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First MilVet Meeting of the 2014-2015- September 4th

Hey Milvets!
We hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying your break. We are looking forward to the start of a great fall semester for our veteran community with the career, service, and social events we have in the works. Our first MilVet meeting of the school year is just around the corner and you can see what we have planned below. 

First MilVet Meeting of Fall 2014- September 4th

  • Meet & greet new members and welcome back existing MilVets
  • Overview of the MilVet fall calendar 
  • Discuss Veteran's Career Initiative (VCI)
  • Veteran policy initiatives on campus
  • Guest visit by American Career Partners (ACP) to discuss mentorship opportunities
  • Guest visit from Columbia's Center for Career Education (CCE)
  • Social and Happy Hour to follow
August 07, 2014

Team Columbia Marine Corps Marathon/10k Registration for WWFS- Register by August 27th

Team Columbia! 

Marine Corps Marathon or the 10K October 26th in Arlington registration information...

We are signing up for spots to run through WWFS. First you must register with them, so they will email you a release code. You use that release code to register for the run on the MCM website.

-You will need to click the link below, then at the page click the MCM or the 10K (which ever you plan to run).
-Fill out the liability and publicity release form.
-Then fill out the registration form.
**Make sure to put in the comments that you are "Participating with Team Columbia"
**We have an agreement that we do not need to make any individual payments as we are doing our fund raising as a team. The only payment you'll need to make is the race registration fee on the MCM website.

DEADLINE IS APPROACHING- August 27th is the cutoff. Sign up today!

Please contact Pete Kiernan at our team captain when you register with WWFS and if you have any questions. He will be coordinating transportation and lodging logistics. Our private facebook page has more information for our team members:

Registration link is below:

*****Wounded Warrior Family Support is not associated with the Wounded Warrior Project. They have no political affiliation to an party or candidate. They support families from all branches of service.
If you would like further information their website is

August 08, 2014

Battle of Brooklyn Charity Ruck March for K9s for Warriors- August 23rd

Army week Association will be holding a day-long commemorative ruck march that retraces the steps of the Battle of Brooklyn on its 238th Anniversary on August 23rd - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

August 07, 2014

NYC Veteran Groups Ruck March to Fight Against Veteran Suicide- September 3rd

VEThack, with the full support of Team Rubicon, Team RWB, Mission Continues, Student Veterans of America, and The Yellow Ribbon Fund, led by Special Forces operators from GORUCK, is organizing the first annual ruck march to bring awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic to light. This march is organized in conjunction with NYFW’s Fatigues to Fabulous event, a fashion show showcasing female veterans.

Ross Katz, the award winning director of the movie "Taking Chance" and Co-Producer on Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" along with select stars, will be making remarks and demonstrating their support for the cause at the Ruck March. Former Congressman Patrick Murphy, an OIF veteran and host of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC will also be in attendance.

Participants will take part in a light 2-mile jaunt from Lincoln Center, around Central Park, and back to Lincoln Center. GORUCK will be leading the participants of the ruck in a Special Forces style PT session prior to the 2-mile long march. This will test your endurance and strength and get you thoroughly warmed up for the march.

The NYPD will be providing security at the front and rear of formation, as well as providing uniformed officers acting as color guard, for the duration of the march. The 20th precinct will also be hosting a BBQ reception after the march.

We hope to use this ruck march to bring the plight of transitioning combat veterans and the plague of veteran suicide into the spotlight. In addition to the R&D lab and safe space we are launching, a venue where veterans can collaborate with top international R&D teams on real world tech projects, we also hope that this initiative will offer these warriors robust opportunities in the non-traditional industries of fashion, media, and entertainment. The support will be ongoing for the veteran, keeping the mind and body constantly occupied with purposeful objectives and milestones to accomplish.

Please come out and ruck with us in solidarity!


Registration Site:

Project DateWednesday, September 3, 2014

Project Address: 
Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York NY 10023

August 07, 2014

2014 Raytheon- SVA Scholarships: Engineering Degree Candidates

2014 Raytheon-SVA Scholarship is now open and accepting applications. 

Student Veterans of America (SVA) and Raytheon have partnered to provide three (3) $10,000 STEM scholarships to student veterans pursuing engineering degrees or a degree in a closely related field, which is defined as:

·       Software Engineering/Computer Science/IT

·       Computer Engineering

·       Cyber Security/Network Security

·       Electrical Engineering

·       Systems Engineering

·       Aerospace Engineering

·       Mechanical Engineering

Applicants must complete an online application, answer two essay questions, attached the required documents, and have one letter of reference be submitted prior to the deadline of October 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.  In order to be eligible, all successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

·         Be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for the 2015-2016 academic year

·        Be attending full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States

·        Be pursuing an engineering degree or a degree in a closely related field (listed above)

·        Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study

·        Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community

·        Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD 214 and transcript

·        Have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service


If you think you meet the above criteria, I strongly encourage you to begin the application process today!

If you have any questions, point of contact is Rayna Richardson

August 07, 2014
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