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WHAT'S NEW? The Fort Mill, SC Lunch is BACK! Join host Kirk Rygol and other Veterans on May 20th and every 3rd Thursday from 11:30am-1pm for round table discussions and good eats at the Towne Tavern restaurant.
WEEK AT A GLANCE Join us Wednesday for our weekly workout in Charlotte!
ICYMI Our friends at Lowe's Companies, Inc. are hiring across the state of NC. See careers here.
STAT OF THE WEEK 142. The number of benefits navigation cases we have served so far this year. If you are in need of benefits navigation or simply have questions, please submit an assistance request to us here.
VETERAN SPOTLIGHT Meet Kirk Rygol, former 63B-H8 Specialist, U.S. Army. Kirk served from 1988-1992 and graduated from Air Assault school, earning him his wings as an official Air Assault Soldier. He has since transitioned into the mortgage industry and is now a mortgage guru with Freedom Lending in Fort Mill, SC. Some of Rygol's favorite things to do are outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family! Introduce yourself to Kirk as he hosts the Fort Mill Lunch every 3rd Thursday from 11:30am-1pm at Towne Tavern restaurant.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Do you have ties to the military? Know the National Anthem? Can you sing? Then the Charlotte Knights are looking for you! 3 lucky entries will be selected to sing the National Anthem 4th of July weekend! Submit your YouTube audition video by May 14 to chrisd@charlotteknights.com and be sure to tell them VBH sent you!


NEWS
COVID-19 Information Affecting Education Benefits for Students From the beginning of COVID-19, the VA has been working with Congress to preserve GI Bill® benefits for those impacted by COVID-19. In the Spring of 2020, the President signed Public Law 116-128, then Public Law 116-140 (Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. READ MORE
Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) can be used to
refinance an existing VA loan to lower the interest rate.
IRRRLs do not require credit underwriting and may include the entire outstanding balance of ... READ MORE
The future of STEM is Women Veterans According to the Department of Labor (DOL), there are almost two million women Veterans living in the United States. These women Veterans are making wise choices as, last year, 18 of the 20 highest paying careers were in STEM. The field is expected to grow by eight percent between 2019 and 2029. These careers can be pursued using the GI Bill and other benefits. READ MORE
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Workout | Wednesday, April 28 | 6:00 AM | Veterans Park CLT | RSVP

Veterans Yoga with Kate | Sunday, May 2 | 9:30 AM | 1908 East Blvd | Join Team RWB
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Atrium needs your help supporting mass vaccination events located at Bank of America Stadium. Shifts are every Tue/Wed & Sat/Sun. Click here to sign up!

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

Don't miss out on volunteer opportunities! Subscribe to our volunteer distribution list here.
EMPLOYMENT

Charlotte Metro Area

General Contractor Positions | Andrew Roby | Apply

Multiple Positions | Equitable | Apply

TSO | Charlotte Douglas Airport | Apply


Triad

Financial Professional | Equitable | Apply

Cybersecurity Workforce training/positions | UNC-Charlotte | Contact

Multiple Positions | Salvation Army | Apply


Fayetteville

Financial Professional | Equitable | Apply

Cybersecurity Workforce training/positions | UNC-Charlotte | Contact

Multiple Positions | Service Source | Apply


Triangle

Financial Professional | Equitable | Apply

Operations Supervisor | BMC | Apply

Cybersecurity Workforce training/positions | UNC-Charlotte | Contact
VETERAN SERVICES
COVID RESOURCES
VBH 2021 IMPACT REPORT

2004 Total Services
672 Total Veteran Served

NCSERVES NEWSLETTER Want more? Check out the NCServes Newsletter here.
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