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TCA New London Inaugural Military Ball

On Friday, March 8, 2019, TCA New London held their inaugural military ball for Class 51 cadets at Carolinas Healthcare – Stanly Education 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 …

TCA New London Cadets Participate in Governor’s Page Program

During the week of February 4, 2019, select cadets participated in the North Carolina Governor’s Page program which culminates with a meeting of the current governor. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 52 Family Day

Family Day, February 2nd, 2019 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 5th.  Their only means of communication has been by US mail. You can only imagine the excitement on their faces as they embraced each other …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy Class 52 Jan 28- Feb 1 Cadets Complete Animate My Action Plan (AMAP) Course.

Cadets participated in a week long course designed to introduce them to the world of animation.   They worked in small groups to produce an animated skit about their journey prior to TCA and the path they will take after they graduate.  AMAP provides a creative and fun way for cadets to reflect on their past …

Salemburg Tarheel ChalleNGe 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 5:30am 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 a …

TCA New London Visits Camp Barnhardt

During the second week of January, Class 51 cadets traveled to Camp John J. Barnhardt located on the William C. Cannon Scout Reservation in Stanly County to participate in confidence building activities and perform service to community duties. Cadets engaged in rappelling exercises on the rappelling/zip lining tower located on the 1000 acre reservation after …

TCA Salemburg Graduation for Class 51

Throughout the 22 weeks residential phase, cadets faced many a challenge that tested their fortitude and required them to work extremely hard to achieve their goals.  Cadets had to overcome physical obstacles designed to test their physical strength, build their confidence and appreciation for their efforts toward the end goal of graduation.  Along the way, …

TCA Salemburg Justice Academy January 8, 2019

During the first week immediately after they are cleared for physical activity, candidates are introduced to team building exercises. The focus of these activities is to instill trust and confidence among the team members. Candidates also get their initial exposure to negotiating tough physical challenges which they must complete relying on their own grit and …

TCA Salemburg Class 52 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 …

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy First Military Ball

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy – Salemburg held the first class military ball on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Sampon County Agri-Exposition Center located in Clinton, NC.  The TCA military ball is a class formal function that is attended by the cadets enrolled in Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy, their dates, TCA staff members and special guests.    …