Veterans

Joshua Bidwell '20 (CLAS) and Paul Hanlon, veteran and outreach coordinator for the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, meet at Bookworms Cafe at the Homer Babbidge Library. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Preserving Veteran Stories for Future Generations

'Everyone writes books about the generals ... These are the people you don’t remember, and I think that is a failure in our history and the way we write it,' says Joshua Bidwell '20 (CLAS), whose interview of a veteran will be archived at the Library of Congress and the Dodd Research Center.

The Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 8, 2013. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn File Photo)

UConn Ranks High Among the Ranks

Ranked 24th in the country for veterans’ services by U.S. News & World Report this year, the University enrolls about 800 veterans, military service members, military dependents, and ROTC students.

Veteran Michael Zacchea discusses the hardships and challenges of his assignment as the first U.S. military adviser to build, train, and lead the Iraqi Army after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. (Photo courtesy of Michael Zacchea)

UConn’s Michael Zacchea: Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion

'When you’re experiencing an event, you don’t see all the things that are going on. Only later did we see the rise of ISIS, the fall of Fallujah.'

Nathaniel Hutt, a doctoral student of kinesiology, at the Outpatient Rehab Clinic at the VA Hospital in West Haven on Nov. 9, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Physical Therapy Student Veteran Will Serve Veterans

Graduate student and former Marine Nate Hutt is conducting research to identify a new subtype of Parkinson’s disease in veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Thomas Underwood '18 (ENG) at the Castleman Building on Nov. 3, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineering Was Top Choice for Navy Veteran

Veteran and current UConn student Thomas Underwood explains why he turned to the School of Engineering after six years of service.

Veterans Day Ceremony at UConn's Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn File Photo)

Decorated Combat Veteran to Lead UConn’s Veterans Programs

Alyssa Kelleher '04 (CLAS), a UConn ROTC alum who saw active duty in Afghanistan, has been named the University's new director of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.

UConn to Receive Purple Heart Medal of Decorated Alumnus

The presentation on behalf of the WWII and Korean War hero will occur on campus at the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial.

Volunteers unfurl a giant flag before the start of the UConn vs Navy football game on Sept. 26, 2015. (Ryan Glista '16 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Fielding the Flag

Five hundred volunteers help unfurl the 300 x 160 foot super flag at the start of UConn Football's game vs. Navy.

A framed thank you to veterans at the Oasis in the Student Union on Nov. 5, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Extends In-State Tuition to All Qualified Veterans

Veterans who use service-related tuition benefits to attend UConn will no longer face a three-year deadline to enroll under the in-state rate.

The POW/MIA flag. (iStock Photo)

UConn to Fly POW/MIA Flag On Key Dates

UConn will raise the POW/MIA flag near the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial on several days during the year, beginning with Armed Forces Day May 16.