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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.

Newhouse Military Photojournalism Program Graduate Reflects on His Photos from Ground Zero

Preston Keres, a graduate from the S.I. Newhouse Public School of Communications Military Photojournalism Program, woke up on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001 expecting a normal work week. After turning on the TV, he and fellow Seaman Jim Watson witnessed the 9/11 attacks like most people did. Their workweek was going to be anything but normal.

Veterans from the Global War on Terror reflect on their transition to Higher Ed on the eve of 9/11 anniversary

Charlie Poag has a photo on his wall from his time serving in Afghanistan.  It isn’t of tanks or of troops or of a memorable fire fight from his tour there. It is of a small Afghani boy of maybe three or four sitting on the ground with his grandfather leaning over him.  The boy is distraught as soldiers search his family’s home, but the toddler is intrigued by a large chocolate bar that the elderly man is helping him open.       

Army ROTC Alumni Reflect on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

hanksville, PA. Since that day in 2001, men and women across the country answered the call to serve – including Syracuse University Army ROTC cadets. While some were already in the service when 9/11, and some joined the service after, both have telling stories and reflections to share as we look back on that tragic day and the Global War on Terrorism.

A Statement from the OVMA on Current Afghanistan Crisis

Our hearts are with the families of the service members killed in Kabul today. And our thoughts are with those Afghan allies and their families that are suffering as this situation continues. The OVMA stands ready to support and listen and act to support those who have volunteered to answer the call of our nation. We will continue to update this list of resources so please check back often for updated information as we continue to collaborate with our partners to share needed resources.

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