Operation North State (ONS) founded in December 2010 is a 501 c3 non-profit (ALL VOLUNTEER) military support services organization which currently offers ten (10) “unique” programs for North Carolina's deployed troops and veterans-in-need. In 2016, ONS will feature its Seventh Annual NCCARES Christmas Box Project - utilizing NC's People, Places, Products and Pride to send 1500 NCCARES Christmas Boxes to North Carolina's deployed troops. And, ONS' six (6) Top Shelf Fishin' Festivals held throughout the year/throughout the year and our Peer Fishin' Festival held in October are unmatched anywhere in the country! These “much-needed” and “often requested” recreational therapy outings are so needed for our wounded warriors, disabled veterans and their respective caregivers. All the Festivals dating back to April 2013 are featured and overviewed at Facebook: Operation North State Photo/Albums.