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Letter from VA Secretary, Honorable Larry D. Hall November 2, 2018

Letter from VA Secretary, Honorable Larry D. Hall

November 2, 2018

Each year, we observe Veterans Day in honor of all those who answered the call to serve our country. On Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11th), we pay a special tribute to the men and women and their families who sacrificed so much for our nation and our country. I know firsthand that service members, veterans, and their families are the cornerstone of their communities all across this great state. Day in and day out, I, and my dedicated staff are working tirelessly to ensure that every veteran in our state receives the highest level of service in appreciation for the sacrifice, honor, dignity and integrity they exhibited while serving our country. Veterans, active duty military and their families account for almost ten percent of our total population. These individuals are an incredible asset to our state’s economy and culture.

North Carolina is proud to be the home of the most exemplary military bases in our nation. These facilities are manned by thousands of brave and committed men and women who work hard every day to ensure that the freedoms that we hold dear are kept safe. Our state is one of the top destinations for these individuals when they transition back to civilian life. We work hard to preserve that designation for those transitioning as well as our veteran community.

I am devoted to addressing the needs and challenges that veterans and their families face on a daily basis. My staff and I, along with Governor Cooper, are steadfast in our commitment to enriching the lives of veterans and their families. Together our team stands ready to offer sound advice, assistance and resources to address our veterans’ needs.

I ask, whether you are a veteran, an advocate or a veteran family member that you call (844) 624-8387 or go online for the latest updates and information regarding veterans. Also, below is a short list of upcoming Veterans Day events. For more events and information on discounts, visit our website or our Facebook page. We hope that you will utilize and share this content with fellow veterans and their families. I also encourage you to keep us informed about what we can do to be of greater assistance to you.

It is my goal as your Chief Advocate to make sure that every active service member and veteran knows that North Carolina is honored to have them in our great state.

Thank you for your service and for all you have done and continue to do!

Secretary Larry D. Hall

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North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature June 6, 2018
North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature

North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature

June 6, 2018

* North Carolina MOAA Council of Chapter officials met at the legislature building in Raleigh to prod legislators to vote yes on legislative bills in the House and Senate to provide for veterans’ needs (Top photo, L to R) COL Iggi Husar, US Army (Ret), Coastal Carolina Chapter President; LtCol Greg Chase, USAF (Ret), Council of Chapters 3rd Vice President, Legislative Affairs; LCDR ET Mitchell, USN, Coastal Carolina Chapter Legislative Liaison; David Lee, CAPT, USN (Ret), Council of Chapters President).

* COL Iggi Husar, US Army (Ret), MOAA Coastal Carolina Chapter President and LCDR ET Mitchell, USN, Coastal Carolina Chapter Legislative Liaison, met with Senator Norm Sanderson and House Representative Michael Speciale to discuss veterans issues and legislative bills important to veterans in coastal Carolina (Bottom photo, L to R) Senator Norman Sanderson, COL Iggi Husar, Representative Michael Speciale, LCDR ET Mitchell.

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More NCVC Legislature Visit Photos June 6, 2018

More NCVC Legislature Visit Photos

June 6, 2018

Pictured (L to R) Jim Wiltjer, Diana DiStefano, Don Gersh, Ralph Hinrichs, Juan Chavez and Vern Pike.

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VA Welcome Kit

VA Welcome Kit

* One complaint that Veterans have voiced about the VA is their uncertainty as to where to begin in order to receive services and supports.

* VA’s myriad of services, resources, and materials can be daunting. Therefore, the VA listened and released a Welcome Kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services that they have earned.

* The VA Welcome Kit is user-friendly and addresses eligibility and benefits in six areas:

- Health Care,

- Finances,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Education,

- Memorialization.

* Based on Veteran’s stage of life, Veterans can figure out how the VA can help in the present and future.

* Veterans can download a copy of the Welcome Kit for their convenience by clicking here.

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Vietnam War Series by Ken Burns September, 2017

Vietnam War Series by Ken Burns

September, 2017

* Jeff Smith, Military and Veterans Affairs Director for UNC-TV wants members of our North Carolina Council and Chapters to know of the upcoming Ken Burns (pictured, right) Series on the Vietnam War.

* Jeff wants to make sure that all have the opportunity to view one of the upcoming screening opportunities across NC. These events include:

- Jacksonville DAV - 8/16

- Wilmington Battleship NC - 8/28

- Welcome - Richard Childress Racing - 9/6

- Southern Pines - Sandhills Comm. College - 9/7

- Asheville - 9/11 NC History Museum - Raleigh - 9/14

* For more information on this or any of UNCTV productions relating to Veterans Affairs, Jeff Smith can be reached at e-mail: jsmith01@unctv.org or via his cell at 919-815-2363.

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Department of Veterans Affairs New Rule on Presumptive Care - Now In Effect March 14, 2017 (effective date)

Department of Veterans Affairs New Rule on Presumptive Care - Now In Effect

March 14, 2017 (effective date)

* The document (right) can be opened in a larger view - right click on the image - in order to read, or it can be downloaded to your computer below.

* Please ensure widest delivery of this information to all veterans who may have been affected by this situation at Camp LeJeune.

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VEAC February 10-11, 2017

VEAC

February 10-11, 2017

Need help filing a VA claim? Questions about survivor benefits? Filing an appeal? Check out this event that will take place in Roanoke Rapids on February 10th and 11th.

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