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Randolph County Veterans Services Hires Two New Veteran Officers

Since the installation of the new Department Director in 2018, the Veterans Services vision for Randolph County has begun to take a new direction. Under the direction of County Commissioners and Administration, Veterans Services has hired two new officers to begin June 16 to meet community needs. Some of these needs include open 24-hour communication […]

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Congressman Gonzales secures key funds for Texas military operations and veterans services

Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) secured critical funds for military bases and operations, and veteran services throughout Texas’ 23rd District as part of the construction appropriations bill military and veterans for fiscal year 2022. “As a retired Navy Master Chief and a veteran myself, I know how critical our district’s military bases and operations are to […]

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Veteran Services USA withdraws zoning request for Tulsa Hotel redevelopment

Organizers behind redevelopment plans for the vacant Crowne Plaza hotel near East 81st Street and South Lewis Avenue withdrew their zoning request before the Tulsa City Council could take action on Wednesday. The project has met with some opposition and organizers now plan to spend time discussing why it would benefit the city. Veteran Services […]

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Shawnee State University Military and Veteran Services Announces ‘Got Your 6’ Awards

Jay Helsel received the SSU Student “Got Your 6” award for 2021. Nicole Neal, Director of Operations for the Student Business Center, received the SSU Faculty and Staff “Got Your 6” award for 2021. PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University’s Office of Military and Veterans Services has announced the recipients of […]

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Bo Almond Settles in as New Veterans Services Officer – The Stanly News & Press

Bo Almond’s military career took him all over the world during his 12 years with the United States Army. As a senior military police officer in the mid-1980s, Almond was stationed in Japan and Korea and later, from 2002 to 2004, spent time in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. . In the meantime, […]

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River Valley Veterans Services, Arkansas. Mental Health, Fort Smith

While many organizations are dedicated to serving veterans in the Fort Smith area, officials say some still fall through the cracks. Mauricio Gonzalez, Sebastian County Veterans Services chief, said Zachary Arnold, who shot and killed Lois Hicks, 87is the perfect example. Arnold was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2018. He […]

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Commonwealth Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Lockwood Development Partners and Veteran Services USA Join Forces to Execute Multi-Property Adaptive Mix at Scale

Commonwealth Hotels today announced a strategic alliance with Radisson Hotel Group Americas and Lockwood Development Partners to jointly acquire and redevelop nine hotels in eight states in partnership with Veteran Services USA, forming an extensive network of new mixed-use developments such as housing, seniors activities and day care, as well as vocational training and retraining […]

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The Hays County Veterans Services Office Helps Those Who Served

Jude Prather tells the story of a WWII Navy veteran who was rapidly losing his hearing. The folks at the Hays County Veterans Services office traced his hearing loss to service on a destroyer and its booming big guns. They combed through 75-year-old records, filled out form after form, and argued their case before Veterans […]

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Westbrook Veterans Services Office Establishes New Advisory Committee

Westbrook Veterans Services Officer Arty Ledoux said he is proud of the city’s work for veterans, including the creation of a new Veterans Services Advisory Committee. Ledoux The committee, made up of two residents, two veterans, two veterans representing local American Legion and Ledoux posts, complements the work of the Office of Veterans Services and […]

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Aspen Elks donates $12,800 to Veterans Services

Aspen Elks Lodge #224 announced last week that it is donating a total of $12,800 to two organizations serving veterans on the West Slope: the VA Western Colorado Health Care System and VFW Post 3981 at Grand Junction. The funds will be used to provide meals, food boxes, hygiene boxes and clothing to veterans in […]

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Greetings from your new Veterans Services Officer

By Ed Lautrup I hope you and yours are doing well and are recovering happily from a wonderful holiday season! Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Ed Lautrup and I’m the new Washington County Veterans Services Officer. I’m a kid from Kennard, went to school in Arlington, spent just over 20 years in the US […]

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Grand Rapids Community College gets $450,000 grant to build veterans service center

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College received a $450,000 federal grant to build a designated veterans center on campus and expand services to students who served in the military. The Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success will serve as a hub to connect veterans to campus resources such as financial aid, counseling […]

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The search continues for the new Veterans Services Office

January 21, 2021 By Jessica Mathews / [email protected] The Livingston County Veterans Services Committee is looking for a new site to hopefully relocate its offices and better serve local veterans. The committee met virtually on Wednesday evening and discussed priorities for 2021, which includes signing a lease for a new office by the end of […]

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A Winters resident was renamed undersecretary for Veterans Services

Governor Gavin Newsom recently reappointed a Winters resident to the position of Undersecretary of Veterans Services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Keith Boylan has held the position since 2013, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Prior to his appointment, Boylan served as Government Relations Liaison for the California Association of Veteran […]

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Bastrop County Honors Veteran Services Officer

Bastrop County Commissioners Court on Dec. 14 honored county Veterans Services Officer Tomika Nowlin and the work his office has done to help veterans after receiving praise from residents who she helped. “It was through her enlightened experience, selfless service and dedication to her work, in addition to being a veteran herself, that I observed […]

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‘We’re still here’: Local veterans services continue to help during pandemic | Local

Despite new social distancing and mask-wearing rules, a number of local veteran service organizations have continued to connect former service members to medical, financial and social supports. “We think it’s important for veterans in our community to know that we are still here and that there is support even during the pandemic. It doesn’t change […]

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Texarkana College Veterans Services Staff Host Priority Enrollment and Financial Aid Event

As Veterans Day 2020 approaches next week, Texarkana College would like to say “thank you” for the service and dedication shown to our country by hosting a special registration event for veterans and their dependents. Becky Fant, TC veteran services specialist, said financial assistance for veterans and their dependents is available to cover tuition, but […]

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Victoria County Veterans Services Officer Receives Texas Veterans Commission Award | Premium

The Victoria County Veterans Services Officer received an award from the Texas Veterans Commission for his work serving area veterans. On Monday, Victoria County commissioners applauded Eva Painter by presenting her with the commission’s 2019 Veterans Team Impact award. The award presentation was a great opportunity for the court to recognize someone in the county […]

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Madera County Welcomes New Veteran Services Officer

MADERA – The Madera County Board of Supervisors warmly welcomed new Veterans Services Officer Joshua Christopherson when he was introduced at a board meeting held earlier this month (June 2) just after the Christopherson’s first day on the job. As Veterans Services Officer, he will oversee the staff and day-to-day management of the Madera County […]

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San Mateo County Veterans Services Office Goes Online for Awareness | Local News

Ed Kiryczun Meeting veterans where they live plays a vital role in outreach at the San Mateo County Veterans Services office, but, with shelter-in-place orders forcing communities indoors, staff have had to move quickly to digital capabilities to prevent military personnel from slipping through the cracks. “The biggest concern is that people are not connected […]

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Veterans services are especially critical during the COVID-19 crisis

Veterans are one of the most resilient segments of our society. Only about 1% of our country is currently in service, and those who choose to serve bear the burden of responding to significant threats to our communities and the country as a whole. Some people decide to enter the service on active duty, while […]

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Veterans Services is suspending in-person office support due to COVID-19

VSO offers support by phone, email, videoconference SANTA FE, NM – Beginning March 24, all New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) field offices will temporarily postpone in-person office visits by veterans – and instead provide assistance to veterans by telephone, videoconference or e-poster. All previously scheduled office visits will be rescheduled. The decision is […]

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Texas A&M University Director of Veteran Services Receives National Award

Colonel Gerald L. Smith was recognized this month by the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs The director of veterans services at Texas A&M University was recognized this month by the National Association for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) for his passion, dedication and […]

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New Bingo Hall Funds Veterans Services | Local News

A new community bingo venue has opened its doors, and it’s for a good cause. Debra Christian, commanding officer of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary in Texas State District II, dedicated her work to the memory of her father and other veterans. Christian Restoration Community Women Veteran Program Bingo had its grand opening on […]

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Westbrook Opens State’s First Municipal Veterans Services Office

City officials cut the ribbon, marking the grand opening of the state’s first municipal-level Veterans Services office. Left to right: Mayor Mike Foley, Director of Veterans Services Arty Ledoux, Former Mayor Mike Sanphy, and City Councilors David Morse and Victor Chau. Chance Viles/American Journal WESTBROOK — The city officially opened the state’s first municipal Veterans […]

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Westbrook Veterans Services office asks vets to register

WESTBROOK — Maine’s first municipal veterans service office is scheduled to open at the community center in January, but director Arty Ledoux is asking veterans to register ahead of time. One of the office’s first jobs is to get an idea of ​​how many veterans live in Westbrook, Ledoux said. Voluntary registration would help the […]

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Dani Molina joins the UCI as director of the Veteran Services Center | UCI News

Irvine, California, November 12, 2019 — Dani Molina, Ph.D., has been named director of the Veterans Services Center at the University of California, Irvine, effective Nov. 7, where he will continue the campus’ commitment to providing a welcoming environment for veterans combatants, reservists and their dependents. “Dr. Molina’s experience both as a veteran and as […]

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UPDATED: Veterans Services Guide – Oklahoma | TULtalk

Members of Veterans Walk and Talk Oklahoma pick up trash during a community service event. The non-profit veterans organization meets every Sunday. Tim Landes Updated: July 27, 2020 Whether it’s taking walks, making glass art, or getting a new pet, there are plenty of local resources available to veterans. Below is a list of services […]

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Alternative Veteran’s Services – Groups and nonprofits provide camaraderie and opportunity for veterans

John Donnelly of the Upper Keys VFW is grateful for the outpouring of support for vets in the Keys. He said, “The collective goodness of citizens living in the Florida Keys is beyond reproach. Having toured the neighborhood, I have never witnessed such love and respect for our veterans. Donnelly, himself a recipient of a […]

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In Year Five, University Veterans Services Expands Efforts to Build Community Among Military-Bound Badgers

Mirana Whaley, a freshman at UW-Madison, and her family chat with a Wisconsin Veterans Museum program representative during a university Veterans Services welcome event for military-related students September 25 at Dejope Residence Hall. Whaley is a Navy veteran pursuing studies in neurobiology. Her husband is an army veteran. Photo: Jeff Miller Mirana Whaley swears she […]

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New Mexico Department of Veterans Services plans stops in Deming, NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will be making outreach stops in southern and southwestern New Mexico this fall and winter. DVS Officer Rosa Bycenski will be at the following locations to help veterans and widows of veterans apply for or improve their veteran or state benefits. Deming was targeted […]

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UHCL Veterans Services Office loses new director after just over three months – UHCL The Signal

The Captain Wendell M. Wilson Veterans Services Office is located on the third floor of the Student Services Building. Photo by The Signal reporter Jennifer Martinez. The Captain Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services (VSO) is where “military-affiliated” students, approximately 10% of UHCL’s student population, can go for educational support, help and advice, or […]

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Members of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative honor 9/11 by helping each other

Eighteen years after the nation was forever changed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, veterans gathered in a Valencia parking lot, socializing and helping each other in Santa Clarita’s first visit with a vet event. At the event held outside a mall on the corner of McBean Parkway and Decoro Drive, nearly 100 veterans, their families, […]

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Spotlight on Support: The Military and Veteran Services Center provides support for veterans to succeed

For veterans who dream of making the transition to college, graduating, and pursuing successful careers, John Jay’s Military and Veterans Services Center is a critical source of support. “We work with veterans before they come here and help them transition into college and adjust to any unique challenges they may face. But we […]

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Wilkie: Services for veterans in Guam will be improved

US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie met with veterans in Adelup to discuss improving accessibility and expanding health services to the veteran community. Although it is well known that Veterans Affairs medical facilities struggle to provide timely care, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie paid a brief visit to the island and met […]

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Terry Pendergraft Retiring From Veterans Services

Terry Pendergraft served his final appointment as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. He has served as the Preble County Director of Veterans Services since 2002, 17 years in that role. EATON – Terry Pendergraft served his last day as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. […]

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US Army tweet backfires, shows need for better veteran services

On May 23, a US Army tweet about service in the military garnered thousands of stories from current and former service members. The thread highlighted a harsh reality regarding the mental health of serving and veteran US military members and the lack of support many receive during and after their service. The US military responded […]

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Veterans Services: Top 10 Reasons Not to Apply for VA Compensation – Wadena Pioneer Journal

Compiled from data from many sources, here are the top 10 reasons veterans don’t sue advantages. 1. I don’t trust the government. Many veterans have indicated that they do not trust their government with matters of confidentiality and privacy and therefore have no interest in obtaining benefits. Vietnam-era veterans are particularly sensitive to their distrust […]

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VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on expanding Colorado Veterans Services not allowing MMJ orders

Ryan Warner: Secretary Wilkie, thank you for being with us. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: Thank you for inviting me. RW: I’d like to start with the VA Medical Center in Aurora. It opened shortly before you took office in 2018 — more than $1 billion over budget, five years behind schedule. There were immediate criticisms […]

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University Recognized for Veteran Student Services, Treatment

Andrew Newby (left), UM’s deputy director for veterans and military services, speaks with guests at the opening of the Veterans Resource Center. Newby has implemented several new services that have helped Ole Miss rise in the rankings of public institutions to support military veteran students. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services OXFORD, Mississippi […]

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Veterans Services understaffed among 66% increase in vet students – UHCL The Signal

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report ranking of the best colleges for veterans ranked UHCL 31st. UHCL is also ranked 61st for regional universities in the West. Graphic courtesy of the UHCL Veterans Services Office Facebook page. Veterans are promised many opportunities when they enlist in the military; one of these promises is the […]

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Certificate programs for people who want to work in veterans services are on the rise

In recent years, colleges and universities across the country have seen a marked increase in the number of students wanting to be equipped to serve veterans. Some are veterans themselves, some have personal connections, and others may have taken a course that sparked an interest in pursuing a career in veterans services. Dr. Frances W. […]

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Veterans Services to merge in North Attleboro, Plainville | Local News

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Plainville veterans slowly started going to Rebecca Jennings’ office last year seeking help from the North Attleboro veterans agent. Although she already had more than 2,000 North Attleboro veterans to look after, Jennings took them in: A veteran herself, Jennings did not feel right to leave a returning soldier wading through the […]

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Kelly Center brings veteran services to the Hays community through the Manhattan Vet Center

02/28/18 HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Kelly Center has partnered with the Manhattan Area Veterinary Center to bring veterans services to FHSU and the Hays community. Starting in March, a team of counselors and veterans will provide free services, including: Individual consultation Group consultation Family counseling bereavement counseling Veterans Affairs Treatment Benefits […]

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Lebanon VAMC will hold an open house on February 14 to promote services to veterans

Lebanon VA surgeon helps vets get back on their feet Dr. Rex Herbert sees working for the VA as a way to give back to his country. By Daniel Walmer The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Open House on February 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 […]

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New County-appointed Veterans Services Officer • The Mendocino Voice | Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

MENDOCINO CO., 11/11/17 – Mendocino County has a new Veterans Services Officer: Ulysses Lopez, who previously worked for five years as a Veterans Services Representative at the Fort Bragg County Office . Lopez is a Mendocino County native and a U.S. Army veteran. While serving as a veterans advocate at Fort Bragg, he helped veterans […]

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Military and veteran services | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College Accreditation John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a premier veteran-serving institution at the City University of New York (CUNY) with more than 550 enrolled veteran and military students, is accredited speak Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council […]

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New Lee County Veterans Services Announces New Monthly Bonita Springs Outreach | News, Sports, Jobs

Lee County Veterans Services offers a new monthly outreach program in Southern Lee County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Friday of each month beginning August 4 at the Bonita East United Way House, 26820 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, with Southwest Florida’s main agency Goodwill Industries. Lee County Veteran Services […]

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New Lee County Veterans Services Announces New Monthly Bonita Springs Outreach | News, Sports, Jobs – FORT MYERS

Lee County Veterans Services offers a new monthly outreach program in Southern Lee County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Friday of each month beginning August 4 at the Bonita East United Way House, 26820 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, with Southwest Florida’s main agency Goodwill Industries. Lee County Veteran Services […]

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GCC to Open New Veterans Services Center March 24 | News

Although Chuck Pierce has retired as principal, the Glendale Community College Veterans Service Center is still in operation on the college campus. In fact, veterans now have a new on-campus service center that will be dedicated at 9 a.m. on March 24. GCC is ranked eighth in the nation among veteran-friendly two-year colleges. The GCC […]

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Director of UNLV’s Military and Veteran Services Center Named National Advisor of the Year

A retired U.S. Army veteran and longtime director of UNLV’s Military and Veteran Services Center, Ross Bryant has been named the Student Veterans of America (SVA) national “Chapter Counselor of the Year.” . Bryant accepted the honor Jan. 6 at the 2017 SVA National Conference in Anaheim, Calif. “I was shocked, humbled and honored. I […]

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Hamilton County hires first-ever Veterans Services Officer to help local veterans

Hamilton County Veterans Services Officer Charles Alsobrook Help for veterans The new Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer will be able to provide assistance in areas such as: › Service-Related Disability Award › Dependency compensation and compensation › Enhanced Retreat Program with Containment/Assistance and Presence › Registration for health benefits › Funeral services, flags, headstones, headstones […]

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County Veterans Services office moves to new location in Ventura

Details Posted: May 19, 2016 VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Veterans Services office located at 855 Partridge Drive in Ventura will be relocating to 5740 Ralston Street, Suite 304, Ventura on Thursday, May 26. The office’s fully accredited Veterans Claims Agents provide information, referrals, claims preparation and submission, and follow-up service to ensure Veterans, […]

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Donnelly: Don’t Forget Larimer Veteran Services

Did you know that the Larimer County Office of Veterans Services is available to advocate and help veterans, their families, and survivors? The office provides assistance with filing and obtaining benefits, claims advice, representation and advocacy. In 2015, the office received 32,401 phone calls (they work hard to return every call!) and 4,880 office visits. […]

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Flagler County Veterans Services Officer Eager to Retire

The lone veteran, known to most other Flagler County veterans, has decided it’s time for him to retire in earnest. Sal Rutigliano, a Flagler County Veterans Services officer of 15 years, began his final year of service. On October 1, 2016, he will retire – for real. Rutigliano and his wife Cindy moved to Flagler […]

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Veterans Services and Military Assistance Center opens at UW-Madison

Student veterans and active duty military members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a new resource to help them access state and federal benefits. The Veterans Services and Military Assistance Center, or VSMAC, is a collaboration between the university’s Office of the Registrar and the Division of Student Life. The VSMAC office, located on the […]

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Military and Veteran Services – Valdosta State University

Active duty military, veterans and military family members welcome Valdosta State University is proud to host military and veterans. The university provides educational services to active-duty service members at Moody Air Force Base, Kings Base Naval Submarine Base, and Navy Logistics Base Albany. Our department was created to help adult and military learners earn college […]