Operation North State (ONS) founded in December 2010 is a 501 c3 non-profit (ALL VOLUNTEER) military support services organization which currently offers seven (7) “unique” programs for North Carolina's deployed troops and veterans-in-need. And, we serve numerous veterans from outside the state as well. In 2017, ONS will host its Eighth 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' 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, disabled veterans and their respective caregivers. All the Fishin’ Festivals dating back to April 2013 are featured and overviewed at Facebook: Operation North State Photo/Albums.