Upcoming Events

1:53 pm Spirit of ‘45 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton in Concord
Spirit of ‘45 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton in Concord
Aug 28 @ 1:53 pm – 2:53 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). Register for the event View event flyer
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.
Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
North Carolina News

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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Military Pipeline Employment Initiative

Since the launching of the NC Military Pipeline program in March 2015, Governor Pat McCrory has strongly advocated for the employment of military Veterans post-deployment. On February 10, the NC Department of Information Technology and Cisco collaborated to sponsor a job fair at Camp Lejeune. Over 65 service members, with an interest in working in information technology in state government, attended. Read more On February 12, ten Veterans were among the 29 cadets graduating with the State Highway Patrol as […]

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Rapid Results Veteran Boot Camp

On February 9-10, the Task Force for Ending Veteran Homelessness in North Carolina, a committee of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans and Their Families, and the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs conducted the Rapid Results Veteran Boot Camp. Funded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the teams were equipped through the engagement of Rapid Results Institute to return to their counties with a 100 Day program focusing on specific goals of housing homeless veterans, […]

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NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Releases 2015 Annual Report

On January 28, Governor McCrory issued a press release on the publication of the annual report of the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. One of the report’s findings is that the State is attracting more Veterans to live in the State. NC has the 8th largest veteran population in the country, which translates to a boom to the state’s economy. Federal expenditures on NC veterans grew 12% in 2014 to $8.2 billion, an increase of $1 billion compared […]

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NC Grant and Per Diem Providers Meet at First-ever Summit

Operation Home, a Task Force of the Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members and Their Families, conducted a summit of VA-funded Grant and Per Diem (GPD) providers in NC on January 6. GPD programs provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless veterans. Directors and front-line staff shared their program successes, challenges, and role in ending veteran homelessness in the State. Some of the providers have made, or are now considering changes in their program design that would further […]

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