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Apr
9
Thu
6:00 pm NAMI Homefront Series @ Fayetteville VA Medical Center
NAMI Homefront Series @ Fayetteville VA Medical Center
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will conduct a six-part series, beginning on April 9 and ending on April 25. These biweekly (Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am-12:30 pm) 2.5-hour sessions are structured to help family members and significant others understand and support their military member who may be living with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and co-occurring brain[...]
Apr
16
Thu
2:00 pm Salisbury Job Fair @ Salisbury Civic Center
Salisbury Job Fair @ Salisbury Civic Center
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Looking to Build a Career? 2015 Spring Recruitment Event View Event Flyer  
Apr
23
Thu
11:00 am Charlotte All Veterans Job Fair @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte All Veterans Job Fair @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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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
The Governor’s Working Group on Veterans, Service Members, and their Families is hosting a two-hour meeting on student veterans in higher education. Featured presenters include Doug Taggart, Troops to Teachers; Wilson Lester, Veterans Upward Bound, Central Carolina Community College; Matt Thewes, All-American Veterans Center, Fayetteville Technical Community College; Ann Marie Beall at UNC System; Tony Hershberger, NC Housing Finance Agency; and Chad Kessler, Ph.D., NC STRIVE. Please arrive a few minutes early as everyone will need to show identification at[...]
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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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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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. Currently, two have been developed—one for Student Veterans and one for Military Families and the professionals who help them. The infographics are useful in identifying strategies and resources. An infographic on employment is currently in progress with […]

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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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NC Governor’s Council on Homelessness

On February 9, Governors McCrory announced appointments to the newly formed 18-member Council on Homelessness. Three members have been involved with the Governor’s Working Group—Ilario Pantano, Director, NC Division of Veterans Affairs; Angela Harper, housing specialist, NC Department of Health and Human Services; and Denise Neunaber, Director, Executive Director, NC Coalition to End Homelessness. Read more

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NC Division of Veterans Affairs Releases 2014 Annual Report

On January 29, the NC Division of Veterans Affairs released their 2014 annual report, providing a look at what the agency has accomplished in moving the State toward meeting its mission of making North Carolina the most Veteran friendly state in the country. Increases in the following areas were reported: 113% gain in the completion of Veterans’ benefit claims from 11,405 in 2013 to 24,256 in 2014; 38% growth in service locations from 13 in 2013 to 21 in 2014; […]

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