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.


GoPrime Mortgage

GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. is an award-winning, veteran-owned, and operated mortgage company with a simple goal: to provide our clients with a path to homeownership and make a positive impact in our community. Bonnie O’Brien is the Branch Manager at the award-winning Holly Springs location. Her branch has earned such accomplishments as Business Leaders of the Year, Lender of the Year, as well as a Maggie Award for Best Lender. Her branch also works very hard to give back to their community. They host frequent fundraisers for organizations that benefit veterans and children in their area. They are proud sponsors of many local events in and around Holly Springs throughout the year. While most of Bonnie’s loans are originated in the Triangle area, she is also licensed to originate residential mortgages in New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Bonnie and her team work hard to stay in constant communication with their clients throughout the home buying/refinancing process and do their best to make it as stress free as possible. GoPrime Mortgage is proud to serve our Veterans and military families.



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

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.


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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.


Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a private Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. We offer a wide range of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that you can earn on campus and online. Our dedicated faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Though we are a Christian university, GCU welcomes students from all backgrounds and denominations. Our mission is to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential and earn a degree. Because of that mission, our dedication and our rich history, we firmly believe that GCU is the only Christian University of its kind. Learn more about GCU today!

Grand Canyon University

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.


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


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

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