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Upcoming Events

Feb
4
Wed
all-day Veterans Career Days @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Veterans Career Days @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day
On February 4-5, the Education and Employment Center (EEC) of the NC National Guard will host Veterans Career Days at Joint Forces Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh 27607. To register for the event or for other EEC services, click here.
Feb
24
Tue
8:00 am Access to Culturally Competent H... @ UNC Charlotte McKnight Hall, Cone Center
Access to Culturally Competent H... @ UNC Charlotte McKnight Hall, Cone Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Access to Culturally Competent Health Services: Serving Military Veterans from a Holistic Perspective Keynote speakers include retired Maj. Gen. Marianne Mathewson-Chapman and Ilario Pantano, director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs and a former U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant. Moderated by Christine Elnitsky, Ph.D., R.N., a faculty member in the School of Nursing, a five-member panel will address services available to military veterans who are transitioning to student and community life. Special emphasis will be placed on collaboration and[...]
Feb
26
Thu
10:00 am February Governor’s Working Grou... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
February Governor’s Working Grou... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: Dialogue with VA Leadership All individuals MUST register, including those holding a military ID (the only exception is those folks who work at the Joint Forces Headquarters). If you are driving a government vehicle, you must provide the license plate number and make, model, and color of the car. Register here To call in to the meeting, dial 919/715-1909. Download Meeting Agenda
Mar
10
Tue
9:00 am NC Practice Improvement Collabor... @ McKimmon Conference and Training Center
NC Practice Improvement Collabor... @ McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative Addressing the Needs of Our Military Families On March 10, the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, and the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center are sponsoring an all-day Practice Improvement Collaborative conference at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh to highlight military families in North Carolina. To register, click here.
Mar
26
Thu
2:00 pm March Governor’s Working Group M... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
March Governor’s Working Group M... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: Post-Deployment Community Reintegration Registration information coming soon.
Apr
23
Thu
2:00 pm April Governor’s Working Group M... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
April Governor’s Working Group M... @ Joint Forces Headquarters
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Topic: Education Registration information coming soon.
May
28
Thu
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 Registration information coming soon.
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
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Troops to Teachers Program

Recently the Troops to Teachers (TTT) Program made local news when it described teaching as a possible career for Veterans. The NC Department of Public Instruction is responsible for the implementation of this program in NC. Additional information about this US Department of Defense-funded program can be found here. Read more

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Average Spending Per Veteran in North Carolina

On January 13, NPR featured a story on how counties vary in terms of benefits spending for veterans. Where a veteran lives may affect how much money is spent on benefits, including health care. Whereas the national average is $6,088, the average spending per veteran is greater in the NC counties in which the VA Medical Centers are located. In terms of medical spending, NC falls below the national average ($8,731 vs. $9,840). Of the four counties where VA Medical […]

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Jan 14 Meeting Postponed

All, Due to the forecast for icy conditions tomorrow, 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. Best wishes Bruce Sprecher

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Top 10 Colleges for Vets

Top 10 Colleges and Universities for Veterans in North Carolina College Factual reviews colleges and universities and publishes the list online in order to help veterans and active duty service members identify schools that are likely to be supportive of them and their unique needs. It recently announced the top 10 colleges/universities for Veterans in the State. Fayetteville State University Campbell University University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of North Carolina at Pembroke Methodist University East Carolina University North […]

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74 Additional HUD-VASH Vouchers Awarded to NC

On December 8, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs jointly announced the awarding of additional supportive housing vouchers for homeless Veterans and their families. The Fayetteville VAMC (Veterans Affairs Medical Center) will oversee 26 vouchers ($162,081) to the Wilmington Housing Authority and 4 vouchers ($24,597) to the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority. The W.G. “Bill” Hefner VAMC in Salisbury will oversee 18 vouchers ($112,236) to the Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte […]

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Governor Continues to Push for Businesses in North Carolina to Hire Veterans

On November 20, Governor McCrory released a web video urging employers to hire veterans. Watch the video.

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NC DHHS Crisis Solutions Initiative and Mental Health First Aid

DHHS is committed to implementing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) as part of Governor McCrory’s NC Center for Safer Schools and the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services’ Crisis Solutions Initiative. MHFA is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. MHFA uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis […]

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Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Speaks to NC Medical Society

Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Speaks to NC Medical Society On November 12, Glenn Batten, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, participated in a panel, Quality Care for Veterans, at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Medical Society. He outlined resources available for veterans throughout the state and encouraged doctors and their veteran patients to call 844-NC4-VETS if they have questions or to visit their website.

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Veterans Treatment Courts in North Carolina

North Carolina is joining other states in establishing veterans treatment courts. The purpose of these courts is to divert veterans from the traditional criminal justice system and link them with programs, benefits, and services they have earned. On November 12, the first veterans treatment court in North Carolina celebrated its first anniversary by graduating six veterans in Harnett County. The next day Gov. McCrory was on hand to celebrate the opening of the second veterans treatment court in Cumberland County. […]

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NC4Vets Resource Guide

Just launched – NC4Vets Resource Guide for Veterans, their Dependents and Survivors. Includes information on employment, healthcare, VA benefits, housing personal services, and education. View the Resource Guide

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