Greensboro has a new recruitment office in to the 2900 block of Battleground Avenue. Based on the name, it appears to be a joint venture for all the branches: The Armed Forces Career Center. It is located relatively close to Grimsley and Page High Schools. As we reported last week, we have seen several military personnel at Green Joe's Coffee Company. Perhaps they are in the neighborhood checking the progress of the new facility. In addition to recruiting, we're betting they will be involved in the many holidays where veterans and active duty military participate. It will be a convenient place to visit to learn more about special events, like Veterans and Memorial Day.
North Carolina has military bases for four of the five branches of the United States armed forces: Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Air Force (Fort Bragg, Base Support Unit Elizabeth City, Camp Jejeune, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, respectively). North Carolina has 129,049 active duty and reserve members. Our State is third, just behind California and Texas.* If you want to thank someone on active duty, consider sticking your head into the new career center and welcoming them to the neighborhood. Also, consider treating a soldier to a cup of coffee. Happy Tuesday!