In a visit to UW–Madison, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and a roundtable of 11 student veterans and staff members, with a focus on how best to support UW's more than 2,000 military-connected students.
“The fact that he would not only be receiving some of the best, most advanced treatment options, he would be a part of something so much bigger for future fur friends, humans, and in support of my brothers and sisters in arms, our purpose was clear,” she says.
In year 5, University Veteran Services expands efforts to create community among military-connected Badgers
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.
“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.”
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
The Warrior Book Club brings together veterans and non-veterans for discussions about literature dealing with combat and its aftermath.
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.
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.
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.
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.