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Upcoming Events

May
22
Fri
all-day Freedom Balloon Festival @ Bennett Bunn Plantation in Zebulon
Freedom Balloon Festival @ Bennett Bunn Plantation in Zebulon
May 22 – May 25 all-day
Freedom Balloon Festival @ Bennett Bunn Plantation in Zebulon | Zebulon | North Carolina | United States
Parking at Five County Stadium, $10 to benefit Raleigh Jaycees If you cannot attend but still want to help to create the Field of Flags in Honor of all our Fallen, please buy a flag here. On Memorial Day, the flags will be transported to the National Cemetery in Raleigh as well as to all three of the NC State Veterans Cemeteries in Black Mountain, Sandhills, and Jacksonville. For more information, click here.  
May
28
Thu
1:00 pm Coaching into Care Webinar
Coaching into Care Webinar
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On May 28 from 1:00-2:00 pm, the US Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting a free one-hour webinar on their telephone-based service, Coaching into Care. The webinar targets Veteran Service Organizations, Community Service Organizations, VA and other governmental employees, family members and friends of Veterans. To register, click here.
2:00 pm May Governor’s Working Group Mee... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
May Governor’s Working Group Mee... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: PTSD and other Mental Health Challenges Please arrive a few minutes early as everyone will need to show identification at the security gate. If you hold a military ID, you still need to register so we will know how many seats will be taken. You must register, even if you are not driving but riding with another attendee. Register Here Conference call number: 919/212-5747
May
29
Fri
1:00 pm Teacher Job Fair @ American Legion Building
Teacher Job Fair @ American Legion Building
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Seeking applicants for the positions of teachers, school nurses, exceptional children specialists, media coordinators, speech therapists, and school counselors For more information, email job.fair@onslow.k12.nc.us or call 910/455-2211. Job Fair Flyer
Jun
5
Fri
9:00 am Forum/Seminar with Town Hall @ Mickey Michaux Education Building, NCCU
Forum/Seminar with Town Hall @ Mickey Michaux Education Building, NCCU
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm
Forum/Seminars on claims and appeals with a Town Hall meeting conducted by the Regional Director, Ms. Cheryl Rawls and information on homelessness, PTSD, TBI, MST, women veterans concerns, suicide prevention, and more. For information, contact Triangle Veterans Wellness Outreach Center, Inc. at info@tvwocinc.org. Download Event Flyer
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am Veteran Road Tour East @ Jacksonville Conference Center
Veteran Road Tour East @ Jacksonville Conference Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Events for the whole family. Register Now Event Flyer
Jun
9
Tue
6:00 pm NAMI Homefront @ Fayetteville VA Medical Center
NAMI Homefront @ Fayetteville VA Medical Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 8:30 pm
NAMI will be offering six biweekly 2.5 hour sessions for free from June 9 to June 27 at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Tuesday classes will occur from 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday classes will occur from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Classes are structured to help family members and caregivers support veterans who are affected by depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Lofton-Berry at 910/396-6067 or Hannah Carroll at[...]
Jun
16
Tue
7:30 am NC STRIVE 2015! Conference @ NCNG Headquarters
NC STRIVE 2015! Conference @ NCNG Headquarters
Jun 16 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
NC STRIVE invites you to join us for our inaugural conference in which we will share best practices to better serve our nation’s veterans, service members, and their family members in seeking higher education.  This cutting edge conference will facilitate statewide emphasis for all levels of higher education to enhance the support of our Veteran’s enrollment and success in school.  Held in the auditorium of the North Carolina National Guard Headquarters in Raleigh, the conference is the culmination of the[...]
Jun
25
Thu
2:00 pm June Governor’s Working Group Me... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
June Governor’s Working Group Me... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury Registration information coming soon.
Jul
23
Thu
2:00 pm July Workgroup Meeting @ Joint Forces Headquarters
July Workgroup Meeting @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: Business Opportunities for Veterans Registration information coming soon.

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

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 (wei.li.fang@governorsinstitute.org) 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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HUD-VASH Vouchers

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards HUD-VASH Vouchers The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the awarding of its 2015 HUD-VASH (VA Supportive Housing) vouchers. In this partnership between two federal agencies, HUD provides rental assistance while the VA provides case management and clinical services. Nearly $65 million will help about 9300 homeless veterans across the country. Read more In North Carolina, 11 housing authorities received $1, 520,514 to support 264 vouchers.

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NCDVA Partners with Duke EPIC on VSO Training

The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA), in partnership with the Duke Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center (EPIC), recently announced a two-year initiative to train Veterans Services Officers so that they can provide improved mental health services to veterans and their families. Other partners include the NC Department of Human Services and the Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. More info

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Results of Survey of NC Military Families

The North Carolina National Guard; the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services; the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse; and Military One Source partnered to develop and administer an online survey of military families.  Of the 59 respondents, 53 had received services from the NC National Guard Family Program, 42 from Military or Army One Source, 37 from the NC National Guard behavioral health line, and 22 from Community Care of North Carolina.  Similar to other […]

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VA Establishes MyVA Advisory Committee

On March 13, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the establishment of the 14-member MyVA Advisory Committee. The Committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit, and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This Committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus on improving customer service and Veteran outcomes and setting the course for long-term reform and excellence. The first meeting will occur […]

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Operation Homefront Awards

Established in 2002, Operation Homefront is a nonprofit that has assisted thousands of military families, with 92% of its total donations going directly to programs that provide that support. Every March it announces the recipients of the Military Child of the Year Award—one from each military service including the National Guard. This year the Marine Corps award recipient is from NC—Christopher-Raul Rodriguez, 17, a senior at Lejeune High School, Camp Lejeune. He is the school’s team captain for varsity baseball […]

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Governor Announces Veterans Employment Initiative

On March 5, Governor McCrory announced an initiative designed to assist veterans in seeking jobs. Retired Major General of the US Marine Corps General Cornell A. Wilson, the Governor’s Military Affairs Advisor; Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs; and Will Collins, Executive Director of NCWorks are among those expected in attendance in Camp Lejeune. Cisco Systems, a committed partner, has been instrumental in preparing Veterans for high tech jobs through its Networking Academy. “We want veterans to work […]

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Veterans Health Conference at UNC-Charlotte

On February 24, UNC-Charlotte College of Health and Human Services hosted the Veterans’ Health Conference, with Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs and Retired Major General Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, former Deputy Surgeon General of the National Guard as the keynote speakers. The conference addressed the need for a coordinated effort to improve healthcare for military and veterans and for culturally competent health and social service providers. Read more

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Welcome Home NC

The Walmart Foundation has awarded a three-year $1M grant to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to provide assistance to post-deployment veterans in accessing education, employment, and services in the Charlotte area. The initiative calls for community agencies and organizations to partner with IVMF to provide a coordinated approach. The Walmart Foundation conducted a nationwide search and selected Charlotte based on the work of the Charlotte Bridge Home and the city’s corporate community. A rollout of the […]

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Meeting Update

Due to the forecast for February 25-26, NC Emergency Management will need the Situation Room that we were planning to meet in.   At this time, we will need to postpone our meeting.  We will look for another date next month and get back to you all as soon as possible with a new date.

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