Institute for Veterans and Military Families

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A Syracuse University Vice Chancellor told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that the federal government should do more to support military families … or it might limit future military service.   Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Mike Haynie testified that failing to provide enough economic and educational assistance for military families is a threat to national security.

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A Syracuse University alumnus and U.S. Navy veteran is donating $20 million to support the construction of the National Veterans Resource Center on campus.  Site preparation is underway on the $62.5 million  project.

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  Syracuse was named one of the top 10 best cities in the nation for veterans to come and earn their college degrees. Hiring Our Heroes conducted a survey of cities with good access to colleges with veterans programs, as well as graduation rates and job opportunities.  Syracuse placed 7th on the list.

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Of all the conflicts facing soldiers overseas, the Secretary of the Army says the budget is perhaps their biggest threat.  John McHugh stopped by Syracuse University Thursday to learn more about its innovative veteran and military-connected programs.  He says how the military responds to emerging issues such as ISIS’s growing control of Iraq, Russia’s activity in Eastern Europe, and others is dictated and affected by funding. 

   McHugh says the army can barely meet its current missions with 450,000 troops.

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It’s not every day that an award winning Nascar Driver rolls into Syracuse. However, Danica Patrick joined forces with Aspen Dental today at Syracuse University to offer free Dental Care with a mobile dentistry office that’s catering to Veterans who are in need of some dental care.

Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network

The Syracuse University College of Law will again partner with the Veterans Issues, Support Initiative and Outreach Network (VISION) to host its third Valor Day 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.