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Upcoming Events

Sep
16
Tue
all-day 2014 Procurement Summit @ Embassy Suites Cary
2014 Procurement Summit @ Embassy Suites Cary
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
The North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association is hosting power networking sessions during the evening of September 16, followed by educational sessions and business matchmaking on September 17. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email info@ncvetbiz.org.
Sep
17
Wed
all-day This Land Is Your Land National ... @ University of Utah Guest House
This Land Is Your Land National ... @ University of Utah Guest House
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day
This Land Is Your Land National Symposium “Toward a Better Understanding of Nature’s Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families” This symposium brings together a variety of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing nature-based, resiliency-building, and restorative experiences for Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Delegates include scientists researching the resiliency-building and restorative power of nature-based experiences, representatives from a cross section of organizations providing nature-based outings, and interested others from across the allied[...]
Sep
19
Fri
8:30 am 2014 Bull City Stand Down @ Durham County Memorial Stadium
2014 Bull City Stand Down @ Durham County Memorial Stadium
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by multiple agencies and organizations, Veterans will have the opportunity to receive free food, clothing, basic medical and legal assistance, information on educational and housing benefits, job counseling, and entertainment. For more information, contact bullcitystanddown@yahoo.com. A list of Stand Downs across the State may be accessed here.
Sep
23
Tue
8:30 am A New Mission: How Military Wom... @ Harris Conference Center
A New Mission: How Military Wom... @ Harris Conference Center
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina and the Small Business Center at Central Piedmont Community College, a panel of successful women veteran business owners will talk about their experiences and available community resources. Elizabeth McCormick, a former Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot is one of the panelists. For more information, click here.
Sep
24
Wed
11:30 am Harvesting Hope for Our Heroes @ Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Harvesting Hope for Our Heroes @ Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Harvesting Hope for Our Heroes: A Roundtable Discussion on Moral Injury and the Spiritual Community Location: Conference Room 124 Moral injury is becoming increasingly acknowledged as the signature wound of this generation’s Veterans. Join the North Carolina Military Spiritual Wellness Alliance for an interfaith roundtable discussion coupled with valuable training on moral injury. Click here to register. Registration is required.
Sep
25
Thu
1:00 pm Webinar: Suicide in Military and...
Webinar: Suicide in Military and...
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Health Care Providers and Leaders Sponsored by the Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, this webinar will provide an epidemiology of suicide, with an emphasis on suicide in the military. The discussion will highlight the role of chaplains in suicide prevention efforts for service members. For more info and to register, click here.  
2:00 pm September Governor’s Working Gro... @ NCNG Headquarters
September Governor’s Working Gro... @ NCNG Headquarters
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting in NC Emergency Management Situation Room. Click here to register. Call-in information: 855-521-0877 (no pass code). Registration closes on Monday, September 22.
Oct
23
Thu
2:00 pm October Governor’s Working Group... @ NCNG Headquarters
October Governor’s Working Group... @ NCNG Headquarters
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting in NC Emergency Management Situation Room. Registration info coming soon. Call-in information: 855-521-0877 (no pass code). Registration closes the Monday afternoon prior to the meeting.
Oct
25
Sat
8:30 am Saving Pets n’ Vets 5K
Saving Pets n’ Vets 5K
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Wags4Tags is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise public awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, two of the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more info and to register, click here.
Dec
4
Thu
2:00 pm December Governor’s Working Grou... @ NCNG Headquarters
December Governor’s Working Grou... @ NCNG Headquarters
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting in NC Emergency Management Situation Room. Registration info coming soon. Call-in information: 855-521-0877 (no pass code). Registration closes the Monday afternoon prior to the meeting.

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

On August 26, President Obama attended an American Legion conference and spoke about his plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). His plan is four-prong: to increase VA funding in 2015, to expand suicide prevention training, to eliminate the claims backlog, and to end veteran homelessness. For more details, click here.

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VISN 6 Newsletter

VISN 6 Publishes its Monthly Newsletter The Voices of VISN 6 provides information on developments in medicine, technology, and access that impact health care for Veterans in our State. VISN 6 includes the VA Medical Centers and facilities in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and part of West Virginia.

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HUD-VASH Vouchers

HUD-VASH Vouchers Go to Chatham County The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the awarding of $7 million to 24 local public housing agencies across the country to help nearly 1,000 homeless veterans find permanent housing. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. In NC, Chatham […]

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Ending Vet Homelessness

Two Areas in NC Pledge to End Veteran Homelessness The National Alliance to End Homelessness is now tracking the cities where mayors and other local government officials have signed onto the challenge to end veteran homelessness. As of July 22, they have developed a map, which indicates which mayors or other local government officials have committed to join the initiative. So far in NC, two areas have made this pledge—Asheville/Buncombe County Continuum of Care (CoC) and Raleigh/Wake County CoC. For […]

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Interview with Dr. Ken Blackman

On July 6, Stories from the Road featured an interview with Dr. Blackman, a recovering veteran who is committed to helping peers and training them. Click here to read more.

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All-American Veterans Center

All-American Veterans Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College – a Best Practice for Vets On June 16, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) opened its All-American Veterans Center to support its student veterans. Named as one of eleven outstanding Student Veteran Centers in the country by the Student Veterans of America, FTCC has enrolled about 3,000 student veterans since 2012. To read more, click here.

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US Department of Labor Announces Recipients of Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

In a June 26 press release, the US DOL announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. Two grants went to North Carolina—the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc. ($200,000) and the Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc. ($299,435). Click here to read more.

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Walking through Grief: Tools for Finding Hope Along the Grief Journey

The Fort Bragg Employee Assistance Program is hosting a 10-week support group for individuals experiencing the death of a loved one. The session provides both support and coping strategies. The closed group begins on August 7 and ends on December 11. A box dinner is available at 5:30; the group runs from 6 to 7:30 pm. To obtain more information and to register, contact Lisa Taylor at Lisa.M. Taylor36.civ@mail.mil or 910/396-5784.

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Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University promotes interdisciplinary scholarship about social, psychological and economic issues that affect the veteran and military family community. Areas of interest include education and employment-focused programs, and to this end, they develop policy and research briefs and resources. Two resources that may be of particular interest to those assisting veterans in their pursuit of careers are Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military […]

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Defense Centers of Excellence: From Service Member to Civilian: Tools for Transition

The DCoE recently posted resources to assist service members reintegrate into their communities. Resources include information about education, employment, financial health, and life stress. Read more.

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