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Tillman Scholars Application Cycle Now Open

The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) unites and empowers remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self.

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

e of Veteran and Military Affairs is proud to recognize eight outstanding scholars, as part of the University’s commitment to veterans and military-connected students. These awards are possible thanks to philanthropic commitment from generous donors. They provide distinguished military-connected students with meaningful financial assistance to pursue their educations at Syracuse University.

Syracuse University Veterans Affinity Group Took Part of Annual Wreaths Across America

Each year, millions of Americans come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of volunteers and patriots takes place in local, state and national cemeteries in all 50 states – most recently at Oakwood Cemetery – as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Each year, a new theme is chosen to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. Today, the national nonprofit announces the theme for 2021 is “Live up to their legacy.”

OVMA Staff Member and Military-Connected Alumni Reflects on Her Visit to Pearl Harbor

Growing up in a family where many have served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, military history is something that intrigues me. Last year, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic arriving in the United States, my husband Ryan (who serves in the Army National Guard) and I visited the islands of Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii. My brother-in-law currently serves active-duty in the Army and was stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at the time, so he brought us around the base to show us all the history – including the USS Arizona Memorial. I visited the USS Arizona Memorial back in 2001 (prior to 9/11) when my parents, both retired U.S. Air Force veterans, brought me there and I remember how moving it was; however, seeing it 18 years later had a whole new meaning for me.