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In the heart of every military community lies a wealth of untold stories, each a testament to the courage, sacrifice, and resilience of those who serve. This blog explores just a few of those stories about veterans, spouses, and the entire family unit. 

As the spouse of a U.S. military service member and a mom who loves a military kid, I can relate hard to the anguish and ambivalence about moving children (and ourselves) away from a lovely place we've called home.

Whether you're transitioning from active service or about to graduate and enter the civilian workforce, selecting the right career training program is crucial. The journey from military to civilian life or from military education to industry-specific roles requires careful planning and informed decisions. Here are refined strategies for both transitioning service members and military graduates seeking industry-specific training and certification.

Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) held our sixth annual Veteran EDGE conference in Dallas, Texas late March (20-22). There were a record 470 attendees present for three days packed with programming, networking, and opportunities curated to help participants grow and scale their businesses.

Maria first heard about IVMF in 2018 at the Association of the United States Army Conference. Maria bumped into a friend working with IVMF at the conference, who asked Maria to sit on a panel for IVMF’s IGNITE. She was floored there was an entire day-long conference built around military spouse entrepreneurs just like her. Next year, she ensured she was signed up to participate in the entire day’s programming.

Bryan Silva's narrative is one of evolution, resilience, and the constant pursuit of growth. Originating as an enlisted sailor, he ascended through the Navy's ranks to become a seasoned Naval Officer, guided by a profound dedication to duty and an unyielding quest for personal advancement. With over two decades of service under his belt, Bryan now stands at the brink of a new chapter in his life, poised to leverage his accumulated skills and determination in the civilian sphere.

Feb. 24, 2022, marked a pivotal moment in Ukraine’s history as Russia launched a full-scale invasion. Since then, members of the University faculty have studied and gained insights into the defensive and military dynamics of both Ukraine and Russia. These experts have also evaluated the resilience of the Ukrainian people in the face of conflict.

Embarking on a new chapter in 1993, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications founded the Military Motion Media Program (MMM). Sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD), this program stands as a testament to the institution's dedication to service members. Since its inception in 1963, the MMM Program has played a vital role in training military photographers and videographers, evolving over the years to meet the dynamic needs of the industry.

The roots of Syracuse University's School of Nursing can be traced back to the Hospital of the Good Shepherd's nursing school, which fell under the university's College of Medicine in 1915.

As we find ourselves in the early days of 2024, it's the perfect moment to embrace the spirit of "new year, new me." Let's make a commitment to personal and professional growth, exploring the opportunities offered by the D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families programs. 

In the aftermath of World War II, Chancellor William Pearson Tolley emerged as a key