North Carolina News

Military Pipeline Project Results in 370 Hires by NC DPS

In May 2015, Governor McCrory launched the Military Pipeline Project, a public-private partnership, in which state and local agencies recognized the skills and experience of Veterans by hiring them. In 2015, the NC Department of Public Safety hired 370 Veterans as a part of this project. Read more

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Governor Appoints Members to NC Military Affairs Commission

On November 20, Governor McCrory announced the appointment of seven individuals to the NC Military Affairs Commission, including: Retired General Dan McNeill (Cumberland County), Retired Brigadier General Paul Dordal (Cumberland County), Retired Brigadier General Mabry Martin (Forsyth County), MAJ GEN James N. Stewart (Mecklenburg County), Rear Admiral Steven Ratti (Brunswick County), Joy Thrash, Executive Director of the North Carolina Defense Business Association (Cumberland County), and Patricia Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel and Facilities (Wake County). Read more

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Governor McCrory Signs Legislation to Support National Guard and Veterans

Governor McCrory Signs Legislation to Support National Guard and Veterans On October 30, Governor Pat McCrory signed bills supporting the National Guard and Veterans into law during a ceremony at the Charlotte Fire Department Headquarters. House Bill 709: NC National Guard members will be eligible for tuition assistance enrolled in a graduate certificate program. House Bill 558: The NC National Guard and a Reserve component of the US Armed Forces will be represented on the governor-appointed NC Military Affairs Commission. […]

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Spirit of ‘45

On October 25, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, the Embassy Suites-Greensboro, and their sponsors, many of them Veteran organizations, hosted the Spirit of ’45 WWII Veterans Celebration Dinner. Over 100 WWII Veterans, including 4 women, were recognized at the event. Keynote speakers included WWII Veteran, retired Major General F. Lloyd Wilkerson, and Secretary of the newly created NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, retired Major General Cornell Wilson, Jr. Nearly 450 attended the Celebration. Honored […]

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New NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

On October 20, GEN Cornell Wilson will be sworn in as the first Secretary of the newly created Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. An open house will be held at the Department: November 10, 2015 Seaboard Building, 413 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 Beginning at 9:45 am GEN Wilson and other officials are expected to speak at 10:00 am. The public is invited to attend the open house.

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Operation: GoodJobs

The Governor has made Veteran employment one of the priorities of his administration: “Veterans are extremely important to our nation and we must continue to honor and support them in any way we can – and that includes helping them find jobs. Veterans are a real selling point for businesses in North Carolina, and I want to make it easier to connect veterans to businesses who are looking for hard-working and intelligent men and women.” A recent partnership of the […]

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Community Mental Health Summit

The 3rd annual Community Mental Health Summit was held in Durham on August 27 at the Durham Arts Council. This year’s event was attended by nearly 100 community mental health providers, Veterans, and VA employees in an effort to increase collaboration between Veteran-centric entities in the area and expand resources available to Veterans in North Carolina. Special emphasis this year was placed on addressing the needs of our state’s increasing number of aging Veterans, women’s health and domestic violence issues, […]

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Governor Forms Public-Private Partnership to Help Transitioning Veterans and their Families

Governor Forms Public-Private Partnership to Help Transitioning Veterans and their Families On September 1, Governor Pat McCrory announced a $1 million gift from the Walmart Foundation to a public-private partnership designed to help newly separated Veterans transition into civilian life in the State. Led by the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs NC4VETS, partnerships have been formed with NCServes, a network of service providers for Veterans and their families in Charlotte that is collaborating with the Institute for Veterans and […]

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Military Supports 578,000 Jobs in North Carolina

On August 18, the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission and the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced that the military supports 578,000 jobs in the State and that 368,000 are in the private sector. The study also found that the military boosts personal income in the state by nearly $34 billion and contributes $66 billion to Gross State Product (GSP). In the next three years, 78,000 active duty personnel will separate from the military in North Carolina, and many will […]

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Buncombe County’s First Veterans Treatment Court

In March, a new Veterans Treatment Court opened its doors in Buncombe County. The court offers justice-involved Veterans who are charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony offenses and struggling with addiction, mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders (PTSD/TBI) with an intensive treatment program. Participants who successfully complete this 18-24 month program may have their case dismissed, consistent with North Carolina law. More info

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