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Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Sat
8:00 am Owning and Writing the Story of ... @ Wake Tech Main Campus
Owning and Writing the Story of ... @ Wake Tech Main Campus
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Owning and Writing the Story of Your Military Life Workshop @ Wake Tech Main Campus | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Dress for Success Triangle and the Women’s Marine Association/North Carolina-3 Semper Fi Chapter are hosting a free writing workshop in conjunction with the Wake Tech Veterans Summit, Operation Reboot-Empowering, Transitioning and Education America’s Heroes.  Tracy Crow, a Marine Corps Veteran and former professor, will lead the workshop. To register, email veterans@dfstriangle.org or call 919/286-2128.
8:30 am UNC-TV Veterans Coffee
UNC-TV Veterans Coffee
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
UNC-TV is hosting a Veterans Coffee with special guest, Retired Major General Cornell Wilson, Secretary, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Veterans are encouraged to come and share their experiences.  The event will be taped for later broadcast. To RSVP, email veterans@unctv.org. Event Flyer
Oct
6
Thu
9:00 am Veterans Canteen @ Levine Senior Center
Veterans Canteen @ Levine Senior Center
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Sponsored by the AARP, Better Business Bureau of , and the Levine Senior Center, Veterans can enjoy free coffee, donuts, and conversation each month in a relaxed setting. For more info, contact Kim Henderson at 704-927-8623 or khenderson@charlotte.bbb.org. Event Flyer  
Oct
8
Sat
9:00 am Veterans Resource Fair @ Lawndale Baptist Church
Veterans Resource Fair @ Lawndale Baptist Church
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Congressman Mark Walker is teaming up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, NCWorks, and other organizations to conduct the first annual Veterans Resource Fair.  The Fair will offer assistance in filing claims, referring to health care, learning about employment opportunities, and providing information about other community resources. To RSVP, contact http://walker.house.gov/vetsfair or 336/333-5005. Event Flyer
Oct
27
Thu
9:00 am Smoky Mountain Veteran Stand Down @ Robert C. Carpenter Community Building
Smoky Mountain Veteran Stand Down @ Robert C. Carpenter Community Building
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stand Downs are an opportunity for Veterans experiencing homelessness to receive services and supplies such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, and benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals for health care, housing, employment, and behavioral health treatment. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies, and community-based homeless service providers. Event Flyer For more information, contact Macon County Veteran Services (828/349-2151), Leigh Tabor (ltabor@maconnc.org) or Christie Black (cblack@maconnc.org).
Oct
28
Fri
all-day Spiritual Resilience Conference @ Braggtown Baptist Church
Spiritual Resilience Conference @ Braggtown Baptist Church
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day
Braggtown Baptist Church is hosting a Spiritual Resilience Conference for Veteran and Military families to address issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, multiple deployments, and high divorce rates. Conference Flyer
8:30 am Capital Area Veterans Stand Down @ South Wilmington Street Center
Capital Area Veterans Stand Down @ South Wilmington Street Center
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Stand Downs are an opportunity for Veterans experiencing homelessness to receive services and supplies such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, and benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals for health care, housing, employment, and behavioral health treatment. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies, and community-based homeless service providers. Event Flyer More info
Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
North Carolina News
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SAMHSA Website for Veterans and Military Families

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with PRA Associates to offer technical assistance services to service members, veterans, and their families and to the treatment providers who offer clinical services.  The website offers behavioral health services and resources as well as statistics about the men and women who have served since 2001.  For example, an estimated 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic […]

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NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Expands

The NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently welcomed two new Assistant Secretaries. Jim Prosser, the new Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, was previously the Director, Veterans Services Division, Community Support Services Department, Mecklenburg County and was responsible for the largest Veterans Service Office in the state. He served in the United States Air Force for 27 years and retired as a First Sergeant. Most of his career involved helping others as a Mental Health Technician, Radiology Technician, and […]

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Cheryl Rawls Receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

At the July 28 meeting of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families, Secretary Cornell Wilson presented Ms. Rawls with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Governor of the State.  She was provided with this award for her service and commitment assisting Veterans obtain the benefits that they deserve through the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).  Ms. Rawls has been promoted to serve as Director of Pension […]

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Veteran Homelessness Declines by 19% from 2015 to 2016 in NC

Sponsored by the NC Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the NC Coalition to End Homelessness, the six teams comprising the Rapid Results Veteran Boot Camp Initiative met to discuss accoomplishments and recommendations at its June 22-23 meeting.  In addition, the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs released a report, which indicated that the number of North Carolina homeless veterans fell from 1,092 in 2015 to 888 […]

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Successful NC STRIVE Conference for Higher Education

On June 15, the Planning Committee for the NC STRIVE 2016! Conference hosted a daylong meeting at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Interagency collaboration was exemplified by the participation of the Chair and four Vice Chairs of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families—Secretary Cornell Wilson, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, kicked off the conference, followed by Flo Stein, Deputy Director, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse […]

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2016 Women Veterans Summit & Expo

On May 25, the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the NC Veteran’s Business Association, SAS, and multiple partners hosted the 2016 Women Veterans Summit & Expo at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, North Carolina State University, in Raleigh.  While the goal of the Summit is Empower.  Educate.  Enrich., this year’s theme is Sharing Stories, Making History.  The conference featured keynote speaker and award-winning author Tracy Crow, who provided copies of her book, On Point:  A Guide to […]

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USX Everest TEAM 2016

All Army Team Highlights PTSD in their Mount Everest Climb

The ALL ARMY Everest Team of LT Elyse Ping Medvigy , 2nd LT Harold Earls, and SSG Chad Jukes will be summiting Everest within the next several days to bring attention to the issues of PTSD and Suicide among Active Duty and Veterans.  This will be the first expedition where an Active Duty Army Team and Disable Army Veteran will have reached “THE TOP OF THE WORLD”. Read more

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NC Announces New Strategic Plan

North Carolina Announces New Strategic Plan on Military Preparedness The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission have unveiled the state’s new Strategic Plan for Supporting and Enhancing North Carolina Military Missions and Installations. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to ensure North Carolina is in an advantageous position as the Department of Defense adjusts to budget constraints. The report outlines a four-pronged strategy to maximize the value of North Carolina’s […]

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Fort Bragg Intrepid Spirit Center

Although the Fort Bragg Intrepid Spirit Center opened its doors to service members in January 2016, the official dedication occurred on March 31.  Funded by the nonprofit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), the Center provides treatment and support services for service members with traumatic brain injury or psychological health conditions. It is the fifth of nine Intrepid Spirit Centers.  North Carolina also has a Center in Jacksonville. Read more

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NC4ME Military Employment Summits

For the second consecutive year, NC4ME (NC for Military Employment) is hosting a series of Military Employment Summits. As part of the Governor’s plan to make North Carolina the number one state for veteran employment in the state, the Summits provide an opportunity for business leaders to learn how Veteran hires drive business results and how to integrate military employment into their business strategy. The first of this year’s Summits occurred in Greensboro on February 24. View the Press Release […]

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