Sarah Chen Contributes Her Employment Success to Onward to Opportunity

Sarah Chen, a military spouse at Joint Base San Antonio, recently graduated from IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity program. Thanks to her hard work in the O2O program – even through a pandemic and lockdown - she got hired as a freelance project manage... Read More ▶


Why Hiring a Veteran During COVID-19 Could Help Your Business

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on industries across the globe. While businesses go back to hiring, it's important to keep veterans top of mind as they are the ones who have always known how to navigate through challeng... Read More ▶


Alan Llanas: Risk and Compliance Project Manager at Amazon

Making the transition from the United States Army to the private sector was one of the more stressful times I have experienced in my adult life, especially at the beginning of a pandemic. Serving my country as a first-generation America was one of th... Read More ▶


Why Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs are Critical to the US economy

Misty Stutsman Fox, IVMF's Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio discussed with Fox News why it is crucial to the US economy to empower veterans now more than ever. You can catch the short clip below. Watch the latest video... Read More ▶


Understanding New York State Veteran Needs During COVID-19

On August 14th, 2020, Dr. J. Michael Haynie, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, spoke before the New York State Joint Public Hearing to discuss the New York State veteran needs d... Read More ▶


Vice Chancellor Dr. Michael Haynie Testifies Before New York State Legislature on COVID-19 Implications for Veterans

J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), testified before the New York State Legislature on Friday, Aug. 14, during a hearing on t... 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 ▶


Support Veteran-Owned Business on National Holidays – June 2020

What’s better than a celebration? Celebrating a veteran or military spouse owned business! From Flag Day to Space Day, military-connected businesses are making an impact in a variety of industries! The IVMF’s Coalition for Veteran Owned Business ... Read More ▶


Veteran Business Owners Give Back During This Trying Time

During the uncertain and scary times we are living in right now, it's nice to see veterans and businesses do what they can to help the community. Below are only a couple of stories we wanted to highlight to show that in this time of crisis, now more ... Read More ▶


Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ V-WISE Program Included in Collectors’ Edition Card Deck

The Institute for Veteran and Military Families’ (IVMF) Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-Wise) program has been included on the queen of hearts in the new 2019 Bicycle Collector’s Post 9/11 Deck of 52. This limited-edition deck of playing cards created by Bicycle Playing Cards and Marjorie Eastman, author of The Frontline Generation, highlights 52 interesting and successful post 9/11 businesses and charities launched by the military community. It is a spin-off of the iconic 2003 Most Wanted Iraqi Playing Cards.... Read More ▶