Tag Archives: military/veterans

Capital Area Veterans Stand Down

Rep. Grier Martin spoke at the 2013 Capital Area Veterans Stand Down held October 18.  The event is held yearly at the South Wilmington St. Center and is aimed at helping homeless veterans get off the streets. Over 40 federal, state, local and non-profit agencies to provide information and services to homeless veterans.  Martin’s legislative [...]
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British Wounded Warriors Try NC Motorsports

A group of British wounded warriors from Mission Motorsport spent a week in North Carolina, hosted by the USO of North Carolina, getting a taste of American racing. Mission Motorsport is the official motorsports charity of the British armed forces and works to “aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations [...]
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Martin Law Helps Troops Cast Ballots

Rep. Grier Martin has worked hard to help military and overseas voters cast a ballot.  The statistics are in from the 2012 elections and show that the efforts of Martin and his co-sponsor on H.B. 614 Rep. Ric Killian have paid off.  According to Gerry Cohen, Director of the Bill drafting Section at the NC [...]
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Governor Signs Martin Bill to Help Military Spouses

Governor Bev Perdue signed HB799 into law in a ceremony in Goldsboro, the home of Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base.  HB799 was introduced by Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake)  and Rep. Ric Killian (R-Mecklenburg). The new law will make it easier for military spouses with another state’s professional license to obtain a comparable license in North Carolina. [...]
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Secretary of Defense appoints Martin to Advisory Board

Rep. Grier Martin has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to a three-year term on the Reserve Forces Policy Board. The 20-member board serves as an independent advisor directly to the Secretary of Defense on strategies, policies and practices intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of military reserve forces from all [...]
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Rep. Martin Speaks to American Legion Post 116

Rep. Grier Martin addressed the monthly meeting of American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina.  After a well-prepared grilled dinner, Rep. Martin spoke about things the legislature has done to help North Carolina veterans and military families.  Post members also expressed several concerns, with jobs and employment at the top of the list.
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Grier at NC State ROTC ceremony

The N.C. State ROTC Department held a change of command ceremony August 19. Rep. Grier Martin attended the event where Lt. Col. Ken Ratashak turned over command to Lt. Col. Randall Wheeler.  Lt. Col. Ratashak has been at N.C. State since 2008 and is retiring from the Army.
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Grier Protects Troops From Predatory Lending

Rep. Martin spoke out against HB 810, a bill that will allow predatory lenders to charge exorbitant interest rates to citizens.  The bill would place a particular burden on our servicemembers and is opposed by the leaders of all North Carolina’s military bases.  Our senior citizens would also be harmed and the AARP is opposed [...]
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Martin Delivers Keynote Speech at Garner Veteran’s Day Celebration

Grier Martin was the keynote speaker at the Town of Garner’s Veteran’s Day Celebration, Nov. 11, 2010 at at Aversboro Road Baptist Church.  Martin spoke of the need to take care of our current generation of returning veterans.  Martin is an Army veteran of Afghanistan and currently serves in the Army Reserve with an airborne [...]
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Martin Military Bills Signed Into Law

Three of Rep. Grier Martin’s bills benefiting North Carolina’s military community became law today. In a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Morrisville the Governor signed HB76, HB412, and HB614. HB76 helps ensure that servicemembers wishes for the disposition of their remains will be followed in North Carolina. HB412 modernizes the military justice laws [...]
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