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Military & Veteran Affairs

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The North Carolina Forward Party is committed to the continuous advancement and betterment of our military personnel, veterans, and their families and the proud heritage they represent. Many of our members are veterans, active-duty military, or grew up as a military brat. This is because North Carolina has a vibrant military culture. Fort Bragg is one of the largest military bases in the United States. It is home to over 75,000 active-duty personnel and the Airborne and Special Operation Force. While Fort Bragg is one of our largest military installations, North Carolina represents all types of military personnel from Army Reserves to the Air Force. In addition, North Carolina is home to about 700 thousand veterans. As a result, North Carolina offers many special benefits to our service members, veterans, and their families including but not limited to property tax exemptions, veteran assistance, preference in hiring for government jobs and contracts, and tuition assistance.

 

TRICARE

One way we can show our support is to advocate for additional TRICARE funding for active duty members and veterans. TRICARE combines the health care resources of the Military Health System with the civilian healthcare network to cultivate and sustain the healthcare needs of our military personnel, veterans, and their families.

 

Supporting Active-Duty Family Members

The North Carolina Forward Party is committed to the well-being of active-duty family members (ADFMs). We seek to partner with organizations like Military OneSource to ensure ADFMs are getting the resources they need and are entitled to. We will continue to advance the ongoing efforts to ensure ADFMs of deployed military personnel receive the support they need to manage the difficulties associated with long and frequent deployments.

 

Veterans Treatment Court

Veterans treatment court helps veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders, trauma, and substance use. The North Carolina Forward Party would like to see the expansion of veteran treatment courts in all jurisdictions of North Carolina.

There are no words that can correspond to our Armed Forces and their families’ stoic contribution to our country. They have taken up arms against a sea of troubles with bravery and stoicism, and by opposing them Old Glory remains waving each day secure and free. We humbly offer in lieu of conveying the right words that it is because of their sacrifice and commitment the rest of us have the privilege to call America the land of the free and the home of the brave.