Student veterans find welcome on campus

Student veterans find welcome on campus

During a deployment to Afghanistan, Eric McCrory said he remembers sitting in a gunner’s hatch driving to Kabul thinking about the commotion surrounding him.  “For about 98 percent of the time that I was over in Afghanistan, I felt very safe,” McCrory said. “But then there’s also that 1 percent...

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Out of Uniform

Out of Uniform

Student veterans adjust to civilian life by finding community, inform classroom discussion with experiences It was only within the first two weeks of Richard Bailey’s deployment to Iraq that his life was put seriously in danger. He was coming back from the on-base gym with a few of his buddies....

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Virtual rehab starts trials

Virtual rehab starts trials

New project allows veterans to access physical therapy remotely Disabled veterans will be able to take part in new experimental treatments this November when a virtual rehabilitation program starts preliminary trials. Veterans in the Dallas area will be the first to try out the Multimodal 3D Tele-immersion Research Project, a...

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Mercury story did disservice to veterans

Story, image draws criticism from subject of brain health piece I agreed to share my personal story with The Mercury to raise awareness of research and program offerings for military service members at the Center for BrainHealth. However, when the piece was published, I was disheartened to see my photograph...

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Women vets struggle with system

Women vets struggle with system

At UTD, there are 600 military-affiliated students and the number is growing, McNeme said. Most veterans require assistance with healthcare services, ways to support their families financially when the benefits are not sufficient and help with trying to interview for civilian jobs, McNeme said. Many women use the education benefits...

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On the frontlines

On the frontlines

Veterans on campus share experiences of women in combat Retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson will visit campus March 26 to speak about women in combat as part of a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month. Olson, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and retired after 25 years of...

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Vet group looks to grow

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are meant to bring joy to Americans every year, but for soldiers who have returned from active combat duty, the experience can trigger reminders of war. Veterans of Dallas, a student group comprised of veterans, aims to address challenges like these along with other...

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