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TCA Salemburg Class 53 In-Processing

Before they became cadets, they are surrounded by the smiling arms of their families, large and small. Then the cadets step into our Tarheel Challenge family, where their uniform for today is gray and comfortable. Their steps continue through the processing as their hair is cut, equipment is distributed, and they say goodbye to their …

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 …

TCA NL Class 52 Visits the State Capitol

On Thursday, July 11, TCA New London cadets visited the state capitol and toured the various museums, legislative building as well as the historic capitol building. For some cadets, this was their first trip to a museum and for all cadets, it was a learning experience affording them the opportunity to learn more about their …

Class 53 Calendar of Events and Special Notes

Class 53 Calendar of Events and Special Notes (As of 01 July 2019) 06 July 2019  In-Processing Day. Report to Salemburg, NC for “Acclimation Phase Training.” 07-21 July 2019   “Acclimation Phase Training” at TCA/Camp Butner, NC 03 August 2019  Family Day Visit #1 begins at 10:00 AM (Drill & Ceremony Competition)  Parents may sign out their …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg Walkathon

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy’s Class Walkathon was conducted to raise funds for the cadets and for scholarships. The walkathon was led by State Director Colonel Timmons and Director McNeill. Walkathon is a fun activity for the Cadets, Mentors and Staff. LEADING THE WAY! Team 3 Rangers Tarheel Challenge Academy Class 52 Team 1 Air Angles Team 2  …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Salemburg Class 52 Graduation

On June 7th, 2019 Tarheel Challenge Academy-Salemburg held Class 52 graduation at the Civic Center in Clinton, North Carolina. The Academy challenges at-risk teens to achieve their goals and become productive citizens in their communities. They are now going back to their communities with self-confidence and discipline. Good luck Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, Class 52!

TCA New London Observes Memorial Day

Cadets at TCA New London observed Memorial Day participating in a service-to-community project assisting Stanly County DAV Chapter 12 in placing US flags on the graves of deceased service members at Fairview Cemetery and Stanly Gardens of Memory. The youth challenge program requires cadets to complete 8 core components in order to graduate. One of …

TCA New London AMAP Premier

On Monday, May 20, Royer Studios held the premier for the Class 52 “Animate My Action Plan” videos. During the prior weekend, each team spent 6 hours creating their own short animated films about the goals they are striving to achieve after graduation, the obstacles they face and what they can change about their previous …

TCA New London Drill & Ceremony

On Saturday, May 11th, Class 52 candidates participated in the class drill and ceremony exhibition. The drill and ceremony competition is a special day in the session because candidates not only advance to cadet status, they also have their first visit with their family after entering the program. Cadets start preparing for the drill and …