October Is Almost Here Already?!?
Can you believe it's the last week before the last quarter of the year? It's all about pumpkin spice, pumpkins, fall colors and the upcoming holidays from here. Are you ready? Tell us your favorite thing about October and get entered in to win a bag full of swag!
What's Your Favorite Part About October?
Pumpkin spice - duh!
Cooler Temperature/Fall View
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STAT OF THE WEEK 49. Although our headquarters and founding office is in Charlotte, NC, we currently service 49 counties across 5 regions in the Carolinas. We have teams in the Triad, Triangle, Sandhills, and Midlands (SC) outside of the Charlotte region.
Event Highlights
Wednesday, September 28 | 12pm - 1pm | Free - Register
VBH will be on staff at the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce | Thursday, September 29 | 610 S, Lexington Ave. Burlington NC
Car show, entertainment and vendors. Car show proceeds benefits VBH
| Saturday, October 2 | 12pm - 6pm | 5501 W Hwy 74 Indian Trail NC | Free | Info
A critical contingent of Veterans in the Salisbury VA catchment has an opportunity to be heard. That critical contingent are female Veterans who can give input from women on how the VA is doing and how they can improve.

Wednesday, September 28, 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Free | Attend
Volunteer Opportunity
Come be an ambassador of joy and volunteer with us for the Panthers Play 60 Combine on the South Lawn of the Bank America Stadium. It's a great way to give back to the community while creating smiles and memories!
Oct 2, Oct 9 (both 1pm) & Oct 23 (10am)| Free

Hiring Our Heroes - Gold Star/Surviving Spouses Virtual Information Session | Tuesday, September 27 |1pm - 1:30pm | Virtual | Cost: Free - Register by e-mailing

Wednesday Workout | Veterans Memorial Park 2400 McClintock Road
Charlotte, NC 28205 | Wednesday, September 28 | 6 AM - 6:45AM | Cost: Free Register

Check out our calendar here for more events.
Post-Military Career Transition Program | Registration Oct 3-7 | Free | Register
Military-Veteran Career Networking Event & Happy Hour | Friday October 7 | 1pm - 6pm | Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum at Wake Forest University | Register

Ballantyne Breakfast | Wednesday October 5 | 7:30am - 8:30am | Another Broken Egg Cafe 11324 N. Community House Rd, Charlotte NC | Cost: First Time Free - Register

Panthers In The Park/Play 60 Combine | Sunday, October 9 | 1pm - 3pm | Cost: Free - Register

Veterans Lunch | Wednesday October 12 | 11:45am - 1pm - 3pm | Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead Church Charlotte NC | Cost: First Time Free - Register
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
Last Week Highlights
Cooler temps and a dark start aren't stopping the sweat and smiles from our Wednesday workouts!
VBH Team Pictured: Steven Cole and Aaron Harper.
Our Community Communications Coordinator Tyeasha VanBuren was present at the Bank Of America Diversity Expo
VBH Staff and volunteers along with some incredible RSM staff members volunteered to be ambassadors of joy at the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Combine
VBH Team Pictured:
Jodi Lich, Dr. Nicole French, Tyeasha VanBuren
Leading the way of the ambassadors of joy at the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Combine
VBH Team Pictured: Tyeasha VanBuren, Aaron Harper, Jodi Lich& VBH Board Member Andy Barnes.
VBH Staff and volunteers along with some incredible RSM staff members volunteered to be ambassadors of joy at the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Combine.
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
Did you know that we have expanded to multiple regions outside of Metrolina (Charlotte region?) One of our servicing regions include the Triad of North Carolina which includes the counties of: Alamance, Alleghany, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford Randolph, Rockingham, Surry, Stokes and Yadkin.

Our Triad VBH Staff includes Network Director Cory Spoor and Care Coordinator Olga Perkins.

To contact Triad staff dial 855-425-8838 and press 7.

Another celestial flag has been planted in the years-long process of cementing Space Force as the U.S. military’s newest branch.

Courtesy of a chorus of uniformed personnel, the service unveiled its official song today in front of a crowd attending the 2022 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in Maryland’s National Harbor.

Life in the United States Navy, and the military in general, is anchored by the principles of adapting and overcoming.

Day-to-day life in uniform requires improvisational fixes to keep the mission moving, superiors happy and the Defense Department goliath chugging along.

So, what’s a Washington state-based sailor to do when plagued by the incessantly soul-crushing traffic north of Seattle? If you’re this particular Seaman Timmy, you take advantage of the I-5′s carpool lane.

Veterans could see their benefits boosted by the biggest margin in four decades after Congress on Thursday finalized plans to guarantee that veterans’ checks see the same cost-of-living boost as Social Security payouts.

Federal officials aren’t expected to announce the Social Security benefits adjustment until mid-October. Earlier this week, the nonprofit Senior Citizens League predicted a cost-of-living increase of about 8.7% for 2023, based on inflation data through the first eight months of the year.


Elderly Veteran Relocation Assistance | Charlotte | Sept 29 | Contact Dwayne Wells [email protected]

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 September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. You can 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

Triad Region

A direct and compelling headline
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.