Survey on Campus Supports for Student Veterans

More than 70 percent of college faculty and staff members do not feel that they are adequately prepared to recognize when a student veteran exhibits signs of psychological distress, including post-traumatic stress disorder. That figure was among the findings of a survey…...

Storm the Stadium at Notre Dame on July 4

On July 4 (Wednesday), the University of Notre Dame Office of Military and Veterans Affairs will host the ultimate stair-climbing challenge, Storm the Stadium, with proceeds benefiting the University’s military-connected students. Storm the Stadium will feature three stair courses that will take...

Military Spouses in STEM

The Society of Women Engineers's Jonna Gerken interviewed Michelle Aikman of the Society of Military Spouses in STEM in a podcast about the Society of Military Spouses in STEM this week.  Michelle is the Community Engineer for Washington Gas. Leading up to this role,...

National Geographic Screening - "Chain of Command"

On Monday, April 23, 2018 in Montgomery Auditorium of LaFortune Student Center,The Office of Military & Veterans Affairs in partnership with bridgeND are hosting Nat Geo's "Chain of Command." Chain of Command is an intimate portrait of the war against violent...

Veterans talk about the Civilian Military Divide

With only .05% of Americans having served or currently serving in the military, the US military has become more isolated from civilian life than at any period in the country's recent history. 88% of post-9/11 veterans believe that the general public...

U.S. Navy nominates ND Alumnus as its next fleet boss

The Navy has nominated the head of its Europe-based U.S. Sixth Fleet as its next four-star fleet boss.  Vice Adm. Chris Grady, a career surface warfare officer from the cruiser/destroyer world, will replace Adm. Phil Davidson, who is widely expected to...

Run Forrest Run 5/10 K

The OMVA is excited to sponsor the Run Forrest Run 5/10 K in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s work on behalf of our nation’s veterans, active military, and first responders! The OMVA will be sponsoring some of Notre Dame’s...

A New Group Wants to Elect More Veterans—From Both Parties

Even the most optimistic interpretation of this week’s government shutdown quickly slides into the abyss of the bottomless distrust between Republicans and Democrats in the House. The brief standoff over immigration and funding the government mostly dramatized Washington’s dysfunction. But...

Trump taps Notre Dame graduate for veterans appellate court

Washington — President Donald Trump intends to nominate Michigan attorney and veteran Joseph L. Falvey Jr. to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the White House said Tuesday. Falvey, a former federal prosecutor, is...

Melissa Stockwell, An American Hero

Melissa Stockwell – An American Hero: Tragedy to Triumph At first glance, Melissa Stockwell may appear to be the quintessential Mid-Western All-American girl, but she is far more. She is an American war hero who has triumphed over personal tragedy...

Moving Veteran Students from the Margins to the Center

Moving Veteran Students from the Margins to the Center By: Marsha Guenzler-Stevens It began with a single student, a young man who enrolled at the University of Maryland (UMD) after deployment in Iraq and a long convalescence at Walter Reed Medical...

Diversity and Inclusion in the Military: Theoretical Perspectives

Diversity and Inclusion in the Military: Theoretical Perspectives By: Gary A. Packard Jr. For the first half of my adult life, I was immersed in the homogenous cultures of small-town America and Air Force flying squadrons. If asked about diversity, I...

Notre Dame establishes Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Long recognized as a leader in training students preparing for military careers and as a partner to the United States military, the University of Notre Dame has strengthened its commitment to those who have served our country by establishing its...

America's Elite Colleges Need More Veterans

I remember exactly where I was when I learned I’d be able to join the Marine Corps. It was a little after 7 a.m. on a Saturday in the winter of 2007. I was 17 years old, picking cabbage at...