A special thank you to our corporate members for their continued support of the Soldiers, Airmen, Families and Retirees of the North Carolina National Guard.

Interested in becoming a corporate member?


Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopters, offering the most comprehensive lineup of civilian and military helicopters in the world.

A division of Airbus, Airbus Helicopters employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide. Its fleet in service includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers across 150 countries. Worldwide, the company maintains a 45-percent market share in the civil and parapublic markets.

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. affiliate, opened its main facilities in 1969 in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also operates a production line in Columbus, Mississippi. Airbus Helicopters products are the U.S. market leaders for air medical transport, law enforcement, airborne tourism, and in the corporate and VIP segment.

Charles Weaver: charles.weaver@airbusus.com

Armed Forces Benefit Association

AFBA is a not-for-profit association established in 1947 to promote the general welfare and economic interests of military families, during war and peace. Today, we serve more than 600,000 members protected by $40 billion of survivor benefits.

Always Ready, Always There for the National Guard.

Kimo Wong: mwong@afba.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP

Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Dental℠ offers retired uniformed service members and their families, plus retired Reserve members and their families worldwide supplemental dental coverage, including orthodontics for adults and children.

Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Vision℠ offers retired uniformed service members and their families, plus families of active duty service members, supplemental worldwide vision coverage, including a generous frame allowance and discounts on popular lens options.



ESS manufactures advanced eye-protection systems for the military, law-enforcement, and fire/rescue professionals. Innovative, patented designs, such as no-fog lens, coupled with a reputation for superb optics and performance makes us the preferred source for goggles and spectacles for the military and public-safety personnel. See ESS for Laser Protective Lenses (LPL). ESS products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

Bernie Knight: BKnight@esseyepro.com


LiteFighter provides rugged, back-packable shelter systems built to protect warfighters against inclement weather, pests and insect-borne diseases. Our flagship product is the LiteFighter 1 shelter system, which can be used on the ground as a waterproof tent and on a cot as a bug-proof (Permethrin- treated) bed net. Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Jimmy Baraza: jimmybfan88@gmail.com


ProTrain is about “Education to Employment”. They are a NC Proprietary School and a nationally accredited higher learning institution by Middle States, that supports Army Soldiers with credential training under the Army’s Credential Assistance Program (CAP), Airmen under AF COOL, and the DOD My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) for eligible Military Spouses.



American Military University (AMU)

American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of education to the military.  We offer affordable, quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates through 100% online classes that start monthly and run for 8 or 16 weeks. AMU is a part of the regionally accredited American Public University System. Visit our website or email us to learn more about our 200+ career-relevant online degree, certificate, and credentialing programs.

Michael “Mik” Williams: mwilliams@apus.edu

BAE Systems

BAE Systems delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. We are a leading provider of products and services to the National Guard.

Keith Klemmer: keith.klemmer@baesystems.com

Drip Drop ORS

Combat and training scenarios place a high physical demand on soldiers, causing them to lose fluids and electrolytes rapidly, as well as cognitive ability. Drip Drop ORS is a great tasting rapid Oral Rehydration Solution. It is backed by science vetted and used across the DoD, elite sports, and in humanitarian missions across the globe to rapidly rehydrate and help increase performance. #sticktoyourmission

Greg Sumerlin: greg.sumerlin@dripdropors.com

Methodist University

Methodist University is a private nonprofit university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, adjacent to Fort Bragg. An eight-time Military Friendly School, currently holding a Gold Ranking, Methodist University is recognized as an institution of higher learning with impeccable academic credentials. Methodist University is also proud to be a participant in the Yellow Ribbon School Program. Methodist University offers online programs of study, accepts transfer credits for military experience and training, maintains appropriate military pricing, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Dennis W. Brown: dbrown@methodist.edu
(919) 747-1252


MulePAC (portable all-mode container) is a system of lightweight, plastic, collapsible and nearly indestructible secondary containers designed specifically for the U.S. military for transporting and storing all classes of military supplies to, from and within theater all the way to the last tactical mile. MulePAC saves time, money and lives.

Rick Segeleon: rick@mulepac.com

Phantom Products

Phantom Products is a 3rd Generation family business that designs and builds lights for the US Military and Law Enforcement in Rockledge, Florida. Whether Personal, Vehicular, Equipment, Movement or Specialty Lighting— #TeamPhantom has you protected with the right lights for your job. We employ multiple 3D printers, injection molding machines and CNC machines in house for top of the line prototyping and production, while our ISO9001:2015 Certification gives you that extra quality assurance you deserve. Whether you are lighting a boat, ambulance, police car or Soldier, rely on our #durable #reliable #combatmultiplier #rugged #lifesaving lighting to bring you home safely.

Victoria McDermott: victoria@phantomlights.com

Pilot John International

Pilot John International, a Carolina GSE company, provides complete aviation support solutions throughout the world to corporate flight departments, airlines, military, general aviation, and FBOs. We take pride in providing you with first-class service you deserve. We buy and sell ground support equipment, tooling, aircraft parts, avionics test equipment, and GSE parts. We are a global supplier, distributor, repair facility, and service center of aircraft ground support equipment (GSE). We offer complete GSE solutions for new hangar start-ups, MROs, FBOs, military, and commercial airlines. Our expansive GSE portfolio includes a wide range of manufacturers including Tronair, Eagle Tugs, JetPorter Tugs, Malabar, DAE, Columbus Jacks, Unitron, Start Pac, Tiger Tugs, Dekal Load Banks, Jackson Weight Scales, Aero-Weigh Weigh Scales, and much more. With our dedication, personal service, and knowledge, our GSE team is ready to build a personal relationship to assist with new GSE purchases and continue to support your GSE in the future with spare parts and first-class service.

Emily Jane Hardee: ehardee@pilotjohn.com

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

At SNHU, our mission is your success. We’ve been supporting military service members for nearly 80 years — from those coming home from WWII to those still serving around the globe. Plus, we honor your experience with up to 90 transfer credits for professional military education (PME), on the job training (OJT) and prior college.

Enrolling at Southern New Hampshire University as a military student, spouse or veteran is easy. When you apply to SNHU, you’ll work with an admission and financial aid team that specializes in your military background and needs. Visit our website to learn more information about our 200+ degree programs.

Victoria White: v.white1@snhu.edu

Western Governors University (WGU)

Designed for working adults, Western Governors University offers an asynchronous, competency-based model that allows students to log in and access coursework at a time convenient for them, and to accelerate at their own pace. WGU has been named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for ten consecutive years by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine, and about one in seven of its students nationwide is affiliated with the military community. WGU has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping servicemen and women apply their knowledge and life experiences toward a high-quality degree that will open career opportunities in business, healthcare, K–12 education, or information technology.

Ryan Bauman: ryan.bauman@wgu.edu
(703) 727-4966


Advanced Security Technologies

Advanced Security Technologies offers a portfolio of vehicle barrier systems, most notably the MVB 3X Modular Vehicle Barrier System, specifically designed to prevent vehicle ramming attacks and casualties. The MVB 3X is lightweight, portable, appropriate for multi-terrain use, adaptable to any road width and transitions easily into an operational gate. The system does not require tools or maintenance and can easily be assembled by one person.

The MVB 3X is ASTM – F2656-15 and PAS 68:2013 certified.

AST offers a complete modular vehicle barrier system solution which includes the MVB 3X units, custom built storage and transportation trailers as well as other value-added accessories.

Primary end users include the National Guard, U.S. Military and law enforcement.

Randy Lofland: rlofland@adsectec.com

Big Ass Fans

High-volume, low-speed Big Ass Fans® move massive amounts of air to keep you cool and comfortable. From mess halls to hangars, and everything in between, there’s only one fan that can beat the heat. Call today and let us deliver improved comfort and energy efficiency to your space.

Adam Gilley: adam.gilley@bigassfans.com

Buddy Covers

Buddy Covers® manufactures a patented deluxe grade, multi-functional, water repellent, light weight, washable and tear resistant line of protective, money saving, hygiene improving, safety enhancing, morale boosting spandex covers for M-4s/M-16s and sniper weapons (these weapon can be fired with the Cover on), Helmets, Boot Entrances, Kits, SCBA Masks ( works on side arms) Gas Masks, SCBA Blackout Training, Duffel Bag Liners, Alpine Snow Skis, Snowboards, Cross Country Skis, Baseball Bats, Golf Bags and covers for the turret and dashboard on the Humvee and Oshkosh Defense JLTV.

Joe Smith: joe.smith@buddycovers.com

Conflict Kinetics

Conflict Kinetics specializes in Synthetic Technology for Small Arms Weapons Training. Our Patented Pro-Sports based Human Performance Optimization approach has proven transfer to live fire. We work with DoD, SOF, and federal agencies. CK offers mobile trainings, Systems installations in both CONUS/OCONUS locations and Training Centers-Virginia Beach & the DC area. CK systems have been validated for the new Army Qualification course of fire and the measurement of Individual, Team, Squad and Platoon Lethality data collection.

Tony Tuck: tony.tuck@conflictkinetics.com


As the world’s largest and most respected university specializing in aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle has been at the forefront of ground-breaking aeronautical milestones since the early days of flight. With over 140,000 graduates around the globe, Embry-Riddle is not only leading the future, it is changing it! Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, we award degrees at the Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. Whether your goal is to secure a promotion, change jobs, or build upon the education and experience you earned in the military, again, our mission is YOU and your success! Our Online/Worldwide Campus allows students to earn degrees from anywhere in the world, and we have ranked #1 for Best Online Program for Veterans for the last seven years. We look forward to serving you!

(800) 522-6787


EnerSys, the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial batteries, offers complete stored energy solutions for the aerospace and defense industry in Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA), Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium Primary Reserve, and Nickel Cadmium formats. EnerSys batteries for military tactical ground vehicles, aircraft, ships, submarines, satellites, and weapons systems are known for their innovative technology, superior quality, and rugged durability.

Frank Lever: frank.lever@abdg.com

First Command

First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Brokerage Services, First Command Advisory Services, and First Command Bank, coach our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command Financial Advisors have been shaping positive financial behaviors through face-to-face coaching with hundreds of thousands of client families.


Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate offers low mortgage rates and a streamlined experience. Whether you’re buying a home, refinancing, or seeking a second mortgage, we have you covered. As a proud partner of the USO, we’re dedicated to helping guide and support veterans and their families through the homebuying process. That’s why we regularly waive our lender fee on VA loans for qualifying veterans and current members of the US Armed Forces. For us, everything was, and remains, all about providing a better experience for the customer. We are absolutely committed to delivering service so exceptional that our customers can’t wait to recommend us to their family and friends.

Get your mortgage, your way, anytime, anywhere!

Chet Miller: chet.miller@rate.com

Humana Military

Humana Military, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., partners with the Department of Defense to administer the TRICARE health program for military members, retirees and their families in the East Region. For 25 years, Humana Military has strived to create better health outcomes and simplified experiences for millions of beneficiaries across the United States through TRICARE and other military healthcare programs. High-quality service, cost-effective platforms and progressive approaches to care drive Humana Military to be a thought leader in the industry and an essential partner to the government.

Rod Williams: rwilliams41@humana.com

KEYper Systems

KEYper Systems key and asset solutions provide next-level access security for physical keys, and sensitive assets, such as fleet gas cards, vehicle warehouses, and transport depots. We are the standard for key and asset control!

Kit Young: Kit.Young@keypersystems.com

Mack Defense

Mack Defense, as part of Mack Trucks Inc. and the Volvo Group, provides tactical wheeled vehicle solutions in support of U.S. military customers. Our focus is in the medium-to heavy- duty range. We hold GSA and DLA contracts and we have delivered wreckers, tankers, cargo trucks and various other applications to customers worldwide.

Herbert Gieringer: Herbert.gieringer@mackdefense.com

MAK Technologies, Inc.

MAK Technologies builds solutions to your unique training challenges, built upon the strength and flexibility of the MAK ONE simulation platform. We have been delivering military simulation and training technology for more than 30 years, and the MAK ONE platform is the core of training simulations for the US Department of Defense and customers worldwide.

William Kamer: wkamer@mak.com

Mobile Communications America

Our portfolio consists of over 20 product lines From Motorola’s APX series of radio s to the APXNext with the TAK app included in the portable, video surveillance / access control solutions, mass Notification systems, Microwave, Video Walls, Rugged Computers, DOD secure cloud service. MCA has 3 divisions: Radio/Service (MSS), Data and Security. Motorola Solutions has been a trusted advisor to the National Guard for over 20 years.

Bob Nosenchuk: bobnosenchuk@callmc.com


SWEAT FEARLESSLY! MyHy (short for My Hydration) is a liquid electrolyte drink mix formulated to restore exactly what you lose when you sweat. Back by years of sweat studies, MyHy was designed by former pro athletes and nutritionists to give your body the hydration balance it needs to lift your performance to new heights. Our goal is to deliver an elite product, formerly only available to professional athletes, to real Heroes. MyHy is made with 3x-6x the electrolyte of competitors, half the sugar, and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Our liquid electrolyte mix hydrates better, is better for you, and is easy to use wherever you are.


National University

National University was founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Capt. David Chigos. For 50 years, we’ve been putting passion into practice by offering accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Our course structure is built to make earning your degree accessible and achievable, with our 4-week classes, so you can start sooner and finish faster. We know your life may not happen on a 9-5 schedule, so we offer classes online or on-site at locations across California.

Nathalia Rodrigues: nrodrigues@nu.edu
(915) 478-8922

Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union was founded in 1933. Today we serve over 11 million member-owners worldwide including officers and enlisted men and women of all branches of the military, veterans, DoD employees and their family members.

Our Members Are the Mission

Wayne Truxillo: wayne_truxillo@navyfederal.org

Otis Defense

Otis Defense creates high quality, USA made, innovative products deserving of the men and women who serve and protect our country. This commitment to rethink and redefine gun care has led to Otis Defense products becoming the Standard Issue of the US Military, dating back to the Gulf War. Keeping in mind that pounds equal pain, and that our warfighters carry an abundance of equipment into battle, our kits are designed to be small, light-weight and highly efficient to keep their weapons in the best condition possible.

Steve Houten: shouten@otistec.com


PowerFlare® Safety Beacons are used throughout the Guard, for DOMOPS, training, LZs, and convoys to name just a few of the many uses. Safety Offices love military-grade PowerFlare beacons, because lives and equipment are saved from needless accidents for a low cost. Available in many colors (and IR) and in replaceable or rechargeable CR123 versions.

Tricia Callahan: tricia@pfdci.com


PTS PSDS has become an invaluable component of expeditionary command posts with a high demand for our specialized product. We value the ongoing relationship we have established with the military, and we are here to support the military wherever the mission takes them. We are an expeditionary communication solutions provider actively answering customer challenges and delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Robert Thibault: rthibault@pts-inc.com

Purdue Global

Part of the respected Purdue University system, Purdue Global is an innovative public online school that offers 175+ degrees, specializations, and certificates. We take great pride in supporting those who serve our country and help them maximize their military benefits. Nearly a third of our student body has a military affiliation.

Our online programs allow you to complete your studies and still honor your commitments to the military and to your family. Learning online gives you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere, and attend classes wherever you’re stationed or deployed. Find out about Purdue Global’s military programs, degree offerings, benefits, and much more.

Tom Gills: tom.gills@support.purdueglobal.edu


We are here to serve those who serve. Rocky is a hard-working company that builds rugged, reliable, innovative boots for the hard-working men and women who depend on us. We serve those protecting our communities, and serving our country.

Heather Croft: Heather.Croft@rockybrands.com


Headquartered in the Carolinas, Rodgers offers full-service preconstruction and construction management services, with expertise in markets including healthcare, education, commercial/mixed use, cultural and community, senior living and concrete services.

Audra Tyree: ATyree@rodgersbuilders.com


TeleSwivel LLC is the developer of the TeleSwivel Power Hitch for medium and heavy trucks, which meets the requirements for an articulating hitch in the FY22 NGAUS Sustainment Resolutions. The Company is completing SBIR-funded R&D of an autonomous hitch system for the Army’s Autonomous Ground Resupply Program of Record. TeleSwivel’s distribution business delivers leading technologies to fleet and facilities customers to enhance safety and sustainability and improve energy resilience. Certified SDVOSB small business; GSA MAS contract holder.

Dave Woolf: dwoolf@teleswivel.com


TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and tactical radios. TrellisWare’s TSM™ waveform is critical to US Army and USSOCOM tactical networking. The NGAUS C4I Task Force passed a resolution to prioritize “proportional and concurrent fielding” of the Army’s new program of record radios with the TSM capability. These radios provide significant tactical and domestic operations advantages including Blue Force Tracking capabilities over legacy radios.

Reid Kinder: rkinder@trellisware.com

Trident University International

Trident’s learning approach helps you prepare to take your education further than you thought possible.

Part of a regionally accredited University system1, Trident comprises three key differentiators designed to create a dynamic learning approach. First, EdActive™ Learning is unique because the learning outcomes are designed to help our students prepare for the workplace by enhancing their ability to think, learn, and solve problems. Second, our programs are 100% accessible online, combined with no daily micromanagement, which promotes a flexible learning environment that enables adult learners to study at a manageable pace. Finally, affordability is essential for our students. We keep our tuition costs as low as possible, so the students receive a quality education at a great value.

Emanuel Sepulveda: Emanuel.Sepulveda@trident.com


Trijent has developed the fastest and easiest way to load M4/AR-15 (or any other 5.56 NATO-standard) magazine with stripper clip ammunition. It’s designed to be used at home, on the range, or in the field, whether it’s mounted to a bench or from the provided ammo can. The Mech-Loader reduces wasted time and labor on the range, allowing you or your unit to spend less time loading and more time shooting.

Jordan Laycock: jordanl@trijent.com


For 100 years and counting, USAA has been a leading provider of insurance, banking and advice for the military community and their families. Learn more at usaa.com or 800-531-USAA

Kendrick Butler: Butler.Kendrick@usaa.com

US Logoworks

US Logoworks is committed to total customer satisfaction with every order we complete. From our high-quality promotional products to beautiful screen printing designs, you always get our best. Our outstanding staff and quality work make us one of the best companies for promotional products and custom apparel. Though we are based out of Fayetteville, NC, we provide for our customers nationwide. We make it easy with online ordering and a huge inventory of products that are ready to be customized to your preference.

Zach St. Peter: Zach@uslogoworks.com

Wiley X

When war fighters are in harm’s way, their eyes & hands shouldn’t be. That’s why Wiley X is a favorite with nearly everyone who dons a Uniform. Wiley X features industry leading Ballistic Eyewear and Flame Resistant Combat Gloves. For the best in personal protective equipment, choose Wiley X

Chris Holmes: Chris@wileyx.com