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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 29 April 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 April 29th!
The Military & Veterans Services Team
The Columbus State Career Fair will be held on April 22 from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Columbus State Conference Center in the Center for Workforce Development (WD). The Career Fair is open to any Columbus State student ready to graduate, those working through their program of study but ready to launch into a career and those still exploring career options.
Students will have access to over 40 employers who are looking for talent from a wide variety of academic programs here at the college. Many entry level career positions will be available that provide opportunities to advance within the company as well as tuition reimbursement for the right student.
In addition to traditional students I would like to have veterans attend. To make this happen I need your help to get the word out. Please promote the Career Fair to your network of Veterans and strongly encourage their students to attend the Career Fair. For information on the Career Fair and the employers attending visit www.cscc.edu/2015careerfair. If you would like for me to modify the body of this message so you can forward it I can. If you would like flyers to distribute, either hardcopy or electronic, let me know and I will get them to you.
Please forward any questions you may have or that students have directly to me at 614-287-5509, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Are you interested in a Veterans’ Writing Group?
The next meeting with be June 3rd, 6 to 8 p.m., on the Delaware Campus.
The CSCC Student Veterans’ Writing group is open to all Columbus State student veterans. The focus of the group is on writing nonfiction “true stories” of life in and out of the military. It doesn’t matter whether or not you consider yourself a “good writer”; all you need is the desire to write your stories to share with, and receive support from, others.
The group will share a Blackboard organization and meet face-to-face at a day or time and frequency the group decides on at the CSCC Delaware Campus. The atmosphere will be casual with opportunities for conversation. The bulk of each meeting time will be focused on a scheduled topic/technique for nonfiction writing and sharing and commenting on group members’ writing. At the first meeting, the group will determine the meeting schedule and topics for the first few meetings. There is no fee associated with the group.
The group is led by Nancy Pine, Assistant Professor of English, CSCC Delaware Campus. Please contact her if you are interested in participating email@example.com.
BLUEprint: College Success for Military and Veteran Students
Thursday, April 30, 2 – 3 p.m. Columbus Hall 111 (Library) Terry Worst and James Gilchrist-Elliott, Military and Veteran Services Department.
This workshop will focus on how military and veteran students can be successful in their college pursuits and how they can properly apply for and retain their Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense educational benefits.
Please contact the MVS Dept. for more information at 614-287-2644
HEROES READING WITH HEART
Purpose: Every hour one post 9/11 war veteran takes their life, that is 24 veterans in one day. These men and women are the individuals who have fought for our rights to live safely in this country. It is now our turn to give them a safe place where they can use their leadership skills to impact children's lives. To give them an opportunity to be apart of something that is meaningful and give them a reason to keep up their fight.
Mission: This program is designed to place veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war with teachers and elementary classrooms to act as mentors to children grades K-5. If you are interested please contact Amanda.
2494 Walker Rd.
Hilliard, Ohio firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcohol & Other Drug Recovery Support Group
Beginning February 3rd
Contact Columbus State Counseling Services for more information located in Nestor Hall Room 010
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 15 Jan 2015 1400hrs
The meeting will take place in Delaware Hall Room 156 (The Veterans Lounge) 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 Veterans Events, here at Columbus State.
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.
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2015 Veterans Professional Advancement Course (VPAC) Dates Announced
Our next class is Friday, April 17th, 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:
FRAUD ALERT: Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center or GI Bill Call Center. A marketing company has established two fraudulent numbers that differ from the two official VA call center numbers by one digit. If the fraudulent number is dialed by mistake, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain personal and financial information, including credit card information, from the caller. The answering party may even transfer the caller to the VA after the caller's information is obtained. Note that VA will never ask you for a credit card number or banking information over the phone. Before giving personal sensitive information over the phone make sure you know who you are taking to.
The numbers to be avoided are:
800-872-1000 (the VA National Call Center number is 800-827-1000)
888-442-4511 (the VA GI Bill Call Center number is 888-442-4551)
VA has notified law enforcement authorities to address this situation, and will provide additional information and guidance as necessary.