4240 West Blvd, Charlotte, nC 28208Ashevilletentative date: 7 Jun 2014, Address: 7 yorkshire St, Ste 101, Asheville, nC 28803not available on these dates call your Brigade FRSA or Judy to schedule training!

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  • Months after the declaration of the end of World War 1, employment was a concern for the Servicemembers returning home. In the Stars and Stripes May 9, 1919 edition the following was printed regarding instructions and initiatives for employment. ~ NCNG Family Programs

    To view this edition or other Armed expeditionary Force Stars and Stripes publications visit the library of Congress or view credits below.

    HOME JOBS FOR ALL WHO FOLLOW RULESApplication Cards to Be Distributed in Every Unit Before Sailing

    If the men of the A.E.F. who desire jobs when they arrive home will do their share in the job-finding system of the Government and will follow out the instructions every one will receive before he sails from France, the Government will he able to provide work for all who ear-nestly seek it.

    This is the message the United States Employment Service, with the assistance of the various welfare organizations, is spreading through-out the A.E.F. Agents of the service In France have just completed a trip from Chaumont to Coblenz and through the S.O.S., acquainting all units with the Governments' plans, which, as far as their being car-ried out on this side of the ocean, are simple.

    All divisions and separate units sailing for home are provided with what are designated "application for job" cards. It is compulsory that every man shall fill out one of these cards, stating whether he wishes a job or not, and, if he does, the kind of work desired and where he wants employment.

    The men of the 3Sth, 28th, 77th and 80th Divisions have turned in complete files of applications, and when the applicants reach their homes the Government already will have set in motion the machinery to obtain them employment. The Employment Service has completed arrangements to handle three more divisions in the embarkation centers immediately. The cards are being distributed by the personnel adjutant of each unit.

    What the Employment Service is endeavoring to impress upon the men of the A.E.F. is that they must- not take it for granted that, once they have signed application cards, all they will have to do when they reach their homes is to sit tight and wait for the Government to send for them.

    They are advised that as soon as they are mustered out they should report to the nearest Federal Employment Bureau, where they will find their cases matters of record, and in this way help the Employ-ment Service to care for them as soon as possible.

    In addition to the work of the United States Employment Service, many States at home have enacted legislation designed to provide jobs for all returning soldiers, sailors and Marines.Several States have passed laws providing for extensive public work on which demobilized fighters will be employed. Others have ar-ranged to lend money to men for land settlement and other purposes without interest or security. Still others have voted generous bonuses for returning soldiers and sailors, and practically every State has es-tablished its own Employment Bureau to work in conjunction with the Federal Government.

    Back In TIme

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    Home Jobs For All Who Follow Rules. The Stars and Stripes 09 May 1919. Lib. of Cong. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. .

    Resume & Social Media WorkshopDate:3/3/2014 9:00 AM3/6/2014 9:00 AM

    Get one-on-one resume assistance in your backyard. Employment Specialist are stag-ing at armories throughout the State to help you with your resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. You can sign up on at http://www.nc.ngb.army.mil/Careers/Pages/ER.aspx or call us at 919 664 6463

    DOL Employment WorkshopDate:4/7/2014 8:00 AMFree 3 Day Department of Labor Workshoop Event for North Carolina National Guard Servicemembers, retirees and Family mem-bers. Sign-up is requried RequiredLocation: Sylva Armory

    For More information visit www.nc.ngb.army.mil/Careers/Pages/ER.aspx or call us at 919 664 6463

    NATIONAL GUARD EMPLOYMENT NETWORK DATABASE:

    Register in our National Guard Employment Network database today to browse the mil-lions of jobs posted by veteran-friendly em-ployers seeking your valued skill set! Or send your resume to the Education and Employment Centers group email box at NG.NC.NCARNG.MBX.EEC@mail.mil.

  • As we go into February, we all know about President's Day and Valentine's Day but did you know that February 17th is "Random Acts of Kindness Day". What about volunteering, helping a neighbor or "Pay it Forward".

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Using the Report Builder Tool in JSSThis webinar shows users how to create custom reports using the report builder in JSS, and how to view and manage reports. Please register online. Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be sent via email. Please note all our webinar times are in eastern Standard Time.Tuesday March 18, 2014 10:00 10:30 AM eST, easternRegister here (or copy the entire link below into your browser)https://www.jointservicessupport.org/events/eventDetails.aspx?Mode=ReadOnly&Id=BABBB743-C4F0-401e-966C-9-D539BC2FB13Wednesday March 26, 2014 11:00 11:30 AM eST, easternRegister here (or copy the entire link below into your browser)https://www.jointservicessupport.org/events/eventDetails.aspx?Mode=ReadOnly&Id=45770e1C-3eFF-4C61-AF59-2459-F9F817A3

    Creating an event in JSSThis session orients eSGR, FMAP, Family Program, PHP, SAPR and Transition Support Staff on how to create an event in JSS. This includes how to create events, and register for events. Please register online. Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be sent via email. Please note all our webinar times are in eastern Standard Time.Tuesday March 18, 2014 11:00 11:30 AM, easternRegister here (or cut and paste entire link below into browser)https://www.jointservicessupport.org/events/eventDetails.aspx?Mode=ReadOnly&Id=1F827BD2-82AC-41BD-97B2-F8555e20BF69

    Creating and Uploading event evaluations in JSSThis webinar will show event coordinators how to produce standard and custom break-out class evaluations; how to scan and upload evaluation forms; and tips for ensuring the successful processing of uploaded evaluation forms. Please register online. Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be sent via email. Please note all our webinar times are in eastern Standard Time.Wednesday March 19, 2014 10:00 10:30 AM, easternRegister here (or copy the entire link below into your browser)https://www.jointservicessupport.org/events/eventDetails.aspx?Mode=ReadOnly&Id=48CBD461-83A1-451e-B84F-eF7C283FDC4e

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    Commanders: FRG Leader Appointed in writing? Do you have monthly contact with your FRG leaders? Have you assigned a MPOC (Military Point of Contact) for your FRG? MPOC Trained? Have you been trained/reviewed Commanders Training on FRG? Do you keep a file at your armory containing the units Family Readiness Communication Plan and Appointment Letters? Review Annually with the Bde FRSA? Are you requiring the FRG leaders to seek your approval for meetings, fundraisers, dinners, etc.?

    FRG Leaders: Have you attended FRG Training or Refresher training within the last 12 months? Do you have an updated and functioning phone tree? Has your telephone tree been tested within the last 6 months? FRG sending out a Quarterly Newsletter? Do you keep copies of meeting minutes, reports and calendars in a file at the armory? Do you update your Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) with an event calendar?

    Is Your FRG Reaching its Full Potential?

    If you answered no to any of these, dont worry, youre not alone! Once the expectations are set, the hard work is almost over. It may sound like a lot to maintain; however, if you use the resources available, all of these things can be done in less than 1-3 hours per month. Take charge of your organization and let your unit flourish! Let your Bde FRSA help you get back on track with Family Readiness.

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    FRG leader overseas the testing of the Telephone tree for accuracy on a routine basis IAW Command Policy on frequency, minimum test twice yearly.

    Distributed to All Families at a minimum of Quarterly by either the FRG leader/other appointed FRG Vol-unteer. To cut postage cost, it is recommended that the FRG distribute Newsletters by e-mail and mail out only to those without e-mail. NeWSleTTeR: Required by FRG to distribute a Family Readiness Newsletter from your FRG on a Quarterly basis. This can even be a corner of the Units Drill letter as long as it is also being sent to the Service members family. If the FRG is forwarding the Monthly NCNGs Family Matters Newsletter by e-mail to the families with FRG leaders contact information or any specific announcements/notes from the FRG to the Families, such as any unit specific events/FRG Meetings, or other activities sponsored by the FRG or Unit. These can be counted as an FRG Newsletter, as long as there is some form of note/FRG Contact Informa-tion from the FRG/leader. Mandatory, that FRG leader or Newsletter editor send a copy of their Newslet-ter to the Bde FRSA Quarterly for Accounting of Readiness Metrics.

    Promote Self-Sufficient

    Joint Strategies between

    Volunteers and Familys

    by equipping them with credible

    information, tools and resources.

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  • Taxes

    The Raleigh Office will accept tax appointments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 0900-1400 starting 20 January 2014 and running till 15 April 2014. This year we will also open the Raleigh Office for tax appointments on two Saturdays from 0900-1400; 15 February 2014 and 15 March 2014. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Legal Assistance (919) 664-6220 / (800) 621-4136 Ext. 46220.

    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

    15 March

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    Military OneSource is once again offering a free, electronic tax filing service. If you are eligible under the Military OneSource program, you can complete, save, and file your 2013 federal and up to three state returns online free with the H&R Block At Home tool.

    To access this free version of H&R Block At Home, you must start your return from the Military One-Source H&R Block At Home link, https://www.militaryonesourceeap.org/achievesolutions/en/militaryonesource/Topic.do?centerId=1&topicId=1583. Once you click the link you will be re-quired to log in to Military OneSource. From the login page you will be di-rected to a site containing additional information on tax preparation, includ-ing the link to the Military OneSource free H&R Block At Home service.

    If you have questions about this tax service or about preparing your own tax returns, please call 1-800-342-9647 and ask to speak with a Military OneSource tax consultant. Trained tax consultants are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., EST. For information about deductions, exemp-tions, and filing deadlines visit the Military OneSource Tax Program page.

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  • Raleigh Regional NC MVP Meeting

    March 6, 20141pm-4pm

    Triangle Baptist Church9713 Old Stage RoadRaleigh, NC 27603

    Join us for a collaborative meeting designed to bring together regional

    community resources for a discussion on how we can work together to develop a strategy to partner with other Organiza-tions that support, or would like to support, Military Service

    Members and their Families at the Regional level.

    To RSVP, Please Contact:Mark Woolbright, Raleigh Unit Family Contact Center

    800-621-4136 ext. 47102 // mark.l.woolbright.ctr@mail.mil

    upcoming events

    Easter EGGstravaganzaThursday, April 17, 2014

    6pm-8:30pm1636 Gold Star Drive Raleigh, NC 27607

    To RSVP and for More Information contact: Wendi Bellwendi.h.bell.ctr@mail.mil(919) 664-6078/

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    *Supported by the USO of NC*

    EASTER EGG HUNT/GAMESCRAFTS/FACE PAINTING

    FAMILY FUN

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  • NCNG TEEN COUNCIL MEETINGS

    11 March 2014: NCNG Triangle Teen CouncilWake Co. Extension Office, 4001 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610

    Focus/Job Search Skills : Where Do I Start?

    18 March 2014: NCNG Wilmington Teen CouncilWilmington Armory, 2412 Infantry Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405

    Focus/Sean Covey 7 Habits Highly Effective Teens:Get in the Habit & Personal Bank Account

    20 March 2014: NCNG Charlotte Teen Council Charlotte Armory, 4240 West Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202

    Focus /Election of Officers & Sean Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Begin with the End in Mind &

    The Relationship Bank Account

    Figure out what you're interested in doing. Do you want to work outside or would you rather be inside? What type of hours do you want to work? What activities do you enjoy? Are you a "people per-son"? What other activities do you already have scheduled?Narrow your search. Look around for businesses that hire teens. Good places to start are fast food restaurants, child care centers, summer camps, retail companies, local libraries, amusement parks, etc.Do your research. Look in your local paper, ask around at school, visit potential places you'd like to work, and check out the Internet for positions that are currently available for teens.Get out there! Once you have your rsum ready, head out to find that perfect job. Remember to dress nicely and speak professionally and courteously during interviews. And silence or turn your phone OFF.Don't give up at the first "no." Not every potential employer is going to jump at the chance to hire you, and that's okay. Getting turned down is all part of the job searching process. The right job will come along if you keep at it.Be aware of what you can and can't do as a working teen. You can find out if your employer is following the law by checking out the U.S. Department of Labor website and picking your state for further information on teen employment.

    A job means that you're going to have to work, so be prepared. You have to be on time and stick to your work schedule. Be professional and respectful to your employer at all times.

    For more information and resources to help military youth and teens navigate everything from the unique challenges of a mobile military lifestyle to managing their social lives, saving money, and going green, visit Military Youth on the Move!

    The original article titled, Get a Job, can be found at Militaryone-source.com or at http://www.militaryonesource.mil/cyt/getting-involved/teens?content_id=268788

    Elementary Students Send Valentines to the 210th MP by Lynn Allred

    Students of CG Credle Elementary School in Oxford, NC prepared Valentines for the 210th MP in heartfelt ap-preciation of the sacrifices made by the service mem-

    bers and their Families.

    The project was suggested by the school principal as a way for the young students to be a part of their com-munity and to practice their communication skills. The

    Valentines were presented to the Families of the Service Members at the Yellow Ribbon Pre-Demobilization Event at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden on Feb. 22nd.

    Summer J o b s

    Working a summer or part-time job is a great way to earn extra money, gain experience, make friends, and have some fun! If you're ready to join the job force, check out the info below to get some good ideas on how to do it.

    Follow Us @NCNGFAMILY

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  • The Beauty OfFamily

    Are the memories you create

    Register Today!

    Before You Say I Do Single Soldiers Retreats

    A supportive mate is extremely important. The Army is committed to helping single Soldiers learn how to make good relationship choices. The Single Soldier program is designed to help Soldiers that are single establish relationship goals and gain essential skills to help them make good choices prior to picking a

    partner for life.Upcoming Single Soldier Retreats

    2-3 May 2014, Raleigh areaPriority registration for members of the 30th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

    After You Say I DoMarriage Enrichment Retreats

    Whether youve celebrated one anniversary or 20, as an Army couple you can anticipate more excitement and expect more challenges than the average civilian couple. Long separations, frequent relocations and the stress of deployment can subject Army National Guard marriages to extreme hardship. The Marriage Enrich-ment Program teaches couples practical, useful information for couples to utilize whether your love one is at home or abroad. During Marriage Enrichment Retreats, couples will have the opportunity to practice commu-

    nication and relationship building skills, as well as share intimate moments.Upcoming Marriage Enrichment Retreats

    2-3 May 2014, Raleigh areaPriority registration for members of the 30th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.14 June 2014, Raleigh area - One-Day Marriage Event

    27-29 June 2014, North Carolina Beach area22-24 August 2014, North Carolina Beach area

    After I Do + KidsFamily Retreats

    Raising a Family is hard. When challenged with the changes of being a Military Family it gets a little more complicated. Daily routines can become overwhelming when Families are faced with dynamics of military

    life. During Family Retreats , Families gain practical, useful information based on a curriculum designed es-pecially for military Families. Through small group and one-on-one activities, family members learn how to

    maintain closeness during challenges like long separations, deployments and repeated reunions.Upcoming Family Retreats

    12-14 September 2014, Charlotte area

    For more information on these programs or to register, visit www.nc.ngb.army.mil/SS/FP/Pages/SB.aspx or contact Staff Sgt. Tammy Fowler at (800) 621-4136 ext.46876

    or via e-mail at tammy.l.fowler.mil@mail.mil

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  • Personal Financial CounselorOur Personal Financial Counselor can provide FREE

    one-on-one financial counseling services to you and your Family.

    Mr. Chip Jurgensen, CFP, NCJFSAP(919) 334-8313

    cjurgensen@mflc.zeiders.com

    FAMIlY ASSISTANCE CENTERS

    Family Assistance Centers are located across the State to provide assistance to All Military Service Members and their Families. If you know of a Service Member or Military Family

    that has a question or concern, please share our contact numbers, web site, newsletter, and Facebook link.

    We're here to help.

    Asheville Military Family Resource Center7 Yorkshire St. Suite 101, 28803/Fax: (828) 274-7209Rebekah Torres, (828) 274-8571

    Charlotte Unit Family Contact Center4240 West Blvd., 28208/(800) 621-4136Carry Bandy, FAC Specialist, carry.s.bandy.ctr@mail.mil, Ext. 14573Gabrielle H. O'Flanagan, gabrielle.h.oflanagan.ctr@mail.mil, Ext 14547

    Greensboro State Family Assistance Center (SFAC)110 Franklin Blvd, Greensboro, 27401 (800) 621-4136 Ext.15651Sandy Harrison, sandra.b.harrison2.ctr@mail.mil

    Greenville State Family Assistance Center1401 N. Memorial Dr., 27834/(800) 621-4136 Ext. 11150Dawn White, dawn.m.white2.ctr@mail.mil

    Lenoir State Family Assistance Center1535 Beecher Anderson Rd., 28645/(800) 621-4136 Ext. 11242Frances Johnson, frances.r.johnson28.ctr@mail.mil

    Raleigh Unit Family Contact Center 4105 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607/(800) 621-4136lisa Faison, lisa.m.faison.ctr@mail.mil, Ext. 47100Mark Woolbright, mark.l.woolbright.ctr@mail.mil, Ext. 47102

    Raleigh JFHQ Unit Family Contact Center1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27607/800-621-4136 Ext. 46078 Wendi Bell, wendi.h.bell.ctr@mail.milBob Bowman, robert.a.bowman1.ctr@mail.mil, Ext. 46979

    Smithfield Unit Family Contact Center406 Hospital Rd., 27577/(800) 621-4136 Ext.12784Abby Millsap, abigail.e.millsap.ctr@mail.mil

    Southern Pines Unit Family Contact Center510 W. Morganton Rd., PO Box 1317, 28387/(800) 621-4136 Ext. 12863Earlene Capps, earlene.b.capps.ctr@mail.mil,

    Wilmington Unit Family Contact Center2412 Infantry Rd., 28405/(800) 621-4136Jim Marley, james.e.marley.ctr@mail.mil, Ext. 16918

    Winston-Salem Unit Family Contact Center 2000 Silas Creek Pkwy., 27103/(800) 621-4136 Ext. 17131Sandy Harrison, FAC Specialist, sandra.b.harrison2.ctr@mail.mil

    STATEWIDE SuPPORT

    MFlC PROGRAM~Provides short-term, situational, problem-solving

    counseling services to Servicemembers and their Families~Provides psycho-education to help military Servicemembers and their Families

    understand the impact of stress, deployments, family reunions following deployments and the stresses of military life

    ~MFlC services augment existing military support services~Flexible service delivery (Outreach/Rotational and On-Demand); Services can

    be provided on or off military installations~Services provided to individuals, couples, families, and groups

    ~Childrens Support Program addresses military impact on children

    ~MFlCs are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse and duty-to-warn situations

    ~Services are otherwise confidential and private

    Staff:John Alleman

    Adult and Family Specialist(919) 745-9635

    Betty Steelman

    Youth and Family Specialist(919) 665-9178

    Charlotte: Nikkie Newsomegenesia.k.newsome.ctr@mail.milExt.14548

    Morrisville: Darlette McCormickdarlette.s.mccormick.ctr@mail.mil Ext. 16313

    Raleigh: Norman Dean norman.g.dean2.ctr@mail.milExt. 12182

    Raleigh: George lanegeorge.w.lane2.ctr@mail.mil Ext. 46714

    Clinton: Sarah Stricklandsarah.r.strickland.ctr@mail.milExt. 14735

    Goldsboro: Greg Smith gregory.p.smith14.ctr@mail.mil Ext. 15423

    Greensboro: Gloria Fieldsgloria.d.fields.ctr@mail.milExt.15620

    Jacksonville: Judy Richardson judith.r.richardson.ctr@mail.milExt. 11346

    FAMIlY READINESS SuPPORT ASSISTANTS(800) 621-4136 PluS EXTENSION

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