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2015 Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 9, 2015, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaiʻi Hall Lawn
Light refreshments will be served. No cost to attend.
Join UH Mānoa Nursing to honor veterans and learn about exciting new programs designed to assist veterans’ return to college. UH Mānoa Nursing is a partner in the Veterans Administration Nursing Academic Partnership and recently received funding for the Vets-to-BSN Program.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and pledged to support the Joining Forces National Presidential Initiative.
Learn about support services available to veterans and visit with the Wounded Warrior Project, Team Red, White & Blue, Honolulu Veterans Center, Transitional Assistance, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Persons with disability-related access needs are invited to contact Carlyn Okatomi at (808) 956-0896 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
Pay-to-Park visitor parking is available along Varney Circle for $2 per 30 minutes, maximum 3-hours. Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php for more information. Vehicles with government license plates are exempt from paying for parking and may park in any unmarked/non-green colored stall.
Event Sponsor: UH Mānoa Nursing - Veterans to Nurses Program, Mānoa Campus
2015 Annual Veterans Conference: Boots to Books
Monday, April 27, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UHM Campus Center Ballroom
The 2015 Annual Veterans Conference is focused on transitioning from military to college.
The conference will include guest speakers, student veteran panel, and information regarding current veteran initiative on the Mānoa campus.
Lunch will be provided, please RSVP for the event.
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2015
Office of Veteran Student Services Email: email@example.com
4th Annual Veterans Conference
The Office of Veteran Student Services will sponsor the 4th Annual Veterans Conference entitled Responding to Student Diversity: Understanding Service Members and Veterans.
March 19, 2014, 7:15 AM – 3:00 pm,
March 20, 2014, 7:15 AM – 4:00 pm
UHM Campus Center Ballroom
The veterans conference is free for all those interested in attending.
Day one of the conference will be focused on training for staff, faculty, and community leaders on student veteran related issues.
Day two will be dedicated to students that are affiliated with the military; active duty, reservist, dependents, and veterans.
However, ALL are welcome to attend both days!
Walk-in registration only, without lunch, is accepted at the door.
Office of Veteran Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
The VA Clinic at Tripler and List of Flu Champions
The VA Pacific Islands Healthcare System Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination:
All VA employees and Veterans can receive free flu shots at the Spark M. Matsunaga Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) Lobby 1st floor at the following times:
In the Lobby with VANA Students:
Tuesday October 8 from 9am to 1130am and 1pm to 230pm
Thursday October 10 9am to 1130am and 1pm to 230pm
Tuesday October 22 9am to 11am
Thursday October 24 9am to 11am
Tuesday October 29 9am to 11am
Thursday October 31 9am to 11am
Thursday November 14 9am to 11am
For other locations or more information, download:
VA Pacific Island Health Care System opportunities to get the influenza vaccination and list of flu champions working close to you (PDF) *
Vet Success on Campus Workshop
January 15, 2014
10:30am - 12:00pm
Meet Your VSOC Counselor
VA is strengthening partnerships with institutions of higher learning and creating opportunities to help Veterans achieve success by providing outreach and transition services during their transition from military to college life. VSOC Counselors ensure that Veterans receive the support and assistance needed to pursue their educational and employment goals. VSOC Counselors are easily accessible on campus they help resolve problems that could potentially interfere with a Veteran's educational program, to include assisting with disability accommodations.
Contact email@example.com to register for the workshop.
Download the VSOC Workshop flyer (PDF) *
Translating a Military Resume to a Civilian Resume Workshop
October 24, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This workshop helps veterans identify their core dependable strengths and translate their military-related skills on their resume to relevant skills in the civilian work place.
For more information or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
GUIDE TO VA SHUTDOWN
The Veterans Field Guide details off-campus Veteran Affairs services that are impacted by the government shutdown. UH Mānoa campus resources are not affected and will remain in operation.
Please contact the Office of Veteran Support Services with any questions.
VA - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - addresses veterans' issues on the government shutdown at the link below:
Download the Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown (PDF) *
(Updated Oct. 1, 2013)
The Mobile Veterans Center Returns to UH Mānoa
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
8:30am - 2:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Legacy Path between Andrews Outdoor Theater and Krauss Hall
The Mobile Veterans Center is a wheel-chair accessible, fully equipped mobile unit that includes a private meeting room; educational materials; and free and confidential counseling by trained VA Readjustment Counselors who have first-hand knowledge of the issues faced by returning veterans and their loved ones. Services include individual, couples, and family therapy aimed at helping to address the social, economic, and/or trauma-related needs of combat veterans and their families. There is also a wealth of information about benefits, entitlements, and services. All are welcome.
VA worker Travis Schmidt providing information to a UH student at the Mobile Veterans Center, Sept. 10, 2013.
Blurred Lines… PTSD and Life After Military Service
September 26, 2013, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please help us welcome Dr. Steve Watkins and Christopher Slavens as they share personal stories. Dr. Watkins is currently at work on a series of paranormal war history novels for Scholastic, and a post-Iraq and Afghanistan-war novel for Candlewick. He has written a series of articles on a family struggling with the effects of PTSD. Christopher Slavens is a Transition Patient Advocate for the Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Transition Support Program at the Honolulu VA and a Combat Veteran. He will be sharing his experiences with chronic PTSD.
The Office of Veteran Student Services Grand Opening & Open House
September 19, 2013, 10:00am - 2:00pm
QLCSS 214L and 208
You are invited to attend the The Office of Veteran Student Services' (OVSS) Open House.
Please come join us! Pupus and drinks will be served.
More Information: Office of Veteran Student Services, 956-2192, email@example.com
"To Bear a Special Responsibility"
Remarks by Representative K. Mark Takai
On April 26, 2011, an inaugural event was held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) entitled "Responding to Student Diversity: Understanding Service Members and Veterans." State Representative Mark Takai (District 34 Aiea-Pearl City), a 12 year veteran in the Hawaii Army National Guard, attended the event and was the keynote speaker.
…"When our young men and women in both our standing and reserve units are called to serve, that war or conflict happening on the other side of the world suddenly becomes very personal to all of us. And that's as it should be, not because we have a son or daughter; brother or sister serving, but because everyone who serves our country is someone son or daughter; someone's brother or sister. And we, who are the beneficiaries of that service and sacrifice, bear a special responsibility to our service members and to those who support them. I bear a special responsibility…," stated Representative Takai.
Representative K. Mark Takai's Keynote Address
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, April 26, 2011
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In the News: UH Mānoa News
UH Mānoa, Veterans Affairs will pay tuition, fees for 15 military veterans
Posted: Aug. 12, 2011
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Yellow Ribbon Program and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will grant 15 master's degree students at the Mānoa campus up to $5,000 per academic year, starting in the Fall 2011 semester, which begins August 22.
…Said Vice Chancellor for Students Francisco Hernandez, "We are proud to partner with a program that provides tuition relief to such deserving veterans and services members. This is the beginning of what will be our best effort to provide enhanced services and show our support to those women and men who have served or continue to serve our country."…