Department of North Carolina

 
 
 


North Carolina Department Headquarters
4 North Blount Street
P. O. Box 26657
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611-6657
Phone 919-832-7506
Fax 919-832-6428

 
 

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DATABASE SEARCH


Twiford Memorial, Elizabeth City, NC

Across the country and around the world, U.S. war, military and veterans memorials stand to honor those who served in uniform and the battles they fought to protect our nation’s freedoms. The American Legion is now establishing a database to identify the locations, document histories and share photographs of our nation’s monuments and memorials to those who have served.

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL WEBSITE

 
 

The First Gulf War, The War to Free Kuwait Traveling Exhibit
Premiers at Dedication Event for Veterans, Service Members

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A new traveling exhibit about The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait, opens Friday, Nov. 4, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The exhibit premiered to an audience of Gulf War veterans and veterans of other conflicts, members of the military stationed in North Carolina, and veterans’ family members. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary Cornell Wilson, Jr. today hosted a dedication event at the museum. 

What: A new traveling exhibit about The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait

When: Nov. 4 through Jan. 15 at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh; after Jan.15 the exhibit will travel around the state

Who: The N.C. Museum of History, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs partnered to create this informative exhibit

 First Exhibit Location:  N.C. Museum of History

The Government of the State of Kuwait funded the exhibit to honor the 75,000 men and women, and their units, stationed in North Carolina, who served and sacrificed to liberate Kuwait. Admission is free. 

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THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND

The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. By providing this emergency funding, NEF has prevented damaged posts from closing and enabled American Legion Family members to recover from tragedy.

Do you qualify?  Read more here...

Download a National Emergency Fund Application Here

OTHER VA EMERGENCY RESPONSE LINKS:

WWW.VISN6.VA.GOV

WWW.FAYETTEVILLENC.VA.GOV

 
 

 

Legion Seeks Department Adjutant

Department Adjutant: The American Legion Department of North Carolina seeks individual to serve as NC Department Adjutant.  This person is the Chief Administrative and Financial officer for 40,000 member veterans group.  Must be veteran eligible for membership in The American Legion.  Degree required with minimum 3 years’ management experience including management of budget required.  Must have good computer skills, written/oral communication skills and ability to interact with members at all levels.  Works closely with elected leadership, supervises headquarters staff, manages conferences, conventions, publishes organization newspaper, serves as Corporate Secretary. Background check and drug test required.  Travel required.  Salary to be discussed.  Closes with postmark of December 15, 2016.  Send resume and references to: American Legion Department of NC, PO Box 26657, Raleigh, NC  27611, or email to nclegion@nc.rr.com.

 

DEPT OF NORTH CAROLINA UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW PHOTOS ADDED TO THE GALLERY

DECEMBER 2016
December 13   National Membership Target Date 75%
By December 16   Oratorical School Contests Completed
December 23, 26   Christmas (Dept Office Closed)
December 30   New Year's Eve Observed (Dept office closed)
December 31   Go-Getter Club (last day to secure members), Dogwood 100% Award, National Post Honor Ribbon, Certificate of Meritorious Service, Five or more Consecutive All-Time High Award
 

 

MEET THE COMMANDER

COMMANDER DAVID SHORE
DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA
2016 - 2017

 

Click here for More Information and learn about New Changes of Increased Eligibility

 
 

           

VETERANS SERVICE FUND
USSNC REPORT

Dec 02, 2016

 
 

GULF WAR PRESUMPTIVES

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A condition of long term and severe fatigue that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other conditions.
Fibromyalgia
: A condition characterized by widespread muscle pain. Other symptoms may include insomnia, morning stiffness, headache, and memory problems.
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A group of conditions marked by chronic or recurrent symptoms related to any part of the gastrointestinal tract.  Functional condition refers to an abnormal function of an organ, without a structural alteration in the tissues. Examples include irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, and functional abdominal pain syndrome.
Undiagnosed Illnesses: With symptoms that may include but are not limited to: abnormal weight loss, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, muscle and joint pain, headache, menstrual disorders, neurological and psychological problems, skin conditions, respiratory disorders and sleep disturbances.

 The fastest way to get a disability claim decision: www.benefits.va.gov/fdc     File an eclaim.
Contact a veterans Service Officer for help filing an  eclaim or electronic FDC or call toll free # 800-827-1000.
 

 

 
 

 




READ THE LATEST ISSUE NOW - OCTOBER 31, 2016
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

As reported at the fall meetings, The American Legion is launching a national awareness campaign to raise funds to help our organization assist veterans, their families, young people and communities. The first installment of that campaign will focus on the mental health needs of veterans, particularly those who are battling the signature wounds of today’s war era: PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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NEW ITEM AT FLAG & EMBLEM SALES

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Commemorating Vietnam
50th Anniversary Events

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New GI Bill Comparison Tool Available!!

VA Hotline for Questions on VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans

 
 

DMV Applies the Veteran Designation to Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

Effective October 7, 2013, DMV began offering the opportunity for veterans to request a veteran designation to be placed on their driver licenses and identification cards. This service can be obtained at any driver license office throughout the State.

MORE INFORMATION HERE


 


 
Important New Information from the IRS
Regarding Non-Profit Organizations

DD Form 214 is no longer absolutely required by the IRS.

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Make membership renewal EASY!

Select one of our newest options to help make renewing your American Legion Membership quicker, easier and more cost effective.

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American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association

The American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association has launched a new Facebook page. This brand-new page is available for you to post stories about your local youth programs in action, offer suggestions, or network with others who are interested in, or are past participants in, American Legion youth programs: Boys State, Boys Nation, American Legion Baseball, Junior Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts, Junior ROTC, Oratorical Contests, Samsung Scholarships – or any other Legion-connected activity that enriches the lives of young people.  Learn more about the association at www.legion.org/youthalumni.

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The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, at the close of World War I. The organization now includes veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon/Grenada periods, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War On Terror.

The American Legion, since its founding, has endeavored to assist veterans, their widows and children, and their fellow citizens. The North Carolina American Legion, with over 40,000 paid members, are proud to carry on this tradition. We invite you to join us and help support Americas Veterans.

Are you a veteran or presently on active duty? Would you like to join The American Legion? Then here is where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest veteran's organization. Complete the application you'll find here.
 

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