The Arkansas National Guard Foundation recently announced the creation of the prestigious Charles Nabholz Award for Excellence in Military Community Support. This distinguished award has been established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors to honor extraordinary contributions that have had a profound impact on the military community, exemplifying the spirit of support and dedication.
The Foundation chose to name the award after Mr. Charles Nabholz of Conway, whose many years of support for Arkansas National Guard members and Arkansas veterans have exemplified the finest traditions of civilian support for military communities. The Arkansas National Guard Foundation is honored to bestow the inaugural Charles Nabholz Award to its namesake, Mr. Charles Nabholz, in recognition of his outstanding service to our military community. The Nabholz family has a tradition of military service, with several of Charles’s siblings serving during World War II and the Korean war. Charles himself enlisted in the Conway based, Company D, 2nd Battle Group, 153rd Infantry Regiment on 14 September 1954 as a rifleman. He was discharged 13 Sept 1962 as a Staff Seargent (E-6). His records reflect a mobilization 24 Sept 1957-23 Oct 1957 under Presidential Executive Order 1070 (Central High Crisis). The civilian occupation is listed on his enlistment documents was Salesman (Lumber), Nabholz Supply Co, Conway AR.
Service to veterans and the military community is a part of the company ethos at Nabholz Construction. The company recognizes the service of its veteran employees with a wall of honor inside the company headquarters in Conway. The Nabholz family has directly supported the Arkansas National Guard for over 15 years, with their contributions going to sponsor educational scholarships and professional development for commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of the National Guard.
Event Details: The National Guard Birthday and Award Gala occurred on December 13, 2023, at the Junior League of Little Rock Building, 401 Scott Street, Little Rock, Arkansas
The event featured a special video presentation by Governor Sarah Sanders, the Commander in Chief of the Arkansas National Guard. Additionally, MG Jonathan Stubbs, the Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard, delivered a presentation highlighting the significance of community support for our military.
Proceeds from the event will fund emergency assistance grants for currently serving members of the Arkansas National Guard, as well as the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps Reserve in Arkansas. These grants provide critical support during times of need, ensuring that our dedicated service members have the resources necessary to overcome challenges and continue their vital missions.
Since 1967, the Arkansas National Guard Foundation has provided over $1.8 million in scholarships to nearly 2,200 Guard members, dependents, and survivors. Additionally, since 2005, the Military Family Relief Trust Fund (administered by the Foundation) has provided over $250,000 for grants to National Guard families in need of emergency assistance.
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