Throughout the month of June, the Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting open houses to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers, which help Veterans get readjusted to civilian life. Vet Centers came to life on June 13, 1979 with a simple mission: support Vietnam-era Veterans in their transition from traumatic war-time experiences to life back home. Vietnam Veterans weren’t accessing VA services at the same levels as Korean and World War II Veterans and Vet Centers were the government’s attempt to change that. Today, there are 300 Vet Centers, 80 Mobile Vet Centers, outstations and access points, and 24/7 support through a Call Center.
Veterans, active-duty service members, their families and the general public can attend Vet Center open houses around the Tar Heel State. Locations include:
8851 Ellstree Lane
Raleigh, NC 27617
Open House: June 20 at 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
2114 Ben Craig Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Open House: June 21 at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2301 Robeson St.
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Open House and “Walk On In” Day: June 26 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1021 WH Smith Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
Open House: June 21 at 10 a.m.
For a complete listing of Vet Center open houses, visit https://www.vetcenter .va.gov/openhouses.asp