Welcome to the dRC Veteran’s page. We are dedicated to helping to provide resources, news updates and upcoming events to encourage independent living to our military community.
The new VA clinic by the airport in Wilmington’s phone number is 910-343-5300.
Information on obtaining military ID cards.
The process is as follows: All appointments are made on line. Contact https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. Then search for Wilmington, NC and follow the on line prompts. Enter all of your information and you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your appointment.
Important message to Children of Vietnam Veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee is asking the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; adult children (we recommend you register your children also) who are ill and/or have birth defects, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues; to register with Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. National Birth Defect Registry.
Participation in the registry includes:
- Completing an online questionnaire which can be found at this link: http://www.birthdefects.org/registry/
- The questionnaire will ask about you (the child) or your disabilities; health and family history of both parents; exposures during pregnancy and occupational exposures.
- A special section will ask about the veteran’s service in Vietnam. This section was designed in collaboration with the New Jersey State Agent Orange Commission.
- Collected data will be used for a study of the pattern of birth defects and disabilities that have been most frequently reported in the children of Vietnam veterans.
- All data are confidential. Your permission would be requested before any researcher would get in touch with you.
NC VetsCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps volunteer program that serves veterans, active duty service members, and their family members in North Carolina. In Wilmington, NC VetsCorps volunteers are at United Way and the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and Reduce Homelessness In the Cape Fear Region, and at Legal Aid of North Carolina.
The NC VetsCorps Mission is to help the military and veteran populations access local, state, and federal resources. Volunteers link people to appropriate resources for basic financial education or financial aid; job training and employment services; housing assistance; VA benefits; case management; legal services; educational opportunities; mental health and health care; and community integration.
The volunteers engage with a wide variety of veterans’ service organizations and maintain a vast network of professionals and other community members who are primed to assist veterans with transitioning to civilian life and thriving in the Cape Fear area.
For more information about NC VetsCorps, or to refer a veteran, contact Melanie Nelson at (910) 798-3900 x114, or email@example.com,
If you are interested in volunteering with veterans, plenty of options abound!
You could become a volunteer Mentor with the Circles of Support Program at United Way, which forms support groups around individuals who have struggled with homelessness in the past.
You could join the volunteer Cleaning Crew at the USS North Carolina Battleship.
You could serve a meal at the Good Shepherd Center or the Ashley Center, both of which serve veterans.
You could become part of an Emergency Response team, riding with an ambulance when a veteran in crisis calls 911.
You could become a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
You could serve coffee at the VA Health Care Clinic.
You could join Team Veteran Victory for Work on Wilmington, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was passed and signed into law last November. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed 35 to 60 year old Veterans, which will begin on July 1, 2012 – we will begin accepting applications on May 15, 2012.
VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to 99,000 unemployed Veterans who are at least 35 years old but no older than 60. Eligible participants will receive up to 12 months of training assistance at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every Veteran who participates or applies to the VRAP program. You can learn more about VRAP here.
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