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Category: TCA New London

TCA NL 54 Rites of Passage

As we approach the end of week 4, we celebrate the rite of passage for TCA New London Class 54. Class 54 has now earned the privilege to be called cadets after completing the pre-challenge phase of the residential portion of the program. The first few weeks are the hardest of the program with all …

TCA NL Class 54 Visits Samarcand

During the first week of Class 54, TCA New London candidates visited Samarcand Training Center for team building and confidence building exercises. Candidates worked through the obstacle course and at times helped each other to help build team camaraderie. For full photographic coverage, visit our Flickr page.

Cadets Complete Final PT Tests

As part of the ChalleNGe program, cadets participate in physical training every day during the 22 week residential phase. During the program, cadets are evaluated at the beginning and then a final PT test is administered in the closing weeks to show the progress made by each cadet in his or her own physicality. During …

National Read Across America Day

On Monday, March 2, members of the TCA New London Cadet Advisory Board visited Central Elementary School located in Albemarle, NC to help celebrate National Read Across America Day 2020 by reading books to CES 4th grade students. Each cadet chose the book he/she wanted to read to the class based on identifying with the …

TCA New London Participates in Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, December 14, all TCA New London cadets participated in National Wreaths Across America Day. Cadets placed wreaths on the graves of veterans at an Albemarle local cemetery, Fairview. 2000 wreaths were placed on graves of veterans and a ceremony was held at Stanly Gardens of Memory to commemorate the occasion. Wreaths Across America …

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 …