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First of all I would like to thank you for your service to your country and your interest in the Columbus State Veterans Organization (CSVO). We would like to hold a general information meeting on Thursday 1 OCT 2015 1400hrs
The meeting will take place in the Union Hall 48 Conference Room (Next to the GI Bill
Office) and if need be we can move to a bigger class room.
The CSVO is a recognized student organization by Columbus State and a National Chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA). As your chapter advisor I plan to work with you on addressing veterans issues, concerns and assist with raising awareness within the local community.
We will also be discussing how the CSVO will be involved in 2015-2016 Veterans Events, here at Columbus State and within the community.
The heart of SVA is the student veteran led chapter. These local organizations are the "boots on the ground" that provide peer-to-peer support, which has been linked to academic success and an easier transition to campus for student veterans. Through this national network of affiliates, SVA impacts the lives of thousands of student veterans.
Veteran & Military Students
The first Courageous Conversation will be held on Wednesday, September 30, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Columbus Downtown High School, 364 S. 4th Street. The full calendar of Courageous Conversations can be found on the website -www.courageousconvos.com. Veterans & Military Members are welcome to attend to discuss discrimination issues facing current and former service members.
COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR VETERANS
Tuesday, October 6th
Tuesday, November 24th
14:00 – 15:00 hrs
Library – Room CO 111
This Workshop will focus on how veterans can be successful in their college pursuits
and how they can properly apply for and retain their
BLUEPrint Student Success Workshops http://www.cscc.edu/services/advising/bluepring.shtml
VETMotorsports is an award winning national outreach program for post 9/11 veterans. We are participating in an auto event in Toledo, OH on October 18th. We will be placing injured warfighters behind the wheel. Here are specific details-
- We have limited slots for 2 participants plus one guest from the Toledo area.
- To be considered interested participants must
- o have a service connected injury
- o have a post 9/11 deployment
- o upon request provide supporting documentation to for validation
- o A valid Driver's License
- Past participants from that that not participated in an autocross event will be considered.
- We encourage Peer-to-Peer guest invites (Vet to Vet)
If you have specific questions, please contact me directly.
Thanks again for your support.
VETMotorsports Executive Director & Founder
Recipient of the 2014 Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year
Recipient of the 2015 AMA Hazel Kolb Award
VETMotorsports is a 501c3 and charitable donations can be made at http://www.vetmotorsports.org/donate/
VETMotorsports honors and empowers disabled combat veterans through active participation in motorsports.
Would you like to participate in a Veterans' Writing Group?
The CSCC Student Veterans’ Writing group is open to all CSCC student veterans. The focus of the group is on writing and sharing
nonfiction “true stories” of life in and out of the military. It doesn’t matter whether
or not you consider yourself a “good writer” or a writer at all; what you need is
the desire to share your stories to write them down, and receive support from others
as you do this.
Meetings are held monthly on the CSCC Delaware Campus. Meeting dates and times are dependent on group members’ availability. A meeting agenda will be sent to group members via student email prior to group meetings.
The group co-leaders are Nancy Pine and Beki Test. We teach English classes at CSCC. Please email either of us for more information (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to working with you!
Please Contact Dr. Pine if interested.
Ohio Warriors Hockey
The Ohio Warriors Hockey Program was founded in 2014 with the support of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The program is open to all injured and ill service members and disabled veterans, regardless of age or gender.
For more information, to see our practice schedules, or to donate, visit:
Veteran ID Cards
The Franklin County Recorder's Office will be on campus 16 October 2015 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) located in Delaware Hall (Veterans) Lounge Room 156.
This program allows veterans to obtain a Document Identification Card from our office. This card will display a photograph of the veteran, military service dates, and other pertinent information regarding the veteran's service to our country. This card contains their specific document number, so the discharge record can be rapidly located by his office when needed. The cost to obtain the card is $1.
In order to receive a United States Veteran Document Identification Card, veterans must record their military discharge with the Franklin County Recorder's Office and show two forms of current and valid identification. The only forms of identification we will accept are:
- An original or certified birth certificate
- Identification card issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
- United States military identification card
- Social Security card
- State issued license or permit to carry a concealed weapon
- State issued motor vehicle operator's license
- State issued identification card
- Valid US passport
The Veteran ID card can be useful to veterans to prove eligibility for a number of services and benefits including:
- Employment Applications
- Veterans' Home Loans
- Veterans' Hospital Services
- Student Loans
- Burial Benefits
- Discounts at participating retail establishments and restaurants
See you on September 2nd!
The Military & Veterans Services Team
The Columbus State Insurance Certificate Pilot program is looking for Veterans? Here is information on the program http://www.cscc.edu/about/news-press/2015/insurance-pilot-program.shtml.
Alcohol & Other Drug Recovery Support Group
Contact Columbus State Counseling Services for more information located in Nestor Hall Room 010
Like Us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CSCCMVS
2015 Veterans Professional Advancement Course (VPAC) Dates Announced
Our next class is Friday, June 19th, and we have plenty of seats available. Please ask all those interested to email us at GMB-VPAC@cardinalhealth.com to register!
Cardinal Health Headquarters
7000 Cardinal Place Dublin, OH 43017
VA Develops Mobile Application "Concussion Coach" To Help Support Treatment for Veterans Who Suffer From Mild to Moderate Concussions - To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application ("app") that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies. (9/16/14)
Burn Pit Registry...
The VA is collecting info on service members who believe they experienced harmful environmental effects to their health from exposure to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Currently, the VA says that research does not show evidence of long-term health problems from expo-sure to burn pits, in which a variety of waste from human to chemicals, petroleum and discarded food were burned. But it is also studying the issue and plans to continue doing so. To that end, the agency is seeking information from veterans who believe such exposure has compromised their health.
Veterans can also file a claim for disability compensation for health problems they believe were caused by exposure to burn pits. The claims will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
According to the VA, veterans who were closer to burn pit smoke or exposed for longer
periods may be at greater risk. Health effects depend on a number of other factors,
such as the kind of waste being burned and wind direction. Toxins in burn pit smoke
may affect the skin, eyes, respiratory and cardio-vascular systems, gastrointestinal
tract and internal organs. Most of the irritation is temporary and resolves once the
exposure is gone. This includes eye irritation and burning, coughing and throat irritation,
breathing difficulties, and skin itching and rashes. The high level of fine dust and
pollution common in Iraq and Afghanistan may pose a greater danger for respiratory
illnesses than exposure to burn pits, the VA said.
The online registry and additional information are at:
Join the Columbus State Veterans Organization Today! We are a chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA).