The Latest Update On the Unemployment Situation of Veterans (March 2021)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on April 5th that the employment added 916,000 in March, and the trend of unemployment edged down to 6.0%. Industries like leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and construction witnessed... Read More ▶


Navigating Veteran Certification: What You Need to Know

Today, large companies are strengthening their diverse spend as they make efforts to create more equity in their supply chains, providing more procurement opportunities to veteran-owned businesses (VOBs). With this opportunity comes barriers for this... Read More ▶


Proud Parent: Resilient Military Kids Become Healthcare Workers

How many times have you sat back and wondered what your children would be like when they were grown up? Would they have the same arguments at the dinner table? Temper tantrums about sharing and who last cleaned the bathroom? Did you often worry if th... Read More ▶


LeChase Project, National Veterans Resource Center, Wins Build America Merit Award

The National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building has won a 2021 Construction Risk Partners Build America Merit Award. The Associated Builders and Contractors (AGC) of America holds the annual competition to r... Read More ▶


Reflecting on Military Women who Made History

This year, in the month of March, two female generals were nominated to positions as 4-star combatant commanders: General Jacqueline Van Ovost and Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson. It is a significant milestone, but that it happened during Women’s History... Read More ▶


Ellie Komanecky, One of IVMF’s First Employees, Reflects on a Decade Supporting Veterans and their Families

Originally from Canton, New York, Ellie Komanecky’s path to working at Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) in many ways parallels the experience of many veterans she has worked with over the past ten years. V... Read More ▶


Coordination of Veterans Services in Pennsylvania

Senate Resolution 170, Printer’s No. 1349, adopted on October 30, 2019, established a task force on services for veterans, including the coordination of services in this Commonwealth among federal, state, local, and nonprofit programs aimed at serv... Read More ▶


Coping during COVID: Veterans’ Mental Health and Implementation of the Hannon Act

Last year, the House and Senate came together to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act. On March 24, 2021, the Senate held its first oversight hearing to learn more about the implementation of this bill. IVM... Read More ▶


Eye On Veterans Featured IVMF Alumni and Air Force Veteran Monica Alvarado to Discuss Feeding Those in Need

Air Force veteran Monica Alvarado describes how “Feed Anne Arundel” is feeding those in need while saving restaurants in Annapolis, MD. And how The Institute for Veterans and Military Families helped her start a business. Listen to the podcast no... Read More ▶


IVMF’s 10-year Impact: Eugenia Gardner’s Path to Business Ownership and Giving Back to Military Spouses

Syracuse University alumna Eugenia Gardner is married to U.S. Air Force Colonel Elvert L. Gardner.  Her husband’s career in the Air Force demanded frequent moves called permanent change of station (PCS) about every two to three years.  PCS moves ... Read More ▶