IVMF’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group Co-Chair Reflects on Black History Month

As we approach the 2021 recognition of this esteemed celebration, America finds itself immersed in racial tensions at a level that has not been witnessed since the civil rights movement's pinnacle.... Read More ▶


What Veterans Need To Know About Today’s Entrepreneurship Market

Military service and small-business ownership share a distinctive relationship, dating back more than a half-century. Veterans remain more likely to own a business than nonveterans and often tend to out-earn nonveteran entrepreneurs. High-performing ... Read More ▶


IVMF Brings National Community Program Home to Serve Local Syracuse Veterans and Families

Yesterday on January 21st, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the newest AmericaServes network, SyracuseServes, in his State of the City Address.... Read More ▶


IVMF Advisory Board Welcomes New Additions

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has announced two new members to its advisory board with the appointments of Mark Elliott, Global Head of Military and Veterans Affairs for JPMorgan Chase—IVMF’s foundin... Read More ▶


The Passage of House Resolution 7105

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 is a major piece of legislation likely to be signed into law this year. Read the IVMF’s statement below: Syracuse University’s Institute for Ve... Read More ▶


Military Families in Need of Food Assistance Amid Pandemic

The pandemic has left many Americans unemployed and in need of help getting by and feeding their families, and among the millions trying to stay afloat in this pandemic are America's service members and their families. This spring, the Armed Services... Read More ▶


IVMF Staff Member and Military Spouse Reflects on Her Visit to Pearl Harbor

by Vanessa Marquette Growing up in a family where many have served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, military history is something that intrigues me. Last year, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic arriving in the United States, my husband Ryan (who serve... Read More ▶


Syracuse University Press, in Partnership with IVMF, Seeking Submissions for 2021 Veterans Writing Award

Syracuse University Press, in cooperation with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), is now accepting entries for its 2nd Veterans Writing Award. All entries must be submitted between Dec. 15, 2020, and Feb. 15, 2021, via mail or e... Read More ▶


Shop Military-Owned Business This Holiday Season!

The holiday season is upon us and shopping for presents is underway! We can all agree that among the many changes 2020 has brought us, a different shopping experience is certainly one of them. The shift from in-store to online shopping has become the... Read More ▶


Inc. Magazine’s Announces 4th Annual Vet100 List to Highlight 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses

Inc. magazine announced in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the third annual Vet50 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. Born out of the iconi... Read More ▶