Upcoming Events

all-day NC VetBiz 2015 Procurement Summit @ Cary, NC
NC VetBiz 2015 Procurement Summit @ Cary, NC
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
NC VetBiz ( is conducting their 2015 Power Networking and Procurement Summit on September 15-16. This event provides an opportunity for North Carolina’s veteran-owned small businesses to access resources, business education, and connection to corporations and agencies seeking to do business with them. Power Networking on evening of September 15 at Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513 Educational sessions and business matchmaking on September 16 at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513[...]
2:00 pm Webinar: Military Culture Training
Webinar: Military Culture Training
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Military Culture Training for Strengthening Access to SMVF Behavioral Health Services Webinar On September 22, 2:00-3:30 pm, the SAMHSA-funded SMVF Technical Assistance Center will offer a free webinar on military culture and strategies for increasing the capacity of the behavioral health workforce that offers services to military-affiliated individuals and their families. They will also discuss the new VA Community Provider Toolkit. Learn more and register  
10:00 am NC-4-ME Military Employment Summit @ Cape Fear Community College
NC-4-ME Military Employment Summit @ Cape Fear Community College
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Participating employers will walk away with a new understanding of how military hires drive business results, and how to integrate military employment into their business strategy. Learn more about the Summit Register

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Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
North Carolina News

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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Governor Announces GWG Appointments

On July 24, Governor McCrory announced thirty appointments to the Board of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. View the List of Appointees

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New Training Program for Veteran Support Specialists

Developed by Duke University’s Evidence Based Implementation Center (Duke EPIC), the 40-hour Veteran Support Specialist (VSS) Program is a grant-funded initiative for Veteran Service Officers of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs. The program offers comprehensive guidance and training on effective ways to serve veterans and includes topics such as recovery, peer support, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma informed care, conflict resolution, suicide prevention, and integrated health care. More information

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VA Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services (HVCES)

Launched earlier this month, this new initiative features community employment coordinators (CECs) at each of the four VAMCs in NC. CECs are responsible for identifying job-ready Veterans and establishing relationships with local employers. Veterans receive individualized assistance and resources in finding the types of stable jobs needed to sustain housing. NC CECs are the following individuals: Asheville VAMC: Russell Drewes Durham VAMC: Patrice Epps Fayetteville VAMC: Tara Gilbert-Ross Salisbury VAMC: Quentin Sanders Read more  

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NC STRIVE 2015! Conference

On June 16, NC STRIVE (Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education) held its inaugural conference with 200 attendees from two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities across the State. Representatives from the University of North Carolina General Administration and fourteen schools from the UNC System; eleven private four-year colleges; and the North Carolina Community College System and 23 community colleges participated. The purpose of the conference was to share best practices to better serve veterans, service members, […]

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Governor Announces New Strategy to Address Veteran Homelessness

On June 17, Governor McCrory will hold a press briefing on his new statewide strategy to address Veteran homelessness through the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families and its component agencies (e.g., NC Department of Commerce, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Division of Veterans Affairs, etc.) in partnership with the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in concert with Mayors, municipalities, and the North […]

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Governor Signs House Bill 595

On June 3, Governor McCrory signed House Bill 595 into law. This law provides credit for military police training and experience toward a Veteran’s Law Enforcement Officer Certification. Read more

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Governor McCrory

Governor Discusses Veteran Treatment Courts on CBS Sunday Morning

On May 24, Governor McCrory appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the value of veteran treatment courts in diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system to judicial monitoring and the provision of treatment and support services. He specifically mentioned veteran treatment courts in the counties of Harnett and Cumberland. Read more

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North Carolina Military Families infographic Feature Image


Funded by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance Center has assisted members of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families in developing infographics on specific topics. If you use any of these infographics, please email Dr. Fang ( as to how you are using them. We would love to know if they are helpful and/or how they can be improved or disseminated.   […]

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