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Hometown Hero: Kristin Hughes

United States Army Sergeant First Class and Syracuse Police Officer Kristin Hughes hails from Syracuse, New York. Kristin attended Bishop Grimes High School where she played soccer and graduated in 2012. She later became the Bishop Grimes girls assistant head soccer coach in 2017 for one year.

Richard Jones ’92, G’95, L’95 – Making a Difference on the Battlefield, in the Corporate World and at Syracuse University

The incoming chair of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) Advisory Board, Richard M. (Rich) Jones ’92, G’95, L’95, believes that President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address provides us with a call to action. He says that the most important obligation as a nation and as a university community is to “[T]o care for those who have borne the battle.

Applications Open for OVMA Student Veteran Undergraduate Award

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) Student Veteran Undergraduate Internship Award is open for applications from Oct. 1 to May 31. This award provides up to $5,000 in financial assistance to undergraduate student veterans who are attending Syracuse University and interested in pursuing an internship over the summer semester.

Centenarian Veteran Alumnus, Robert Gang, Celebrated During College of Law’s Alumni Weekend

Robert Gang, who at 103 is the oldest living alumnus from Syracuse University’s College of Law, was honored Sept. 25 at the National Veterans Resource Center. The WWII and the Korean War-era veteran attended Syracuse University as both an undergraduate and law school­ student, and he was a member of Syracuse University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

Hometown Hero: Phil Benedict

United States Air Force Veteran and Syracuse University Employee Phil Benedict is from Pompey New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in spring of 1977 as an Aircraft Aerospace Technician. During his active-duty service, Phil was stationed in Royal Air Force (RAF) Upper Heyford, England and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, followed by continued service in the Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, and the Navy Reserves.

Newton Foust Heisley ’42 – Designer of POW/MIA Flag

In 1971, the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia was looking for a flag design to promote their organization. Heisely was given the task to create a flag for their organization.In 1971, the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia was looking for a flag design to promote their organization. Heisely was given the task to create a flag for their organization.

Orange Door Program Helps Student Veterans Connect With Resources & Support

Student veterans looking for transition support can connect to resources through the Orange Door program. These doors, identified on campus with an Orange Door hanger, are the offices of faculty and staff who have volunteered to be student veteran liaisons that can address the issues that often arise in transition. They are resources that provide support and care for academic, behavioral, legal, financial, personal and family issues.