veterans http://waer.org en SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans http://waer.org/post/su-law-school-event-provides-free-legal-and-career-services-veterans <p>The Syracuse University <a href="http://www.law.syr.edu/index.aspx">College of Law</a> will again partner with the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/IHAVEVISION">Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION)</a> to host its third&nbsp;<a href="http://www.law.syr.edu/news-and-events/news/valor-day.aspx">Valor Day</a> this Saturday, April 5. As a way of giving back to those who have served, law students, alumni and local volunteers will provide free legal and advocacy services for veterans, service members and their families. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:33:52 +0000 John Smith & Sean Farrell 16242 at http://waer.org SU Law School Event Provides Free Legal and Career Services to Veterans CNY Veterans Share Their Business Experiences at SBA Conference http://waer.org/post/cny-veterans-share-their-business-experiences-sba-conference <div>Onondaga Community College was the place to be Thursday for veterans &nbsp;hoping to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge. &nbsp;The college hosted the&nbsp;Small Business Administration's 7th annual “Operation: Start Up &amp; Grow” conference for veterans and other members of the military looking to start or expand their own businesses.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Keynote speaker and Marine Corps veteran Lee Buttolph&nbsp;ended up buying his family’s lumber company in 2010. &nbsp;He says resources from the SBA and his military experience in Iraq prepared him for this new battle. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:46:29 +0000 Scott Willis 15771 at http://waer.org CNY Veterans Share Their Business Experiences at SBA Conference Human Side of War in Iraq Focus of New Book by Veteran at CNY Vets Center http://waer.org/post/human-side-war-iraq-focus-new-book-veteran-cny-vets-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It took Iraq War veteran John Ready of Oneida almost ten years to write about the experiences he went through as part of a civil affairs unit. &nbsp;But he decided to chronicle the strange, sometimes funny and poignant happenings and thoughts in his book, <a href="http://www.soldierpress.com/iraq-war-memoir-mike-haynie-veterans/">"Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?: A Soldier's Year in Iraq." </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:59:49 +0000 Chris Bolt 11790 at http://waer.org Human Side of War in Iraq Focus of New Book by Veteran at CNY Vets Center Central New York Remembers and Honors its Veterans http://waer.org/post/central-new-york-remembers-and-honors-its-veterans <p></p><p>Veterans and their families gathered at the War Memorial Tuesday for a celebration and honoring of their service. Carol Anne Wood is the grandmother of a woman currently serving in the U-S Army.&nbsp; She would write poems for her granddaughter and the platoon, and quickly became known as the platoon grandmother.</p><p></p><p>Unfortunately not all service members are able to return to their families and communities. A special table was set up to honor those Missing in Action or who are Prisoners of War.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:40:04 +0000 Scott Willis & John Smith & Shawnte Wright & J 10526 at http://waer.org Central New York Remembers and Honors its Veterans Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build http://waer.org/post/walls-raised-newest-habitat-humanity-build <P>Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.&nbsp; The process of raising the walls began Thursday,&nbsp;with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for&nbsp; Christmas.&nbsp;</P> <P>Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:33:10 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 6867 at http://waer.org Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build