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Veterans Day: Honoring UW’s veterans and military members

November 12, 2023

Veterans and military members in the UW–Madison community were honored Saturday with a Veterans Tailgate event organized by University Veterans Services, followed by a flag presentation and flyover by Black Hawk helicopters at the football game at Camp Randall stadium.

With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries    

November 10, 2023

The initiative’s researchers work closely with industry partners to rapidly translate fundamental scientific discoveries from the lab into next-generation consumer products that will protect the brain from injury.

UW‍–‍Madison earns ‘Above & Beyond’ honor for supporting military employees

July 21, 2023

The award recognizes UW for going “above and beyond” what the law requires for Guard and Reserve employees—from continuity of pay to extending health insurance benefits during deployments, drills and other military obligations, which military employees often must take on short notice.

UW–Madison hosts secretary of Veterans Affairs, highlights student veterans’ experience

June 7, 2023

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.

Blank’s Slate: Veterans enrich our learning community

November 11, 2021

As more veterans come to our campus, they bring a unique mix of leadership and experience to the classroom. Their perspectives enrich our learning community in many ways.

Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in melanoma treatment study

March 16, 2021

“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.

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.