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Upcoming Events

Nov
4
Tue
8:00 am Helping Military Children Discov... @ Hilton Garden Inn
Helping Military Children Discov... @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, this free institute provides participants with the knowledge needed to prepare young people to develop hardiness skills to meet personal and professional goals through identification of their sparks and interests while developing a growth mindset. To register, click here.
Nov
5
Wed
all-day USO Caregivers Conference @ Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
USO Caregivers Conference @ Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
The conference is open to all caregivers who are taking care of wounded, ill, and injured active duty troops in North Carolina. To register, click here.
Nov
6
Thu
all-day Homes for the Brave @ The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Homes for the Brave @ The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
“Homes for the brave” “Developing strategies to combat the health, social, & economic causes of Homelessness within our veteran’s community.” Click here for conference information and to register.
Nov
7
Fri
8:30 am Horses That Heal First Annual Go... @ King's Grant Golf and Country Club
Horses That Heal First Annual Go... @ King's Grant Golf and Country Club
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am
For more information about this event, click here.
Nov
13
Thu
1:00 pm Technology Interventions for TBI
Technology Interventions for TBI
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Monthly Webinar Series offered by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Developed by the DCoE, these free online webinars provide cutting edge information on treatment interventions. For more information and to register, click here.  
Nov
14
Fri
9:00 am Veteran College Fair and Veteran... @ Dennis A. Wicker Center Civic Center
Veteran College Fair and Veteran... @ Dennis A. Wicker Center Civic Center
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Memorial from 9:00am – 10:00am Career Fair from 10:00am – 1:00pm For more information, call Wilson Lester, Veterans Upward Bound Outreach Coordinator, at (919) 718-7487 or email wlester@cccc.edu. Event Flyer
6:30 pm Screening of Documentary, Riding... @ Goess Room 138, Pitt Community College
Screening of Documentary, Riding... @ Goess Room 138, Pitt Community College
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
Screening of Documentary, Riding My Way Back @ Goess Room 138, Pitt Community College | Winterville | North Carolina | United States
Rockinghorse Ranch, through its Equine Services for Heroes program, is offering a free screening of the Hollywood documentary, Riding My Way Back, about a veteran who returned from combat and experienced struggles until he began working with a horse. Please RSVP to rohan1722@aol.com so they can have an approximate head count. Event Flyer Press Release  
Nov
20
Thu
all-day Fifth Annual Forward March Confe... @ Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
Fifth Annual Forward March Confe... @ Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
The fifth annual Forward March conference is committed to improving outcomes; fostering collaborations across military, government, non-profit, and private organizations; and building enduring community support for veterans, service members, their children and families. This year’s program features Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Registration is $99 per person and covers the cost of refreshments, lunch for both days, and continuing education units. For more information and to register, click here.
1:00 pm Technology Interventions for Psy...
Technology Interventions for Psy...
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Monthly Webinar Series offered by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Developed by the DCoE, these free online webinars provide cutting edge information on treatment interventions. For more information and to register, click here.
Jan
14
Wed
2:00 pm January Governor’s Workgroup Mee... @ NCNG Headquarters
January Governor’s Workgroup Mee... @ NCNG Headquarters
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting theme: VA Leadership This meeting will take place in the Emergency Management Situation Room. Registration is not yet open for this meeting. Information to be posted soon.

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Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
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Governor Announces Extension of Veteran CDL Training Courses

On October 10, Governor McCrory announced the extension of a military truck driving training program, a joint venture of Johnston County Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Fort Bragg. Established in November 2013, 76 former service members have graduated with their commercial driver license certification from one of six sessions. Each session consists of an 8-week program of didactic learning and driving instruction. Two more sessions will be added, and organizers are seeking […]

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FTCC Ranks 2nd in 2015 Best Career and Technical Colleges

Fayetteville Tech Community College (FTCC) Ranks 2nd in 2015 Best Career and Technical Colleges According to a recent survey, FTCC ranked second and Edgecomb Community College ranked 14th in national rankings based on culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial considerations. A copy of the article can be found here, with a list of the top 36 ranked career, technical, and community colleges here.  

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Report: State needs task force on veterans

A recent report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division calls on state lawmakers to create a task force for veterans, service members, and their families and for the task force to draft and implement a five-year strategic plan. The report comes on the heels of Executive Order 49, which Governor McCrory signed in April. It created a veterans working group with a goal of “making North Carolina the state of choice for veterans”, in part by fostering collaboration between […]

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VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding

VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding to 6 NC Communities and HUD-VASH Vouchers 9 NC Housing Authorities On September 30, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced additional surge funding to existing participants in the Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF) program. Six grants were awarded to agencies in NC: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry serves approximately 300 participant households in twenty-six counties in western North Carolina. Community Link Programs of Travelers Aid Society of Central Carolinas, Inc. […]

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CPCC Receives Two Grant Awards

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Receives Two Grant Awards On September 29, the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education announced $450M in grants to community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education as part of their job-driven training initiative, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. CPCC was the only community college in NC to receive a grant, which totaled nearly $2.5M. The purpose of the program is to provide […]

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald Visits Duke University

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald Visits Duke University In a recent visit to Duke University, Secretary McDonald met with medical students to promote the VA as an ideal place of employment. The VA is facing an estimated shortage of 28,000 physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers, and administrative staff. Click here to read more

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Wounded Warrior Project Annual Survey

Wounded Warrior Project Releases Results of 5th Annual Survey On September 16, the Wounded Warrior Project released the results of their annual survey. More than 21,000 wounded veterans responded. Highlights include the following: Primary type of health coverage: Veterans Affairs at 59.2%, up from 52.7% in 2013 The top five reported injuries and health problems experienced during post-9/11 service were (1) sleep conditions (75.8%), (2) post-traumatic stress disorder (75.2%), (3) back, neck, and shoulder problems (72.3%), (4) depression (67.1%), and […]

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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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