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Celebrating community this Veterans Day

November 8, 2019

Student veterans add depth and perspective to our classrooms and to our larger campus identity. We enjoy the personal freedoms we exercise every day because they stood up to fight for them.

In year 5, University Veteran Services expands efforts to create community among military-connected Badgers

October 30, 2019

The office is undertaking its mission to support veterans and veterans' family members with several new initiatives, a new name, and its first female veteran staff member.

Commencement spotlight: The road less taken leads military vet to his ‘dream school’

December 10, 2018

“I would not have made it to UW–Madison without the military,” Noah Ash says. “I was given this amazing opportunity, and I have tried my best to make the most of it.”

Wisconsin Union to hold Veterans Day event on Nov. 12

November 7, 2018

Memorial Union’s ties to service members began 90 years ago with the dedication of the building as a memorial to UW–Madison’s service members in 1928. More than 1,000 fallen university heroes’ stories can be found in the Union’s electronic Gold Star Honor Roll.

UW funds will improve app to help vets at ‘Dryhootch’ coffeehouses

April 13, 2018

Dryhootch Coffeehouse is a place dedicated to the physical and mental health of U.S. veterans, and now it will use a new grant from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to improve an app that connects vets to vets.

Warrior Book Club, led by UW–Madison student, strengthens connections between veterans and civilians

March 28, 2017

The Warrior Book Club brings together veterans and non-veterans for discussions about literature dealing with combat and its aftermath.

UW search team finds downed WWII plane

November 9, 2016

This summer, in a unique collaboration, a team from the University of Wisconsin–Madison recovered wreckage and possible human remains from a site in France where an American pilot crashed during World War II.

Wisconsin Law School mobile center offers free legal aid to veterans

August 3, 2016

MADISON – Nearly 300 veterans have been offered free legal assistance since the University of Wisconsin Law School started its Veterans Law Center in November 2012. Laura Smythe wants to help more.

Student veterans balance hard-earned skills, blending in

November 10, 2015

Sam Soderberg’s hair is short but not buzzed; on a November morning, he looks like any other economics major getting coffee before class. He has an eye for his fellow service members, picking up cues that give away men and women who have served in the military.

Law Enforcement Command College grads benefit Wisconsin communities

May 22, 2015

On June 1, a new event called the Central Wisconsin Hero Games will honor wounded veterans at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. They will compete in Olympic-style activities, including archery and a wheelchair-accessible obstacle course.

Student veterans find another service opportunity in social work

November 11, 2014

Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school. Just under 20 percent of graduate students receiving veteran’s benefits at UW–Madison are pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to data from the UW–Madison Graduate School, while only 4 percent of graduate students overall are enrolled in the MSW Program.