Upcoming Events

9:00 am Lenovo Career Mentoring Day for ... @ Lenovo’s North American Headquarters
Lenovo Career Mentoring Day for ... @ Lenovo’s North American Headquarters
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn about career opportunities at Lenovo.  The event is free, but you must register to attend. Register
9:00 am NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo @ McKimmon Center, NCSU
NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo @ McKimmon Center, NCSU
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo @ McKimmon Center, NCSU | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
On May 25, beginning at 9:00am, the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association will host the NC Women Veterans Summit & Expo at the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, North Carolina State University in Raleigh. This year’s theme is Empower, Educate, and Enrich, and participants are expected to share their stories and exchange ideas about business, entrepreneurship, educational and career opportunities, and health and wellness. The event will feature exhibits,[...]
2:00 pm May Workgroup Meeting @ NCNG Joint Force Headquarters
May Workgroup Meeting @ NCNG Joint Force Headquarters
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELLED We will not have our monthly Workgroup Meeting due to the NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo which will take place on Wednesday, May 25 – Learn more about the Summit
8:00 am NC STRIVE 2016! Conference @ Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
NC STRIVE 2016! Conference @ Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
On Wednesday, June 15, from 7:30a to 4:30p at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, NC, NC STRIVE (Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education) will host a conference that focuses on the transition of military members to higher education. Through a plenary address, panel presentations, discussions, and exhibits, we will highlight best practices in the transition from military to academic, from DoD to VA care, and from student to the workforce. The agenda consists of exciting speakers[...]
Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
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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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Memorial Fund to Honor Persian Gulf War Veterans

On January 15, at a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm, Governor McCrory announced that the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will distribute a $100,000 memorial fund to the state’s Museum of History. The fund was a gift from the Kuwaiti Government in 1992 as seed money for a larger memorial. For a variety of reasons, the effort stalled and the money sat unused for 24 years, until now. The fund […]

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Fort Bragg’s Intrepid Spirit Center

On January 4, the Fort Bragg Intrepid Spirit Center opened its doors to patients with mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and psychological health conditions. The Center is one of seven National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) satellites and is located at 3908 Longstreet Road in Fayetteville. Read more

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Military Pipeline Project Results in 370 Hires by NC DPS

In May 2015, Governor McCrory launched the Military Pipeline Project, a public-private partnership, in which state and local agencies recognized the skills and experience of Veterans by hiring them. In 2015, the NC Department of Public Safety hired 370 Veterans as a part of this project. Read more

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Governor Appoints Members to NC Military Affairs Commission

On November 20, Governor McCrory announced the appointment of seven individuals to the NC Military Affairs Commission, including: Retired General Dan McNeill (Cumberland County), Retired Brigadier General Paul Dordal (Cumberland County), Retired Brigadier General Mabry Martin (Forsyth County), MAJ GEN James N. Stewart (Mecklenburg County), Rear Admiral Steven Ratti (Brunswick County), Joy Thrash, Executive Director of the North Carolina Defense Business Association (Cumberland County), and Patricia Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel and Facilities (Wake County). Read more

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