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Upcoming Events

Aug
25
Thu
2:00 pm August Workgroup Meeting @ NCNG Joint Force Headquarters
August Workgroup Meeting @ NCNG Joint Force Headquarters
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next Governor’s Working Group meeting will highlight Community Veterans Engagement Boards. Speakers will include presentations by: James Wartski, District Veterans Experience Officer, North Atlantic District; Joy White, Deputy District Veterans Experience Officer, North Atlantic District; Cajun Comeau, Veterans Experience Field Consultant, North Carolina; and Kathy Bully, USO of NC, Co Chair, Piedmont Veterans Community Partnership. The agenda and the PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded prior to the meeting. Location:  Situation Room of Emergency Management, NC National Guard Joint Force[...]
2:00 pm Charlotte Hornets Job Fair @ Ovens Auditorium
Charlotte Hornets Job Fair @ Ovens Auditorium
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Charlotte Hornets has a number of job openings that Veterans may be interested in.  Veterans are asked to bring copies of their resume and to dress appropriately. Event Flyer
Aug
26
Fri
2:45 pm Salisbury VA Medical Center Fede...
Salisbury VA Medical Center Fede...
Aug 26 @ 2:45 pm
Prior to the Hiring Fair, the VA Medical Center Human Resource Chief will conduct the Federal Application Workshop on August 26, with check-in at 2:45p. To register for the workshop, email Tony Fleming, the Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Specialist, NCWorks Career Center-Rowan, at tony.fleming@nccommerce.com. You cannot attend the workshop unless you register.  Space is limited.  Veterans are asked to bring copies of their resume and to dress appropriately.  The Hiring Fair may be the best route for getting hired by[...]
Aug
27
Sat
10:00 am Charlotte Hornets Job Fair @ Ovens Auditorium
Charlotte Hornets Job Fair @ Ovens Auditorium
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Charlotte Hornets has a number of job openings that Veterans may be interested in.  Veterans are asked to bring copies of their resume and to dress appropriately. Event Flyer
Aug
28
Sun
4:00 pm Spirit of ‘45 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton in Concord
Spirit of ‘45 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton in Concord
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hosted by the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, Spirit of ’45 will honor World War II Veterans. This event is free for WWII Veterans and one guest (and $45 for others). Check-in begins at 3:00 pm, with a group photo at 4:00 and dinner to follow. Call 336-768-6157, ext: 1622, if you have questions. Register for the event View event flyer
Aug
29
Mon
7:00 pm Pre-screening of the movie, Than... @ Mission Valley Theater
Pre-screening of the movie, Than... @ Mission Valley Theater
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pre-screening of the movie, Thank You for your Service The movie follows four military members and the challenges they confronted when they returned home from deployment.  Screening is followed by a reception with the producer Matt Tyson, a Veteran in the film and representatives from the Red Cross and healthcare providers. Event Flyer
Sep
21
Wed
9:00 am Veteran Connect: Coffee and Con... @ Mebane Arts and Community Center
Veteran Connect: Coffee and Con... @ Mebane Arts and Community Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell has added a third site—Mebane—for Veterans to gather at monthly Coffees.  It will be held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Mebane Arts and Community Center from 9:00-10:00 am, with the inaugural coffee being held on September 21.  A free health fair will also take place at this time. For more information, contact Shannon Pointer at 336-264-9387 or Amy Pendergraph at 919-304-9226. Veteran Connect Flyer Mebane
Sep
22
Thu
2:00 pm September Workgroup Meeting @ Stanly Community College
September Workgroup Meeting @ Stanly Community College
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The building is the Kelley Building on the Albemarle Campus. Here’s a link to the map of the Albemarle Campus. Attendees should be able to park in Lot E or Lot G for the closest access. The Kelly Bldg. is #5 on the map.
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
Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
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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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