For those new to the state or moving to the state and still obligated to serve, this map shows you where you might be able to serve.
For those new to the state or moving to the state and still obligated to serve, this map shows you where you might be able to serve.
This site displays VA facilities (Locations & Directions in North Carolina and Virginia. Additionally, you can find a monthly newsletter (Voice of VISN 6), news for specific facility (News & Events) and all the benefits and services offered by the Veterans Administration in the Mid-Atlantic region.
To support the uniformed military, both active and reserve, and their families and installations and communities as well as military veterans, their families, facilities and services in North Carolina by providing timely and responsive engagement; to enhance North Carolina's current military and veteran friendly environment and foster and promote business, technology, transportation, education, economic development, and healthcare by facilitating assistance and coordination between the Federal Government, the State, its political subdivisions and collaborative and supporting agencies.
To create a state that fully accepts and supports the military and veterans and where their full potential and human capital is realized and valued; to support and create an engaged military and veteran populous that fully participates in all facets of our state’s life.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV) DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA offers a variety of services to disabled veterans in North Carolina, including help with filing VA claims for disability compensation, appealing claims decisions and transportation to VA medical appointments. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of North Carolina has a Veterans Service Officer (VS) located at Winston-Salem VA Regional Office.
Army Historical Foundation:
This site has a wealth of information and history of the Vietnam War: ncvvi.org go to links/resources then Vietnam War Source list.
Would be real interesting for Vietnam Vets and history buff.
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.
Our Mission: Here for the North Carolina National Guard, its Families and Retirees by remembering the past, securing the present, and improving the future.
The North Carolina Veterans Council was founded to serve as the coordinating body of all the veteran organizations, in order to positively impact the lives of all North Carolina Veterans. Our membership consists of 16 Veteran Service Organizations. Each organization has one vote on the Council.
Navy Reserve Center: 118
Naval Air Force Reserve Squadrons: 21
Selected Reserves (SELRES): 45,345
Mobilized to Active Duty: 2,554
Active Duty Special Work (ADSW): 1,212
Annual Training (AT): 5,645
Active Duty for Training (ADT): 2,677
Training and Administration of Reserve (TAR): 10,084
RC HQ / Staff Support: 3,359
Operational Support: 6,804
Total SELRES and TAR: 56,254
Individual Ready Reserve (IRR): 48,618
Active Status Pool (ASP): 45,852
Voluntary Training Unit (VTU): 2,579
VTU Mobilized to Active Duty: 25
VTU ADSW: 67
VTU ADT: 0
Reserve Civilian Employees: 432
Official RESFOR Guidance
TNR Almanac Online
Psychological Health Outreach Program
Navy Individual Augmentee
Fact Sheets & Posters
Navy Reserve Force Map
Flank Speed Transition
Mental Health Resources
SSO Tool Kit
Expectant Parent Resources for SELRES
Voice for the Army - Support for the Soldier
AUSA supports soldiers, their families and Army civilians, provides a voice for the Army, and honors those who have served. As the Army’s premier, nonprofit, educational and professional association, we:
Educate those we serve (soldiers and their families, Army civilians, retired soldiers and veterans, and the businesses and industries that support the Army) with programs, products, resources and events…
Inform our members, Congress and the American public about issues affecting America’s Army – Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and…
Connect America’s Total Army, its industry partners, like-minded associations and other supporters at the national, regional and chapter levels.
To be recognized by the Army, Congress, our industry partners and communities across the nation as the Army’s premier association and the foremost supporter of the Total Army.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We are dedicated to our mission and to our members, displaying it through our service and commitment.
We value innovative approaches to programs and technology.
We value, encourage, recognize and reward excellence.
We are inclusive and embrace diversity.
We expect integrity within ourselves and our stakeholders.
In all we do, we are nonpartisan and apolitical.
2425 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Member Services: 1-855-246-6269
Since President Harry S. Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, it has been a critical part of the nation's defense. Its mission is to provide combat ready forces to Fly, Fight and Win.
Operating in various locations around the world, the Air Force Reserve has evolved from a "stand by" force for emergencies into a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the Active Duty Air Force.
The Air Force Reserve currently performs about 20 percent of the work of the Air Force, including traditional flying missions and other more specialized missions, such as Weather Reconnaissance (Hurricane Hunters), Modular Aerial Fire Fighting (MAFFs) and Personnel Recovery (Pararescuemen).
The Coast Guard Reserve is a flexible, responsive operational force that exists to support the Coast Guard roles of maritime homeland security, national defense (domestic and expeditionary), and domestic disaster operations.
The Coast Guard depends on the Reserve force to be always ready to mobilize with critical competencies in boat operations, contingency planning and response, expeditionary warfare, marine safety, port security, law enforcement and mission support.
Reservists obtain and maintain proficiency and readiness through a combination of training and augmentation. Commanders, commanding officers and officers-in-charge shall ensure Reservists under their authority receive appropriate training and augmentation opportunities and administrative support. By doing so, Reserve forces will achieve mobilization readiness, while providing increased capacity to the local command. Individual Reservists shall obtain and maintain the skills and personal readiness required to mobilize.
The Coast Guard’s only dedicated surge force, the Reserve, is a contingency-based workforce, trained locally and deployed globally to meet Coast Guard mission requirements.
To provide operationally capable and ready personnel to support Coast Guard surge and mobilization requirements in the Homeland and abroad.
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OUR MISSION: OUR PURPOSE REMAINS CONSTANT
To deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars by providing ready, prompt and sustained land dominance by Army forces across the full spectrum of conflict as part of the joint force.
The Army mission is vital to the Nation because we are the service capable of defeating enemy ground forces and indefinitely seizing and controlling those things an adversary prizes most – its land, its resources and its population.
MARINES ARE THE FIRST TO FIGHT AND DETERMINED TO SUCCEED.
Since 1775, Marines have valiantly fought and died to protect our nation and advance its ideals. Our long and proud heritage of faithful service is fueled by an uncommon fighting spirit and the grit to continue on when others quit. From Belleau Wood to Afghanistan, the United States Marine Corps is America's stand-in force - always ready when our nation is least ready.
1. Marine Corps Air Station New River
Marine Corps Air Station New River
Jacksonville, NC 28545
2. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
100 Roosevelt St
Cherry Point NC 28533
3. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
The United States is a maritime nation, and the U.S. Navy protects America at sea. Alongside our allies and partners, we defend freedom, preserve economic prosperity, and keep the seas open and free. Our nation is engaged in long-term competition. To defend American interests around the globe, the U.S. Navy must remain prepared to execute our timeless role, as directed by Congress and the President.
Who We Are
We are America's primary forward deployed force. Diverse, united, and tough, we are and will remain the most lethal global maneuver force in the world. As great power competitors threaten the global commons, we will rise to deter and defeat those challenges, protect the American homeland, and protect our economic prosperity by keeping the arteries of commerce open on the world's interconnected oceans. As Sailors, forged by the sea, we will continue to be the Navy this nation needs.
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win...airpower anytime, anywhere.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:
With a Total Force of more than 689,000 personnel, Airmen work to support all aspects of airpower, which includes five core missions: air superiority; global strike; rapid global mobility; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and command and control. Airpower also requires people and resources dedicated to unit readiness, base infrastructure and talent management.
"Delivering airpower for our nation requires more than just aircraft; It requires Total Force Airmen – active duty, Guard, Reserve, civilians – in all Air Force specialties working together as a seamless team to operate, maintain and enable our mission and bring the unique capabilities and effects of airpower to bear." -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.
The Reserve Officers Association of the United States, now known as the Reserve Organization of America to reflect its all-ranks membership, was founded during the difficult years after the first world war. With "the war to end all wars" won, complacency and isolationism swept across the American political landscape.
The founders of ROA, veterans of World War I, believed America was vulnerable to return to its pre-war unpreparedness. Determined to help prevent the very unreadiness they had experienced, 140 officers gathered with General of the Armies John J. "Black Jack" Pershing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., and on October 2, 1922, formally established ROA.
Addressing ROA's founders at the inaugural convention's opening session, General Pershing spoke of the importance of a strong Reserve force: "...the war brought home to us in a very striking manner the advisability of reasonable precaution - completely vindicated the advocates of military training and preliminary organization, and demonstrated beyond question the fallacy of pacifist theories." His speech was quoted in an article entitled "Reserve Officers Organize" in the October 3 New York Times.
As the political and national security context changed over nearly a century, ROA has remained committed to its original mission, then stated as "The object of this Association shall be to support and assist in the development and execution of a military policy for the United States which shall provide adequate National Defense."
Between the world wars, through the Cold War, into the current era, and throughout shifting political influences, ROA has been a prominent voice in the cause of preparedness. In its early days, ROA supported the right of the Reservist, as of any other citizen, to appear before Congress in support of appropriations and matters affecting the national defense was established. The association's earliest "campaign" was for a strong corps of Reserve officers who could help the nation rebuild its Army should the need arise.
Your ROA membership powers our advocacy for a strong Reserve force. Membership also brings access to a carefully selected array of benefits that can save money, enrich your career potential, insure your family, provide financial services for your future, and offer great entertainment and leisure options. From professional development to travel, ROA members can benefit from everything ROA offers!
To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion's vision statement is "The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America."
A VETERAN IS A VETERAN - which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.
SELFLESS SERVICE - which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.
AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM - which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.
ADVANCING THE VISION - which means The American Legion educates, mentors and leads new generations of Americans.
HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US - which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.
The American Legion's motto is "Veterans Strengthening America."
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.
With more than 350,000 members from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families - we are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.
MOAA's highest priority is providing first-class service to our members. We are the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community. We provide expert advice and guidance to our members.
VA Burial Benefits
Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our National cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a government headstone, marker, or medallion, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for burial allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.
Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.
The Veterans family should make funeral or cremation arrangements with a funeral provider or cremation office. Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the family's expense. The VA created Planning Your Legacy: VA Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit, to assist Veterans and their family members in pre-need planning and record storage.
Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Who We Are
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.
Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.
We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out our latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.
VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA strives to achieve the following:
• Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
• Seek full access to quality health care for veterans
• Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
• Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care
• Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
• Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs
• Support the next generation of America’s war veterans
• Serve our communities
The sole mission of Stars and Stripes is to provide first-hand reporting from bases around the world and unbiased, credible news to America’s military. Although part of the DOD, Stars and Stripes must earn most of its operating budget. That’s an important part of being independent and free of censorship – and also why support from readers is so vital.
The trusted resource for Army news and information!
Soldiers and their families rely on Army Times as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives.
Army Times, first published in 1940, is a part of Sightline Media Group. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.
Army Times provides quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community.
The trusted resource for Navy news and information!
Sailors and their families rely on Navy Times as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives.
Navy Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company, which first published Army Times in 1940. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.
Navy Times provides quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community:
The trusted resource for Air Force news and information!
Airmen and their families rely on Air Force Times as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives.
Air Force Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company, which first published Army Times in 1940. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.
Air Force Times provides quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community.
The trusted resource for Marine Corps news and information!
Marines and their families rely on Marine Corps Times as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives.
Marine Corps Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company, which first published Army Times in 1940. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.
Marine Corps Times provides quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community