SITREP
What's new Did you see the images we posted of the Triangle region VEAC on Thursday-Saturday? Hundreds of veterans and dependents were there to get help with benefits claims. Did you miss the event? Don't worry, North Carolina county Veteran Service Offices help Veterans process disability claims every day. If you don't know how to get in touch with your VSO, we can help.
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE

VBH Sneakers | Tuesday, Mar. 22 | 3:15 PM | VBH HQ

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, Mar. 23 | 6:00 AM | Veterans Park CLT

Red, White, and Brew Happy Hour | Thursday, Mar. 24 | 6 PM | The Brewers at 4001 Yancey

Check out our calendar here for more events.
STAT OF THE WEEK 6,192. In 2021, VBH teammates connected Veterans with 6,192 different services. Historically, the Veterans, service members, and families we work with need between 2-3 different services. The highest needs being: housing, employment, and social enrichment.
ICYMI Our friends from the Upstate Warrior Solution broke ground March 16 on the region's new Rupert Huse Veteran Center in Greenville, S.C. The Veterans center will offer jobs, housing, mental health services, like suicide prevention, all in one location instead of being spread across the Upstate.
Staff Spotlight
Diane joined Veterans Bridge Home in August 2018 after more than 28 years of service to the community with Goodwill Industries. Diane brings deep experience in workforce and career development, training, comprehensive case management, and coaching. She was an early adopter and active in initial strategy sessions with Veterans Bridge Home to bring America Serves to North Carolina. With strong military ties going back three generations, Diane is passionate about supporting agencies and organizations in assisting veterans and military families to make successful transitions into civilian life.

Diane is passionate about coaching newly blended families and individuals in transition using mind, body, spirit approaches. Formal studies also include post graduate work at the University of California - Center on Deafness / Institute on Mental Health and Rehabilitation; Pranic Healing at the Institute of Inner Studies; The Institute for Life Coach Training; and American Sign Language interpreter training at the University of Tennessee - National Interpreter Training Consortium. Diane holds a degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Creative Arts.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT
In collaboration with VBH and NC4ME, One Carolina Military Hiring Expo is coming to you on April 1st from 11AM-4PM at Bank of America Stadium. This event is FREE and open to all veterans, transitioning service members, guard/reserve, and military spouses. Military community job seekers will meet, network, and interview with local and national employers at this in-person hiring event.
NEWS
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Upstate’s first one-stop veteran resource center is taking a big step as it breaks ground for its new hub in Greenville.

Upstate Warrior Solution’s Rupert Huse Resource Center, named after a Greenville Army veteran, will be a place where veterans alike are able to find the resources they need to make their transition from military to civilian life easier. Read more
(Military.com)
HELSINKI (AP) — Four U.S. Marines were killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to Russia's war in Ukraine, authorities said Saturday.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere tweeted that they died in the crash on Friday night. The cause was under investigation, but Norwegian police reported bad weather in the area.
Turnover rates among Veterans Affairs staffers have risen slightly in recent years, and officials worry that could increase dramatically if Congress doesn’t help ease the burden of bringing new candidates into the department’s workforce.

“We are continuing to see a bit of concern,” said Jessica Bonjorni, chief of the Veterans Health Administration’s human capital management office, during a hearing on department staffing issues before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday. Read More
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
UPCOMING EVENTS
Jazz on Vets Live Jazz and Blues performances by top recording artists. The event is FREE to Veterans and their families – ages 21+. There will also be veteran serving organizations on site to assist with services you may need.
Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Social In partnership with VBH and Humana, join us from 12-1pm on March 29th for free food, drinks, and a chance to check out Humana's new Neighborhood Center! This is a FREE event but register here so we know that you're coming!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Have you heard about the VBH Battle Buddy Program yet? You can learn all about it and sign up here!

We are looking for volunteers who can support the One Carolina Hiring Event on April 1, details and registration here.

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
What's New
Interpreting Duty Line- The Independence Fund (TIF) has created an Interpreting Duty Line that is directly connected to a team of interpreters who are on-call to assist with any Afghan interpreting needs. Mon-Fri from 9am-9pm. For in-person or weekend requests, advanced notification required.
TIF Interpreting Duty Line: (980) 346-9131

Existing and Prospective Volunteers Task Force Volunteers- The Task Force implemented a refined system of volunteer engagement and is requesting all existing volunteers to complete the Volunteer Intake Form 

Legal Services Needed- If you know of any legal resources that are willing to help Afghans update their legal status pro-bono or at a greatly reduced cost, please reach out directly to the Task Force.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Transportation to appointments- Provide Afghans transportation to official appointments. Volunteers must be fully on-boarded. Already on-boarded? Contact Pod Leader to sign-up for dates.

Grocery Delivery Program- Delivery Driver Tuesday & Fridays, 12-2pm sign-up
Produce Shopper M-F 9-5pm sign-up
Thank you for your continued involvement and support!
EMPLOYMENT
Statewide

NC4ME | Monthly Hiring Events across NC | Register

Amazon | Bi-Weekly Hiring Sessions | View

Charlotte Metro Area

Click here to search jobs in Charlotte Metro (Desktop Only)

Vice President of Employment | Veterans Bridge Home | Apply

Community Care Coordinator | Veterans Bridge Home | Apply

Community Engagement Manager | Veterans Bridge Home | Apply

Triad

Click here to search thousands of jobs in Triad (Desktop Only)

Click hereto search more Veteran preferred jobs(Desktop Only)

Multiple Positions | Georgia-Pacific | View

Fayetteville

Click here to search more Veterans preferred jobs (Desktop Only)

Click here to search thousands of jobs in Fayetteville (Desktop Only)

Multiple Positions | Cumberland County | View

Triangle

Click here to search more Veterans preferred jobs (Desktop Only)

Click here to search thousands of jobs in Triangle (Desktop Only)

Financial Professional | Equitable | Apply

Veterans Outreach & Program Coordinator| UNC Chapel Hill |Apply

South Carolina

Security | Team KDI | Apply

Welder | CM Steel | Email

Fitter | CM Steel | Email
VETERAN SERVICES
NCServes is the first state-wide network to coordinate care for Veterans and their families.
Every Veteran and every family is different.

Therefore their care must be tailored to meet their unique needs. The only way all of these needs can be met is through a networked approach.

Ask if the organization you are working with if they are a NCServes member.
COVID RESOURCES Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 
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BECOME A PATHFINDER Do you want to pay it forward? For only $20 a month you can become a VBH Pathfinder and assist a veteran family in need. Click here to donate.
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