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Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
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Local Mother Talks PTSD

Local mother, Gail Wert talks candidly about the effect that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has had on her son Kevin, a Servicemember deployed for one year in Afghanistan.  Ms. Wert describes the changes she has observed in her son’s behavior and functioning due to PTSD, and how these changes affect his daily life. For the complete story and accompanying video, click here.

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Veterans Transition Help

A news series highlights the work of the non-profit Charlotte Bridge Home, an organization that assists veterans transitioning to civilian life.  To date, approximately 250 veterans or veterans’ family members have received assistance relocating to the Charlotte, North Carolina area, a number that the organization expects to grow.  Staff members meet with veterans and their family members to determine what transition assistance they might need, including help with obtaining employment. Click here to read the first report in the series.

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New Military Policy

Starting this month, the U.S. military will utilize breathalyzer tests at Marine bases to combat the high rates of reported alcohol use among troops.  The new policy subjects Marines to twice yearly random tests, and depending on the results, a positive test could result in referrals for additional testing, screening, or medical evaluations.  The new policy aims to improve the overall health of the troops and to reduce the incidence of alcohol abuse among military personnel.  This new policy will […]

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Gubernatorial Visit

The Governor and Governor-Elect visited military bases together on Friday, December 14,  2012.  The visits highlight the contributions the military community has made to North Carolina and the Nation and served to reemphasize leadership’s commitment to support these communities. Click for details on the visit to Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

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