What's Good?
Hyundai and WCNC are looking for the next hometown hero. If you are or know a Veteran or active duty member residing in Charlotte NC and deserving of winning a 2023 Santa Fe, apply here. But read the newsletter first!
Also Good..
The Beyond Open grant is still open for all stages of small businesses owners in Charlotte. Applications are due October 28th, so don't delay!

STAT OF THE WEEK: 2441 That is the number of Vietnam service era Veterans that we have serviced and are connected to. Why is this important? Each era has their own unique point of view and we find it more beneficial to provide customized services based on time of service. Regardless of your servicing era, connect with us! We are here for all Veterans and their families. Click here to get connected.
Events & Highlights

Female Veterans Table Talk | Monday, October 24 | Virtual | Cost: Free - Register by e-mailing. *Note this event is female only*

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, October 26 |Veterans Memorial Park 2400 McClintock Road Charlotte, NC 28205 | 6 AM - 6:45AM | Cost: Free Register

Veteran And Spouse Hiring Event | Wednesday, October 26 |1:15pm - 4:00pm | 2610 Cates Ave Room 3222.,Raleigh NC | Cost: Free - Register

Last Weeks Highlights
Bravo Tango Charlie Event (Triangle)
The Triangle team was in Wake Forest this Saturday supporting the Bravo Tango Charlie (Be The Change) event for Veteran Katie Glynn. Since January 2021, Katie has walked 22 miles on the 22nd of every month in support of mental health awareness in the military, and in memory of those she has lost to suicide.

Several veteran service organizations including VBH:(Team RWB, The Joel Fund, Travis Manion Foundation, Mission 22, 22 Saves among others) gathered to provide resources to our shared community and to join Katie on her "Victory Mile" as she completed her 484th intentional mile since beginning this incredible feat.

VBH Staff: Not Pictured - Amy Dozier
Vets to Vets Unites Service Dog Graduation (Triangle)
VBH Staff along with the Durham VA Suicide Prevention team were present during the Vets to Vets United Inc Service dog graduation.

VBH Staff: Not Pictured - Paul Berry
Monthly Veteran Lunch (Midlands - SC)
Our Midlands (SC) Care Coordinator was on staff to share a meal and great conversations at the October lunch.
VBH Staff: Bill Marsh
Play 60 Combine (CLT)
Our Charlotte team lead the way to be ambassadors of joy at the latest Play 60 Combine. Huge thanks to Lowes for serving with us. #KeepPounding

VBH Staff: Dr. Nicole French and Tori Collins. Not Pictured: Tyeasha VanBuren
The Wall That Heals (CLT)
The Vietnam Veteran Memorial replica and mobile education center made a stop in Concord NC. Many Vietnam Veterans and their families attended to pay their respects and leave tributes to the fallen. VBH Staff: Tyeasha VanBuren, Not Pictured: Dr. Nicole French
Upcoming Events

Salute To Veterans Parade | Saturday, November 5 |11am | N Tryon @ Montford Point St to S Tryon @ Brooklyn Village Ave Charlotte NC | Cost: Free

Burke County Veterans Day Program | Friday, November 11 |10:30-11:30am | 401 S. College Street Morganton, NC 28655 | Free lunch |Contact Molly Ellen (828) 439-4376 for info.

Check out our calendar here for more events.
Fri, Nov 11, 2022 2:00 PM EST
2022 Carolinas Veterans Day Festival
Memorial Stadium, Charlotte
Hero Run 5k & 1k Fun Run
Join us as we honor our local hero Jake Miller at the 2022 Hero Run. Saturday, November 19 | 8am | Fairview Plaza (Southpark) Charlotte
We have events in all our regions. Whether it's to share a meal or help a friend, we would love to connect with you. Check out all of our events here.
VBH Team Spotlight
Although we were originally "Charlotte Bridge Home", we now provide services to Veterans outside of Charlotte and the state of NC.

Veterans Bridge Home services Veterans and their families in the Triangle which includes Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake & Warren.

  • Regional Network Director: Paul Berry
  • Community Network Director: Amy Dozier

To contact Triangle Care Coordination staff dial  855-425-8838, Press 6

Christopher Cordova was a captain in the U.S. Army in 2009 stationed in a remote region of northern Afghanistan when during the predawn hours of Oct. 3 hundreds of Taliban soldiers, armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, attacked Combat Outpost Keating from surrounding mountain positions. Under heavy fire, Cordova performed a blood transfusion for hours on the battlefield to keep alive a severely wounded soldier.

Cordova, 43, since has retired from the military as a major but often reflects upon the Battle of Kamdesh, even while on the golf course, where the Silver Star medal recipient embraces the therapeutic components the sport can provide to soldiers with physical or cognitive issues.

The wars of the 20th century were transformative for the United States of America. The veterans who fought those wars were no less transformative after leaving military service. Generation after generation of American veterans left their marks on the ways we live and work.

Aside from U.S. presidents and lawmakers, most individual veterans don’t get the opportunity to change the country as a whole -- but others do. The people on the list that follows have touched the lives of countless Americans in all walks of life, affecting us in ways big and small. Check out how they did it. 

The Air Force has created its own badge to recognize airmen who are combat divers, after relying on a Navy decoration to honor its own for the past 16 years.

Chief of Staff Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown Jr. approved the new decoration for airmen on Tuesday. The Air Force Combat Dive Course was established at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida, in 2006; since then, graduates had been receiving the Navy's scuba badge to recognize their accomplishment.

The HEROES Project
The HEROES Project at the Durham VA is looking for women Veterans of Native American/Indigenous and/or Latina/e/x background who want to serve on a multi-perspective advisory panel.
Email Dhara for enrollment/more info.

The Red Cross's Service to the Armed Forces group is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver Welcome Home Kit (household goods to assist homeless Veterans who recently moved into a home). They need volunteers to serve as delivery drivers. If you are interested in volunteering for this program or other Red Cross opportunities, please go to Look for the word Volunteer in the upper righthand side and get started.

VBH Battle Buddy Program We are looking for real life heroes and you can train to save a life! Sign up and learn all about it here.

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
Job Openings & Hiring Fairs


Amazon | Military Recruiting Events Calendar | View

NC4ME | Monthly Hiring Events across NC | Register

Hiring Our Heroes | Hiring Events Calendar | View
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.
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.