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Category: TCA New London

TCA Alumni Completes Basic Training

Tarheel Challenge Academy – New London cadet alumni Jeron Edgerton, Class 51, recently completed basic training with the US Army at Ft. Jackson and has moved to the next phase at Ft. Lee where he will complete his AIT (advanced individual training) for his chosen MOS (military occupational specialty) of culinary specialist. TCA New London …

TCA-NL Class 53 D&C Competition

Saturday, November 9, 2019, Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – New London held the Drill & Ceremony competition for Class 53 and cadets enjoyed seeing their families for the first time since inprocessing was held on October 14. At the beginning of each new class, candidates begin the process of learning to march as well as learning …

TCA New London @ Camp Butner

Class 53 is off to a great start and candidates visited the North Carolina National Guard training facility, Camp Butner during week 2 of the residential phase of the program. As part of the twenty-two week program at Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, candidates spend multiple days at the facility where National Guard members work with our …

NCNG Coverage of TCA NL Graduation

Please visit the North Carolina National Guard Flickr page for more photographic coverage of TCA New London’s Class 52 graduation ceremonies.

TCA NL Graduates Record Class

TCA New London graduated their largest class to date on Friday, September 13th with 117 cadets completing the residential phase of the youth challeNGe program. The academy would like to thank the parents, volunteers, staff members, community and all of our partners who have helped to make the program the success it is today. For …

TCA NL Graduation

TCA New London Class 52 cadets will graduate Friday, September 13th at 10am, Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. TCA New London opened their doors on November 16th, 2015 graduating fifty cadets twenty-two weeks later. With our current class, we are slated to graduate an academy record of 117 cadets. Congratulations Class 52!

TCA-NL Military Ball

On Thursday evening, September 9, the class military ball was held at Atrium Health Stanly events center. The TCA ball follows the traditional military ball guidelines with formal dress required for all attendees, a receiving line with dignitaries, “grog” bowl and challenges, formal dinner, recognition of our lost cadets and dance. For photographic coverage, visit …

Picture Orders Due

If you would like to order portraits of your TCA New London cadet, order forms and payments are due by Friday, August 16th. This will ensure that your order will be received with all of your cadet’s graduation materials. For the first time, we are offering a chance to purchase the right to download photographs …

New London Class 52 Visits Samarcand

July 17 and 18, TCA New London class 52 cadets visited NC DPS training facility, Samarcand located in Moore County. This two day session was held to allow cadets a chance for more confidence building, team exercises and service to community. Another benefit of the training is the chance to relieve the stress and anxiety …

TCA NL Blood Drive

As part of the service to community requirement, TCA New London Class 52 cadets will hold the semi-annual Red Cross blood drive Saturday, July 20 from 9am to 2:30pm. The blood drive will be held in the academy gymnasium and donors can sign up for appointments ahead of time by visiting the Red Cross site …