This Veterans Day you will find many businesses offering discounts, freebies and special to Veterans, First Responders and Active Duty Military members. Here are just some of the special offers available to Veterans in Connecticut.
Veterans day was celebrated with university admissions, with the University of Adelaide offering the most spots in its first year.
The University of Sydney had the most places in first year (16,811).
Universities Australia said it had received an “excellent” response to its national survey on student experience, which was based on a survey of about 13,000 students.
The survey, the fifth in the series, covered issues including university access, study abroad, support for student mental health and mental well-being, academic support and work-life balance.
Universities Australia chief executive Belinda Robinson said it was encouraging to see “a broad consensus” among respondents, which was particularly important in a sector where many students are choosing not to study, and even worse, some veterans are choosing not to study as well. Despite not choosing to study, we’ve seen a huge growth in online colleges for military because of the easy of access that they provide for everyone.
“These results reflect that we are not only meeting the needs of our students but also working hard to address the barriers facing all students, including those at risk of isolation and disengagement from university,” she said.
There’s a Connecticut university enrolls veterans that have been injured in combat.
But the UConn’s veterans program isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this. In fact, the VA and other service organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, are already helping to improve service and make this possible.
In 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a VA bill that requires the VA to expand its services to vets who have served in the military. The bill has been stuck in the U.S. Senate, but it is expected to pass soon.
The same year, VA’s Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) started the Military OneSource Program, which allows vets who serve in the military to receive information and assistance to improve their employment prospects and transition back into civilian life.
For more information about the VISN’s Military OneSource program and its mission, see our 2014 article: Veterans integrated services network helps vets improve their employment and studies.