Operation North State (ONS)


Operation North State (ONS) was founded in December 2010. It’s a 501 c3 non-profit (ALL VOLUNTEER) veterans support services organization which provides recreational outings (fishing, golf, cycling, state park visits, attending events, snow tubing, go-karting) and hosts its NCCARES Christmas Box Project, etc.)  for wounded warriors / Dvets, veterans-in-need and NCNG service members. For 2024, ONS expects to host fifty-one (51) “unique” projects within North Carolina. Additionally, in 2024, ONS will host around two hundred (200) fishing and golf outings for wounded warriors / DVets throughout the state. We have dozens of veterans that attend our events from North Carolina’s neighboring states too. 

Operation North State

In 2024, ONS will host its Fifteenth Annual NCCARES Christmas Box Project - utilizing North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to deliver 1500 NCCARES Christmas Boxes to North Carolina's shut-in veterans. And our EIGHT (8) Top Shelf Fishin' Festivals held throughout the state are unmatched anywhere in the country! These “much-needed” recreational therapy outings offer life-changing experiences for our wounded warriors / DVets and their respective caregivers. All the Fishin’ Festivals dating back to April 2013 are featured and overviewed on Facebook: Operation North State - Photo/Albums. The Fishin’ Festivals are FREE to wounded warriors / DVets and there is no Entry Fee for our Host Boaters. Also in 2024, ONS will continue to offer Foursomes for Heroes and Cycling Heals – Vets Connect outings.