1.25.19

Vibrant Emotional Health and IVMF Awarded Three Year Contract to Provide Mental Health Awareness Training to Veterans’ Service Provider Networks


The SAMHSA has awarded Vibrant Emotional Health, a grant to train individuals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness.... Read More ▶

1.24.19

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) Program Kicks Off at Tri-Base Area Jacksonville (Fla.)


Career preparation program connects transitioning service members, active duty military spouses, and members of the National Guard & Reserve to the nation’s leading military-friendly employers. Jacksonville, Fla. (6/27/16) – In the next five... Read More ▶

1.16.19

Schultz Family Foundation Strengthens Support of Veteran Employment through Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families


Today, the Schultz Family Foundation announced a $7.5 million investment to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University to advance the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) program in support of veteran career preparation and... Read More ▶

1.16.19

Onward to Opportunity – Honoring the Service of Our Veterans, Bolstering America’s Competitive Spirit


Onward to Opportunity is personal for both of us. Howard’s father served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. This was a time when all of America was engaged in the cause of the nation’s defense, and when every American was conne... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Fort Drum Graduate – Stephan Murray


We believe the best way to demonstrate the impact of the Onward to Opportunity is by letting our graduates explain it in their own words. Stephan Murray, a graduate from O2O-VCTP, explains why the program is so beneficial to all veterans. How it hel... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Career Considerations for Constantly Moving Military Spouses


It isn't a shock for a military-connected family to uproot their life and move every so often in support of a family member being in the active military. This type of occurrence is never easy to handle. Using some data points from IVMF's director of ... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Employer – Reese Wheeler


Reese Wheeler, a recruiter for Converges, explains why she enjoys working with veterans so much. She believes the skills veterans learn from the military translate very well to civilian work saying, "they can multitask, they are great at administrati... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Employer – Wayne Schutt


Wayne Schutt, an employer discusses the Onward to Opportunity program and how it helps veterans transitioning into the workforce. "They're driven people," Schutt says more than once during the interview, "they have an idea of where they want to go." ... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Fort Drum Graduate – Mourzena Coombs


Onward to Opportunity graduate Mourzena Coombs explains how as a military spouse she was unsure about the program at first. It was only after some encouragement from her husband she began the program and now she says, "I want other spouses to do it ... Read More ▶

1.15.19

Fort Drum Graduate – LTC Edward Hollis


"The thought of transition and entering the transition process was stressful on me," says Lt. Col. Edward Hollis. A Ford Drum Graduate of the Onward to Opportunity and The Veteran Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP). You can hear the rest he has to... Read More ▶