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2018

November

A return to civilian life after military service can sometimes take some

If you had to choose one word to sum up the life of Arizona State University freshman Jairo Ramirez, it would be "resilience."

Arizona State University student Don Knowles is his own beacon of light.

The 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran is hopeful and optimistic about his future.

He also lives in darkness.

Arizona State University junior Grant Navakuku joined the Arizona Army National Guard to fulfill a family legacy of service but discovered it offered wonderful benefits — a chance to enhance his ed

For veterans, their time in the military is often a significant part of their lives, and nobody is going to understand that service more than another veteran.

Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country.

Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad advise President Michael M.

First-year Arizona State University football Head Coach Herm Edwards has earned a reputation throughout his career for being an inspirational leader, and he learned how from his dad.

For most of the last decade, Arizona State University has been designated a top military-friendly school. It's a great place for veterans to earn a degree, and the metrics prove it.

If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts.

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the third annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s annual Salute

October

For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S.

Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be.

It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. 

When Paul LePore traveled to Virginia in April to participate in the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach program, he walked away truly inspired by what he saw.

After graduating high school, Avital Jaloba was responsible for defending more than the net on a court. 

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Al

September

A lifelong interest in automation and how things work on their own has lead to a prestigious award to h

Nearly two decades after the devastating events of Sept. 11, the United States is still waging a war on terror.

August

Editor's note: For additional in-depth coverage and commentary on the life of Sen. John McCain, please visit azpbs.org.

Whatever happened to the Taliban? They, along with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, seem to have slipped from the headlines.

Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept.

As the big envelopes started filling up Morgan Sansone’s mailbox, her decision about where to go to college was getting seemingly harder: University of California, San Diego; University of Californ

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizes welcome events for student veterans prior to the start of every semester, but on Friday in Tempe for the first time the center held an event geared toward

July

Capt. Moises A. Ochoa’s first experience at Arizona State University ended with him dropping out in 2003.

The latest group of veterans who've completed Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound were celebrated with a banquet July 12 at the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus.

The world can be a scary place.

June

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

May

Memorial Day was once a day of solemn bereavement for fallen members of the United States military, but over the years, it has gotten lost in backyard barbecues, road trips and weekend radio countd

Three Sun Devils, who are also alumni of the Arizona State University TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program, recently received scholarship

Arizona State University is known as a university in many places — Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Lake Havasu.

Arizona State University doesn't do things small (except for maybe our nanotechnology research).

Overcoming great challenges to achieve success stands as the underlying theme for some of the more than 700 student veterans graduating this spring semester from Arizona State University.

Can a fast food job, the Navy and Wikipedia lead to your ideal career?

That’s what led Arizona State University graduate Christopher Cameron to his actuarial sciences degree.

Family helped pave the way for Arizona State University Army ROTC Cadet Daina Nicole Cing, who will carry on her family’s tradition of serving in the military when she commissions as an offic

A new collaboration between Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Public Service Academy will now move forward after receiving a $100,000 grant from Women & Philanthrop

For Army ROTC cadet Tyrus Griffin, hard work and dedication have always been second nature because of his competitive drive, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when he found out he was ranked as

April

We are often quick to thank military personnel for their service, but do we really offer the necessary support for them and their families?

A peace treaty is potentially in the works for North and South Korea, and leaders say they plan to denucle

Through a community collaboration with Adaptive Training Foundation, Arizona State University launched Devils Adapt, an initiative that aims to

Pat's Run, the annual fundraising event to support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program, drew 30,000 runners an

Political science junior Ryan Wadding's life changed about six months ago when he sold his car.

The Arizona State University Alumni Association’s chapter network will honor the legacy of the late Pat Tillman, the former ASU Sun Devils and Arizona Cardinals f

Starting this week, Arizona's border will see more boots on the ground as hundreds of

Arizona State University has been designated a Military Friendly School for the ninth consecutive year, university officials confirmed Wednesday.

Military experts, strategists, academics and national security thought leaders will gather at an international conference Monday hosted by Arizona State University and D.C.-based think tank New Ame

Most people go to college to broaden their horizons. U.S. Air Force veteran Christopher Ames went back to Arizona State University with a laser focus to solve one particular problem.

Arizona State University seniors Benjamin Harris and Brittany Diaz, both majors in Russian at the

March

As part of its ongoing effort to expand opportunities for military personnel, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is launching a new online degree program specificall

Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU.

Editor's note: The first day of the opening week at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU was a full one.

About the only thing more dangerous than a fake news story is a fake news video.

February

“Thank you for your service” is a wonderful sentiment, and it can be a nice thing for civilians to say to active military personnel and veterans.

January

When a false alarm warning of an impending nuclear missile launch recently panicked Hawaiians, it raised bigger questions on U.S. emergency preparedness.

2017

December

Brad Allenby has collaborated on various endeavors to comprehend the broad societal impacts of our use of powerful new technologies as military weaponry.

The holidays are upon us, and for many that means family gatherings, scrumptious meals, shopping extravaganzas and gift exchanges. The same does not hold true for some members of the military.

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is offering a new scholarship program specifically for veterans of the U.S. military.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Update: Since this story was originally published, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal have won two journalism awards for their story, "The Uncounted": the 2018

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

In celebration of Veterans Day, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University honored and appreciated veterans and active members of the mi

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

November

Once sworn to secrecy about their cryptic contributions to U.S. military battle, some former hidden heroes are now decoding the details of their efforts for historical posterity.

Last year the Center on the Future of War announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood as an ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at New America, who

Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a free college-preparatory program aimed at veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students, has been

Changing the “sustainability DNA” of their organizations was the mandate given to over 150 military personnel, Department of the Army civilians and contractors during an inaugural training conferen

Heading off to college is often the next logical step for many servicemen and women exiting the military.

Jill Sullivan, associate professor in the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has conducted extensive research on women in military bands.

Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion of his days.

Howard Draper held his hand up to the wall of 134 names, next to his uncle’s name, which he shares.

John Goodman, a three-sport star at Encina High School in Sacramento, California, received full-ride offers from every Pac-10 school — but all it took was one meeting with Frank Kush to seal

A quarter-century ago, Sean McCafferty was at loose ends and didn’t know what to do with his life.

When inspiration didn’t strike, he turned to the Army.

October

This year’s Salute to Service celebration at Arizona State University will honor the more than 3 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War with a mix of public events scheduled across ASU

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will gear up for the second annual flag football tournament to honor America’s service members for their courage and sacrifice as part of Arizona State Unive

North Korea. Iran. Trump’s tough talk on beefing up the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Ever since his first visit to Arizona State University, alumnus Abraham Hamadeh knew it was the ideal place for him to study political science.

September

Russian war games or Trojan Horse? Many Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed concern that “Zapad 2017” is the latter — a cover for actual military operations.

Military veterans are disciplined, task-focused, team-oriented and get the job done.

These are the same traits required in the information technology field.

August

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

Teamwork is essential in the U.S.

To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues.

The threads of history are often found in the daily life of people, and Matthew Delmont has been exploring that theme.

July

The skin sings: Iraq. Afghanistan. Korea. Japan. Indonesia. Germany. Hungary. And the good ol’ USA.

June

The term “global security” can be vague, encompassing any number of issues, from climate change to autonomous weapons systems to food insecurity.

The ASU Alumni Association recently was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its annual Circle of Excellence awards competition.

May

Arizona State University heads to Fleet Week in New York City on Saturday to promote veteran programs and showcase the captivating photographs of the

Editor's note: This is the third in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the second in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series that came from a search through history for Sun Devil war heroes.

A recent missile launch has thrust North Korea back into the national defense conversation, sparking concerns that the test might be a frightening milestone in Pyongyang’s quest to become a fully d

There are nearly 200 countries in the world today. In those countries there are various religions, age groups, social interests and economic classes, which themselves can be considered cultures.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

An event to honor military veterans that started with just 10 participants in the university club in 2011 has grown to the point that it will be held for the first time in Grady Ga

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

To honor the sacrifices made by veterans, active duty military and their families, ASU Gammage hosted its annual Heroes Night event April 18, during which hundreds of military guests were tre

Stephen Helms Tillery wants to make you smarter — by electrically stimulating your brain.

In his first public comments since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama on Monday called for an increase in civilian leadership while avoiding any criticism of his successor, Dona

Nearly 30,000 members of the community took part in the 2017 Pat's Run — the annual race honoring the legacy of Sun Devil and soldier Pat Tillman — in Tempe on Saturday, including a special group o

When Pat’s Run starts in Tempe on Saturday, a group of Arizona State University student veterans and staff will not only turn to the legacy of Pat Tillman for motivation, but also to something pers

Dramatic leaps in the quantity of information and the speed of its delivery may be spawning some of the most fundamental cultural changes in history spurred by advances in technology, according to

March

More than 40 students filled the School of Politics and Global Studies conference room late Friday afternoon to hear from the U.S. Army War College panelists.

Arizona State University and Starbucks are expanding their innovative tuition-reimbursement partnership in an initiative that offers the chance of a college education to 15,000 Starbucks empl

The term “microgrid” may not conjure excitement in the average person, but for organizations or people that stand to lose money, life, limb or living standards due to power outages, it does.

Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the civilian impact of the conflict in Syria, and the significance

January

During World War II, the government assembled the nation’s top scientists and tasked them with solving problems to win the war.

“Moral injury” is a term known mostly to the veteran and mental health communities, but military correspondent David Wood wants to introduce it to the public lexicon.

Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the college edu

Arizona State University junior Christopher Cadeau wants to help change the narrative that veterans are either homeless or heroes, and he has created a radio show dedicated solely to telling more d

2016

December

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is a part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

In response to census reports that showed America would need a massive influx of farmers and ranchers in the coming years, filmmaker Dulanie Ellis created a documentary that calls for military vete

President Barack Obama delivered his last planned address on national security Tuesday, summing his approach to counterterrorism and providing his final public recommendations to his successo

An Arizona State University academic and service program is leveraging a Hollywood movie about recent war veterans to start a dialogue on military service, combat and coming home.

November

Following a contentious presidential election that has left many wondering how to heal a divided nation, an Arizona State University leader has hit upon a potential solution: service.

Downtown students with ASU Changemaker are hoping to put a smile on the faces of veterans during ASU's Salute to Service week.

For all the determination and toughness one can acquire in years of military duty, those traits don’t always translate effectively into a return to civilian life.

For the eighth consecutive year the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and Arizona State University earned the designation of Military Friendly School from Victory Media —publisher of G.I.

Arizona State University is a place for learning, and one of the newest students is less than 2 years old.

“They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown / The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town.”

Two Arizona State University students are living their athletic dreams after deferring them while they served their country.

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Marines, Cliff Vellucci retired in 2007 and began his transition to civilian life.

The famous British explorer Sir Richard Burton — soldier, poet, linguist, botanist, ethnologist and discoverer of the source of the Nile — once wrote to a friend about his motivations while on an e

It’s hard to miss evidence of Indian history and culture in metro Phoenix: Valley residents drive down Apache Boulevard, hike past Hohokam petroglyphs on A Mountain and enjoy fry bread at fairs and

A new program at ASU has leveraged its unique position to create connections and opportunities for military-minded people to use their experiences to help each other develop.

Arizona State University will honor America’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families during the annual Salute to Service celebration held across the university's campu

If there were two messages ASU alumnus Corey Harris wanted to leave political science students with Thursday morning, they were to understand who you are as a person and to build strong relationshi

Update: The Salute to Service flag-football tournament featured fierce competition with the ASU’s Air Force ROTC taking home the coveted Dean’s Cup, which was presented by asso

Three Thunderbird undergraduate students — Bryan Gomez, Leilani Viscaina and Lina Gookooluk — have been awarded the very first Gary C.

Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9.

Arizona State University has forged a reputation as one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools thanks to programs aimed primarily at veterans who have left the service.

September

Military veteran students at Arizona State University are preserving irreplaceable archaeological records for future generations thanks to an innovative initiative by the school’s Center

Luke Skywalker had Yoda. Harry Potter had Dumbledore.

Guides and mentors sometimes appear in unlikely places, willing to share wisdom and experience.

August

Motherhood can be stressful, and for those connected to the military the pressure can be even greater.

Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J.

This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to us personally and as a nation?

A former administrator has left ASU to expand a project to give anonymous thank-you notes to military veterans.

Official programs are necessary and helpful, but Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizers say students with military experience often learn the most from others who’ve served.

June

An Army veteran studying for a doctorate at Arizona State University has won a highly competitive scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to enable her research into military members who’ve suf

May

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be daunting to many veterans — especially if they don’t have a strong support system to guide them through it. 

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

With the strength of nearly half a million fulltime soldiers, the U.S.

Land grabs by Russia. Escalating Chinese military dominance in Asia. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III.

The world’s militaries are close enough to wielding weapons that decide on their own whether to kill — called Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems — that the United Nations this week gathered a select

She was once a student greatly invested in Arizona State University life and now, years later, she is back to help military veterans get the most of their college experience. 

March

More violent attacks are nearly inevitable in Europe because terrorists in the post-9/11 era strike with almost no planning, which makes counterterrorism very difficult, according to an internation

The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation board of directors has awarded Robert E.

WASHINGTON — Former Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward, an Arizona State University alumna, led the initial air campaign when the United States intervened in Libya in 2011.

ASU Gammage is hosting a night out for military couples with Operation Date Night.

February

Kristopher Maham’s life as a college student is anything but traditional.

Many historians consider the 1970s the “golden age of terrorism.”

Too much George Patton and not enough Steve Jobs.

January

The evening began with a bold assertion:

“ISIS’ defeat in Iraq is all but certain, probably within the next 12 months.”

2015

December

For five years, the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Arizona State University has been turning midshipmen into successful leaders, earning a reputation for producing the highest qu

November

Coinciding with Arizona State University’s annual Salute to Service honoring military, veterans and their families, the university is on a mission to make a big impact for our veterans.

In community college, Graciela Alvarez wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

After separating from the military, Henry White became a helicopter pilot — but he knew that wasn’t what he wanted to do.

For years John Carlson and Scott Ruston worked just steps from each other, but their paths never crossed.

Mark Richards had always dreamed of being in the military, but because he was already in a career, he figured he was too old to start.

The Military Times Media Group announced today that Arizona State University has been selected as one of its “Best for Vets” colleges for 2016.

Extensive international travel is a given for many members of the armed forces.

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield.

Arizona State University announced today that for a seventh consecutive year it has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Michelle Thomas is a history major who wants to bring an understanding of peace to the world.

October

They went through Arizona State together as student cadets and separated in the wild blue yonder as airmen, but this week a special group of alumni reunited in Tempe after years of seeing each othe

Arizona State University kicked off its Salute to Service campaign during the ASU-Oregon football game in patriotic style.

Six Arizona State University energy-related research projects that will engage veterans or active-duty military are getting support from the Navy in the form of $1.5 million in seed grants over two

Editor's note: Professors Nancy Cooke and Tom Sugar will be recognized for their work on military matters at Thursday's football game against Oregon, as part of ASU's

It’s no simple thing to transition back to civilian life from the military.

A grassroots movement ignited by one person in the Arizona State University Alumni Association has grown from humble beginnings to a two-week event celebrating veterans and service members.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a series profiling different slices of ASU's diverse population.

Arizona State University veteran Cory Stockman credits his military service for giving him a sense of direction in his education and career path.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a series profiling different slices of ASU's diverse population.

Whether it’s flashbacks to war’s nightmares or the lingering pain of battle injuries, the stories of soldiers bringing their trauma home with them are numerous.

Tom Sugar doesn’t consider himself a modern-day Iron Man, but he does marvel at how his specialty — wearable robotics or exoskeletons — has taken off and achieved something of blockbuster proportio

September

An elder tribesman in eastern Afghanistan was amazed by the precision of American drone strikes. He had seen attacks hit exactly where insurgents were sleeping.

An elder tribesman in eastern Afghanistan was amazed by the precision of American drone strikes. He had seen attacks hit exactly where insurgents were sleeping.

Marine Week 2015 is coming to the City of Phoenix, and Arizona State University will host activities on the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses starting Sept. 10.

Marine Week 2015 is coming to the City of Phoenix, and Arizona State University will host activities on the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses starting Sept. 10.

August

Editor's note: This story is part of our back-to-school spotlight on notable incoming students. The series will run during the first two weeks of the fall semester.

Editor's note: This story is part of our back-to-school spotlight on notable incoming students.

July

Update: The ASU Alumni Association Veterans Chapter is raising funds to install a commemorative plaque

Fittingly enough, Christopher Kane’s favorite mountain to hike is Piestewa Peak, the Phoenix mountain renamed in 2003 for Lori Piestewa, a U.S.

Fittingly enough, Christopher Kane’s favorite mountain to hike is Piestewa Peak, the Phoenix mountain renamed in 2003 for Lori Piestewa, a U.S.

June

Brett Hunt has a noble vision.

He wants people to have a greater appreciation for public service.

Two Arizona State University veterans and graduate students at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among 60 service members, veterans and military spouses selected nationwide as Tillman Schola

May

Arizona State University ranked among the top schools in the nation for Best Online Programs for Veterans in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings released this week.

Arizona State University ranked among the top schools in the nation for Best Online Programs for Veterans in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings released this week.

ASU has a long and proud history with the military, from strong academics to support services.

ASU has a long and proud history with the military, from strong academics to support services.

Overcoming tough challenges is nothing new to military veterans.

April

Sept. 11, 2002, was a proud day for Anthony “Doc” Ameen, one that he’ll never forget.

At Saturday’s Pat’s Run in Tempe, people from all walks of life will come together to honor and celebrate Pat Tillman’s legacy. But each brings his or her own motivation to the event.

It was an early morning wake-up for hundreds of ASU Reserve Officer Training Corps students April 16, when the 2015 Joint Awards Ceremony began at 6:30 a.m.

Military couples are invited to experience a free Broadway show, April 22, as part of ASU Gammage’s new program: Operation Date Night.

For the 11th annual Pat’s Run, organizers are asking participants to “Run With It” – this year’s theme for the April 25 event honoring the life and legacy of ASU alumnus Pat Tillman.

Half of all humanity and a majority of the word’s middle class will reside in the Asia Pacific in the next few decades, which is why the United States is bolstering its efforts to protect the regio

March

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald toured the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and met with a group of student veterans at Arizona State University's Tempe campus March 12 to gauge how well h

Arizona State University is introducing the Military Active Duty and Reservist Commitment Scholarship for undergraduate military student

February

Arizona State University has established a new, interdisciplinary Center for Veterans’ Wellness to conduct research and help vets affected by combat-related stress and trauma, such as post-traumati

While war will continue to be brutal and include battles, air strikes and attacks of various types, the future of war will be defined by innovations in labs, cyberspace and technological and scient

January

Last summer, while working with the cadets of Arizona State University’s Army ROTC program, Michelle Bravo made a decision to give back to veterans and women throughout the country.

2014

November

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime, but thanks to a program started in California to train civilians to help during crises, 18 Arizona State University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets are

Despite being raised on the war stories of his relatives, Manuel Avilés-Santiago never saw

Sun Devil Stadium will serve as the site of a mass military formation when Arizona’s soldiers and airmen and women are honored for their service on Dec.

Growing up in a family of military men, R. J. Mitchell had one goal in mind: to be a warrior in service to his country. Two weeks before his 21st birthday, he proudly became a U.S. Marine.

ASU Gammage will honor veterans, active duty military and their families during a Heroes Night celebration on the opening night performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," at 6:3

For Evan Benson, the U.S. Marine Corps was an organization of honor, a place to express his patriotism after 9/11 and a way to redeem a squandered opportunity.

Veterans using writing to make sense of their military experiences is the focus of the latest episode of The Alumni Experience, the official podcast of the ASU Alumni Association.

Time management is no problem for the vice president of the Student Veterans Association at Arizona State University.

Patrick Harris is a self-described army brat who grew up in Virginia and went to school in Texas.

ASU’s Symphonic Carillon, purchased by Associated Students in 1966, is a memorial to those in the ASU community who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Beau Bock remembers Arizona State University as a place that drove him to start digging his way out of “a rough time in my life.”

October

Dan Shilling's love of literature began in Vietnam.

They have different backgrounds and different military training, but both are American veterans and both are pursuing education careers as a way of continuing their service to their country.

In recognition of American servicewomen and men and their commitment, strength and selfless service to our country, Arizona State University is hosting a Salute to Service celebration, Nov.

It was around 10 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2012. All was quiet at Camp Bastion, the largest British overseas military base located in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Sgt.

Arizona State University has been named a “Military Friendly School for 2015” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

September

Arizona State University and New America announce the creation of the Future of War project, a new initiative focusing on the profound social, political, economic and cultural implications of the c

July

About 20 middle- and high-school students from the Phoenix area – participants in the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy – used flight simulators, learned about piston engines and even used ri

June

Arizona State University student veteran and Tillman Military Scholar Diana Kramer credits growing up “tomboy” in the high country of California’s Lake Tahoe region with her desire to become a U.S.

An Arizona State University student veteran pursuing her online degree in psychology has been named a 2014 Tillman Military Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation in recognition of her service, lead

May

As the familiar lyrics to the Dylan-inspired “Wagon Wheel” filled the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University, two student veterans shared their voices and a sentimental moment stru

The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S.

This week, U.S. News & World Report issued some new rankings for online degree programs, growing in popularity because of their convenience and flexibility. The W. P.

Arizona State University leads the best schools in the country for online veteran degree programs, according to a U.S. News & World Report released today.

A recent live interview on FOX 10 News with two Latino veterans attending a conference at Arizona State University focused on issues surrounding immigrant veterans who have served in the United Sta

April

On April 24, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability as part of the Wrigley Lecture Series to discuss energy security in the context of

A 25-university coalition charged with training ROTC students in language skills critical to the nation’s defense is gathering this week at a conference hosted by Arizona State University.

A two-day tribute to America’s immigrant veterans who have defended their adopted homeland, and then been denied citizenship and even been deported, is slated for April 30 and May 2 on Arizona Stat

February

Continuing with its trend of reaching out to veterans, on Feb.

January

Arizona State University launches the new Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement on Feb. 4.

Two Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) midshipmen were awarded their commission in the Navy in a ceremony on Dec.

2013

December

Old Main on the Tempe campus often serves as a backdrop for many diverse activities for members of the Arizona State University community.

November

Arizona State University faculty, staff and students played prominent roles in the planning and design of "Guns to Salute the Fallen," a memorial to World War II veterans that will be dedicated Dec

How do you know if you want to become a Navy or Marine Corps Officer and Sun Devil?

How would you celebrate the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday?

Jay Kopelman, author and lieutenant colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), has been named the 2014 John J.

Arizona State University has been named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets: College 2014” list for the fourth consecutive year.

In honor of Veterans Day, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative at Arizona State University are hosting a special panel discussio

University salutes military, veterans Nov. 9-16

The USS Little Rock Association Scholarship program was established in 2001 to provide financial assistance to deserving Naval ROTC students.

October

When Associated Students of ASU purchased the Symphonic Carillon in 1966, it was dedicated as a memorial to those in the ASU community who gave their lives for their country.

Arizona State University presents a discussion, Tuesday, Oct.

Brett Chappell joined the Navy in 1990 to forge a path that would lead him to become part of the SEAL team – a team of committed individuals who risk their lives every day for the country they love

Sun Devil alumnus Raheim Smith grew up in tough circumstances. His family lived in a rough neighborhood in New York and often experienced homelessness.

September

Arizona State University has been named a “Military Friendly School for 2014” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

August

Arriving before most other students at Arizona State University, more than 60 prospective Navy and Marine Corps midshipmen were introduced to college and military life during four intense days of p

Arizona State University ranks among the nation’s first higher education institutions to embrace “8 Keys to Success” – federal government guidelines for encouraging veteran students on campus and i

July

With a heavy heart, we regret to inform the ASU community that an Army ROTC Sun Devil Battalion alumnus has been lost in the line of duty.

Iraq War veteran and Arizona State University alumnus Hugh Martin was recently lauded as a “nationally recognized poet” by the Akron Beacon Journal.

Veterans Upward Bound at Arizona State University is now enrolling veterans for free academic services and college prep classes.

June

Editor’s note: June was PTSD Awareness Month. Learn more here.

Efraim Ruthenberg, a United States Army veteran, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Sun Devils Jason Turner and Efraim Ruthenberg have been selected to represent Arizona State University and the Pat Tillman Foundation as Tillman Military Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Chad Post, a graduate student in the Global Technology and Development program at Arizona State University, has traveled the world with the United States Navy, experiencing a myriad of landscapes a

Jason Turner, a United States Air Force veteran, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year.

May

The Music Therapy Community Music and Wellness program in the ASU School of Music is partnering with the Tempe chapter of Guitars for Vets, Inc., a nonprofit organization with 30 chapters nationall

April

Speaking with Justin Henry, a Phoenix native from the Mayville area, you would never guess that as a teenager he was labeled a troublemaker.

Hiring and helping our veterans is as important today as it’s been at any other time in history.

Active military personnel, veterans and members of the aerospace/defense industry are invited to an open house and luncheon hosted by ASU Venture Catalyst at ASU SkySong on Friday, April 12, from 1

March

A recent article on azcentral.com recognized Arizona State's dedication to helping veterans succeed as students when they return to campus.

Arizona State University alumni around the country will honor the legacy of former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman through a series of "shadow runs" across the Unite

February

One phone call was all it took to decide the future for two of Arizona State University’s Naval ROTC Midshipmen, First Class Trent Warner and David Gayle, Jr.

The Arizona State University Alumni Association will honor alumni and faculty of ASU who have served in the U.S.

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, or GI Bill, was first introduced in 1944 to provide educational benefits to returning World War II veterans and their dependents.

January

ASU Gammage will honor veterans, active duty military and their families during a Heroes Night celebration on the opening night performance of "War Horse," on Feb. 5.

ASU President Michael Crow will receive the 2013 Copper Sword award – the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society's highest award – for his support of veterans through his leadership, actions and adv

The Arizona State University Alumni Association will honor outstanding faculty members and alumni who have contributed to the military or the security of the nation, including the late Pat Tillman,

2012

December

As Arizona State University gears up to win the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Dec.

Since 1890, the United States Military Academy (USMA) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) have squared off on a U.S. battlefield: the annual Army-Navy football game.

“It was a boyhood desire of mine to serve in the armed forces based on my love of aviation and the military,” says ASU senior Christopher Guidry.

November

For Joshua Lippincott, the daily struggle of balancing life and school is more complicated than the school-life balance of a traditional university student.

AlphaStripe, a global, online networking platform for veterans, military service members and military families, has launched its non-beta site making it easier for users to connect, network and tel

NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky once said, “You'll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." For ASU Sun Devil and Staff Sgt.

We asked and they delivered: Sun Devils of all ages and backgrounds shared with us their military-inspired stories for a chance to win the ultimate game day experience.

ASU’s active military and veteran students face unique adjustment issues as they transition into the university environment.

Sun Devils, prepare to fill the stands for the Salute to Service football game on Nov. 17, as ASU takes on Washington State at Sun Devil Stadium.

Our active military and veteran students face unique adjustment issues as they transition from a structured military lifestyle to the university environment.

Kelly Collette, a criminal justice major and member of ASU's Naval ROTC program (NROTC), has received ASU's "Midshipman of the Year" Award for his performance as a Midshipman 4/C (freshman).

Arizona State University and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center proudly honor veterans and active military with a series of events occurring on all four campuses in celebration of Veterans Day. 

October


ASU is hosting a Salute to Service social media giveaway Oct. 25.-Nov. 7.

There is an elite group of individuals who walk the streets of our city each day after sacrificing their lives to protect the very land we sometimes take for granted.

September

Arizona State University has been named a “Military Friendly School for 2013” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

August

Standing at the door of the C130 aircraft, Elijah Allan watched the stoplight turn – red, yellow, then, finally, green – signaling it was his turn to jump to the war zone below.

Growing up in a military family, Carlos Forcadilla always felt like going into the service was part of his civic duty.

With repeated strikes of a naval brass bell and the two-tone peal of a boatswain’s whistle, Arizona State University history major Nathan Tyson stepped into the rolls of history himself as the firs

July

Arizona State University’s Venture Catalyst has announced that a special version of its successful Rapid Startup School program will be launched in September that will target military and defense i

June

"This is not a story about war; it's a story about football," writes Kevin Gemmell, of ESPN.com. "This is not a story about Jake Sheffield, former corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

Chad Waltz, a graduate student at Arizona State University, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Casaundra Wallace, an undergraduate student in the School of Letters of and Science at Arizona State University, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Arizona State University and the Pat Tillman Foundation are pleased to announce two students have been selected as Tillman Military Scholars for the 2012-13 academic year.

April

In the face of danger, it takes a hero to stand and fight for what he believes in.

February

Jeremy Staat, an ASU alumnus and veteran, will be making a stop in Tempe, Ariz., March 8-9, as part of the “Wall to Wall” tour to raise awareness for veteran services and causes throughout the nati

The Pat Tillman Foundation has chosen Arizona State University as University Partner for the 2012/2013 academic year in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides scholarships

January

Jeremy Staat, alumnus and veteran, will be embarking on a “Wall to Wall” bicycle ride across the country to raise awareness and support for veteran services and causes throughout the nation.

2011

December

Captain Steven Borden has been named the director of Pat Tillman Veterans Center, located on the Tempe campus at Arizona State University.

November

Editor's Note: This story is part of a special Veterans Week series that looks at ASU's student veteran population.

September

Honor places university in top 20 percent of all schools nationwide

August

Arizona State University has opened a new veterans center on campus, named after one of its most renowned student athletes, Pat Tillman, who died serving his country in Afghanistan.

May

Margaret “Maggie” Woodward humbly suggests she would not be remembered as an exceptionally brilliant student when she was earning her degree in aerospace engineering at Arizona State University in

2010

November

As the nation honored its military veterans on Veterans Day, ASU groups also honored veteran students on Nov. 11.

October

If experience is the best teacher, Clint Van Winkle is going to be a pretty good one.

Arizona State University has been chosen as one of five new institutions to be part of a Veterans Affairs (VA) pilot program, VetSuccess on Campus.