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TCA New London Class 51 Drill & Ceremony Competition

TCA New London conducted the Drill & Ceremony competition for Class 51 on Saturday, November 10.  Teams showed off their new marching skills by performing regulation moves during an 8-10 minute drill led by cadets calling the marching commands.  All three teams were proud to show their families what they have learned and accomplished during …

North Carolina ChalleNGe Program 25th Anniversary

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program was developed and implemented in 1993 in various states across the US.  The first ChalleNGe program in North Carolina opened their doors on March 28, 1994.  With a dropout rate of 1 in 5 students in North Carolina, there was a recognized need for a second academy and New …

TCA Salemburg Accepting Applications for Class 52

TCA Salemburg is accepting applications for its upcoming session, Class 52 which begins on Saturday, January 12, 2019.  Eligible teens who are interested should complete the online application  and will be required to submit required documents and attend an on-site orientation.  For more information, please contact the Recruitment/Placement/Mentoring office at 910-525-5520.

TCA New London Class 51 Completes Acclimation

TCA New London candidates have now completed the acclimation phase of the twenty-two week residential program.  Candidates have adapted to a new lifestyle of wake-ups at 5:30 am, four minute showers, beds being made, barracks cleaned and ready for inspection before 8am.  In the early morning hours, candidates also participate in physical training and have …

Hurricane Florence Clean-Up

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, September 14 striking the southern coast at Wrightsville Beach and then lingering over the state causing widespread flooding.  Estimated damages to the state totaled over $16 billion dollars.  Tarheel Challenge Academy cadets stepped up to help the senior citizens of Spring Lake in Cumberland County.  Cadets …

New London Class 51 Drill & Ceremony/Family Day

TCA New London Class 51 will host the Drill & Ceremony competition and Family Day on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 10am.  Each team will have the opportunity to show their newly acquired marching skills by doing regulation movements as well as performing a “fancy” drill which can include a theme, acrobatics, cadences and other …