Trimble Joins Board of Directors; Eyes Involvement in NC’s UAS Industry

The Foundation is excited to welcome Trimble Navigation to its Board of Directors. Trimble is a leading supplier of GPS Survey technologies to the US Government and a natural fit for the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Cyndee Hoagland, Business Area Director for Trimble’s Federal Government Solutions division, will serve as the company’s designated Board Member.

NC Military Foundation Hosts Leaders from Commerce, Governor’s Office at AUSA Annual Meeting

On October 14, the North Carolina Military Foundation hosted Richard Lindenmuth, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), John Loyack, VP of Global Business Services for EDPNC, and MajGen Retired Cornell Wilson, Military Affairs Advisor to Governor McCrory, at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The Foundation organized an itinerary for the group that included meetings with senior Army leaders and major defense contractors, as well as a gathering of to discuss efforts to grow the state’s defense economy.

Senators Support NC’s Proposal to Win FAA’s UAS Center of Excellence

North Carolina’s Senators joined 16 of their colleagues in signing a letter of support for the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) Consortiumto win the FAA’s solicitation for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence (COE). Governor McCrory was one of seven Governors to submit similar letters of support for the ASSURE Consortium.

Governor Continues Push for NC Businesses to Hire Veterans

In a video released on November 20th, Governor McCrory urges employers to make veterans a part of their workforce.

Sponsors Sought for Military Appreciation Hockey Game 2014

The Carolina Hurricanes are seeking sponsors for their 2014 Military Appreciation Hockey Game, set for March 8, 2015 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. As in previous years, major sponsors will be invited to join an esteemed collection of military leaders, corporate citizens, and government officials to recognize the contributions of our nation’s service members during a pre-game VIP reception co-hosted with the NC Military Foundation.

Foundation Works with President of USO North Carolina to Support its 10th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala

Corporate and civic leaders, senior military officers, media and entertainers, friends and supporters of the militarywill come together on October 4th to celebrate the USO’s 10th Annual Salute to Freedom Gala. The North Carolina Military Foundation has been working closely with the President of USO North Carolina to rally support for what is guaranteed to be great event.

UTC Aerospace Systems Joins Board of Directors

The Foundation is excited to welcome UTC Aerospace Systems to the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. Doug Balsbough, Vice President of Human Resources, will serve as UTC’s designated Board Member.

DeSpain Speaks on Budgeting and Impact on Fort Bragg, Fayetteville

Lance DeSpain recently joined NC Congressman David Price and Ben Freeman, National Security Advisor for Third Way, for a panel discussion on the federal budgeting process and its impact on Fort Bragg. Hosted by the Fayetteville Regional Chamber, the panel brought together local business leaders to discuss how the military budget affects the commerce in the area, from hospitality and general contracting to technology start-ups and military manufacturers.

NC Biotech Center Targets BioDefense with Industry Summit

The NC Biotechnology Center recently hosted a group of the state’s top Biodefense experts to discuss growing the defense life sciences sector in North Carolina.

NC Military Foundation Hosts Veteran Transitions Roundtable

In partnership with the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, the North Carolina Military Foundation recently brought together transition leaders from government, military, and industry for a Veteran Transitions Roundtable at the NC National Guard Joint Headquarters in Raleigh. This event focused on establishing a common understanding of the challenges that all three key stakeholder groups (military, industry, & transition enablers) face in transitioning veterans into civilian employment and identifying practical steps that leaders can take to improve transition success rates.