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Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg, Class 54 Graduation

On August 14, 2020, Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, Class 54 graduated at the Academy.   Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy works to redirect and refocus at-risk teens through a residential program that uses a quasi-military approach.  Cadets are equipped with strategies and methods designed to help them achieve their goals and become productive citizens in their communities. They are …

TCA Salemburg Class 55 In-Processing

On August 22, 2020, Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy held In-processing for the Candidates.

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 Recruiters on iHeart Radio

Thanks to Dennis Elliott with  iHeartMedia for inviting Tarheel Challenge Academy recruiters Angelina Wilson and Kenneth Cates to discuss the good things happening at TCA on Triad Viewpoints. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-triad-viewpoints-28366309/episode/the-tarheel-challenge-academy-68903602/

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.

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Instructor for Eternity

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Major (RET) Charles Brickhouse of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, Academic Department. Mr. Brickhouse passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2020 and he will be sorely missed by everyone at Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy. Mr. Brickhouse was highly respected …

Attention Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy-Salemburg, (TCA-S) Parents/Guardians

By the direction of the Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard, and the State Director for Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, and in conjunction with the current State of Emergency, TCA-S residential operations will remain suspended until Saturday May 16, 2020.  We are asking all cadets to return on that day.  Please plan your arrival …

Attention TCA Salemburg Mentors

By the direction of the Adjutant General for the North Carolina National Guard, in conjunction with the State of Emergency for North Carolina, TCA-Salemburg has suspended residential operations and released all cadets to their parents/guardians on Saturday March 14, 2020.¬† Therefore, the planned Mentor Training scheduled for March 21, 2020 and Mentor visit scheduled for …

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 …

TCA Salemburg Family Day

Family Day, February 1nd, 2020 was a big day for our cadets and their families.  It was the first time they have seen each other since In-processing Day on January 4th.  Their only means of communication has been by US mail. You can only imagine the excitement on their faces as they embraced each other …