For decades, North Carolina has been home to military installations like Seymour Johnson Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, Camp Lejeune, New River and Cherry Point . It’s also been a state with heavy support for the troops.
So, it’s no surprise that the state ranks among the best for being among the most military-friendly states, especially for retirees. North Carolina ranks 11th out of the 50 states overall, according to a new report from personal-finance website WalletHub and WNCT.
With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. sending additional troops to NATO countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, WalletHub on Monday released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as accompanying videos and its Memorial Day Facts infographic.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to the quality of VA hospitals.