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    Legislative Issues

    NCNGA 2017 Legislative Initiatives

    The NCNGA Legislative Initiatives and Resolutions Committee is diligently working to improve member benefits for our Soldiers and Airmen both active and retired. We have been successful over the last couple of years with increases to the State Tuition Assistance Program and NCNG Pension annuity monthly payments as well as voting representation on the North Carolina Military Affairs Council in 2015. In 2016, we received an additional $1.45 million increase for the NCNG Pension Fund. 2017 will be a long session for the NC General Assembly and the committee members have nominated and prioritized the following initiatives:

    1. NCNG Tuition Assistance Program Funding IncreaseThe North Carolina tuition assistance program (NCTAP) is one of our most effective recruiting and retention tools for Soldiers and Airmen allowing them the opportunity for self-improvement. We are currently unable to meet current NCTAP requests from qualified Soldiers and Airmen and are requesting a $500,000 recurring annual increase to cover the projected shortfall.
    2. NCNG Pension: Annuity Monthly Payments Increase
      • 20 years of service $115.50 monthly annuity ($10.50 increase)
      • 30 years of service $231.00 monthly annuity ($21.00 increase)
      These increases will assist in keeping the NCNG Pension Plan in line with inflation providing an increased retirement supplement for current and future NCNG retirees.
    3. Military State Income Tax Relief  (SB 153): In calculating North Carolina taxable income, a taxpayer may deduct from the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income the amount received during the taxable year from the United State government as retirement pay for a retired member of the Armed Forces of the United State or as a survivorship benefits for survivors of active duty or retired members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
      The NCNGA needs your support on important legislation. As you know, we monitor legislation on the State and Federal level on behalf of our members.  We ask that you print the two PDF's below and send them to your lawmakers. Letter to your Legislator to support Pension Increase Letter to your Legislator to support SB153

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    National Resolutions/ Amendments Approved at our 2015 NCNGA Convention

    • Mobile Aircrew Restraint System Helicopter Safety Upgrade
    • Recommendation to provide Air Broadband for 2 C-12s per FEMA region.
    • Modernize RC-26B with wideband broadband beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) to enhance data exchange improving ground force situational awareness and safety.
    • Modernize HH-60 to provide beyond Line-of-Sight (BLOS) and Secure Line-of-Sight (SLOS)
    • ANG proposal to use a COTS helicopter for all or a portion of the USAF UH-1N helicopter continuity of government and nuclear missile support missions
    • Special Tactics Squadrons BLOS/SLOS data link modernization
    • Modernize MQ1/9 squadrons to provide BLOS/SLOS
    • Modernize MC-130 Civil Search and Rescue (CSAR) equipment with the Wide Area Infrared Sensor System
    • Modernize KC-135 to provide network communications capability in all theaters of operation
    • KC-135 Fuel Tank Explosion Protection
    • Modernize KC-135 with BLOS/SLOS
    • Modernize HC/MC-130 CSAR mission support equipment sensors
    • Modernize F-16 to provide pylon mounted IR missile warning system
    • Modernize F-16 with BLOS/SLOS
    • Provide funding for self-contained satellite hatch mounted terminal to C-130 capable of receiving/transferring high speed communications and airborne satellite IT interface
    • Modernize C-17/C-5 to provide Real time Information into the Cockpit (RTIC)
    • Modernize C-17 BLOS/SLOS
    • Corrosion Protection and Protection Covers for NG Equipment (Army & Air)

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