Tarheel Chapter

The Tarheel Chapter is proud of our “First in Flight” heritage, supporting our Army Aviation Soldiers and family members now for over 44 years. We are considered a Quad-A Senior Chapter and represent about 150 current and former North Carolina Army National Guard members across the great state of North Carolina. We are based primarily out of our unit locations in Morrisville, Raleigh and Salisbury, NC. However the chapter reaches across the entire state to support its varied and geographically dispersed aviation community. The 449th Combat Aviation Brigade, 1-130th Attack Recon Battalion and 2-130th Airfield Operations Battalion and their subordinate units are the focus of our support. All which have been extensively engaged in training and deployments over the last several years. The 449 TAB was awarded the AAAA Unit of the year in 2019 and the 1-130 ARB was the National Guard Unit of the year in 2020.

The Tarheel chapter continues to build momentum with our new chapter officer team and hopefully exiting the restrictive COVID19 environment. We want to maintain the gains made over the last several years especially through support to the scholarship program. We have donated over $100,000 to scholarships including what will be about $15000 this year. We have been more consistent with our Order of St. Michael Awards including several NCOs this year but we still have tons of deserving candidates.

We also look forward to a COVID free environment that allows for more social interaction, personal engagement and attendance at National Conference Events. Especially our annual golf tournament which is our big money generator for local and national scholarships. Most importantly we continue to be proud our all the units and aviation Soldiers we represent across our great State!

Annual Events

  • Tarheel Chapter Fundraiser - annual golf tournament fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund
  • Tarheel Chapter Meetings - Quarterly, usually in conjunction with the Chapter Social
  • Tarheel Chapter Socials - Quarterly, usually in conjunction with the Chapter Meeting
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Chapter Officers

Full NamePosition
LTC Mark E. PickettPresident
LTC Mark VanVeldhuizenSeniorVP
CW3 Carl A. Glover, Ret.Secretary
SGT Teresa A. BarbeeTreasurer
MAJ Timothy Joel ThomasVP Scholarship
MAJ Bethany BardenVP Communications
MAJ Charles GreenVP Programs

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