The Veterans Resource Center is scheduled to open during the 2016-2017 academic year on the ground floor of John C. Hodges Library. While the location is being completed, a temporary space will open later this month in Dunford Hall Room 2417.
A UT student belongs to an elite group of US Armed Forces troops whose war efforts in Afghanistan were chronicled in a major motion picture.
The newly unveiled Remembering Our Fallen memorial for Tennessee soldiers who died in the line of duty has arrived at UT, where it will be displayed during November and will be part of the campus’ fifth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call event on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.
The newly unveiled Remembering Our Fallen Tennessee memorial is coming to UT for the month of November and will be part of campus’ fifth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call event on Veterans Day, November 11.
UT will be participating in the National Day of Remembrance Roll Call event again this year. It will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, in Circle Park.
The College of Social Work is making veteran-specific education for social workers more accessible, including free online workshops and a trauma certificate program.
Two soon-to-be graduates of College of Law are a step closer to becoming judge advocates in the US Marine Corps. William Bateman, of Memphis, and Marc Napolitana, of Westford, Massachusetts, will graduate from the College of Law on Friday.
UT’s Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,500 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff, and students to wear the week of Memorial Day, May 25–29. Last year, the group gave out 1,000 poppies with more than 500 additional requests.
Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
Tennessee veterans who have died in the line of duty since the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be honored when UT participates in its fourth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call on Tuesday, November 11.