Veterans http://whqr.org en UNCW and Fayetteville VA Medical Center sign affiliation agreement http://whqr.org/post/uncw-and-fayetteville-va-medical-center-sign-affiliation-agreement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new affiliation between </span>UNCW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the Fayetteville VA Medical Center opens the door for students, researchers and VA staff to work collaboratively. The agreement, signed Monday, is a collaboration</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that aims to improve health care for veterans.</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:04:15 +0000 Sara Wood 33807 at http://whqr.org UNCW and Fayetteville VA Medical Center sign affiliation agreement Wilmington Health Center will provide veterans with health care closer to home http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-health-center-will-provide-veterans-health-care-closer-home <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting Monday, military veterans in the Coastal Carolina region will be able to seek medical treatment closer to home. The new Wilmington Health Center, located next to the airport, will enhance and expand health care for as many as 18,000 veterans.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 32371 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Health Center will provide veterans with health care closer to home Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat http://whqr.org/post/author-kirsten-holmstedt-sheds-light-women-combat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Defense Secretary Leon&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Panetta’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;announcement to lift the combat ban for women serving in the military came as no surprise to author Kirsten&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holmstedt</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Iraq War started while she was working on her MFA in creative writing at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNCW</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in 2003. She heard about women serving in the line of fire and decided to collect their stories first-hand.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 31227 at http://whqr.org Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat Three Bills Aim to Alleviate Tuition Burden for Veterans http://whqr.org/post/three-bills-aim-alleviate-tuition-burden-veterans <p>Three bills were filed in both the North Carolina house and senate last week to assist veterans with tuition for state schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:19:37 +0000 Sara Wood 17468 at http://whqr.org Three Bills Aim to Alleviate Tuition Burden for Veterans Stand Down Helps Homeless Veterans http://whqr.org/post/stand-down-helps-homeless-veterans <p>A Stand Down refers to a safe place for exhausted combat units to rest and recover away from the battlefield during wartime. Here at home, Stand Downs are also known as community events connecting homeless veterans to services and supplies they don't have.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:04:56 +0000 Sara Wood 11025 at http://whqr.org Stand Down Helps Homeless Veterans Many NC Veterans Paying Out-of-State Tuition http://whqr.org/post/many-nc-veterans-paying-out-state-tuition <p>When changes to the GI Bill took effect in August, the revisions bridged a gap between the cost of public and private higher education for student veterans. While capping private tuition at nearly $18,000 the revisions also specify that only in-state tuition is covered. WHQR&#39;s Sara Wood reports this has created a financial burden for several hundred student veterans in North Carolina.</p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:15:03 +0000 Sara Wood 6817 at http://whqr.org Many NC Veterans Paying Out-of-State Tuition Hundreds of NC Veterans Struggle to pay Out-of-State Tuition http://whqr.org/post/hundreds-nc-veterans-struggle-pay-out-state-tuition <p>When changes to the GI Bill took effect in January, the revisions bridged a gap between the cost of public and private higher education for student veterans, leveling the educational playing field.</p> <p>But WHQR's Sara Wood reports a new clause has created an unintended financial burden for several hundred student veterans in North Carolina.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:08:02 +0000 Sara Wood 6684 at http://whqr.org