On World Suicide Prevention Day our IVMF Grad Danique Masingill Speaks Out About Her PTSD on Fox

World Suicide Prevention Day: Danique Masingill is a Navy veteran, military spouse, and entrepreneur. Masingill is a United States Navy Veteran, and an advocate serving the warrior and military community. She served honorably from 2002 to 2007 as a M... Read More ▶


Jacqueline Kell: Data Analyst at HCA Healthcare

Making the transition from the United States Army to the civilian sector was one of the more uncertain times I have experienced in my adult life. The military wasn’t my first job, but it was my first profession after college graduation. It was an h... Read More ▶


EBV-F Alumni Melissa Swire Selected as PA’s Elizabeth Dole Fellow

Melissa Swire, an alumnus of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans - Families program, was selected as PA's Elizabeth Dole Fellow. A position given to caregivers who will officially represent the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in their local communit... Read More ▶


Support Veteran-Owned Business on National Holidays – September 2020

Every month the Institute for Veterans and Military Families likes to highlight the wide variety of veteran-owned businesses by recommending a few businesses on their respective national holiday. Celebrate a fun holiday and support a local business t... Read More ▶


Summer of Success Winner!

We asked for your votes and you delivered - A big congratulations to our winner, V-WISE, who has won $5,000 in matching gifts! Thank you to all who donated to these incredible IVMF programs. Your support will help countless veterans and their familie... Read More ▶


IVMF is proud to support communities as a “boots on the ground” partner

There is a military phrase that has made its way into the common vernacular called “boots on the ground.” To us, this signifies a direct involvement approach to problem-solving that involves careful listening to providers and people, in order to... Read More ▶


Announcing Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is excited to announce Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center. Charged with managing and sustaining community-based care for the military-c... Read More ▶


IVMF Receives $1.3M From USAA To Assist Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of a historic commitment by USAA’s Military Family Relief Initiative, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) received $1.3 million to assist military and their families during these challenging economic ... Read More ▶


New Recommendations to Reduce Veteran Suicide and Transition Modern Warriors Back Into Civilian Society

The hero's journey is not a new concept but often thought of in works of fiction and rarely do people consider it in modern terms. However, an article recently published by a group of authors who consist of post-9/11 veterans, including Nicholas Arms... Read More ▶


Alange Castelly: Transportation Operations Manager at the United States Air Force Academy

Not knowing when the right time is to focus on your transition instead of your military obligations is one of the many struggles for many transitioning service members. One of the requirements of the Onward to Opportunity program is a document that r... Read More ▶