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Ohio Warriors Hockey

ohio warriors hockeyThe 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:

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college success for veteransBLUEprint: College Success for Military and Veteran Students

Thursday, February 19, 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

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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.

Contact Information:
Amanda West
Brown Elementary
2494 Walker Rd.
Hilliard, Ohio
Cell 614.205.2884


 Alcohol & Other Drug Recovery Support Group 

Beginning February 3rd

Contact Columbus State Counseling Services for more information located in Nestor Hall Room 010

Phone 614-287-2818



 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

Jan 23rd 2015


Cardinal Health Headquarters
East Campus
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.



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