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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 11 items )  

30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Provides Armored Vehicles in Fight Against ISIS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following news release: "We have been training for this mission and we are ready to execute it," said Army Col. Robert Bumgardner, commander of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard. The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, nicknamed Old Hickory, recently provided M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to support Operation Inherent Resolve and the coalition's mission to protect critical in  more

30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Reunites With Equipment in Kuwait
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Army Forces Command issued the following news: Hundreds of pieces of equipment and vehicles were reunited with the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Oct. 21-25, 2019, following a more than 15,000 nautical-mile journey across the ocean. The process began at the conclusion of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team's rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, in August 2019, when the unit's equipment wa  more

329th Ground Ambulance Tests Medical Tactical Skills With Canadian Forces
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: There rarely is a typical 'Army Day', but training involving international partners, virtual reality simulators, burning aircraft, tactical room clearing and a formal dining in is truly an exception to the typical. The 329th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), from Fairview, Pa., competed in the St Luke's Field Ambulance Validation Event, hosted by the Canadian Armed Forces, 25 Field Ambulance, in T  more

Civil Affairs Battalions Looking Up at a New Chain of Command
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: The 1st Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Training Brigade just got a lot busier. The 1st CA PO Training Brigade, headquartered at Fort Bragg, reorganized as of Oct. 1 to fall under the 350th Civil Affairs Command, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla. In so doing, the Brigade assumed command and control of the three civil affairs battalions that previously reported directly to the 350th CACOM.   more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Action Against Student Loan Debt Relief Operation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the following news release: Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau), along with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, North Carolina Department of Justice, and the Los Angeles City Attorney, announced an action to halt a student-loan debt-relief operation engaged in allegedly unlawful conduct and consisting of several related companies: Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., which does business as Premier Student   more

Department of Justice Awards More Than $165 Million in Public Safety Funding to the State of North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services division issued the following news release: The Department of Justice today announced awards of more than $165 million to support public safety efforts in the state of North Carolina. The funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will support violent crime reduction, opioid/substance ab  more

Justice Department Awards More Than $165 Million in Public Safety Funding to the State of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Department of Justice today announced awards of more than $165 million to support public safety efforts in the state of North Carolina. The funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will support violent crime reduction, opioid/substance abuse reduction efforts, school safety, victim services, transi  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney's Office Partners With New Hanover County Senior Resource Center and Wake County Meals on Wheels
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued the following news release: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina promotes the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) throughout the New Hanover and Wake County areas. On November 1, 2019, the Eastern District partnered with New Hanover County Senior Resource Center and Wake County Meals on Wheels to initiate outreach to appro  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Owners of Greensboro Temporary Staffing Firms Indicted for Employment Tax Fraud
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Matthew G. T. Martin, issued the following news release: * * * - Allegedly Paid for Pet Spa, Landscaping, and Maid Services Instead of Paying Withholdings to the IRS * * * A federal grand jury indicted two Greensboro, North Carolina, women yesterday with conspiring to defraud the United States and for failing to pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zucker  more

Third Time's a Charm: Twin Brothers Deploy Together Again
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: From working at McDonalds to attending Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to serving more than 18 years each in the U.S. Army Reserve - identical twin master sergeants are mobilized together for the third time. Master Sgt. Bryant Howard and his identical twin brother, Master Sgt. Joseph Howard, motor transport operators, 450th Movement Control Battalion (MCB), are currently deployed t  more

U.S. Air Force: Airmen Train to Transport Infectious Patients
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, conducted a Transport Isolation System training exercise to maintain readiness at Joint Base Charleston October 21-24. The TIS is a device used to transport Ebola patients, either by C-17 Globemaster III or C-130 Hercules aircraft, while preventing the spread  more