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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

From left, Dan Fisher, Army vet; Bart Womack, Pitt faculty and Army vet; and Shawn Ellies, Pitt staff and Army vet, at Wednesday’s Veterans Affinity group luncheon in the University Club.

‘Every step of the way’: Office of Veteran Services helps veteran students transition into civilian life

By James Paul, Staff Writer November 11, 2022
The office of veteran services is located in Posvar Hall and, according to Tim Wood, veteran and outreach coordinator, connects Pitts's more than 500 veteran students to financial resources, mental health counseling and other university services.
Kameron Langston, program coordinator of the Office of Veterans Services, stands near papier-mâché masks made by student veterans in the McCarl Center in Posvar Hall on Monday.

Pitt veterans paint masks, share stories to spotlight mental health

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2022
To celebrate this year’s Veterans Week at Pitt, the Office of Veteran Services led “Pitt Warriors: Our Stories,” an art exhibition that showcases the lives of student veterans and bolsters conversations surrounding veterans’ mental health.
American flags decorate the lawn of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue.

Soldiers & Sailors fills lawn with flags to honor veterans

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer October 31, 2022
While Soldiers & Sailors started selling flags in October, the nearly 100 flags will continue waving throughout November in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
Pitt’s Office of Veterans Services in Posvar Hall.

‘Set me up to succeed’: Veterans talk transition from military service to studies

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 12, 2021
Many students — both traditional and non-traditional — come to Pitt after or while serving in the military. Although the transition from serving in the military to being a student can be difficult, many students excel in their studies at Pitt.
Aryanna Berringer, director of the Office of Veterans Services, works with a “Master the University” class last year.

Pitt Office of Veterans Services helps veterans navigate changing benefits

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the VA and Congress have worked to preserve GI Bill benefits and make special rulings depending on changes at universities, such as a switch to virtual classes or a change in grading policies.
Steve Hernandez: Planting red, white and blue seeds

Steve Hernandez: Planting red, white and blue seeds

By Martha Layne April 14, 2020
Steve Hernandez is used to helping whoever walks into his office without hesitation, no matter how shocking the situation is or how much it demands of him.
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - JANUARY 11, 2019: A woman places flowers on the grave of a loved one at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

This Memorial Day, veterans take on another threat: rising cancer deaths in the ranks

By Tara Copp, McClatchy Washington Bureau May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — On Memorial Day 2013, Coleen Bowman was a new widow. Her husband had died four months earlier and she wanted support to face that first military holiday of remembrance. So she registered...

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial held their annual Memorial Day Celebration offering activities like face painting and bounce houses while attendees and veterans paid their respects to soldiers. (Photo by Sam Weber | Staff Writer)

Soldiers and Sailors celebrates Memorial Day

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Butler-local Tom McKay, an ex-Marine, stood outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday to experience the museum’s annual celebration for the first time. He described the day as a “sweeping...

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with Brigitte Macron, attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris July 14, 2017. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Military parade an exercise in wastefuleness

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 8, 2018

Though he was democratically elected, President Donald Trump seems to relish every opportunity to look like an autocrat. His first year in office has seen everything from attacks on the free press to a...

The Madras Maiden, one of the last remaining B-17 bombers, flies back to the Allegheny County Airport during a media flight Monday. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

World War II-era B-17 bomber will soar over Pittsburgh this weekend

Listening to the sound of four revving engines muffled by ear plugs, passengers on the B-17 crawl into the nose turret of the WWII-era bomber, seeing stretches of land and Pittsburgh landmarks appear and...

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