The Winston-Salem Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration will host a Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC) at the Elk’s Lodge, 5102 Oleander Drive, Wilmington 28403. Participants will have the option to attend on April 25-26 from 9:00a to 3:00p and on April 27 from 9:00a to 2:00p. VA representatives and Veterans Service Officers will be available to assist in:
- Face-to-face explanation and assistance facilitating and expediting existing claims and appeals
- Filing new claims
- Providing information regarding benefit-related VA programs: VRE, education, home loans, insurance, education and burial benefits
- Counseling for bereavement, military sexual trauma, substance abuse and mental health screening
- Information about eligibility for Healthcare
Veterans will be assisted in order of arrival.
April 27 event – VVofA Flyer
In November 2017, the NC Practice Improvement Collaborative (PIC) hosted a conference aimed at preventing and reducing deaths by suicide among Veterans, Service Members, and their families. At that time, participants looked at evidence-based models for older Veterans, post-9/11 Veterans and Service Members, and military children. In the intervening time, statewide efforts have been initiated in the formation of a Task Force and pilot projects in urban and rural settings.
The mini-NC PIC conference on April 25th will address the science of suicide as well as interventions that are being implemented in the counties of Mecklenburg and Carteret.
Location: RTI International
3040 E. Cornwallis Road RTP, NC 27709
Time: 9:30-12:30pm – Thursday April 25th
Join us to discuss updates in veteran suicide and the science of suicide prevention.
The monthly NCGWG Meeting will take place from 2-4pm the same afternoon.
On April 27, from 8:30am to 1:00pm, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the North Carolina State Council, the Buncombe County Veterans Council, and the Charles George VAMC are collaborating to host a townhall meeting to address the Aging Veteran: What Do You Need To Know Planning for the Future. Presentations will address healthcare, survivors’ benefit programs, burial, and wills. This event will be held at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville Campus, Ferguson Auditorium, 19 Tech Drive (off Victoria Road), Asheville, NC 28801. Registration begins at 8:30, with the formal program starting at 9:30am. Pastries, coffee, juice, and water will be served. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Located in Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will stage and choreograph the Wings Over Wayne Air Show on April 27-28. The gates open each day at 9:00am, with aerial displays from 11:00am until 4:30pm. The Thunderbirds, the leading Air Force jet demonstration team from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, will headline the show. The 75-minute show will feature about 40 breathtaking formation and solo maneuvers in an air and ground show. The squadron consists of eight F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, four support officers, four civilians, and more than 100 enlisted personnel.
On May 11, from 10a to 3p, the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is offering a free pet clinic for preventive care for dogs and cats. This event is open to low-income Veterans (please bring the DD-214 or other government-issued ID that indicates Veteran status). Appointments must be made no later than April 30 by calling Lisa or Alice at 828/322-6616. The event will be held at 4 North Blount Street, Raleigh 27611.