NC STRIVE Central West Conference @ Cato Campus - Cato III Building
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
NC STRIVE Eastern Conference @ Craven Community College
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winston-Salem Regional Office to Host VEAC @ Elk's Lodge
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

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

Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Aging Veteran: What Do You Need To Know Planning for the Future @ Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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 thomas.whetstine@yahoo.com.


Buncombe Press Release Aging Vet #4

NC Veterans Coffee @ Trailblazer Studios
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Wings Over Wayne @ Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm

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.

Wings over Wayne Press Release

Purple Up! for Military Kids on April 30 @ NC Museum of History
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Healing Veterans Weekend
May 3 @ 2:16 pm – May 4 @ 3:16 pm
Free Pet Clinic
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.