Grace Swinnerton Appointed New Visiting Librarian for Digital Library Program and Institute of Veteran and Military Families

Grace “Gigi” Swinnerton was recently appointed as Syracuse University Libraries’ new visiting librarian for the Digital Library Program and Institute of Veteran and Military Families (IVMF).... Read More ▶


Hurricane Ida: Resources for Veterans and Military Families

If you are a veteran or military family member directly impacted by Hurricane Ida and seeking immediate disaster or emergency relief, please see the resources below: State of Louisiana | Disaster Assistance  Disaster Relief to Veterans Brochur... Read More ▶


A Statement from the IVMF on the Current Afghanistan Crisis

We extend our sympathies to the families of the service members killed in Kabul today. Our thoughts are also with our Afghan allies and their families as they continue to seek safety and refuge. The IVMF stands ready to listen and act as our mission ... Read More ▶


Army Veterans Come Together Over Their Passion for BBQ

Chuck’s journey with J. Lee’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce began in 2018 when he met James Lee III during a visit to Biloxi, MS and tried his BBQ sauce at a social gathering. Following a long conversation, it was evident the soldiers shared the same outlook... Read More ▶


Onward to Opportunity’s New Virtual Reality Program Helps Veterans Prepare For Workforce

For many who leave the military, entering the civilian workforce can be a shock, with an office culture devoid of the routine and chain-of-command that shapes a life in uniform.... Read More ▶


Many Military Veterans Feeling range of Emotions Over Afghanistan

Dr. Nick Armstrong the Managing Director of Research and Data at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) spoke with Dave Allen on his podcast to discuss the feelings many veterans and family members are feeling about Afghanistan. Dave... Read More ▶


A Statement from IVMF Founder & Executive Director Dr. Mike Haynie on Afghanistan

Given the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan, the IVMF stands ready to support and listen. Here are some resources and organizations that are offering assistance to those who have volunteered to answer the call of our nation as well as their f... Read More ▶


Fort Drum Soldier Discovers Career Opportunity From Partnership with FDRHPO and Syracuse University

Like many soldiers who are leaving the military, U.S. Army Specialist Luke McKean had an idea of what he wanted to do when he transitioned to civilian life but wasn’t exactly sure how to go about it.... Read More ▶


Reflections on Veteran Entrepreneurship From One of IVMF’s First Employees Mirza Tihic

Mirza Tihic was a member of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families from the beginning. However, his path to Central New York began in 1992 after leaving Bosnia for Croatia and later Germany. He said he was fortunate to escape when he did, b... Read More ▶


Inspired by Syracuse University Programming, Rep. Katko Introduces Bill to Support Military Families During Transition to Civilian Life

Inspired by programming offered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today introduced the Onward to Opportunity Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help military families make a... Read More ▶