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TCA Salemburg Class 53 Camp Butner

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg candidates, traveled to Camp Butner this week for a part of their acclimation phase training.  The Acclimation phase takes place during the first two weeks of the program and tends to be the toughest part of the program to many.  Mostly because of the new daily regimen filled with military-themed structure, …

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 …

The Tarheel Challenge Academy-Salemburg is monitoring Hurricane Dorian.

The Tarheel Challenge Academy-Salemburg is monitoring Hurricane Dorian. There are no plans to evacuate at this time. Please continue to monitor our website. The Academy will have Public Service Announcements regarding our opening/closing/evacuation on WRAL, WTVD, and WECT. All will be updated daily we will keep you informed.

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 …

TCA Salemburg Class 53 Justice Academy-Team Building

TCA Salemburg Class 53 Justice Academy-Team Building Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success. Henry Ford The cadets thought the first day was rough; however, the Justice Academy awaits! The cadets started off with a trust fall. Then they jumped through windows and repelled down walls as they …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Class 53 Candidates transition to Cadet Status.

Over the past four weeks, TCA candidates have worked very hard to overcome obstacles and hardship during the tough “Acclimation Phase” portion of the program.  Accepting the 5:30 am wake ups and the frequent and often grueling “PT”, not to mention sore muscles, was not easy.  For many, it seemed impossible.  The candidates participated in …