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NAVSEA Partners with Charlotte Bridge Home for Vet Support

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NAVSEA Partners with Charlotte Bridge Home for Vet Support

Charlotte, N.C. – The Naval Sea Systems Command signed a memorandum of understanding with the Charlotte Bridge Home in Charlotte, N.C., Oct.19, expanding the command’s relationship with a North Carolina-based non-profit that supports the transition of service-disabled veterans into the workforce.

 

This agreement marks the beginning of a partnership that will see both organizations sharing information and best practices to recruit, train and care for Wounded Warriors.

 

The memorandum also provides for shared employment and recruiting information for Wounded Warriors, as well as collaboration on education and training opportunities for Wounded Warriors, their families and their caregivers.

 

“These partnerships will provide more opportunities for more wounded warriors throughout America,” said Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander NAVSEA. “We’re proud to work with organizations like Charlotte Bridge Home, and NAVSEA is in this collaboration 100 percent.”

 

After serving in the military, the transition to civilian life can be challenging as veterans recover from wounds, pursue further education and seek employment. The Charlotte Bridge Home serves as an entry point to connect returning veterans with resources and support services.

 

The facility was designated as a national pilot to create a more welcoming and livable environment for returning veterans and their families. The Charlotte Bridge Home serves veterans in the Charlotte, N.C., area during this transition by identifying their education, employment and healthcare needs and connecting them to the right community, state and federal resources.

 

In addition to this most recent agreement, NAVSEA has established several partnerships to increase veteran opportunities. Since the formation of NAVSEA’s Wounded Warrior program in October 2008, the command has pioneered Wounded Warrior employment and outreach programs and established the structure for public/private partnerships to provide education, training and job placement to hundreds of injured service members.

 

After four years of Wounded Warrior recruiting, NAVSEA has hired nearly 1,300 service-disabled veterans, with almost two thirds those hired since fiscal year 2011.

 

For more information about NAVSEA’s Wounded Warriors Program, please contact the NAVSEA Wounded Warrior Program Office at 202-781-1431.

 

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