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Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Thu
8:30 am Hiring Our Heroes @ Claude T. Bowers Building
Hiring Our Heroes @ Claude T. Bowers Building
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Employment Workshop at 8:30 am Hiring Fair from 10 am to 1:00 pm Sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, this event is for job seekers, employers, and service organizations. For more information and to register, click here.
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. Click here to register. You must register if you plan to attend in order to clear security. Registration closes on Monday, October 20. Call-in information: 855-521-0875; enter pass code 46390#  
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.
Oct
28
Tue
1:00 pm From Boots to Suits @ Harris Conference Center, Central Piedmont Community College
From Boots to Suits @ Harris Conference Center, Central Piedmont Community College
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
From Boots to Suits: Empowering Veterans’ Transition into the Workforce Sponsored by the National Diversity Council Carolinas, veterans will give one-minute self-promotional presentations and will have the opportunity to be interviewed for jobs. In addition, recruiters will learn about military culture and best practices for finding and hiring veterans. For an agenda and more information, click here.
Oct
29
Wed
9:00 am Job Fair for Wounded Warriors Only @ Fort Bragg Club, Bldg 1-4930
Job Fair for Wounded Warriors Only @ Fort Bragg Club, Bldg 1-4930
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Job Fair will be held for Wounded Warriors only at the Fort Bragg Club. 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
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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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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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