The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

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UNC Joining Forces is an initiative to provide educational opportunities and research support for the United States military through a multi-partner approach.

Together, North Carolina’s public University, industry and non-profit organizations are united in support of:

Providing access to a high-quality and affordable education to our nation’s service members, veterans and their families;

Developing capacity in science and technology (S&T) support for the special operations community;

Transitioning veterans and their families into employment; and

Maintaining a thriving military economy in North Carolina


Current UNC Joining Forces Partners

LC Industries President Bill Hudson (right) with an employee.
Photo credit: Triangle Business Journal

  LC Industries has committed to supporting the first-year efforts of the initiative, and by doing so have become the first industry partner in UNC Joining Forces. LC Industries is the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind and operates in 14 states. With two distribution centers and 31 retail stores operating on military bases, LC Industries serves all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

Read more about LC Industries and their commitment to UNC Joining Forces.

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